The Myanmar Times
Wednesday, 01 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

MPT extends Swe Thahar promotion

Mobile operator MPT has extended a promotion for its Swe Thahar users, claiming a positive customer response on the deal that cuts internet costs.

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Line’s instant messaging software aims to take on local leader Viber

Instant  messaging service Line aims to give Viber a run for its money after launching in Myanmar on March 24.

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Busy signal for handset market

Rapid growth in the number of domestic mobile users is creating opportunity for mobile handset makers to expand their sales.

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Coal study under way in Tanintharyi

A feasibility study is under way on a US$2.5 billion power plant to be located in Myeik township, Tanintharyi Region, according to Akira Sude, overseas power project department manager from Marubeni Corporation of Japan.

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Solar plane drops in on world tour

Solar Impulse 2 landed in Mandalay late on March 19, greeted by hundreds – including President U Thein Sein and dancers in an elephant costume – out to take a look at the first solar plane to fly around the world.

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Solar-powered plane comes in for local landing

Landing in Myanmar is a stop of special significance for the pilot of Solar Impulse 2, the solar-powered plane currently on its way around the world.

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Here comes the sun-powered plane

Solar Impulse 2, the solar-powered plane currently on its way around the world, has less than 12 hours to go before it lands in Myanmar.

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Online grocery seller takes its shot

A tech startup wants to cut down on the tumult associated with grocery shopping in Yangon, and is urging customers to browse for their daily bread online instead of in person.

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Preparing the financial system for digital attacks

As money moves online and onto mobile phones, security could stand between banking customers and hacks and attacks – but some say the industry isn’t quite ready for security showdowns.

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Telenor traffic booths draw mixed reaction

Telenor’s sponsorship of traffic police huts are drawing mixed reactions from drivers.


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