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Inkbox secures $10 million in funding

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TORONTO: A Toronto-based startup has secured $10 million in funding from venture capitalists to expand its operations in the temporary tattoo business, the company's chief executive officer said on Tuesday.

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Oppo pivots to high-end smartphones

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Oppo is targeting the high-end smartphone segment as the Chinese handset maker strives to become a market leader in the saturated Thai market.

Grab bemoans lengthy legal gridlock

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Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country yet to legalise ride-hailing applications, hindering economic gains and perpetuating traffic congestion, says Grab, Southeast Asia's leading on-demand transport service.

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Google vows to 'Leave No Thais Behind'

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Google Thursday announced a collaboration with local partners on access to education, content, localised products and small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) promotion as part of the tech giant's long-term goal of broadening its digital…

Wednesday, Jul 18

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Autonomous taxi test to start in Tokyo next month

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TOKYO: Tests on public roads of an autonomous taxi carrying passengers will be held in central Tokyo for nearly two weeks from late August with the aim of launching the service in 2020, a venture firm and a major taxi company said on…

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Google 'fined $5bn' by EU over Android

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BRUSSELS: Google will be fined around 4.3 billion euros ($5 billion) by the European Union over Android apps on Wednesday, setting a new record for antitrust penalties, according to a person familiar with the EU decision.

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Local Lazada gets first crack at training

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The strong growth of e-commerce has enabled Thailand to become the first country where Alibaba Group is joining hands with Lazada to hold training courses for online sellers on the latter's platform.

New Nokia 3.1

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The New Nokia 3.1 is an 18:9 smartphone that packs a larger, 5.2-inch HD+ display protected by damage-resistant 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass. The new 3.1 comes with a face-unlock feature, the latest AI-powered innovations from Google…

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CDG Group checks off digital trends

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Artificial intelligence (AI), a behavioural revolution, empowered citizens, urbanisation and Resourceful Planet are big digital era trends, says CDG Group, a systems integrator.

Tuesday, Jul 17

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EU to fine Google heavily for 'Android monopoly'

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BRUSSELS: The EU is set to fine US internet giant Google several billion euros this week for freezing out rivals of its Android mobile phone system, sources said, in a ruling that risks fresh tensions with Washington.

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Rolls-Royce unveils hybrid flying taxi at Farnborough

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FARNBOROUGH, UK: British engine maker Rolls-Royce revealed plans this week to develop a hybrid electric vehicle, dubbed the "flying taxi", which takes off and lands vertically and could be airborne within five years.

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AI, digital twins and IoT to drive the service sector

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With an explosive growth in new technologies to gather and use data to optimise service delivery, this will be at the heart of driving the service industry in 2018. The Internet of Things (IoT) in combination with digital twins, AI-powered…

Monday, Jul 16

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Thoth Zocial OBVOC rebrands to Wisesight

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Thoth Zocial OBVOC, a local social listening data analytics firm, is rebranding to Wisesight and expanding its footprint in Asia-Pacific.

Saturday, Jul 14

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Fake news: Algorithms in the dock

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PARIS - At the heart of the spread of fake news are the algorithms used by search engines, websites and social media which are often accused of pushing false or manipulated information regardless of the consequences.

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First space tourist flights could come in 2019

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WASHINGTON: The two companies leading the pack in the pursuit of space tourism say they are just months away from their first out-of-this-world passenger flights -- though neither has set a firm date.

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CIMBT eyes social media for risk

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CIMB Thai Bank (CIMBT) is in talks with potential foreign business partners to help the bank leverage social media data to determine retail borrower creditworthiness.

Thursday, Jul 12

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MFEC offers predictive risk product

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MFEC Plc, a technology solutions provider, is embracing machine learning to introduce the first Thai-made predictive analysis product to minimise incident risk in businesses.

AI chatbot built to help domestic violence victims

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A group of tech experts is developing a new artificial intelligence (AI) chatbot to help victims of domestic violence more easily access the justice system and counselling programmes as the problem balloons in Thailand.

Wednesday, Jul 11

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Pantip invests in e-sports event venue

IT shopping mall Pantip Pratunam has collaborated with the public and private sectors to support the Thai e-sports industry, aiming to encourage the younger generation to become more competitive on the global stage.

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Microsoft launches smaller, cheaper tablet to rival iPad

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SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft Corp is going for the low-end of the personal computing market with a smaller, cheaper Surface Go tablet that takes on Apple Inc's cheapest iPads.

Orbi Home Wi-Fi System

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The Orbi whole home Wi-Fi system delivers up to 3Gbps high-performance Wi-Fi. The sleek, modern design with high-gain internal antennas is good for up to 450m² of coverage. FastLane Technology creates a dedicated Tri-Band Wi-Fi for…

Chula, KBank team up for campus app

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Chulalongkorn University in collaboration with Kasikorn Bank last week announced the launch of "CU Nex" mobile application designed to provide students, lecturers and university staff a platform for connection for all aspects on the campus…

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A lot of screen for little money

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Wiko has been doing business in Thailand for a few years now and has proven that it is good at producing smartphones that punch above their price tag. The Wiko View 2 Pro follows this trend.

Tuesday, Jul 10

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AIS going for gold in e-sports arena

Thailand's leading mobile operator Advanced Info Service (AIS) has made its first foray into e-sports through a partnership with SingTel Group, the largest telecom operator in Singapore, to strengthen Thai gamers' competitiveness and…

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Health tops NSTDA list of key innovation fields this year

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Medical tech, digital, artificial intelligence and material tech are among the top 10 technologies to watch this year, says the National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA).

AIS rolls out B2.8bn digital customer service concept

The largest mobile operator Advanced Info Service (AIS) plans to spend 2.8 billion baht this year to upgrade customer service management under the concept "digitisation plus human touch".

Monday, Jul 9

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China on the fast track to drone deliveries

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The day after Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com Inc's mid-year sale, a company drone took off from a playground in the city of Xi'an to deliver one of the orders in a football-sized box to a village in the mountains to the south.

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11street Thailand finally secures new investor

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After struggling with intense e-commerce competition and looking for local partners for a year, South Korea e-marketplace 11street Thailand finally has a new investor: Chalermchai Mahagitsiri.

Adoption forecast to eclipse mobile

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Internet of Things (IoT) adoption in Thailand has been growing faster in both the consumer and business sectors.

Sunday, Jul 8

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Depa pushes for IoT infrastructure

The government can influence the development of Internet of Things (IoT) technology in Thailand by supporting it and creating new value, says the Digital Economy Promotion Agency (Depa).