Posts Tagged: thailand



How a barefoot Thai politician became a meme

With the Bangkok Shutdown and protests in other provinces ongoing, the political unrest has plagued Thailand for a few months now. The situa...

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 4:29 pm
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Wongnai, Thailand’s answer to Yelp, now has 1 million registered users

Founded in 2010, Wongnai, the restaurant review site often called Thailand’s Yelp, has now grown to one million registered users, the star...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Baidu launches search engine in Thailand, Brazil, and Egypt (Update: all taken offline)

Baidu, China’s top search engine, has quietly launched its search site over the weekend in Thailand, Brazil, and Egypt. The sites are loca...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 11:50 am
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Line M-commerce

Line Hot Deal helps online retail sites enter m-commerce

With 22 million users, Line is big in Thailand. So is mobile commerce. When the two combine, it’s an equation for success. We’ve seen su...

  • January 23, 2014
  • at 7:00 pm
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Starting a business in Southeast Asia? Check out this opportunity map

Nitin is a senior manager of business development at SingTel-SoftBank InnoVentures. I was inspired by Ron Hose’s Philippines startup repor...

  • January 22, 2014
  • at 2:36 pm
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Thailand sees huge boost in online shopping as Bangkok hit by shutdown

The Bangkok shutdown has been going on for a week already and it doesn’t seem like it will end anytime soon. However, even before the shut...

  • January 20, 2014
  • at 6:16 pm
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Home delivery is so 2013: Zalora now offers convenience store pickups in Thailand

2013 was definitely a year of e-commerce in Thailand with all types of growth across traditonal e-commerce, Facebook commerce, and mobile co...

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 4:00 pm
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Zalora preps marketplace launch later this year, calls out for fashionable merchants

Rocket Internet’s fashion e-commerce site Zalora is announcing today that it’s going to roll out its open marketplace across Asia in...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 11:15 am
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All the fun, none of the pollution: check out Thailand’s electric tuk-tuk

Tuk-tuks – sometimes called auto rickshaws – are almost symbolic of Thailand and Southeast Asia in general. In Thailand, tuk-tuk...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 8:30 pm
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Read for the blind app

Story time: Thailand unites to create over 2,400 audiobooks for blind people

Back in October of last year, we profiled Read for the Blind, the most-talked about app of the moment. It seems the app’s momentum hasn’...

  • January 28, 2014
  • at 1:30 pm
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PricePanda gets $3 million funding for further expansion in Southeast Asia

Rocket Internet’s price comparison platform PricePanda announced today it secured $3 million funding from Tengelmann Group and other e...

  • January 27, 2014
  • at 1:15 pm
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Thai Honda drivers will soon be able to talk to their cars with Siri integration

This week, we reported on Apple focusing more on the Asia market – China and Japan, specifically – by hiring more Siri writers for those...

  • January 24, 2014
  • at 6:00 pm
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Taamkru preschool education app

This app that ranks preschoolers is a Tiger Mom’s dream come true

There’s the stereotype that Asian students are exceedingly hardworking, excelling specifically in math and science. Asian parents too are ...

  • January 22, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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The Hootsuite Owl now speaks Thai

Thailand is the country of the social media addicted. There are over 24 million Facebook users, and Twitter users grew by 35 percent last ye...

  • January 21, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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When it comes to customer service in Thailand, Apple’s Tim Cook wins

Three and a half years ago, NBC published a post about how the then newly-appointed Apple CEO loves answering customers’ emails. The piece...

  • January 16, 2014
  • at 4:30 pm
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As promised, authorities maintain cell phone service during Bangkok shutdown

Today is the third day of Bangkok Shutdown, a political movement in which protesters take over seven main spots in the capital of Thailand r...

  • January 15, 2014
  • at 4:10 pm
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WeChat hopes to conquer Southeast Asia, one game at a time

It seems like the chat app competition has become a battle after all – according to WeChat, the China-based messenger will be rolling ...

  • January 14, 2014
  • at 12:46 pm
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Bangkok now in “shutdown” mode, but authorities promise cell phones should still work

Today is the first day of the Bangkok shutdown, in which anti-government protesters have started blocking seven key spots in Thailand’s ca...

  • January 13, 2014
  • at 3:00 pm
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