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Kingdom’s Facebook users access Messenger Lite 
Messenger Lite is now available in Thailand, Facebook announced on Thursday.

Major changes coming to how you make comments on Facebook 
Facebook is set to make changes to its comments feature.

Zyxel launches two new small, portable Wi-Fi range extenders
Zyxel Communications Wednesday launched two small and portable Wi-Fi range extenders.

 iPad gets ‘brighter’ retina display 
Apple has updated its iPad so it now features what the company claims is a brighter 9.7-inch retina display.

Apple and (RED) mark partnership anniversary with special launch
Apple has announced the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus (PRODUCT)RED special edition have been given a red aluminium finish in recognition of more than 10 years of partnership between Apple and (RED).

True Corp to unveil True Branding Shop as ‘lifestyle space concept’
True Corp group has reinvented its True Urban Park in Siam Paragon as True Branding Shop under the concept of “Change”. The venue, which opens on Wednesday, boasts what the telecommunications company calls a lifestyle space concept, a change from the previous retail space format. Located on the third floor of the shopping centre, the concept was designed by prominent designer Duangrit Bunnag.

Telenor unveils first steps towards 5G in Norway
Telenor has joined hands with Huawei, the China-based mobile-device manufacturer, to test and develop 5G prior to it being launched for public use in Norway in 2020.

Google unveils tools to prevent ads alongside undesirable content
LONDON - Google, which has seen a slew of companies withdraw ads after they appeared alongside extemist content, said Tuesday it was introducing new tools to give firms greater control.

Line aims to morph into ‘mobile platform’
Line has unveiled its strategy for 2017 – with the focus on making users’ lives easier in the digital era through communication, content, services and commerce and turning the popular platform into a “mobile portal”.

Samsung voice-assistant Bixby to debut with new phone
SAN FRANCISCO - Samsung announced Monday that a voice-powered digital assistant named "Bixby" will debut with a flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone set to be unveiled by the South Korean consumer electronics giant.

Mobile payment boom raises question: what will die first, cash or passwords?
THE growth in mobile payments will spur the development of China’s digital verification industry.

Salesforce: study of an innovative company in San Francisco
San Francisco, benefiting from its neighbour, Silicon Valley, is now one of the leading cities in technology and an innovation hub in the world.

Co-working space outlets now open in all regions
Trend of hiring a workspace for short periods has caught on; café service and meeting room are often part of package

Airlines offer free in-flight Wi-Fi
A survey carried out last year found that more than half of all airline passengers would rather have Wi-Fi on their next flight than a meal, Thaivisa website reported.

Japan offers alternative funding model for innovators
THAILAND should consider adopting a Japanese model called Hometown Investment Trust Fund (HTITF) to promote small business start-ups, according to Naoyuki Yoshino, dean of the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI).

IFC Invests in SeedPlus to ‘boost technology entrepreneurship’ in Asia
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, on Thursday announced a $2 million (Bt70 billion) equity investment in SeedPlus, a seed-stage venture fund based in Singapore, to support early-stage technology entrepreneurship in Asia.

Plan unveiled to create 500,000 digital startups
Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, president of the Digital Economy Promotion Agency, has revealed a plan to create 500,000 digital startups in the country to support the government’s Thailand 4.0 economic policy and drive sustainable growth.

Microsoft’s Dynamics 365 cloud service ‘transforming’ Thai businesses
Microsoft says it has continued its mission to drive digital transformation for all businesses in Thailand with the availability of its latest cloud service Dynamics 365.

F5 delivers application security for digital economy 
F5 Networks has introduced security solutions that provide visibility, context, and control to overcome today’s evolving threats, it announced Wednesday.

Why start-ups need an accelerator 
THE HYPE over start-ups has been going around in Thailand for several years. An apparent increase in the number of start-ups emerging from all over the country has proved that Thais are now more motivated to become entrepreneurs. 



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