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    The road to 5G

    Asia focus, Tanyatorn Tongwaranan, Published on 17/09/2018

    » The next great technological transformation is under way as 5G telecommunication systems undergo testing prior to commercial deployment in many markets. Mobile operators will be at the forefront of creating a new platform capable of transforming industries and becoming a catalyst for global economic growth.


    Will China weaponise social media?

    Asia focus, Kent Harrington, Published on 12/02/2018

    » Ever since the 2016 US presidential election, with its revelations about Russian meddling, European officials have been on the lookout for similar attacks. But Europeans aren’t the only ones paying attention. So, too, are China’s leaders, who are considering what they might learn from the Kremlin’s successes.


    Facebook fatigue

    Asia focus, Published on 12/02/2018

    » In the past decade or so, the number of social media users has risen exponentially as people seek to stay connected with friends and loved ones. Apart from posting pictures and sharing news on platforms such as Facebook, some users have become online celebrities who earn tidy sums of money from sales and other activities.


    Full stream ahead

    Asia focus, Nithi Kaveevivitchai, Published on 29/01/2018

    » With faster internet speeds and technological advances enabling new digital lifestyles, subscription video on demand (SVOD) services are streaming into Asia.


    Unsocial media: religious insults spread online in India

    Asia focus, Narendra Kaushik, Published on 20/11/2017

    » Iqbal Jaildar has had his hands full in the last two months. The head of the panchayat (local council) in Bichhor, a village 90 kilometres south of Delhi, he has been busy defusing communal tension triggered by offensive social media posts by both Hindu and Muslim young people.


    Hands-free transport

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 20/11/2017

    » Amazon's Prime Air successfully delivered a package by drone last December, while self-driving trucks from a startup named Embark are now bringing packages to customers in southern California.


    Asean should embrace the fourth industrial revolution

    Asia focus, Published on 13/11/2017

    » When the leaders of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) gather for their 31st summit in the Philippines today, they will also be celebrating "Asean@50" -- testimony to Asean's endurance and durability over five decades, as the longest-running regional grouping of developing countries in the world.


    ShopBack sees big potential for cash-back model

    Asia focus, Erich Parpart, Published on 25/09/2017

    » The cash-back shopping website ShopBack has arrived in Thailand and is focusing on familiarising customers with the concept, building trust and helping consumers to find more shops online.


    E-athletes aim for respect

    Asia focus, Freddie Hayward, Published on 18/09/2017

    » Governments in Asia have often had a rocky relationship with video games. From the outright banning of some titles to broader social disapproval, gaming traditionally has not been an activity that governments promote to their citizens. But with the industry's relentless growth, some governments have been forced to change their stance.


    Game on

    Asia focus, Freddie Hayward, Published on 18/09/2017

    » Komsan Jandamit has been playing video games ever since his mother bought him a Nintendo Game Boy when he was young. During his teenage years, Mr Komsan would spend up to six hours a day playing video games, with immersive role players being his favourite. Final Fantasy, The Legend of Zelda and Dragon Quest are just a small selection from a long list.

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