Technology & Science

What will Cambodia look like in 2017?

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My short, sweet answer: Cambodians will empty more cups of coffee and enjoy faster Internet than ever! In May 1997 people in Cambodia could join the wider world through the Internet for the first time. Back then, the dial-up connection…

What Apple-FBI court fight means for mobile users

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Apple-FBI court fight over a terrorist’s iPhone once again sparks the public interests over the old, long-debated dilemma of national security versus privacy. While the case is based in the United States, its implications reach far beyond the U.S. borders….

Online news: A fresh look into Cambodian audiences

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News business is constantly being disrupted everywhere due to evolving media technologies. Cambodia, for the past few years, has experienced this trend, moving from a country heavily relying on traditional media such as radio and television – for scheduled, mostly…

What net neutrality means for educators and learners

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What if students couldn’t load Wikipedia and online library websites? What if teachers couldn’t use their personal websites to share and collaborate on content with students in class? What if corporations were the ones determining what educational content is available…

The face of information infrastructure in Cambodia, as of 2015

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The year 2013 marks the biggest transformation of media landscape in Cambodia. Like in most countries, digital technology – particularly mobile – and the Internet play the forefront role in this media remodeling. Today, the most influential platform for information…

Media convergence: Who made what converge

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Convergence in the media landscape is an interesting phenomenon. Although the idea of convergence seems to center around how digital content are made available on all media platforms, new and old, I tend to instead think about those pioneering visionaries…

The Verge: Apple of the digital publishing industry

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“The Verge is a window to how we live now and how we live next,” said an editor in a site’s promotional video. Parented by Vox Media, The Verge is a technology news website whose co-founder and former editor-in-chief Joshua…

4 ways we can do to improve e-commerce in Cambodia

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Online shopping is growing rapidly against the dominance of traditional physical marketplaces in Cambodia. Pioneering online stores – such as Khmer24, 7makara, Shop168, SnapyShop, and Kaymu – have been trying to change the way people shop, but they are still…

Social media’s growing influence on Cambodian politics

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One month before Cambodia’s general election scheduled for July 28, the government announced a directive banning local radio stations from airing foreign programs during the campaign and election period. The directive temporarily banned programs from Western broadcasters including Voice of America…