The Myanmar Times
Sunday, 29 March 2015
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

Startup meets showbiz on reality TV program

Local start-up entrepreneur Ko Min Zeya Phyo didn’t plan on entering the competition which won his company the chance at more than S$2 million.

 

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The future is still far off

One of Myanmar’s last hurdles to leapfrogging will be a slog to clear: development

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Telenor expands beyond big cities

Telenor Myanmar has broken out of Myanmar’s cities with recent network rollouts in Sagaing, Magwe,Ayeyarwady and Bago regions.

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Gaming: a new social network

Heading online can help some gamers relax, form friendships, and even learn English. But some have concerns about how online behaviour affects offline lives – and what happens when too much of a good thing goes bad.

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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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