The Myanmar Times
Saturday, 31 January 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

E-Top up hits Orange

Orange Supermarket launched electronic top-up services for customers in Yangon last week.

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Mobile could kill cafes

Internet cafe owners say the rise of mobile in Myanmar has meant game over for shops.

 

 

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Making the virtual a reality

A meetup for technology tinkerers called “makers” at Phandeeyar last week showed attendees another world through Google-developed goggles made of cardboard.

 

 

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BarCamp returns to Yangon

Barcamp is back, and this year the Yangon tech-centred “unconference” will run under the theme of building open communities.

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MPT picks up speed in telecoms race

State-owned telco Myanma Posts and Telecommunications lost its monopoly on the telecoms market last year, joining a three-horse race with international entrants Ooredoo and Telenor. As the incumbent, MPT was first out of the starting gate.

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Fighting hate speech with tech

Civil society organisations, technologists and others came together last week in Yangon to find ways to answer hate speech and dangerous speech with technology.

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Ooredoo rolls out to Mon State

Ooredoo Myanmar has extended their 3G network to more of Myanmar, including townships in Mon State.

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Airfare hike for security

Tickets for flights to and from Yangon International Airport were quietly slapped with a surcharge beginning late last year to pay for an initiative designed to streamline passenger arrivals.  

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Ooredoo adds credit transfer services

On December 30, the Qatar-based telco unveiled its newest digital service, allowing customers to transfer calling credit to other users at the push of a button.

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App developer expo coming in February

Dates are set for Yangon’s third annual app and software development conference, organizers announced last week.

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