Posts Tagged: thailand


Thai social media

Thailand social media stats: 28 million on Facebook, 4.5 million on Twitter, 1.7 million on Instagram

Thailand has 28 million Facebook users, growing 53 percent faster than the previous year. That makes Thailand Facebook’s ninth biggest cou...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 7:12 pm
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Thailand’s coup spreads from streets to the web, 219 sites blocked so far

As of yesterday, Thailand's MICT shut down over 219 websites deemed a threat to the country’s stability.

  • May 29, 2014
  • at 4:40 pm
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Facebook inaccessible in Thailand, many fear coup leaders blocked it (UPDATED: now working fine)

This afternoon at approximately 3:30 pm local time, many people across Thailand noticed that Facebook is inaccessible in the country.

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 5:17 pm
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Thailand coup (and no TV) causes surge in mobile internet usage

Big surge in mobile data usage as Thailand goes into day 2 of military coup

This afternoon, Thailand’s second biggest mobile telco company, Dtac, revealed that it saw a big surge in mobile data usage as the coup en...

  • May 23, 2014
  • at 6:44 pm
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Gay flirting app Moovz pulls in $1.4 million to help it chat up more new users

Gay social network Moovz pulls in $1.4 million to help it chat up more new users

Moovz, a location-based social app for gay guys, has secured a new round of funding worth $1.4 million to help it grow.

  • May 23, 2014
  • at 11:46 am
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Under martial law, Thailand will shut down some websites and monitor social media

Thailand's NBTC has asked for cooperation from Thai ISP operators to shut down inappropriate websites

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 1:22 pm
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Under martial law: tanks hit streets of Thailand while people take selfies and post pics of hot soldiers

It’s been less than 24 hours since the kingdom of Thailand fell under martial law, but it seems Thais are used to it already.

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 9:15 pm
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Thailand Martial Law troops

As Thailand falls under martial law, here’s how Thais keep up to date on the web and social media

As of 3 a.m. local time last night, Thailand’s army declared martial law across the country after over half a year of political unrest.

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 3:10 pm
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Wongnai fund

Thailand’s Yelp-esque Wongnai gets more funding to expand into hair and beauty salon reviews

Thailand’s leading restaurant review site Wongnai has just secured funding from the investment subsidiary of Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd.

  • May 16, 2014
  • at 2:01 pm
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If you see this, the page is blocked by the NCPO

After Thailand’s coup, rulers want to meet with Facebook, Google, Line, to discuss censoring individual users

Thailand’s IT ministry plans to send a government representative to Singapore to talk to Facebook and Google, and another team to Japan to...

  • May 30, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Here are the 5 startups fresh out of Thailand’s Dtac Accelerate program

In line with Dtac’s change of plan, the program is now divided into two tracks – the accelerator and incubator programs. Thus the finali...

  • May 28, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Thailand coup

More than 100 sites have shut down in Thailand since start of coup

The military junta has already ordered over 100 websites to be blocked in the kingdom of Thailand since the army seized power.

  • May 26, 2014
  • at 4:15 pm
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Internet providers summoned to meet coup leaders in Thailand

Internet service providers summoned to meet coup leaders in Thailand

At 10:30am local time this morning, representatives of Thailand’s internet service providers were summoned to meet with the leaders of the...

  • May 23, 2014
  • at 2:10 pm
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8 million students in Thailand to get access to Microsoft Office 365 for Education

Thailand’s OBEC and Microsoft announced an agreement whereby the two will provide 8 million students and 400,000 teachers with access to M...

  • May 22, 2014
  • at 1:31 pm
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10 taxi apps for Asia - 2014 list

10 taxi apps you can use across Asia

Standing on the curb with your arm flapping in the air is so last century. The best way to grab a cab now is to reach into your pocket and l...

  • May 21, 2014
  • at 10:10 am
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With 10M users in just four months, Tinder-esque app BeeTalk is buzzing throughout Asia

A few months ago, Tech in Asia wrote a piece about BeeTalk, a little-known social app that took Snapchat, Tinder, Line, and WeChat and ro...

  • May 20, 2014
  • at 6:08 pm
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YouTube launches localized site for Thailand as nation hits 1 billion views per month

Today, Google finally launched a Thai version of YouTube under a new local domain: YouTube.co.th.

  • May 19, 2014
  • at 4:18 pm
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Hankster

Meet HanksterClub, a group dating site that bypasses the fear of one-on-one encounters

HanksterClub is a dating service that helps users meet new people, but in the much-less-intimidating setting of a group date.

  • May 15, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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