Tharum Bun musings from Cambodia

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What’s the easiest to understand a technical jargon term? Google that term, you’ll get a lot definitions, including from some the big name dictionaries. Here’s how Sideways Dictionary explains what’s an Internet Service Provider using simple analogy. Internet Service Provider — It’s like a gym. You pay a monthly fee and some get more out […]

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Over the few past months I’ve had a privilege to talk and interact with some amazing Cambodians who have built and served the backbone of the Internet connectivity in Cambodia. Just like anywhere else in the world, when people can access fast Internet, there are endless possibilities. These three people told me about their work […]

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Among the Southeast Asian countries, Cambodia still sees the lowest rate of toilet coverage, which has lead to disease, environmental issues, and impeded economic development among the population. I believe that although it is really challenging to tackle one of Cambodia’s biggest development obstacles, we citizens should work together to put a stop to all […]

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This is an unedited interview I gave to Matt Surrusco of The Cambodia Daily. Matt Surrusco: What accounts for Prime Minister Hun Sen’s wide reach and popularity on Facebook? In term of content strategy, I don’t think there is anything new. Before long there was national TV coverage for the mass audience. Back in the […]

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If you’re currently looking for an Internet Provider for either your home, office, or business, this is the guide for you. There are nearly 20 Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Cambodia. These ISPs are based in Phnom Penh with branches in major provinces like Siem Reap and Sihanoukville. Although there are many ISPs operating in […]

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/ December 19, 2016 / Comments Off on Cambodia: tech startups and coffee culture

Cambodia: tech startups and coffee culture

In May 1997 people in Cambodia could join the wider world through the Internet for the first time. Back then, the dial-up connection speed was 64Kbps, which allowed the Internet users to exchange email messages and surf web pages. Fast forward to 2016, you can subscribe to a dedicated 150Mbps fiber optic connection. In a […]

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/ December 11, 2016 / Comments Off on Fakebook for fake news: Fakebook

Fakebook for fake news: Fakebook

Facebook is set to launch a whole new social news site in 2017. The beta site is for invite only users.  To get the invite, you have to: know how to create/share fake news/information.  This Facebook’s newest platform, to be open to all in January 2017, is called Fakebook.  This is the first attempt to […]

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/ December 8, 2016 / Comments Off on Help Cambodian veteran journalist Saing Soenthrith

Help Cambodian veteran journalist Saing Soenthrith

Friends & foes of media & journalism, please chip in to help Cambodian veteran journalist Saing Soenthrith. Soenthrith has been with The Cambodia Daily for more than 20 years. Over the past 6 months, 76 people donated to the cause to the get the dialysis for his serious kidney problems. At the time of writing […]

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/ December 6, 2016 / Comments Off on The Giving Week: Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit to the Rabbit School

The Giving Week: Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit to the Rabbit School

Starting December 12, The Giving Tree School will host the Giving Week with several initiatives and events to give back to children in need. My son, Tom, has been a kindergartner with the Giving Tree School for over a year. I will be giving a set of Raspberry Pi 3 Starter Kit to the Rabbit School, selected […]

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/ November 29, 2016 / Comments Off on How to remove your personal info from your iPhone

How to remove your personal info from your iPhone

In our digital age, much of our privacy is in our pocket. It’s in our personal gadgets. Apple has it all: What to do before selling or giving away your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch! This is an important step to do before you decide selling your Apple idevice. You can use these steps to […]

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