The Myanmar Times
Friday, 31 October 2014
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Geek girls to tackle tech gender gap

Myanmar’s women in tech face challenges with access and resources, but one new group is setting out to hack the system.

 

 

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PCs live on in Myanmar

An overwhelming majority of skilled workers in Myanmar aged 18 and older still use PCs to access the internet, a recent survey from the online jobs platform work.com.mm finds.

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Telenor pushes back its Yangon launch

Yangon's mobile users will have to wait another 6 to 10 days to sign up with Telenor.

 

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App to cast a critical eye

"Let's Hush", a new location-based application debuting in Myanmar, provides a platform for everyone to be a critic.

 

 

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So long, Singapore

The stage is set for Myanmar’s tech-savvy native sons and daughters to return from overseas and develop the local industry.

 

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Women crucial to change, says advisor

Rural poverty has an outsize effect on Myanmar’s women – an issue that their “empowerment” can help address, according to U Aung Htun Thet, economic advisor to the president. 

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Where dhamma meets droid

As the nation’s internet grid continues to grow, Buddhism is crossing over into the realm of technology, writes Catherine Trautwein.

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Road to success a challenging slog for local start-ups

Entrepreneurs in Myanmar are hurt by high costs and high expectations when starting up businesses, according to tech entrepreneur Ko Thar Htet.

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Web classifieds start-up looking to expand

More than 100,000 people stop by Myanmar’s largest free classifieds site, Ads.com.mm, every month. Among the thousands of listings that have appeared on the portal, potential buyers might find anything from mobile phones to mobile toilets.

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VMG looks to cut costs as internet-calling market heats up

As consumers move toward newly available foreign internet-calling options like Viber, local firm VMG telecom is looking to cut costs to keep their international calling business afloat.

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