Deloitte’s 2014 TMT Predictions – Overview of the “Southeast Asia Edition”

As in previous years, the 2014 edition of Deloitte’s annual TMT Predictions study provides thoughtful analysis on big picture issues in the global tech, media and telecoms sectors today. For people like me who follow digital trends in Southeast Asia, it also comes in a special Southeast Asia Edition, which adds extra commentary on how these predictions may unfold in the […]

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Mobile Payments in the Philippines: 2014 Market Overview

Mobile payments services have a long history and a growing presence in the Philippines today. These services, which allow people to send and receive payments with their mobile devices, hold great potential to improve lives and catalyze economic development. Yet the vast majority of Filipinos are unfamiliar with mobile payments and the market remains undeveloped relative […]

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The Philippines’ Digital Boom: 5 Key Trends for 2014

Booming digital markets in the Philippines create unprecedented opportunities for investors and companies of all sizes in 2014, according to Perfect Digital Storm: Philippines, a new report by Tigercub Digital. The report, which I co-authored, provides extensive detail about the country’s fast-growing digital, social and mobile markets. It also includes recommendations for how to capitalize on key trends […]

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Southeast Asia Leads World in Online Brand Engagement

Across virtually all social media platforms and other online content channels, Southeast Asians are more likely to engage with brands than anywhere else in the world, according to new data from GlobalWebIndex (GWI). This data, based on surveys of web users conducted in the fourth quarter of 2013, looked at brand engagement across twenty different […]

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E-commerce in Southeast Asia: Opportunities and Challenges for Continued Growth in 2014

E-commerce is undeniably one of Southeast Asia’s hottest emerging tech sectors. According to Tech in Asia, investors poured over half a billion dollars into Southeast Asian e-commerce startups in 2013–more than 90% of all publicly disclosed investments in Southeast Asian internet startups that year. International investors and local start-ups clearly see big potential in Southeast […]

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