Facebook has given a clear indication of its intent to monetize its vast popularity in Southeast Asia after agreeing to a deal which sees Admax Network, one of the region's most prominent online ad networks, appointed "Official Advertising Sales Representative in Southeast Asian Countries" tasked with helping brands "engage with their customers on Facebook across the region".
The ins-and-outs of Thailand's tech industry.
Dwight Turner is an American social media addict living in Bangkok. He especially loves gadgets, photography, and examining the ways society interacts with emerging forms of technology.
Tablet computers are the second biggest driver of mobile broadband in Asia according to new data from Ovum released Wednesday.Smartphones were, unsurprisingly, found to be the biggest driver while netbooks and laptops, which were the key growth driver last year, falling to third place this year.
There's no doubt that True Move stole a major march on its competition when it took the iPhone exclusively when the device first arrived on Thai shores legitimately in January 2009.Back then, True Move's chief executive Supachai Chearavanont described the response to launching the iPhone 3G as "beyond expectation", as more than 5,000 waiting customers marked the beginning of Thailand's obsession with the iPhone.
The secret of social media growth in Asia was let out of the bag in a major way last year.The popularity of Twitter in Japan, Indonesia's growing Facebook membership and China's unique digital landscape are just three subjects that gained international recognition.
Having been offline on vacation, during which I spend a fair amount of time travelling, I got thinking...a dangerous thing I know.
I'm hugely honored and excited to be here and blogging at ZDNet Asia.I'm already an avid blogger here in Thailand, covering social media, tech and digital in Asia, where I discuss my thoughts on technology and digital in the local business world.