The world’s best Android smartphone? Google Pixel

In a recent review by Forbes’s contributor, Ewan Spence wrote that “The Internet Falls In Love With Google’s Android iPhone.” On Wired, David Pierce said “Google Pixel is the Best on the Planet.” Really? Why? Is it really an iPhone running Android?

For the first time in history, Google this month claimed that they made a phone. According to its brand new page: Meet Pixel, Phone by Google. Google started with this to convince you to buy the Pixel: “It has the highest rated smartphone camera. Ever. A battery that lasts all day. Unlimited storage for all your photos and videos. And it’s the first phone with the Google Assistant built in.”

Some highlights:

  • The highest rated smartphone camera. Ever? 12.3MP
  • A vivid, cinematic display.
  • A battery that lasts all day, and charges fast. Get up to 7 hours of battery life in just 15 minutes.

Writing for The Verge, Dieter Bohn:
“Both Pixel variants have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 processor, 4 gigs of RAM, and flat-out gorgeous OLED screens with deep blacks and vibrant, punchy colors. And that’s important: at some point next month, Daydream VR will finally get released and you’ll want high-quality screens for that.”

Where can you buy a Google Pixel or Pixel XL in Cambodia’s Phnom Penh? We’ll update it here when it’s available.

Welcome to Cambodia: new in town, get some good tips

EuroCham created a short seminar packed with answers and insights for new arrivals to Cambodia. Know someone new? Please tell them!

Come join us for an afternoon of practical expat tips on Bank accounts, Healthcare, apartment hunting, opening a business and, job hunting and career success, and more.

Leave inspired after hearing from entrepreneurs and business professionals who have succeeded and share their stories about how they did so. Note to job seekers: there will be immediate job offers on hand!

Finally, get to know new people by mingling with over 100 people from Cambodia’s business community during a EuroCham networking cocktail reception.

Seminar cost: 30 USD (includes networking event)

Want to go?
Register here:

Detailed list of all that is included:
5 experts covering

  • Banking for expats
  • Real estate and apartment hunting for expats
  • Healthcare for expats
  • HR & Jobs for expats
  • Business startup and basic legal advice for expats

3 experts sharing their

  • Success stories running a small business in Cambodia
  • Success stories running a medium/large business in Cambodia
  • Career success stories in Cambodia

A recruiting company with job offers on hand

  • Followed by a catered reception with complimentary cocktails and one hundred of Cambodia’s business leaders that newcomers can meet and add to their network

BIG news today: King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Xi Jinping in Cambodia


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Ten teams take on new startup journey for better education

On an early Friday evening (16 September 2016) as people rushed back home from their long day at work, a group of energetic 50 people flocked their way to a new, modern workspace: The Canopy of Raintree in the heart of Phnom Penh. After dinner, facilitator Mike Michalec walked the participants through the program and agenda and introduced the event concept that inspired many people to start their own journey in building a startup. In other words, it’s the start of the Startup Weekend Education Phnom Penh 2016.

A Startup Weekend alumnus, Soliya Kong, shared his personal experience onhow the 2015 event helped him found Joonaak, a business to customer delivery service. Solya’s personal story about challenges and triumphs inspired many in the audiences who would soon take the same path to found their startup.

As the evening helped set the direction for the participants, also known as Weekend Warriors, to define and refine their offerings to start a business, the next two days enabled teams to produce something more concrete, which is probably “the hardest part of starting up– starting out.” Throughout the event, 12 mentors and coaches helped them stay focused.

During the weekend, 10 teams poured their energy and thoughts into their startups. These are the teams who committed to transforming their early business concepts in running startups: EasyTutor, Read-in, Frich, Yul, Tos Rean, EDU-Medic, Project Camp, SSK (Snadia Seavphov Khmer), Khalture, and Academic Goal.

With these amazing teams, the judges had a tough time selecting the winning teams. However, the event format provided a good opportunity for each team to pitch, which was an interactive demonstration of the excellence. The pitch session is usually very crucial to everyone at this stage. Five judges with business experience and mentorship from successful firms and prominent institutions concluded the 54-hour weekend event. The first winner went to Project Camp, while Tos Rean and Academic Goal got second and third place respectively.

“The recent education themed event in Phnom Penh revealed the rapid progression in the local ecosystem through the quality and quantity of startup pitches on the third day, the judges and attendees were pleasantly surprised!,” said Mike Michalec.

Just like all the Startup Weekend, the Special Education Edition event aims to help them build a fully operating startup, and provides others the bootcamp experience and a network of like minds.

Partially supported by TIGERS@Mekong, a U.S. Department of State-funded program that aims to help accelerate the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the Lower Mekong sub-region (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam), this Education theme is part of The Startup Weekend Cambodia’s series to nurture aspiring entrepreneurs to design solutions for social impact, especially in the field of education.

Chromecast Ultra made by Google

Last night Google announced the Chromecast Ultra, a 4K version of its very popular streaming device. The Chromecast Ultra will be able to stream 4K content from YouTube Netflix, and Vudu at launch. HDR content — both HDR10 and Dolby Vision formats — is also supported by the Chromecast Ultra. Are you excited about it?

“Stream in up to 4K Ultra HD and HDR with stunning picture and lightning speed.”

YouTube Netflix, and Vudu offer users to stream 4K content.

Chromecast 2 at Sweet Memory Store

Chromecast Ultra has an Ethernet port on the power adapter for users whose Wi-Fi connections may not be able to handle 4K streams. In the US, the Chromecast Ultra will cost you double the price of its predecessor, coming in at $69. The Chromecast 2 is much cheaper.

When will Chromecast Ultra be available?
Google will release the Ultra in November this 2016. Google Play movies will start streaming 4K content in November, too.

With Chromecast Ultra, Google finally has its own media streaming device that comes head to head with Roku Premiere+ (which is more expensive).

Tekhin 2016: a free tech event hosted by teachers, for teachers

It’s 2016. Tekhin is happening again! The Phnom Penh’s technology integration conference for teachers will be held on Oct 22nd at ISPP.

Tekhin is a free technology conference hosted by teachers, for teachers. The conference is organized by a group of technology leaders in five Phnom Penh schools (ISPP, Liger, Logos, iCan, and NISC), and brings teachers together to share and develop ideas for using technology to transform education.

This year the theme of the conference is Finding the technology equilibrium: technology for creativity and innovation. Sessions will be offered on a diverse range of technologies from block printing to 3D game design. Visit our website to view details and sign up! We look forward to learning with you!

To learn more about Tekhin and register:

Starbucks to open flagship store in Boeung Keng Kang 1 on 7 October

World’s largest coffee chain Starbucks has announced that its flagship store will start brewing Boeung Keng Kang 1! At the grand opening, the first 250 customers who make purchases at store on 7 October will earn a Starbucks Tumbler for free!

Starbucks opened its very first store in Cambodia at the International Phnom Penh Airport before the entrance in the city at mega mall Aeon. The latest opening on St. 57 in BKK 1 is touted as Starbucks Cambodia flagship store.
Opening Date: 7 October (Fri)
Opening Time: 2.30pm – 10.00pm
Address: #14, St. 57 & 288, Sangkat Boeung Keng Kang 1

Some tweets with photos from the grand opening on October 7, 2016:

With 24,000 stores worldwide, Starbucks may dominate the ready-to-drink coffee scene, but even in a country like Cambodia, there is a super strong local rival, too.

Street 57 of Phnom Penh

What’s on the street 57 of Boeung Keng Kang area (BKK1) in Phnom Penh? This street will set the trend of the coffee culture here in Cambodia. First of all, as you walk along this street you will pass by a number of coffee shops, many of them are good ones. Local chain Brown Coffee has established itself as one of the most favorite coffee outlets in this area for some years. On the street 57 alone, there are surprisingly two Brown Coffee stores so close to each other. Just a stone away.

This 2016, street 57 welcomes a new member to the club. It’s none other than Starbucks.

As a longtime expatriate nicely put it in one tweet: “Looks like the coffee war is set to begin on Phnom Penh’s St. 57.

New Starbucks a block north of Brown Coffee.

Let’s see how this plays out.”

In addition to these big brand coffeehouses, there are others like: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Toasta Cafe, Cafe Benne, Dao Cafe, E&M Cafe, and The Piano.

Sunrise Japan Hospital Phnom Penh

The first Japanese-run hospital to open in Cambodia’s Phnom Penh on October 17, 2016

When Cambodians need good treatment, where do they go? For the middle class Khmers, they travel to Vietnam or Thailand. For the Khmer riches or elite, they fly to Singapore. “220,000 Cambodians go abroad every year to receive medical treatment; and the country has only 1.7 doctors and seven beds per 10,000 residents, compared to Japan’s 23 doctors and 137 beds,” according to Sunrise Japan Hospital.

The $35 million Sunrise Japan Hospital wants to change that for good. Backed by Kitahara International Hospital group, the Japanese-run hospital will open its door on October 17, 2016. The high standard hospital will serve both locals and expats. “Common sickness and injuries, emergency response and healthcare management (complete medical checkup) that were previously insufficient will be covered so that we can take a part of the Cambodian medical infrastructure and help the people living a healthy lifestyle,” wrote the Sunrise Japan Hospital Phnom Penh’s CEO Toshiaki Fukuda.

Sunrise Japan Hospital Phnom Penh
Information about health checkup package at Sunrise Japan Hospital Phnom Penh

The Sunrise Japan Hospital Phnom Penh has a 52-bed health service with more than 100 members of staff, of which 30 percent are Japanese. The hospital operation is being run by team of Japanese doctors, nurses and relating medical professionals, who also provide training and working with well-experienced Cambodian medical staff members. The hospital has 13 departments, including emergency, trauma, infectons, general internal medicine, general surgery, gastrointinal medicine, cardiology, remote consultation, neurosurgery, neuroendovascualar, neurology, rehabilitation, and health checkup. “The hospital will offer emergency medical treatment for brain and heart disorders, injuries from traffic accidents and medical checkups, and will continue working toward the establishment of general hospital services, including obstetrics, pediatrics and rehabilitation and their associated information technology and education systems,” Shigemi Kitahara, the founder and adviser to Sunrise Japan Hospital, told Japan Times.

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