Posts Tagged: thailand



Thais can now buy Line stickers without credit cards

After Line brought its Web Store to Taiwan in October, Line finally introduced it to the Thai market. This makes Thailand the third country ...

  • December 9, 2013
  • at 12:30 pm
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Thailand’s airports to get much faster (and more) free wi-fi hotspots

Although Bangkok is the number one tourist destination in the world, sadly the city’s airport is not even close to being one of the best. ...

  • December 5, 2013
  • at 5:45 pm
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Interested in the Thai mobile market? How well do you know it?

Thailand has 90 million mobile subscriptions among its 66 million people. The smartphone penetration rate is 36 percent, up 17 percent from ...

  • December 4, 2013
  • at 12:34 pm
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Thai protesters CAT telecom attacks cost $10 million in damage

On November 30, a group of unidentified protesters infiltrated CAT Telecom, Thailand’s state-owned telecommunications firm with the intent...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 4:09 pm
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Are Asian startups ignoring the 99 percent?

We need to take a closer look into what startups in Asia focus on and what apps and sites they're coming up with to solve Asia's problems.

  • December 2, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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TrustedCompany is Yelp for e-commerce, aims to solve trust issues online

Trust is still a big issue in e-commerce. The fact that e-commerce transactions eliminate face-to-face interaction can make people get very ...

  • November 26, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Meet 500Trends, a social e-commerce site with flavors of Amazon, Pinterest, and Instagram

Lots of startups around the world have combined e-commerce with social elements, hoping that person-to-person engagement can entice users to...

  • November 18, 2013
  • at 2:30 pm
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Rocket Internet’s taxi booking app Easy Taxi arrives in Thailand

A month after Easy Taxi launched in Hong Kong, Rocket Internet’s taxi booking app is now available in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok. Prior...

  • November 14, 2013
  • at 1:40 pm
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Singtel associates team up to push Asian startups into the global market

Thailand-based telco AIS is teaming up with Singtel to create a regional startup community. The goal of this community is to support startup...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 6:46 pm
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One-quarter of Thai mobile subscribers on 3G, while 4G inches closer to reality

Thailand’s National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) revealed that there are over 20.5 million mobile numbers that ha...

  • December 6, 2013
  • at 3:30 pm
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A Thai Cupid Avalable’s founder: never turn down a meeting, there’s always an opportunity

Avalable is a Thailand-based social dating app, which is also known as a Facebook for singles. The app helps singles locate compatible match...

  • December 5, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
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Rocket Internet’s fashion e-stores Zalora and The Iconic get $112 million in funding

Two of Rocket Internet’s biggest e-commerce companies, Zalora and The Iconic, are getting a massive $112 million investment led by ...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 9:04 pm
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Lower prices, Android OS, and bigger screens are biggest factors Southeast Asians’ smartphone purchases

Last year, research firm GfK reported 2011 smartphone sales in the region grew by 78 percent. This year, GfK released a similar report on s...

  • December 3, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Thai man dies while talking on his charging iPhone

A Thai man from Chanthaburi province died laying on the floor talking on his iPhone while it was charging. The police were called by the vic...

  • November 26, 2013
  • at 1:00 pm
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Vine takes a shot at Asia with support for lots of new languages

Twitter’s funky, six-second video app Vine is expanding its horizons today with an app update that supports lots of new languages. In ...

  • November 22, 2013
  • at 4:08 pm
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‘Facebook for singles’ app Avalable adds 15 languages, ready for global expansion

Thailand-based social dating app Avalable, which is known as a Facebook for Thai singles, just came out with its v2.0 today. The app helps s...

  • November 15, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Southeast Asia has more than 190 million internet users (INFOGRAPHIC)

Tech In Asia takes an in-depth look at the numbers that make up the Southeast Asian region. There are more than 190 million internet users i...

  • November 13, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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StockRadars app detects hidden gems in the stock market

Nearly every smartphone comes with a default stocks app, and if it doesn’t, then there are hundreds easily within reach. But since investi...

  • November 12, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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