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  • LIFE

    Quentin's Hollywood, circa 1969

    Life, Kong Rithdee, Published on 13/09/2019

    » Not everything ended in the year 1969. Not every sunshiny starlet died gruesomely in her own Cielo Drive villa at the hands of crazed hippies. And not every potbellied actor, fading cowboy and washed-up stunt double bit the Hollywood dust kicked up by the changing of the guard and the closing of that heady decade. Not, at least, in Quentin Tarantino's affectionate, good-humoured, and surprisingly elegiac film about Hollywood and its oddball residents.

  • TECH

    Seamless synchronicity

    Life, James Hein, Published on 11/09/2019

    » As I was walking to work thinking about this week's column, I did a quick self-inventory. I was listening to On Liberty by John Stuart Mill through my noise cancelling headphones. The audio was being sent by Bluetooth from my Samsung Galaxy S10 5G phone that I was also using to play a location-based game, Ingress. This was being fed my position by satellite and receiving information from the internet via my phone's data connection. Occasionally I would pull down the notification tab to see what was on for the day and who had tried to contact me via a number of social-media services.

  • BUSINESS

    Apple apologises over Siri privacy mishaps

    Business, Published on 30/08/2019

    » SAN FRANCISCO: Apple Inc apologised for privacy mishaps surrounding its Siri voice assistant on Wednesday and said that it would no longer retain audio recordings of Siri interactions, among other changes.

  • THAILAND

    Game over?

    Life, Suwitcha Chaiyong, Published on 27/08/2019

    » Late one night, Toh* decided to steal a motorcycle and then a van. He was swiftly caught by police. According to reports, the 20-something was a video game addict and claimed to have been inspired by the infamous game Grand Theft Auto (GTA), in which players can perpetrate criminal acts. Toh also claimed he had a record of mental illness.

  • BUSINESS

    Data-driven marketing advocates optimistic

    Asia focus, Published on 29/07/2019

    » Data-driven marketing is more than just a buzzword, but the way forward for companies in Asia and Thailand, says Otohiko Kozotsumi, the founder and chief operating officer of AnyMind Group, the Singapore-based operator of AdAsia Holdings.

  • LIFE

    Sweet success

    B Magazine, Suthon Sukphisit, Published on 21/07/2019

    » Sugar is indispensable to Thai cuisine. Granular sugar is widely used in the present day but sugars made from sugar palm or coconut trees or sugarcane are still as suitable for traditional Thai dishes and sweets as ever.

  • BUSINESS

    After 67 years, MAD magazine leaving news-stands

    Business, Published on 09/07/2019

    » SAN FRANCISCO: MAD, the long-running satirical magazine that influenced everyone from "Weird Al" Yankovic to the writers of The Simpsons, will be leaving news-stands after its August issue. Really.

  • LIFE

    Am I a Social Media Addict?: Checklist

    Guru, Pornchai Sereemongkonpol, Published on 28/06/2019

    » This Sunday is Social Media Day and you can read more about it in our cover story. Given millions of social media users in Thailand (and the fact that everyone seems to be glued to their phone screens), why hasn't this day become a thing here already? To celebrate the day, I've come up with a checklist to help you figure whether you're addicted to social media or not.

  • LIFE

    Let's Celebrate Social Media Day

    Guru, Pasavat Tanskul, Published on 28/06/2019

    » Fun fact: June 30 is Social Media Day. Yes, it's a thing. The day celebrates social media's use as an effective global communication platform. To honour the occasion, we gathered a few factoids, tidbits and stories relating to social media to see how much it has connected and consumed our lives.

  • BUSINESS

    Shopping for success

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 24/06/2019

    » Pierre Poignant has been with Lazada since it began, and no one was surprised when he succeeded Lucy Peng as the CEO of Southeast Asia's leading e-commerce operator last year following its acquisition by China's Alibaba Group.

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