Myanmar search engine to launch in July

As online and mobile technology takes off, how will people search Myanmar-language content? The answer is uncertain: The country has one of the lowest internet penetration rates in the world and, so far, no very good search tools. That’s why Bindez, a local start-up, is working on it. Nurtured through Project Hub’s 2013 fellowship for […]

Eric Schmidt praises Myanmar’s mobile efforts, but says North Korea hasn’t called back

Google’s Executive Chairman, Eric Schmidt, was at the Chinese University of Hong Kong earlier today to launch a local entrepreneurship program with the institute. As a man who believes in free and open internet to aid startups and innovation, the exec was happy to give an update on North Korea and Myanmar since he last […]

Ex-Google exec returns to his native Myanmar with big plans

Consult-Myanmar welcomes you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 Myanmar-born former Google business operations and strategy manager Nay Aung has an ambitious goal: to make online activities, from payment to bookings to e-commerce, the norm in his hometown. Nay Aung, a graduate of Stanford University in California and the London School of […]

Decades-old bets in Myanmar’s tech industry finally reap rewards

Local tech companies see major opportunities brought on by reforms in the country It may have taken almost two decades, but Tun Thura Thet’s investment in one of Asia’s poorest countries is finally paying off. “I’ve been waiting here for 17 years to have this moment,” he said, sitting at his office in Yangon, Myanmar. […]