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  • March 5, 2015

    Morpho, W-Locate partner to bring location-based services

    ... Morpho and location data provided by W-Locate's XimLoc. Using a SIM-based LBS solution has enabled the Thai operator to offer a cost-effective, power-efficient locating service with a significantly higher indoor location accuracy compared to GPS. Morpho's latest generation of SIM cards, in combination...

    Business
  • March 5, 2015

    Don't let Constitution open loophole to a fresh crisis

    ..., of 1997 and 2007, which required that the premier be an elected member of Parliament. That requirement was reintroduced in the so-called People's Constitution of 1997, five years after street demonstrations against an unelected prime minister led to a bloody crackdown. What came to be known as Black May...

    Opinion
  • March 5, 2015

    Yes, anyone can become PM, if the new charter says so

    ... greeted with an avalanche of criticism from many quarters, particularly the political circles awaiting the new elections, where they hope to vie for power once again. The arguments on both sides follow more or less the normal lines: Those against say the proposal represents a major setback for democratic...

    Opinion
  • March 5, 2015

    Game makers lured into virtual worlds

    ... players so deeply into game worlds that they seem real. "Virtual reality headset makers are looking for great games that help show off the power of the hardware," said Scott Steinberg, chief of video game consulting firm TechSavvy Global. "At the end of the day, it comes back to what the play experience...

    Technology
  • March 4, 2015

    Ticha explains her reasons for quitting panels

    ...(CDC) and National Reform Council (NRC) on Sunday because some male drafters had shot down her proposal for a fair proportion of female candidates in party-list MP candidature. "The aim was neither to boost women's power nor reduce men's power. The objective was to make women participate in pushing our society...

    Politics
  • March 2, 2015

    Thailand must examine the real issues surrounding energy exploration

    ... oil or gas discoveries. It remains to be seen if the government can eventually find a consensus and bring in a new formula that satisfies every party and if the bidding can really be carried out within the tenure of this interim military government, which is expected to end by early next year. ...

    Business
  • March 2, 2015

    In Greek drama over debt, it is geopolitics versus politics

    ... keep the country out of Moscow's clutches. In 1947, then president Harry Truman proclaimed the doctrine that the United States would aid "free peoples" against "totalitarian regimes" in the midst of a Greek civil war in which Washington funded the defeat of Soviet-backed communist insurgents. Greece...

    Opinion
  • February 28, 2015

    Russian opposition leader Nemtsov shot dead near Kremlin

    ... on radio, describing it as a provocation. The brazen assassination was one of the most highest-profile killings during Putinโ s 15 years in power and recalled the shooting of anti-Kremlin reporter Anna Politkovskaya, who was gunned down on Putinโ s birthday in 2006. Investigators said Nemtsov was shot...

    Politics
  • February 27, 2015

    CDC rejects 'emergency powers' provision for PM

    Constitution drafters yesterday rejected a proposed provision that would have given the prime minister wide-ranging "emergency powers" modelled after the powers of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) head. The Constitution Drafting Committee (CDC) debated the provision in the new charter that would...

    Politics
  • February 26, 2015

    New provisions on censure debate

    ..., such as the United Kingdom or Canada, who have a similar framework for the upper house of parliament. Kamnoon said charter drafters wanted "power groups" in society to have an official standing in the political system, adding that the House of Representatives would still represent the public, while...

    Politics