Tharum Bun musings from Cambodia

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Currently, I’m on a Telegram chatroom of nearly 40 Cambodian tech folks (less than 10 are active) discuss about the potential of blockchain, Bitcoin, and Ethereum, among their personal pursuit in mining the next the big thing. This Sunday late afternoon, I came across this blog post (in my Gmail inbox sent from The Brain […]

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Cambodians spend much of their time playing on Facebook, one the world’s popular social networking websites. If you’re wondering why Khmer people are in love with Facebook, please continue to read on.  1- Cambodians started to hate TV because TV talked to them without listening to them. 2- TV is expensive. They spend money to […]

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There is this new thing called Explore Feed for all the not sponsored Page content. It’s a Facebook’s experiment. And Cambodia is among the six test countries. So only sponsored Page posts get shown on the prime Frontpage. The world’s most popular social networking site has just launched a new version for Cambodia’s users, among […]

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TechTalk 2017 One of the biggest sessions at this year BarCamp Asean (a special edition of BarCamp Phnom Penh), TechTalk 2017 offered some highlights of Cambodian tech startups to the enthusiastic audience. Key business players from big to small shared their thoughts on their tech offerings, challenges, golden opportunities, and what it’s like to build […]

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As competition among key players in Cambodia’s tech startups is at a new height, 2017 is the year of creative partnership. Uber and Grab are making their presence felt in Cambodia. The two giants are powerful in how they operate, market, and compete. Uber opened its Phnom Penh office mid this year, before officially launching […]

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Left: Bunleang Chang of Brown Coffee, me (middle), and Sakada Sam of K.E Cafe. A morning of talk about all things coffee and everything in between over coffee at Brown Coffee in BKK1. Got to the cafe in the BKK1 district from Tuol Kork by bike for the early morning exercise and double espresso. Bunleang […]

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In 2008, I flew to Bangkok and then took a mini van to Pattaya. It’s the first Mekong ICT Camp that took place in Thailand. The week-long workshop was inspired by Asia Source.  The series of this Mekong ICT Camp continues the following years, 2010, 2013, 2015, and 2017. Only the latest one, 2017, that […]

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