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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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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/ 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 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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/ October 4, 2016 / Comments Off on BarCamp Phnom Penh: 7 years ago today

BarCamp Phnom Penh: 7 years ago today

The second of its series of Cambodia’s BarCamp More photos here on my Google Photo album!

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Tharum Bun is a communications specialist and one of the first bloggers in Cambodia. His love for writing, story-telling and photography combined with a passion for tech have made him an online personality in the Kingdom for nearly a decade, most recently on his blog Musings From Cambodia. He spoke with Alessandro Marazzi Sassoon this […]

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“I see the project as both colonialist and deceptive,” Ethan Zuckerman, the director of the MIT Center for Civic Media, told me. “It tries to solve a problem it doesn’t understand, but it doesn’t need to understand the problem because it already knows the solution. The solution conveniently helps lock in Facebook as the dominant […]

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