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I received these questions from a Cambodian university student who’s working on her master’s program. Her work focuses on the emerging entrepreuneurs in Cambodia. The questions center around the business technology startups in Phnom Penh. The answers are my observation and perspectives. You may also want to read: Phnom Penh’s startups: ‘the art of battling […]

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Sophie, my 3-year-old daughter, started her first year at the kindergaten several months ago. This year, her school will be supporting LICADHO’s Early Years Behind Bars for its annual beloved Giving Night. I’m supporting this cause. And I’m asking you to join this with me. What: I’m now collecting donations of child/adult toothbrushes as well […]

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Cambodians spend much of their time playing on Facebook, the world’s popular social networking website. Despite Cambodia is a hotbed for Facebook experiment, I expect that it will not affect the number of growing users. Of course, a small number of people here (including me) don’t like it. If you’re wondering why Khmer people are in […]

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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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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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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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Chea Langda, a doer and fearless founder Chea Langda is a startup co-founder of BookMeBus. The young Cambodian left his 8-5 job to launch a website that lists bus trip information. It came out of his frustration when finding a bus seat to his hometown, Battambang province, from Phnom Penh. The BookMeBus now is one […]

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This is an email interview I gave to The Cambodia Daily’s journalist Hang Sokunthea today Date: 22 June 2017 at 12:09 I am writing a story today about the Beta test that Uber has launched last week and wondering if you could comment on the story? A tech blogger has written a story as a […]

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I interviewed Sambath Meas the author last year. Glad she send me this announcement about her book to be available for download. Check out the Governor’s Daughter (The Mysteries of Colonial Cambodia Book 1) Kindle Edition on Amazon.com.

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This is a recent interview I gave to a foreign correspondent. In the email questions & answers, I talked about the technology community and the emerging startups that Cambodians think help taking the Kingdom of Cambodia on the global map. You can also read my previous blog post about the Cambodian tech startups and coffee […]

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