The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 19 April 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

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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Yangon University waffles on WiFi

RedLink has pledged to provide free WiFi at Yangon University, but the campus has not yet decided to accept the offer, according to U Myo Myint Nyunt, assistant general manager of sales at the internet service provider.

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Millions more mobile subscribers added

More people than ever before have purchased SIMs and become mobile subscribers, analyst company Ovum said yesterday.

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Ooredoo results show 2.2 million subs at end 2014

Ooredoo has racked up more than 2 million subscribers and lost QAR 531 million (US$145.8 million) over the last year as it set up in Myanmar, according to press release from March 10.

 

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E-commerce slowly escalates

Rapidly improving internet and connectivity rates are bringing more people online, but changing shoppers’ preferences is still a struggle for online shopping businesses.

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