Living 

Single Gateway all the way – Internet plans for Thailand

Being in control over everything that comes and goes via the internet. With the push of a button. That’s not only the dream (that came to life) of China’s ruling party or Kim Jong Un but also the dream of Thailand’s NCPO, the national council for peace and order – how the Thai government is being called ever since taking over control after the coup last year. The idea of controlling the information that enters the country via the internet is not new but shows that Thailand is still facing lots…

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Teaching 

Startup Weekend Education Bangkok – ASEAN

Startups are quite hip all around Southeast Asia at the moment. Well, they are hip all around the world but ASEAN saw an enormous boom over the past few years thanks to the ASEAN Economic Community coming to real life by the end of this year. Education  on the other hand doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. Especially here in Thailand and in many other parts of Southeast Asia. Current University world rankings only saw NUS and NTU, both based in Singapore, improve while the rest of local Universities dropped significantly.…

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Living 

Think Society – Co-working Space in Bangkok

As avid reader of my-thai.org and / or part of the start-up scene here in Bangkok you probably saw our article on some of the best co-working spaces in the city of angels. Now, we have to add a new entry to that list. THINK SOciety. There are a few things that make THINK SOciety cool. One is the interaction and responsiveness on Social Media. Once contacted or mentioned you won’t have to wait long for a friendly and polite response – even after hours. On top of that THINK SOciety adds…

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Living 

Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2015

This story is brought to you via Mynamar-Startups.com. We here at myanmar-startups.com are very pleased to present to you the Rice Bowl Startup Awards that will be held during the ASEAN Entrepreneurship Summit in Kuala Lumpur, November this year. It is the first ASEAN award that recognizes breakout startups that harness technology innovatively. What sets the awards apart from other accolades is that they are developmental in nature and focus on enhancing the nominees and giving them regional exposure. The Rice Bowl Startup Awards celebrates rising startups that are worthy…

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Living 

Singapore’s top job site, Kluje, comes to Thailand

Singapore’s premium job site comes to Thailand. Will this be a game changer for contractors? Kluje.com, the award winning service for homeowners to access better quality contractors will expand beyond its home market, Singapore, to take on Asia. The first market will be Thailand. Kluje’s service empowers homeowners to post their ‘jobs’ for free. Those jobs are then viewed by vetted and qualified contractors, and up to 3 of them will ‘bid’ on the job. These contractors will then ‘quote’ on the job and the homeowner selects the best one.…

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Living 

The ASEAN E-Commerce Bubble – Dotcom hype repeats itself

When history repeats itself. That’s something that is not too uncommon here in Thailand. Not only in the IT sector but in all other parts of development as well. Traffic, education, etc. If one knows ones history things that happen here, quite often, seem to be familiar and one wonders why it happens again even though it happened in other countries a few (or more) years back. This exact same feeling now sets in when talking about E-Commerce and Online Business here in Thailand. “I’ve seen that before”. When you…

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Living 

My experience with ThaiProWebHosting.com

One of the questions that comes up more frequently when you are working online is where to host your websites. Since we are in Thailand here I thought I would give a Thai host a chance and, after doing some research and price comparison, went for ThaiProWebHosting.com. Before reviewing this service a short general remark though: Website hosting is quite expensive here compared to the average income and when comparing other goods to services abroad. It is not cheaper to host here compared to other countries. You’re about to pay…

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Living 

Thailand Taxi Checking & Reporting App – DLT Check

There’s a new app in town that you might want to check out. DLT check is thought to help you reporting taxi drivers that rip you off or behave somehow badly. While that might not help when a taxi driver takes out his machete it’s a nice way to make passengers feel a bit safer or at least give them a feeling of being able to do something against those cabbies that take advantage of us once in a while. If a complaint actually brings any consequences with it has…

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Living 

Global Divestment Day – Thailand

This February 13 – 14 we will see the Global Divestment Day happening. In Thailand this will be celebrated via the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southeast Asia which is hosting a film screening and a discussion on divestment in Thailand. Therefore they are inviting everyone to join the event there on 13 February 2015. Global Divestment Day The Global Divestment Day is a world-wide day of action first started by 350.org. It is thought to give the public a voice and let it demand everyone with shares in fossil fuel industries to pull…

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thailand mobile expo Living 

Thailand Mobile Expo 2015

In a few days time the Thailand Mobile Expo will open its gates once more and try to wow customers with incredible offers and presentations. Let’s see what we can await from one of the biggest Tech events in Southeast Asia. Usually the Thailand Mobile Expo shows off the latest gadgets of all the big (and small) mobile players here in Asia. Smartphones, tablets, wearables, you name it. When checking the promotion material one can read that more than 700,000 people visited the mobile expo last year. That’s insane. Just…

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