Thailand

  • Thai E-book Provider Ookbee Adds 6,000 New Users Each Day

    Thai E-book Provider Ookbee Adds 6,000 New Users Each Day

    It seems the e-book market in Thailand has been quietly flourishing, at least according to a local provider of digital books and magazines, Ookbee. The company is the country’s biggest e-bookstore, with a claimed 88 percent market share. Its founder, Natavudh “Moo” Pungcharoenpong, said the local market is still very new and young, but added that it has amassed 3 million users… Read More

  • Thai Mobile Shopping App ShopSpot Adds Brands, Gets $628,000

    Thai Mobile Shopping App ShopSpot Adds Brands, Gets $628,000

    Shopspot, a startup out of Thailand with a mobile shopping app, has won $628,000 (S$779,000) after switching its shopper matchmaking app to a more traditional shopping interface. Its earlier app focused on connecting individuals keen to sell their wares. The app would pair sellers and their goods with buyers based on geolocation. Released today, the new version bills itself as a… Read More

  • Western Digital’s Q4 2012 Earnings Beat Forecast: $4.8B in Revenue, Earnings of $2.87 Per Share, 71M Drives Shipped

    Western Digital’s Q4 2012 Earnings Beat Forecast: $4.8B in Revenue, Earnings of $2.87 Per Share, 71M Drives Shipped

    Western Digital just reported its earnings for its fourth financial quarter of 2012. The company reported revenue of 4.8$ billions and earnings per share of $2.87. On a non-GAAP basis, net income was $872 million, or $3.35 per share. That’s far better than what most analysts expected and also better than the company’s own guidance of $4.2 billion to $4.4 billion in revenue. Read More

  • An Open Letter to LivingSocial: Learn from Groupon's International Mistakes

    Another day, another unfortunate piece of news out of Groupon’s international operations. Today it’s that SoSata, Groupon’s Indian site, got hacked.  In a letter to users, Groupon encouraged them to change user names and passwords and assured them no financial information was compromised because none is stored on the site. Compared to the flood of angry headlines… Read More

  • Videos: Restaurant Robot From Thailand

    Who said Japan is the only country in Asia that produces service robots? A group of students at Bangkok University [TH] have developed a Linux-powered robot that can carry and serve food in restaurants. Read More

  • Suntech Bringing 9.43 MW More Solar Panels To Thailand

    Suntech Power Holdings Co. (NYSE: STP) has inked a deal to supply and install another 9.43 MW of solar panels at a plant in Thailand owned by Bangchak Petroleum, the companies announced today. The large scale plant will be grid-connected by late next year with a total capacity of 44 MW. Thailand’s national goal is to meet 20% of its total energy consumption with renewable sources by 2022. Read More

  • Thailand suspends sale of Grand Theft Auto after teen goes on a rampage


    Here we go, again. Looks like Rockstar Games could be in some hot water after an 18-year-old Thai teen confessed to robbing and murdering a cab driver because he wanted to see if it was as easy in real life as it was in the game. The miscreant said he didn’t intend on killing the man, but that he stabbed him to death once he started fighting back. As a result of this incident that… Read More

  • iPhone coming to Thailand

    In the endless march towards world domination, Apple is talking to Thailands Advanced Info Service to sell the iPhone in the land of great skewered meat and kickboxing. “We are negotiating on details, including a revenue sharing standard. Apple needs a local operator to promote iPhone,” Prattana Leelapanang, assistant vice president for AIS’s wireless business marketing… Read More