The Thunder Dragon goes digital (Bangkok Post)

For many, the Himalayan Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan is more likely to conjure up images of a medieval “Game of Thrones” realm than of tech-infused modernity. Set high above the snow lines, the nation is ruled by a Dragon King, remote and steeped in old world traditions of monastic asceticism. The government is still largely …

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Maps with meaning (Bangkok Post)

You wouldn’t be able to tell it by looking at newspaper headlines, but China is not the largest fear of the Philippines – the real danger is much more natural. Climate change is the top-of-the-mind fear of Filipinos, a recent survey by Pew Research Center revealed. And, indeed, it should be. The archipelago nation is …

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For Malaysian SMEs, New Co-Working Spaces Offer Tech And Cultural Synergy

The Co. recently opened its doors amid a growing network of co-work spaces in KLMalaysian businesses are learning a thing or two from the collaborative power of co-working spaces, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), which have the most to gain from such workplace communities. “As a small startup, options are limited in terms of …

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The world’s last great mobile revolution is about to begin

There is a village of thatched wooden and bamboo huts just outside a Monywa in northern Myanmar where even the richest family has nothing more than a dirt floor and rickety TV set. One household has spent years of savings on a large red and black Sony stereo system, but other that these electronic luxuries, wealth is …

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Myanmar 2 years on: Overseas banking and the telecom revolution

When I first visited Myanmar in 2011, power cuts were frequent, ATMs were exasperatingly inaccessible for customers of non-domestic banks (forcing visitors to budget their entire trip ahead of time!) and SIM cards were, quite insanely, around the 500-dollar mark. At the time, Hillary Clinton was scheduled to arrive in the next two weeks, tasked …

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