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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

mYprize: The US$1M Global Developer Challenge


mYprize challenges developers from across the world to create unique applications, content or devices that highlight the benefits of YTL Communications' 4G Network in Malaysia. To motivate developers worldwide to submit prototypes, YTL Communications is offering USD$1 million in prizes to those with the most exciting and creative solutions that serve consumer needs.

‘mYprize’ is a global competition aimed at challenging developers to create original applications and devices for YTL Communications’ nationwide 4G mobile Internet network set to be commercially launched in Malaysia later this year. YTL Communications envisions a modern broadband nation enhanced by the Internet and supports technological innovation. In 2009, it created the YTL 4G Innovation Network and opened a testing centre at Sentul Park near Kuala Lumpur that will help to make the mobile Internet a reality throughout Malaysia. 
Developers can submit their entries from Jan 8, 2010 until May 1, 2010. Ideas will be judged based on criteria such as the originality of the concept and its commercial potential. Finalists will be invited to demonstrate their products in person to a panel of expert and community judges. Winners will be announced in September 2010 and cash prizes will be awarded in multiple categories:
1.     Top Applications:  1st: USD$200,000; 2nd: USD$120,000; 3rd: USD$80,000
2.     Top 4G Devices: 1st: USD$200,000; 2nd: USD$120,000; 3rd: USD$80,000
3.     Malaysian Only Prize:  USD$120,000
4.     Top Device Idea: USD$40,000
5.     Top Application Idea: USD$40,000

Join now to submit your your ideas, or to share, rate and comment on entries submitted by others.

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