22 Mar '13, 3am

Google's plans in Myanmar

Google's plans in Myanmar

Myanmar could be the Internet’s next great frontier. Once a closed society, internet users are finding that censorship is no longer as rampant as it used to be. It is in this context that Google Chairman Eric Schmidt is visiting the country this week on a business trip. Officially, Google has kept mum on its plans for the frontier economy. However, according to business publication Quartz , it already has several initiatives in the works, including Burmese language versions of the Google search engine, Android and other Google services, as well as access to Google Play and possibly Google Wallet, which were banned in the country. Given the search giant’s cache, it wouldn’t have a problem negotiating with the government to remove a ban on its services. While the developed countries are where the profit margins, ad spend, and consumer spend are highest, the next billion Inte...

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