Established in 1967, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) aims to accelerate the economic and social growth in the region through joint initiatives and partnerships between member nations. We look at key ICT developments in these countries, with strong focus on IT developments in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines.
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The company is looking to hire in its two new Singaporean and Australian offices, as well as set up more offices in the region.
The 3D printer manufacturer is eyeing the region's potential, especially on the back of government support to drive the technology's development and adoption.
Under its new name Evercoss, it will expand further into neighboring countries served by its new US$100 million local factory--a move that's supposed to be cheaper than its current model of wholly relying on manufacturing in China.
Qatar-owned operator Ooredoo, which owns one of two foreign telco licenses in Myanmar, hopes to bring 30,000 women into the local economy with a franchisee model to sell prepaid airtime.
U.K.-based Media Legal Defence Initiative seeks to fund legal expenses for bloggers and online media organizations in South and Southeast Asia.
Government announces new clause starting September 1 blogs and social media profiles of individuals are only allowed to share personal information instead of news reports or other forms of information.
The technology markets in the Asia-Pacific region might still be growing, but when compared to the US dollar, spending will actually decrease compared to the rest of the world.
The US$400 million system which links seven countries in Southeast Asia to the latest transpacific cable, will deliver faster connectivity and offer better resiliency with its route avoiding the earthquake zone in North Asia.
The shopping site becomes the second Southeast Asian e-commerce business under Rocket Internet's stable to get a US$100 million injection in as many months.
Asia-Pacific will account for US$74 billion, growing at 38 percent in 2013, with developed markets including Singapore and South Korea as well as developing markets such as India driving growth in the region.
World's two largest mobile operators say the returns do not justify their investment after pulling out their joint bid for one of Myanmar's two telecom licenses.
The incubator has devoted a microfund devoted to Southeast Asia and has hired Malaysian entrepreneur Khailee Ng as its newest venture partner.
We live in an interconnected web of industry and markets.
Southeast Asia can be more compelling for entrepreneurs than China or Silicon Valley with opportunities being created from cultural differences, on top of increasingly attractive cost dynamics and staff loyalty.