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Myanmar ride-hailer’s CEO looks to raise funds

Oway, Myanmar’s largest online travel and ride-hailing company, is in the market to raise capital to ramp up its expansion across the country. Founded in 2012, Oway started out as an online travel platform and entered the ride-hailing market in 2015. The company has to date raised total funds of $24.7 million from investors including […]

Ooredoo Myanmar and GSMA team up with Facebook for digital literacy

The Myanma outpost of Qatari telco Ooredoo has teamed up with GSMA and Facebook to increase digital literacy in the country, the trio announced on Tuesday. Inside Ooredoo stores, Myanma first-time internet users will be able to access “internet education materials” in a bid to increase digital literacy. Approximately 21 million of Myanmar’s 54 million […]

Online shopping site rgo47 eyes a growing market

When Royal Golden Owls Co. launched the 27th SEA Games Myanmar T-shirt in 2013, it was a hit across the country. To meet soaring demand for the T-shirts, which sported the games’ owl mascot, Royal Golden Owls turned to rgo47 to give consumers the option of ordering online. One of Myanmar’s first online shopping platforms, […]

Telenor Partners with TikTok Video Platform

Realizing the rising popularity of digital video content among users, Telenor has announced that they have successfully partnered with TikTok, the world’s short-video platform. With this partnership, Telenor has become the first partner of TikTok in Myanmar. As of early 2019, TikTok is available in over 150 markets, and in 75 languages. It was also […]

In Myanmar’s first agency merger, Echo and RevoTech become ERA Myanmar

23 April 2019, YANGON: Today, one of Myanmar’s leading public relations agencies, Echo Myanmar, and digital marketing firms, RevoTech, announced that they will merge to form a new agency, ERA Myanmar (ERA). The new integrated communications agency will be home to more than 70 experts across digital, creative and strategic communications fields, making it the […]

Microsoft eyes rapid growth in Myanmar

DRIVEN by the need for digital transformation in both public and private sectors in Myanmar, Microsoft Corporation, a US technology giant, is confident of rapid growth in the country, according to Sonia Bashir Kabir, managing director of Microsoft for Bangladesh, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan and Laos. Kabir said in an exclusive interview with The Nation that […]

Govt draft roadmap to develop and support digital economy in Myanmar

Myanmar has released its official strategy for developing its digital economy over the next six years, according to the Ministry of Planning and Finance. Published February 26, the Myanmar Digital Economy Roadmap was drafted with a mission of enabling digital transformation, governance, trade and innovation to develop a digital economy and encourage inclusive and sustainable […]

Maersk moves to new office in Yangon, Myanmar

Maersk Area Managing Director Marco Civardi and Sealand Asia Managing Director Bo Wegener have cut the ribbon to officially open A.P. Moller – Maersk’s new central city office in Yangon. Located in Junction City, one of the newest built grade-A office towers, the 703-square meter office will provide work space for up to 80 employees […]

Myanmar’s digital game changers

According to We Are Social, Myanmar counted 18 million internet users in 2018. Internet penetration in the country continues to rise at an impressive pace. This growth is driven by the massive adoption of new digital services that aim to make life better in Myanmar. They are global or at least regional phenomena. These tech […]

Myanmar tourism pins hopes on European comeback

The Myanmar trade is taking on a more positive outlook of the European market, as they believe that the plunge in Western visitor numbers to the country due to the international media coverage of the Rakhine conflict has bottomed out. May Myat Mon Win, Myanmar Tourism Marketing’s (MTM) chairperson is seeing signs of recovery from […]