Posts Tagged: thailand


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Thai bookstore Ookbee gets $7 million funding to continue Southeast Asia expansion

Thailand’s Ookbee has received a Series B investment from Tokyo-based venture capital firm Transcosmos Inc.

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 2:08 pm
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Thailand is ready for tech acceleration despite the lack of government (Startup Asia preview)

At Startup Asia Singapore 2014, we will be discussing about the landscape of startups in Thailand and trends we can expect in the near futur...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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In new web clampdown in Thailand, lots of porn, piracy, and gambling sites blocked

Thailand’s tech ministry has today launched another clampdown on websites that are deemed illegal.

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 6:05 pm
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Line Bangkok Office

5 indicators why Line could soon topple Facebook in Thailand

Thais really love their social networks. Thailand’s Electronic Transactions Development Agency (ETDA) reports that over 90 percent of web ...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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5 things you need to know about Southeast Asia’s mobile game industry

At the Global Mobile Game Congress in Beijing earlier this week, I was invited to moderate a panel on a subject I admittedly was not an expe...

  • March 28, 2014
  • at 5:32 pm
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Threatened by Instagram, photo app Molome survived thanks to a startup accelerator

Asians are kinda obsessed with taking photos – selfies, foodie pics, anything. Two cities in the Philippines are the two top spots in ...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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MergePay is Mint for business, making bookkeeping easier

Running a small business isn’t that simple. One of the most challenging parts is keeping track of the company’s cash flow, receipts, and...

  • March 22, 2014
  • at 1:00 am
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YogaTrail

Meet YogaTrail, a TripAdvisor for yoga lovers

Although there’s no exact number for how many people practice yoga around the world, we know for a fact that in recent years yoga has bec...

  • March 19, 2014
  • at 3:30 pm
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Patai Builk

What really goes on at 500 Startups, as told by Builk founder Patai Padungtin

500 Startups is one of world’s top accelerators. Being part of a batch doesn’t only open many doors for startups, it also teaches founde...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 3:10 pm
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Thai postal apps

Thailand Post drags itself into the 21st-century with these 4 useful apps

Thailand Post has developed four apps that allow customers to access some services on their smartphones instead of visiting a post office br...

  • April 8, 2014
  • at 1:00 pm
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Hollywood movie HD

Netflix of Thailand wants you to stop illegally download movies and start paying for them

Hollywood HD is an online movie streaming platform available only in Thailand. It’s made by the same team as Ploenjit Media Company Limite...

  • April 4, 2014
  • at 9:30 am
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livingsocial sells to ibuy group

LivingSocial quits Southeast Asia with $18.5 million sale of regional business to iBuy Group

Malaysia and Singapore-based entrepreneur Patrick Grove’s flash sales business shopping spree continued its onwards march as iBuy Group (A...

  • April 2, 2014
  • at 1:33 pm
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8 of the best April Fools’ pranks from Asia’s tech community

Happy April Fools’ Day, everyone! We’re celebrating with a list of today’s best stunts by tech companies all around Asia. ...

  • April 1, 2014
  • at 5:00 pm
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Line Bangkok Office

Line now has 390 million users with Japan and Thailand as top countries

Today, along with the opening of a new Bangkok office, the makers of Line messaging app revealed its latest user numbers – 390 million...

  • March 27, 2014
  • at 4:45 pm
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Rocket Internet’s price comparison site Pricepanda launches in Thailand

Last January Rocket Internet’s price comparison site Pricepanda secured US$3 million in funding to expand in Southeast Asia. As promised, ...

  • March 26, 2014
  • at 10:00 am
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Mobile addiction

Public service announcement: this is why we need to concentrate on what’s around us

A man in Thailand was run over and killed today because he was busy playing a game on his mobile phone. According to Thai newspaper Khaosod,...

  • March 20, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Bank of Thailand tells citizens not to use Bitcoin to buy products or services because it’s not a currency

Last month, the Bank of Thailand allowed the country’s largest Bitcoin exchange site Bitcoin.co.th to resume operation once again after fo...

  • March 18, 2014
  • at 5:15 pm
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You can now call cell phones and landlines using Line, but only on Android

The latest update to Japan’s top social messaging app Line comes with a Viber- and Skype-like voice call feature (hat-tip to @WhatT...

  • March 17, 2014
  • at 8:08 pm
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