Tencent dominates Myanmar’s booming music streaming scene

Chinese provider’s Joox service wins fans with local songs and flexible payments The singing duo of Ayaka Hirahara, left, and Win Morisaki has reached the top of the weekly Myanmar hit chart released by the Joox music streaming service. They are shown performing in Yangon in February. YANGON — Major Chinese internet company Tencent Holdings […]

MYSQUAR agrees to sell advertising on WeChat in Myanmar

MySQUAR, the Myanmar-language social media, entertainment and payments platform whose principal activity is to design, develop and commercialise Myanmar-focused internet-based mobile applications, is pleased to announce it has entered into a non-exclusive agreement to sell and promote WeChat advertising products and services in Myanmar (“WeChat Agreement”). The WeChat Agreement relates to advertisements from Myanmar based […]

Closing the global and national digital divide

In the last couple of decades, the “digital divide” was narrowly defined by people’s access to the internet. Myanmar, of course, had very poor internet connections as recently as six years ago. In 2012, this country’s internet penetration was a mere eight percent of the population. In 2018, with four mobile phone operators in a […]