Monday, February 08, 2016
The Myanmar Times
The Myanmar Times

MyCHAT to get mobile payments

Local chat app MyCHAT is moving toward allowing mobile payment on its platform.

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Myanmar Millennium Group and Atos sign for banking services

In another sign Myanmar’s financial services industry is moving forward, French digital services firm Atos has made its market debut through a partnership with Myanmar Millennium Group (MMG), with the two businesses signing a memorandum of understanding on October 17.

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Ooredoo Myanmar to supply free internet to universities, clinics

Ooredoo Myanmar is preparing to give Myanmar universities and clinics free internet service, said the firm’s senior public relations manager Ma Thiri Kyar Nyo.

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4G auctions set to give huge boost to Thailand’s digital economy

Thailand’s imminent fourth generation (4G) spectrum auctions could stimulate direct and indirect investment valued at 1.3 trillion baht (USA$34.6 billion) over the next five years.

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MPT launches charge and data usage features

Myanma Posts and Telecommunications (MPT) has launched an advice of charge (AOC) system and data usage alerts, to keep mobile users updated on how much they are spending.

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Red Dot introduces payment system for secure flood drive

Local payment services firm Red Dot has introduced a new way to donate money for victims of this year’s flooding, which has so far affected up to 1 million people in 12 of the country’s 14 states and regions.  

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The election’s digital challenge

For the first time in Myanmar’s history, election information on candidates and voters has been moved into digital databases, but the modernisation push has also brought up numerous capacity challenges, with errors persisting in paper and mistakes difficult to avoid.

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The Facebook election? Not quite yet

Urban candidates are best-placed to make use of social media, but many are wary of how online campaigns will be received

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Facebook Q&A: Ko Thu Ryain Shwe, National Unity Party

National Unity Party candidate Ko Thu Ryain Shwe talks to The Myanmar Times about the changing tech landscape, the benefits (and challenges) of using social media to campaign and communicate – on Facebook.

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MIDO to launch election monitoring app and website

Many eyes will be trained on Myanmar when the country goes to the polls in November for a historic vote.

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