WSJ on mobile banking in Cambodia

From today’s WSJ: Mobile Service Targets Cambodia’s ‘Unbanked’: How do you roll out a banking service in a place where most people don’t have bank accounts? Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd. tackled that question in developing WING, a banking and payment system it launched in Cambodia early last year.

Economist: Mobile phones in South-East Asia: Talk is cheap

Economist: Mobile phones in South-East Asia: Talk is cheap Take a taxi in Bangkok and the driver’s mobile phone is sure to chirp. A long conversation ensues, usually by speakerphone, since few cabbies bother with headsets. It is not just that cabbies are chatty; it is also that talk is cheap. Once reserved for the […]

WSJ: “Thai Groups Denounce Web Censorship”

Today’s WSJ: Thai Groups Denounce Web Censorship: BANGKOK–Criticism over Thailand’s efforts to curb political debate online is mounting as the government restricts thousands of websites following deadly protest clashes earlier this year. Thai authorities say they have blocked at least 40,000 Web pages this year, according to the government’s Ministry of Information and Communication Technology, […]

Gmail

I’ll let you in on a little secret: I am the proud owner of a coveted, no-yet-widely-available-to-the-public, Google Email account. I’m currently debating whether or not I can stand to part with it–in return for some very interesting goods. Until Arsenal’s manager calls me to say I’m his starting goalkeeper for the next Premiership season, […]