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  • BUSINESS

    Leaning in to lead

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 03/06/2019

    » An extremely exuberant executive appears before me in a cream-coloured tweed jacket and neon-pink pants. She is petite but her upbeat and outspoken manner commands the spotlight instantly. A gleaming smile and frequent laughter mark a down-to-earth personality.

  • BUSINESS

    Blockchain meets education

    Business, Published on 14/05/2019

    » Blockchain technology is rapidly gaining favour for its exemplary cybersecurity capabilities. Blockchain-enabled security development has become a paramount goal in industries such as finance and banking, supply chain and logistics, and healthcare. Beyond cryptocurrency and other existing use cases, blockchain can also make a huge difference in the lives of students.

  • LIFE

    Irresistibly funky

    Life, John Clewley, Published on 14/11/2017

    » Colombia's Disco Fuentes label is probably one of the most well-known record companies in South America. From the 1960s, the label pumped out funky cumbias, porro and such irresistible salsa that Cubans often said that they felt at home in Colombia; if I spin a Colombian track when I am manning the DJ decks, a dancer will come up and ask me which Cuban band I'm playing.

  • BUSINESS

    From humble beginnings to app pioneer

    Business, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 17/11/2018

    » Jin-woo Lee, an employee of South Korean search giant Naver Corp, the parent company of Line, was the first person to bring Line messaging to Thailand seven years ago, before the 3G network was even launched in the country. He had come a long way.

  • OPINION

    The cyber whodunnit and the global blame game

    News, Leonid Bershidsky, Published on 21/12/2017

    » The US government has officially attributed to North Korea the WannaCry ransomware attack, which encrypted hundreds of thousands of computer drives around the world in May, 2017. And yet as with a series of other highly public cyberattack attributions, little evidence for the claim was made public. It's time for the cybersecurity world to follow the advice of the Rand Corporation and set up an unbiased international consortium that would seek to attribute attacks based on a common set of rules.

  • BUSINESS

    Innovation on tap

    Asia focus, Published on 27/11/2017

    » Being able to drink water straight from the tap in your kitchen is a brilliant solution that can save you the hassle of buying plastic bottles and lugging them home every week. And of course, using less plastic is good for the environment. But can you trust the quality of the water, will it taste as good as bottled water, and can you afford it?

  • BUSINESS

    Apple Music to premiere new show

    Business, Published on 05/08/2017

    » Will Smith gate-crashing a wedding party or John Legend and Alicia Keys serenading a woman at a launderette are just some of the reasons Apple Inc hopes viewers will pay for Apple Music as it launches new show Carpool Karaoke: The Series.

  • OPINION

    When shortwave radio was my best friend

    News, Roger Crutchley, Published on 12/03/2017

    » After 20 years the BBC is ending its foreign-language shortwave transmissions from Nakhon Sawan after failing to renegotiate its agreement with the Thai authorities. The transmissions were directed mainly at places like Afghanistan and Pakistan where radios are sometimes still the only source of news.

  • BUSINESS

    Netflix tunes in

    Asia focus, Published on 11/01/2016

    » Tracking the evolution of the entertainment industry worldwide, Hollywood investors and telecommunications giants alike are joining the rush to bring video streaming to emerging Asia where spotty internet speeds, underdeveloped payment systems and piracy all pose obstacles to growth.

  • BUSINESS

    Citi's Asean chief still bullish on region

    Business, Chiratas Nivatpumin, Published on 18/12/2015

    » While economic conditions going into 2016 continue to look difficult, medium-term prospects for Asean remain strong, according to Michael Zink, head of Asean for Citi.

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