Ooredoo Partners with Tech Startup Bindez to Provide Burmese News Content

Telecom service provider Ooredoo has partnered with local technology startup Bindez to bring a news app for Android users called “Bindez Tha Din”. This is Bindez’ first product to the market and it’s in “Public Beta stage”. Ooredoo and Bindez have been engaged over the last few months in developing an app to serve the […]

MPT, Line Team Up to Provide Free Service

MPT has collaborated with Line Messenger application to provide free internet service for the application during August and September. “The collaboration with Line is part of a long-term plan. MPT will absorb these costs,” said Takashi Shigeno, marketing director for KDDI, the Japanese company that has formed a joint venture with MPT. Users using MPT’s […]

Yonder & Beyond Lists MySQUAR on AIM with Market Capitalisation of $27.6 Million

On July 1 MySQUAR, a Myanmar-language social media platform, listed on London’s Alternative Investment Market (AIM) after raising £1.67 million ($2.57 million). On listing MySQUAR had a market capitalisation of £18 million. Sydney-based technology venture firm Yonder & Beyond owns 4,133,303 MySQUAR shares, valued at A$845,000 ($632,457) on listing which represents a value up-lift of […]

Local Firm Develops New Taxi Hailing App

A local software development company, Synapse, has developed a phone app that can help passengers find shared taxi rides. The application, named Hoho Dede, meaning ‘here and there’ in Burmese, is currently only available for Android, and will allow passengers to find each other to hail taxis together. “The passenger needs to turn on GPS […]

There’s an App For That (in Myanmar)

Emerging from years of censorship to capitalize on growing demand for local apps, developers jump straight to mobile. In 2004, the same year Facebook was launched by Mark Zuckerberg and his college roommates, an 18-year-old in Yangon was hard at work on Myanmar’s first smartphone app. Their lives couldn’t have been more different. While Silicon […]

Poor aviation infrastructure hinders Myanmar’s aviation potential

Slow improvement in aviation infrastructure remains the biggest hurdle that Myanmar must overcome if it is to cash in on the Asean Open Skies or even pursue its dream to become an aviation hub in Asia. At the Myanmar Civil Aviation Development Conference in March 2014, Transport Minister Nyan Htun Aung announced Myanmar’s vision “that […]

MySQUAR Launches Free Mobile Messaging App for Myanmar

Local content platform MySQUAR said it has beta-launched MyChat, a free mobile messaging app built solely for Myanmar. Available on Android devices, MyChat is tailored for the Myanmar market with localised language, look and feel as well as emoticons and sticker sets, the firm said. “MySQUAR’s chief mission is to connect Myanmar youth with experiences […]

Myanmar promises to clean up mining sector

Australia has hailed Myanmar’s (Burma) bid to boost transparency in its mining sector, with the federal government keen to ramp up trade and investment with the emerging economy. Myanmar’s application to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative – a voluntary code to encourage governments to be accountable for their country’s resource revenues – has been […]