Young Burmese Game-Changers Make Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30 Asia’

RANGOON — Eight Burmese innovators are among Forbes’ first ever “30 Under 30 Asia,” which spotlights inspiring young leaders in various industries across the region. Forbes claims to be the world’s most widely read business site, each year recognizing the accomplishments of people under 30. Such lists have for years recognized young talent in the […]

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 […]

Startups in Myanmar Land of temples and tech

The startup culture germinates in an unlikely place REMARKABLE views greet visitors to Phandeeyar, an open-plan office and events space which sits atop a tower block in the centre of Yangon, Myanmar’s biggest city. Its north windows frame golden pagodas and colonial mansions; to the south weather-beaten cargo ships glide up the Yangon River. The […]

Bindez: The search engine ‘creating Google’ for Myanmar

As Myanmar or Burma develops, so too are the technical tools its people are using. Bindez started life as a web search engine dealing with the complexities of the Burmese language, but it has developed into an app-based business because of the proliferation of mobile phones. Chief executive and co-founder of Bindez, Rahul Batra, explains […]

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 […]