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Jobs Remembered in the Digital Corners of Cambodia

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 8:58 am (UTC+7)
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Bun Tharum, Phnom Penh Cambodia has no official Apple Store where fans of Steve Jobs, who died Thursday at 56, can pay homage. But Cambodian Facebook pages were cluttered with news stories, messages and memorable quotes from the man who helped found Apple and led the company through the explosion of the information age. Here, […]

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Cambodian Computer Wiz Wins Google Grant

Posted June 23rd, 2011 at 2:42 pm (UTC+7)
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(Bun Tharum, Phnom Penh, BLOG) Eighteen-year-old Thim Chanrithy is now in Vietnam’s Cantho province for three months, writing software he proposed to the coding giant, Google, to make open-source software more portable. That idea has special applications in Cambodia, where the Internet is not widely used but where the movement of software from disc to […]

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Five Years and Counting for Khmer Wikis

Posted March 2nd, 2011 at 10:13 am (UTC+7)
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Bun Tharum, Phnom Penh With more than 3.5 million articles in English language, Wikipedia is now the world’s most popular Internet encyclopedia, a collaboration of volunteers from around the globe. Since its launch five years ago the Khmer Wikipedia [km.wikipedia.org], has sought to provide a similar service. It has more than 5,500 registered users who […]

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Cambodians and Facebook, a Love Story

Posted January 6th, 2011 at 3:04 pm (UTC+7)
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Bun Tharum, Phnom Penh This week Facebook announced $500 million in investment from Goldman Sachs. This put the value of Facebook at $50 billion, affirming its popularity among many Internet users around the world. Cambodia is no different, and in the past six months, the number of Facebook users here has skyrocketed. Cambodians use Facebook […]

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Bun Tharum is a freelance journalist, blogger, and digital media specialist. Blogging since 2005, he’s been a contributing-writer for Global Voices Online, Asian Correspondent, and several other print publications. His main interests are information and communication technologies for development and online media. Tharum’s base is Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s largest capital city.

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