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    Promising start for QR codes

    Database, Graham K. Rogers, Published on 06/01/2010

    » In November I attended a conference in Kuala Lumpur as part of a team from Mahidol University. Next year, the university is hosting the same conference in Bangkok, so as well as making a presentation I took notes.

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    Last one in, again

    Database, Published on 06/01/2010

    » Never in Thai history has a story that didn't happen so dominate the news and clearly emerge as the Technology Story of the Year; just before the New Year, your TOT flipped a switch that started providing bandwidth of the third-generation kind in a couple of obscure corners of Bangkok, but in truth, 2009 was the year that Laos and Cambodia totally humiliated the telecoms state enterprises by leaving Thailand a far, distant last among Asian countries providing 3G service to yuppiephone subscribers.

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    Google unveils new smartphone

    AFP, Published on 06/01/2010

    » Google has unveiled its new Nexus One smartphone in a direct challenge to heavyweight Apple's iPhone handsets.

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    Talk is cheap

    Database, Published on 13/01/2010

    » Technology monitor Fast Market Research of America reported that domestic Thai consumers and companies bought $2.7 billion worth of computers in 2009 - almost 89 billion baht in real money; the research firm said this was "slight growth" from 2008; the report said personal computers still had only about 14 percent market penetration, leaving lots of room for future growth; phone sales will continue to be dominated by lower-priced handsets, the report confirmed (see later item in this summary); the last full report showed overall electronics sales in Thailand around $4.9 billion in 2008 - 163 billion baht in today's currency.

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    3D TV, cloud computing and USB 3.0 to lead way in 2010

    Database, Sasiwimon Boonruang, Published on 13/01/2010

    » 2010 will be the year in which storage and connectivity play a key role for consumers, while social networking will find its way deeper into enterprises where virtualisation and cloud computing are moving forward.

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    Nexus One to redefine smart phone high end

    Database, Published on 13/01/2010

    » Last week, Google launched the Nexus One, an HTC-built phone using Google's own mobile software platform, Android. The high-end handset, described by Google as a 'Super Phone', will compete directly with other high-end Android phones.

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    Mobile operators focus on social sites

    Database, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 13/01/2010

    » The popularity of global social network sites in Thailand has led mobile operators to leverage their opportunities in this channel to increase their new revenue streams.

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    Evolution, not revolution, of telecoms

    Database, Don Sambandaraksa, Published on 13/01/2010

    » So the Google Super-phone, the Nexus One, has finally been unveiled to the world after a gestation that had many guessing and teetering at the edge of their seats for months. Watching to the streaming video press conference, I could not help but feel that for the most part it was evolution, not revolution, at least when it came to the product. The real revolution was in the way the archaic telecommunications sector in the United States is poised to be shaken up.

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    Out with the old, in with the new

    Outlook, Marius Murdoch, Published on 14/01/2010

    » It might seem like the ancient past, but it wasn't so long ago that we lived in the dark ages of dial-up internet, floppy disks, pagers and fax machines. Luckily these old-hats died with dignity, and while we may miss the harrowing screams of connecting modems, good riddance to bad rubbish. But other technologies seem insistent on carrying on, despite smarter and more accessible alternatives gaining saliency in the new decade. What looked to be consumer mainstays seem poised for poor performance and obsolescence this year. Here's a list of some of the stale technologies of 2010.

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    Heading for the finnish line

    Brunch, Richard Mcleish, Published on 17/01/2010

    » Although the sands are shifting under the mobile phone market, Nokia still manages to hold on to the No1 handset manufacturer slot despite its eroding market share (about 38%).

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