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Visa signs MoU as payments partner for Phuket Smart City

Visa signs MoU as payments partner for Phuket Smart City

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PHUKET: Visa has signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Phuket City Development Co., Ltd (PKCD) as an official partner of Phuket Smart City project to develop payment solutions for both residents and tourists on the island. Present to sign the MoU were Visa Country Manager for Thailand Suripong Tantiyanon […]

MeetinThailand rolls out nationwide

MeetinThailand rolls out nationwide

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PHUKET: The rolling launch of meetinthailand.com, Thailand’s first and only in-depth, interactive online portal for the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) industry – has now been completed, following its “soft” regional launch in Phuket in November 2016. According to Grenville Fordham, founder and Managing Director of Image Asia Events […]

Phuket’s Architect & Engineering trade expo looks to the future

Phuket’s Architect & Engineering trade expo looks to the future

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PHUKET: The annual Architect & Engineering Exhibition returns to Phuket next month with a focus on leading technology in construction and interior decor industries. Visitors to the Architect & Engineering Exhibition at the Royal Phuket City hotel on July 12-15 will be treated to a variety of displays showcasing the […]

EGA launches ‘smart kiosks’ in Phuket

EGA launches ‘smart kiosks’ in Phuket

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PHUKET: Deputy Prime Minister Prajin Juntong last week chaired a seminar titled ‘GovChannel Roadshow 2017: Digital Local Government’ at Novotel Phuket Phookeethra in Phuket Town. The seminar introduced the launch of a ‘smart kiosk’ at Big C supercenter, making Phuket the first province in the South to have one. “In […]

Thailand’s much-debated Computer Crimes Act goes into effect

Thailand’s much-debated Computer Crimes Act goes into effect

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PHUKET: The newly-amended Computer Crimes Act (No. 2) B.E. 2560 (2017) was put into effect this week, after it was published in the Royal Gazette on January 24. It replaces the Computer Crimes Act B.E. 2550 (2007). One of the most talked about sections of the amended Act states that […]

Companies held to ransom as software hacked

Companies held to ransom as software hacked

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BANGKOK: Cyber police are facing a new challenge. They have learnt that at least 10 companies’ computer systems have been hacked and the companies under attack were forced to quickly pay a ransom in exchange for a password to salvage their crippled systems. Almost any company can fall victim to […]

Email marketing missing the mark

Email marketing missing the mark

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PHUKET: Recently, my business partner and I have been analyzing email marketing and what came to light was quite a surprise. He is a systems engineer so it is fair to say his level of knowledge of IT far surpasses my own. We were collaborating on our latest project and […]

Dusit first hotel group in Thailand to accept WeChat Pay

Dusit first hotel group in Thailand to accept WeChat Pay

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BANGKOK: Dusit Hotels & Resorts has signed a partnership agreement with Ksher (WeChat Pay Thailand) and Asset Bright Public Co Ltd to accept WeChat Pay at Dusit Hotels and Resorts. WeChat Pay is part of China’s largest mobile instant messaging app, WeChat, which to date has over 800 million active […]

Handy tips for online shopping in Phuket

Handy tips for online shopping in Phuket

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PHUKET: Online shopping is so easily accessible these days that even those residing on islands can benefit from its perks while enjoying island life to the maximum. While websites like eBay and Amazon are dominating the West, e-commerce is only starting to grow here in Southeast Asia. According to Statista, […]

Save with these 3 Steps when you shop online in Phuket

Save with these 3 Steps when you shop online in Phuket

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Living on an island has its perks but also its disadvantages. Yes we may very well have unlimited access to the sun, sea and pretty people everywhere but what happens when we need to shop for necessities? Unlike Bangkok, shopping malls are scarce in Phuket, with only a few big […]