Digicel takes on the big boys in Myanmar

Here’s a piece I wrote about the, for some somewhat obscure, Digicel and its efforts to win a slice of Myanmar’s mobile pie. You can read the rest here. SINGAPORE, April 29 | Sun Apr 28, 2013 4:54pm EDT(Reuters) – Cellular operator Digicel Group Ltd jumped into Myanmar early and big, hiring staff, funding local sports, negotiating …

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An Idiot’s Guide To Prepaid GPRS

Further to my earlier post about GPRS traveling woes, I asked Syd Low of AlienCamel to offer his thoughts on the subject. He’s something of an old hand at the game. For the last two years I’ve gone “on the road” to the Alps. My journey goes through Asia, then Switzerland and finally Austria. In 2004 …

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News: Internet Payment Under Attack

 Internet payment system Worldpay is under hack attack from unknown assailants, hitting thousands of online retailers around the world, the BBC reports. The company’s payment and administration networks have been flooded with computer-generated requests, clogging the system and slowing transactions – also known as a “denial-of-service” attack. Worldpay is owned by the Royal Bank of …

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Column: Under the Wire

UNDER THE WIRE From 26 June 2003 edition of the Far Eastern Economic Review (c) 2003, Dow Jones & Company, Inc. You’re Fired SMS, or text messaging, is great for staying in touch but isn’t so hot for conveying bad news. A recent spate of dismissals via SMS — staff of British insurer Accident Group, …

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