Posts Tagged: burma


Viber claims an early lead in Myanmar with 5 million registered users

Wassup WhatsApp? Viber claims an early lead in Myanmar with 5 million registered users

Viber is claiming an early lead ahead of all its messaging app rivals in the newly opened up country of Myanmar.

  • August 1, 2014
  • at 5:16 pm
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Canadian founder of MySquar, Myanmar’s up and coming social network, claims she was ousted in ‘hostile takeover’

If you’ve been watching the startup space in Myanmar, you’ve probably heard of MySQUAR. It’s a social network that recently pivoted to...

  • June 12, 2014
  • at 4:40 pm
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2C2P Myanmar

2C2P launches Burma’s first mobile point-of-sale payments in hotels

It seems like 2014 will be a big year for a Singapore-based payment solutions provider 2C2P. Following its US$2 million series B funding, 2...

  • February 19, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Ooredoo plans to give telecom jobs and training to 30,000 women in Myanmar

At the beginning of this summer, it was announced that two companies, including the Qatar-owned telecom company Ooredoo, had been granted th...

  • September 27, 2013
  • at 10:30 am
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making Asian languages keyboard apps

The pain and the passion behind building Asian language keyboard apps

This past weekend, I briefly mentioned the Perfect Tibetan Keyboard app, which allows Tibetan text input across a variety of platforms. Also...

  • August 29, 2013
  • at 4:00 pm
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2C2P Brings Online Payment to Myanmar

In the race for Myanmar’s extremely nascent tech world, there are folks like Squar building a social network, but there are also startups ...

  • July 24, 2013
  • at 5:30 pm
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KT Care Fights to Improve Computer Literacy in Myanmar

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of startups that put solving problems ahead of acquiring buckets of money, and KT Care jumped out ...

  • March 29, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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Cisco, Google, Intel, HP, and Over 90 Telcos All Want To Get In On Myanmar

In terms of tech, Myanmar is heating up. It’s uncharted territory. It’s a digital wasteland. And everybody wants to get in on th...

  • March 8, 2013
  • at 4:01 pm
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Vietnamese Developer FPT To Open An Office in Myanmar

It seems everybody is jumping on the Myanmar bandwagon. FPT, arguably Vietnam’s largest software development company, is opening a rep...

  • February 26, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Myanmar Viber Facebook usage

Myanmar’s new mobile internet users embrace Android smartphones, pick Viber over Facebook

Half of Myanmar’s mobile internet users came online during the past 12 months. They're using Android smartphones and checking out messagin...

  • June 24, 2014
  • at 3:27 pm
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Myanmar - straight to the future of tech

What I learned setting up a startup incubator in Myanmar – and what you need to know about the country itself

Here's what experienced tech entrepreneur Phil Morle learnt about Myanmar while setting up the new Ideabox startup incubator.

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 1:45 pm
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barcamp yangon burma

The world’s hippest tech gathering booms in nations with the world’s lowest internet penetration rates

I’d like to think Beijing has got a pretty solid Barcamp community. Each event here usually attracts over 400 people, and I never miss...

  • February 7, 2014
  • at 5:30 pm
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Swearing, nudity, and language barriers: one startup’s baptism of fire in Myanmar

Squar is at the cutting edge of Myanmar's internet evolution. It's bore witness to the swearing, nudity, and more out of the new internet us...

  • September 18, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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VisitMM Is Myanmar’s Only Travel Site With Online Booking

VisitMM is blazing trails for travel booking in Myanmar, where traveling is still in the midst of taking off, big time.

  • August 7, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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Amazon Appstore Asia countries

No Amazon Appstore for Indonesia and China – Here’s the Full List for Asia

Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) announced yesterday the expansion of its Android Appstore to “nearly 200 countries” but didn’t specify the full l...

  • April 18, 2013
  • at 10:37 am
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Google's Eric Schmidt in Myanmar

Google Launches Search Engine in Myanmar as Schmidt Warns Against Web Censorship

Google’s search engine launched in Myanmar yesterday on the Google.com.mm domain. It’s nothing special to look at, and it’...

  • March 22, 2013
  • at 4:07 pm
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Opera’s Mobile Browser Is Silently Conquering Asia

In the USA, smartphones already dominate 50 percent of the mobile market. In Asia, smartphones now account for 66 percent of purchases but t...

  • March 5, 2013
  • at 1:19 pm
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World Startup Report

‘World Startup Report’ Tour Hits Australia, Still 27 More Countries to Go

American entrepreneur Bowei Gai is in Australia right now. That’s not too remarkable in itself, but his visit to Melbourne right now i...

  • January 31, 2013
  • at 7:38 pm
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