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  • TECH

    Samart makes broadband play with new acquisition

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 06/03/2012

    » Samart Corporation says it will acquire a local software firm next month, a strategic move aimed at spearheading third-generation (3G) wireless broadband and mobile content services.

  • LIFE

    Green designs show hope for future

    Life, Chalita Wattanasiri, Published on 06/03/2012

    » If you think "green design" can't be appealing, works by a group of English designers together with their Thai counterparts currently on display at the "Everything Forever Now" exhibition at TCDC will make you think again.

  • LIFE

    Bucking a trend

    Life, Anchalee Kongrut, Published on 03/04/2012

    » E-books have become more than a fashion statement for lovers of new gadgets on the market. For people in the publishing industry everywhere, including Thailand, it's seen as a medium imperative to their survival, the way they conduct business and tap the opportunities it will spawn.

  • BUSINESS

    Appcessories brewing

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 28/03/2012

    » Ann is a Starbucks addict. She used to visit her local branch of the coffee chain at least twice a day for a dose of her favourite java. But today, she could afford to sleep a little bit late. Ann simply taps her iPhone a few times to instruct the newly installed tap-shaped Scanomat TopBrewer coffeemaker in her kitchen to make just about whatever she wants _ Americano, cappuccino, macchiato, latte, or the concoction she invented herself yesterday. Within minutes, her coffee is ready, even before she gets out of the bathroom.

  • LIFE

    Sitting pretty

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 23/03/2012

    » Like many other business owners, Gregg Buchbinder hopes that his children will carry on running his enterprise. At one time, coming back from Milan's biggest furniture fair and feeling very tired, he asked his daughter when she will be ready to take over the business. "After I have saved the world", she replied, as the teenager thought that she could do something better than making chairs.

  • THAILAND

    Greying market holds major potential for developers with the right approach

    Spectrum, Published on 25/03/2012

    » Amid growing end-user demand for condominiums in Bangkok, developers must pay more attention to buyers' needs and requirements. Newly launched projects tend to follow a generic development model that satisfies broader market requirements in terms of unit type, size, grade, pricing and style. Under this model, small one and two bedroom units target low to middle income buyers and larger units target the higher income group.

  • LIFE

    Image is everything

    Life, Kanokporn Chanasongkram, Published on 15/03/2012

    » My first impression of Kulwadee Kasemlonnapa is that she's an affable professional in her role as an image consultant.

  • BUSINESS

    Siam Piwat spearheads B35bn Chao Phraya project

    Business, Pitsinee Jitpleecheep, Published on 28/03/2012

    » Siam Piwat Co, the 50-year-old operator of Siam Center, is joining with Charoen Pokphand Group and Magnolia Quality Development Corporation (MQDC) to develop a megaproject worth 35 billion baht on the Chao Phraya River opposite Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Hotel.

  • THAILAND

    Govt 'holds vulnerable underwater to keep big business afloat'

    Spectrum, Supara Janchitfah, Published on 18/03/2012

    » Those whose homes and farms were ravaged by last year's floods are fuming over government compensation plans that they say unfairly favour big business at their expense. About 2.23 billion baht will go to build a 77km floodwall around Rojana Industrial Park and 728 million baht and 700 million baht, respectively, has been earmarked to build floodwalls around Bang Pa-in and Nava Nakorn industrial estates. Many of society's most vulnerable who lost nearly everything in the floods _ including labourers, small farmers, slum dwellers and home-based workers _ are entitled to a mere 5,000 baht in compensation.

  • BUSINESS

    IBM targets Thai expansion

    Business, Suchit Leesa-nguansuk, Published on 16/02/2012

    » IBM Thailand is spearheading sales growth in both local and regional markets by using Thailand as a springboard to Laos.

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