Myanmar Switch to Unicode to Take Two Years: App Developer

Long before the October 1 switch from the Zawgyi font to Unicode in Myanmar, technology experts expected the move to generate some resistance from users. While the change is aimed at expanding communications and enabling greater compatibility with the rest of the world, the process of switching to the new system was expected to bring teething […]

Prospects Improving in E-commerce

Southeast Asia’s internet economy is expected to be worth $50 billion by the end of this year and will likely be worth four times more by 2025, according to a report released last week by Google and Singapore sovereign wealth fund Temasek Holdings. At 330 million, the number of monthly active internet users has risen […]

Businesses, government must embrace digital technology to stay relevant

To develop and expand, Myanmar must embrace and keep up with the pace at digital technology is changing the economy and the way companies do business around the world, tech experts at the Digital Transformation Summit said. The summit was jointly held by the Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries (UMFCCI) and US […]

Myanmar’s Oway Group to close eight-digit funding round

Myanmar’s leading travel booking and ride-hailing service provider Oway Group said it is currently in discussions with potential investors to close an eight-digit funding round in October. As part of the round, IFC has made an equity investment worth US$2 million in the startup in early 2017, marking the World Bank arm’s first investment in […]

The enterprise ICT opportunity for Myanmar telcos

by Sam Deb. With Myanmar’s telecom penetration rate already above 75%, operators should focus on the enterprise segment for continued growth. In the first installment of this three-part report, we look at the growing size of Myanmar’s enterprise sector and the opportunity it presents for telcos  Until recently, operators globally were hardly interested in the […]

Oway Launches on-demand car service

With just two taps on an Android or iPhones, your personal driver will be on the way. With the launch of the Oway Ride service and mobile app, every smart phone user in Yangon can order a personal car service within seconds. The free, user-friendly mobile app is available in English and Myanmar on Google […]

Myanmar Mobile Internet Users Spend Most Time on Social Media: Opera

Myanmar’s mobile internet users spend most of their time on social networking websites, a new report shows. When it comes to social media, the majority of time spent using mobile internet is spent on Facebook, followed by Twitter, said Opera Software, the makers of the Opera Mini web browser, in its state of the mobile […]

Myanmar Becomes Eighth Country To Get Android One

Android One is Google’s effort to provide customers with compelling and affordable smartphones that still offer a stock experience. The initiative debuted in India before coming to Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Philippines, and Turkey. Today Google announced that Myanmar will be the next country to take part. CherryMobileOne Google is partnering with Cherry […]

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 […]