Taxi service firms compete hard for Yangon’s customers

An aspect of Yangon’s modernisation is the entry and emergence of domestic and international transport operators, namely, Uber, Grab, Oway Ride and Hello Cab, to compete in the taxi service sector. Taxis are one of the commonly used modes of transport in the region, alongside commuter trains and public buses. But taxi service in the […]

Google Sees Brighter Future for Apps in Myanmar, Including Its Own

The end of US sanctions will make it far easier for e-commerce players to sell their products from Myanmar on platforms such as Google Play, a Myanmar developer for the company has said. Ko Ye Lin Wai, an authorized developer for Google in Myanmar, also pledged at a tech development conference earlier this month to […]

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 […]

Tech Scene in Myanmar Hinges on Cellphone Grid

YANGON, Myanmar — Images of Steven P. Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg adorn the walls of Myo Myint Kyaw’s creative digital agency. He says they inspire him. But he imagines neither man ever worked in an environment where Internet connections were so unreliable that a “file transfer” often involved delivering electronic documents across town by taxi. […]