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    Cock-and-bull story

    Database, Published on 10/03/2010

    » As the euro dropped and bureaucrats across Brussels wondered whether they would have to give up the milk-fed mussels for one night a month, along came their regulators with a great idea: let's sue Google; the fact that the US company is richer than Belgium has nothing to do with it, perish the thought, but Google is, let's face it, a monopoly and price fixer and, well, the public needs a lot of protection from Google; Translation; Nice little search engine you've got here, be a shame if you had to go through years and years of court cases just to end up paying us pretty much the same amount of, you know, "fines" you could pay now.

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    The best of both worlds

    Database, Don Sambandaraksa, Published on 17/03/2010

    » I must admit that the BlackBerry and I had a shaky start. I did not fully understand it much other than an extension of the corporate data centre when I first encountered it and since then, things have gone downhill with it becoming a symbol of the elite that made me feel queasy. The last straw was the launch of the Bold 9700 complete with pictures of socialites (RIM calls them opinion leaders who people aspire to, or something similarly politically correct) and their BlackBerry pouches in glass boxes for us to marvel at.

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    Seven years of frustration

    Database, Don Sambandaraksa, Published on 19/05/2010

    » Seven years. That is how long I have been writing for the Bangkok Post. I almost did not make it to this milestone, but somehow I managed. I could go on about how disillusioned I am with the Thai IT scene, the government, the Ministry of Truth and the Knights of Truffle and Cake, but why bother? When I started in 2003, we were on the cusp of digital inclusion; of bridging the digital divide and of a new era in 3G communications. Fast forward to 2010 we are still, erm, nowhere.

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    Thailand to take advantage of Asian animation boom

    Database, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 09/06/2010

    » The animation industry is apparently one of the few markets to remain unaffected by the political turmoil in Thailand.

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    Compassionate thinking contributes to corruption

    Database, Don Sambandaraksa, Published on 30/06/2010

    » So, the new ICT Minister wants to reopen the case file on the not-so-smart ID cards. Good luck. He will need it as the way government works means that most moderate people would probably agree with things.

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    Time to wake up and start running

    Database, Don Sambandaraksa, Published on 28/07/2010

    » State domain assets. That word last popped up in anger during the privatisation of PTT, the Electricity Generation Authority of Thailand. A group of activists, led by now Bangkok Senator Rosana Tositrakul launched a legal challenge arguing that while PTT, as a company, could be sold off and privatised, the assets which it had acquired as through its expropriate power as part of the state through its dual role as both a government agency and an operator were to be retained by the state.

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    The task of restoring investor confidence

    Database, Don Sambandaraksa, Published on 01/09/2010

    » Thailand has a unique history when it comes to the telecommunications sector.

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    Not just the A-List any more

    Muse, Published on 20/11/2010

    » Do you still remember the old days when we had to wait overnight for leading fashion publications like Women's Wear Daily (WWD) or the International Herald Tribune (IHT) to catch up with the latest reviews and images from fashion shows at major runways? It was just five or six years ago when we were looking forward to fashion feeds through celebrity reports or pressed the keyboard refresh button non-stop in anticipation of the official full-collection photos ... just to have an idea of the hottest trends to come in the coming six months and, well, to stock up on chat topics to use with our fashion chums the next day.

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    Netapp goes for tierless model

    Database, Don Sambandaraksa, Published on 24/11/2010

    » Netapp is banking heavily on its partnership with Cisco and VMWare and its new tierless storage model to provide faster, cheaper storage to IT departments to continue the trend of high growth that puts it in an elite group of tech companies that have continued to explode despite the 2009 financial crisis.

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    Two initials that always get it right

    Mylife, Published on 15/12/2010

    » In a world driven by, and dependent on technology, the not so humble consumer needs computers that really do deliver what is promised.

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