Benjamin Lokshin

APEC app challenge winners 

APEC’s Most Talented App Developers Tackle Business Challenges at Trade Meeting

May 24, 2017

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As trade ministers prepared to gather for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) trade meeting in Hanoi last week, a group of the region’s most talented developers were in a nearby room, competing in the first-ever APEC App Challenge. In the final hours of the competition, the room grew more intense as developers bent over their screens, codi… Read more

Online platforms in Asia 

How Will Online Platforms Shape Asia’s Growth Story?

March 22, 2017

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Sahib Anandsongvit had a problem: his family, who ran a boutique hotel business in Bangkok, constantly needed to find skilled workers to repair rooms, clean facilities, or perform other services on short notice. Traditionally, Thai small business owners looking for service providers have relied on word of mouth, or flyers pinned to trees and teleph… Read more

 

New App Provides Nepali Migrant Workers with Safe Migration Information

May 25, 2016

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At Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan Airport, young men and women snake through the international terminal, waiting their turn to begin what could be the world’s longest commute to work. More than 1,500 people depart the country in this way every day, mostly bound for temporary jobs as construction workers, domestic servants, or low- and medium-skill laborers… Read more