Tharum's blog musings from Cambodia

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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 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 4, 2016 / Comments Off on TekHub: new co-working space for Cambodian tech startups

TekHub: new co-working space for Cambodian tech startups

The Cambodia Daily’s Hang Sokunthea quoted me in her latest about ‘Incubator Opens a New Home for Tech Startups.’ Bun Tharum, a tech blogger and communications specialist, said the hub provides a “great combination of hybrid resources where new and successful startups continue to grow organically.” “TekHub might be an ideal place where tech startups […]

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/ October 28, 2016 / Comments Off on Jammed by traffic in Phnom Penh?

Jammed by traffic in Phnom Penh?

The thing about traffic jam is everyone on the street is jammed. You move so slow as if a snail is walking on the snow. No matter what car you drive, either a Toyota Corolla (1980) or an UberX or a Tesla Model 3, you share the same street. There is an exception, though. A […]

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/ October 17, 2016 / Comments Off on Khmer film event at the Chinese House in Phnom Penh

Khmer film event at the Chinese House in Phnom Penh

7 years ago today More photos here as copyrighted by Sweet Memory Studio.

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/ October 6, 2016 / Comments Off on Pathmazing: Cambodia’s tech giant

Pathmazing: Cambodia’s tech giant

Had a tour at Cambodia’s tech giant Pathmazing. and its academy this morning. A large, open space where 80+ young Cambodian coders take on global projects and for clients like eBay. Some new in-house products for local market are coming out in a couple of months. The future of Cambodian tech sector is here in […]

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/ September 22, 2016 / Comments Off on 7 reasons Cambodians should spend more time on Facebook

7 reasons Cambodians should spend more time on Facebook

In Cambodia, Facebook is a new mainstream media. It’s for everyone. 1. A lot of VIPs, riches, and elites want to have their voices heard. They’re willing to pay Facebook the king of social networking site to put their messages on the top of your news stream. The good thing is spending money to run […]

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