December 2009 Archives

Christmas use to be a time when families, friends and couple would go out and do shopping together and people would look for big discounts and buy stuff. People from Asia would even travel to "shopping hubs" such as Hong Kong or Singapore and make purchases there. Now the times... more >>
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Key-Systems GmbH

Meet .Asia Registrar: Key-Systems GmbHWebsite: http://www.key-systems.net / http://www.key-systems.asia/Location: Germany Key-Systems was founded in 1998 by Alexander Siffrin. Based in Germany, Key-Systems is a successful international ICANN accredited registrar for internet addresses. With more than 2.5 million domains under management, the company has reached a leading market position. Through the fully... more >>
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Akamai, leader in powering video, dynamic transactions and enterprise applications online, has signed an agreement with MLB.com which will allow them to show live baseballs games online and also on IPhone applications. American Baseball is always a popular sport here in Asia but more often than not we cannot find... more >>
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The very famous American TV Show "Weeds" can now be watched online, weeks before its official DVD and the Producer said it is an aggressive approach which is needed in this day and age. Sony has joined the party too, if anyone owns a Sony TV, they are able to... more >>
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Novels online are the way to go!

Years ago, sales for print books were sliding down alarmingly and authors and publishers were getting worried. Authors felt bad that no one was reading their material and publishers for monetary reasons. Then at the same time, he saw that people were reading some of his material through illegal ways... more >>
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Mainland web firms see the trend!

Internet portal firm Sohu and video sharing firm Ku6 from the Mainland are taking the initiative drastically. They both have seen the trend of people here watching movies and TV shows from America. Both of these companies have promised to give US$10 million for showing American entertainment and have also... more >>
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Play at PlayClub.Asia

Looking for something to do during Christmas but still scratching your heads as in where to go, think no further. PlayClub located in the middle of arguably the best party district in Asia, Lan Kwai Fung in Hong Kong. The whole place is going to be buzzing with people... more >>
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Asian Volleyball on the rise!

Ever since the Olympic Games were held here in China, there has been a surge in popularity of some games. Running has gone up, people are swimming more, people jumping around to be the next Liu Xiang. One sport clearly in the spotlight right now is beach volleyball. They will... more >>
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It was been broadcasted a lot over the recent months that Asia was the first region to pull out of the economic recession and the simple reason for that was one key word, Spend!. All across Asia when this economic crisis hit us, we have had government acting very... more >>
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Online Behavoir to increase in Asia!

According to a recent article on media.asia, it was reported that the elite population in Asia have not changed their way much. They are still getting their daily newspaper and doing the stuff the traditional and well trusted way. Asian CEO's are still making tons of business trips and have... more >>
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Mircoblogging in Asia surges up!

Nowadays, tweeting has become part of everyday life for many people, mainly around the States, here in Asia it has not faired that well but it is increasing in importance slowly as people see its benefits. In China, rivals to twitter have emerged and they are doing well too. They... more >>
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NBA going online in India!

The National Basketball Association, has launched its first ever official online and mobile sites for India.  The region has seen an increase in popularity for the game with many fans writing in and now they have finally got this site. The new online destination offers a comprehensive fan experience, including... more >>
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E-Commerce numbers going up!

One of the biggest E-Commerce websites in the world, and the biggest in China, Alibaba.com said it expects profits to grow next year, yet more indication the market. The CEO in Hong Kong said that even the profits in 2009 will be higher than expectation in the market and 2010... more >>
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Asia recovering well!

The Asian Development Bank has raised its growth forecast for the developing regions in Asia but warns the cities not to rest on their laurels. They said the economic situation needs for people and government to remain vigilant and have more money as reserves for any stimulus package needed. The... more >>
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EPAG Domainservices GmbH

Meet .Asia Registrar: EPAG Domainservices GmbHWebsite: www.epag.de / www.epag.asiaLocation: GermanyBased in Bonn, Germany and starting in the year 2000 when it became one of the first ICANN accredited registrars here, EPAG has specialized on registration and management of domain names. Internet providers and corporate customers may register a broad variety... more >>
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Asians to continue Wining and Dining!

In a survey done across 10,000 people across Asia and the Middle East by Master Card, it was established that Asians will continue to wine and dine even if we are faced with any kind of economic turmoil. "The latest findings are positive for a stronger outlook of domestic consumption... more >>
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Ding Junhui sets an Asian record!

Ding Junhui from China set an Asian record in the United Kingdom by becoming the most successful Asian snooker player in history. He did this after defeating one of the greats of the game John Higgins, 10-8 in the final. Victory gave Ding, the 2005 UK champion, his fourth ranking... more >>
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Daimler AG sees growth in Asia!

The German car makes Daimler AG expects a double digit growth in 2010in North Asia with regions from Korea, Hong Kong and Japan being the main markets. The CEO mentioned that the China will be the biggest market and sales would outperform the expected 15% growth rate and go much... more >>
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Co-Operation in Asia!

On a recent trip to the central regions of Asia, the Chinese president was proving yet again at how co-operative the whole Asian region is with countries always looking out for one another and doing things for the betterment of Asia. Recently the Chinese President made a stop in the... more >>
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Rajendra Pachauri - Chair of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) addressed the above question in an interview with Development-dot-Asia.  The following reality, exacerbated by continuing global warming, will have significant impact on Asia, he pointed out:1.    Water scarcity and its impact on agriculture and implications on... more >>
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Here is a very juicy nugget of information for all you game designers out there. China's internet penetration rate is around 27%, compared to 70% or so in Japan and Korea. In spite of that, China still boasts the most number of internet users because if it's sheer big size.... more >>
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Theme Park frenzy in Asia!

The recent frenzy of Theme Parks in Asia is further proof of the popularity of Asia as a tourist destination. Singapore alongside its famous casino is going to make a smaller version of Universal Studio, Hong Kong is renovating Ocean Park and Disneyland and also there are plans to upgrade... more >>
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Manchester United Enters Asia again!

Manchester United have a very strong Asian presence and it is going to get much stronger with the opening of its restaurant and bar around the main area of Hong Kong. There are also plans in place to open more of these stores and restaurants around the Mainland and... more >>
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This is how it use to work in the past. It use to be the Americans going to the patent brokers and telling them to copyright their idea in case someone from Asia or other parts of the world would copy their idea. Now this spectrum has changed drastically, a... more >>
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Overall spending on advertisements online is going to increase a lot during the next decade and experts at Magna Global, GroupM, and Zenith say that online spending on advertisements will overtake that of newspapers by 2015 and even going past television commercials. So why is this happening now? Many of... more >>
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Heineken strengthens Asian Presence!

Dutch beer giants Heineken are getting into the area where the growth of beer is increasing at an unbelievable rate. It is teaming up with major Indian brand Kingfisher in a bid to increase its presence here. Asia slowly is getting a stranglehold on markets which have been predominantly  controlled... more >>
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Seekjobs.Asia

During recession time, the eyes of the whole world are on classified posts and trying to find the best jobs for them. Sometimes it really would make sense to move to another place and maybe find a job there but it is hard to do so. Seekjobs.Asia is one site... more >>
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Hewlett-Packard, has extended its services and now provides music download for South East Asia. From a recent survey done by MTV about the youth in Asia, it was discovered that they are very active online indeed. They do not physically go out and buy CD's but they stay home and... more >>
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HBO, one of America's biggest entertainment channel, has been around Asia for a long time now with its channels being shown around cities here. Now they have seen how big the Asian market is and are partnering with Mei Ah Entertainment to launch a new Asian Movie Channel which is... more >>
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South Asian oral history now online!

For the first time ever, a part of South Asian History is going online with video and audio recordings and many photos available. It mainly talks about the British occupying India around 1930s to 1940's and gives views of  doctors, missionaries, farmers and police officers giving their insight of the... more >>
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2009 Asian Festival of First Films

In Singapore recently, the 2009 Asian Film Festival of First Films took place in Singapore and Looking for Anne came out on top by winning the topprize and best director for also for the same movie. The movie is made from a novel and this book has sold millions of... more >>
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Ramabeach.Asia

Coming from the island of Philippines is this site which is a resort for people who want to take a nice vacation in a beach resort. The site was started by someone from Australia who moved to Philippines and then saw this as a business opportunity. The site itself is... more >>
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Kraft's Asia Lesson

Kraft, one of the biggest companies of FMCG's in the world decided a long time ago like any other big companies to enter the Asian market but they were not successful initially. The one example that is worth mentioning was that of the OREO cookie. It was the best selling... more >>
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Having launched in January this year, OneAsia seems to have been ignited by the rise of Asian golfers and how they have won major competitions recently. OneAsia has the idea of bringing together tours from China, South Korea and Australia with a vision to offer an alternative playing platform to... more >>
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2009 Asian Festival of First Films

In Singapore recently, the 2009 Asian Film Festival of First Films took place in Singapore and Looking for Anne came out on top by winning the topprize and best director for also for the same movie. The movie is made from a novel and this book has sold millions of... more >>
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Whiskey has a special place in Asia!

Whiskey is not a very easy drink to appreciate but its popularity has been increasing a lot in Asia with places like Singapore, Korea and the Mainland understanding them more. Also since the economic position of these nations has been positive, it results it them adventuring more and trying new... more >>
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ADRC.Asia

The Asian Disaster Reduction Center was established in 1998 and started using the ".Asia" domain name recently. It was set up to make the countries in Asia more resilient to natural disasters that are occurring in the world today, also to build safe communities and create a society where constant... more >>
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KeepMovingForward.Asia

Keep Moving Forward as the name suggests is a blog that contains everything from personal development tips to personal development books and also resources for people. It is a perfect website to look for when everything seems against you and you need some motivation. Also you will find current trends... more >>
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DirtyWeekend.Asia

Looking for something to do on the weekend but cannot wrap your head around it? Look no further than DirtyWeekend.Asia. This site gives you everything you need to know, for example where to eat, where to go and what are the interesting things to do in each area. They even... more >>
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ArRahman.Asia

One of India's best musician and singer and came to the world stage which his popular songs during the hit movie SlumDog Millionaire which won many awards at the recent Academy Awards. The singer then had this site set up for him which is the official forum, here his fans... more >>
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From previous posts here on keepclicking.asia, we have seen that the online gaming market's future lies in Asia. This is the place has the most number of online gamers and the number of people online is still just 50% and there is much more to come for sure. Chinese online... more >>
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Hong Kong Businesses to dive into Asia!

Speaking at the 10th Hong Kong forum, Jack So, chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) said that for Hong Kong businesses to do well in the future they would have to rely on the surging China and Asian market. He mentioned that the 200 odd million middle... more >>
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Liu Wen;s only intention when she entered modeling in China was to get a notebook so that she could use it when she was in University, little did she know what was in store for her. She was told by her agent some time after that she was selected to... more >>
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Biggestloserclub.Asia

On the television yesterday, they were broadcasting Biggest Loser Club and for the Asian part, they were using a DotAsia domain name and it was shown during the programme itself which was simply awesome. The show has the same rules but it is for the Asian Market. It was... more >>
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MusicMatters.Asia

Started in 2006, Music Matters Forum brings together the professionals from the industry to talk about ways to improve it and watch some of the latest and hottest acts in action. Asia is seen as a very important region to this entity and it is very true. Unlike Europe... more >>
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M-a-D.Asia!!

Walking in the Hong Kong subway, I came across this poster which had the ".Asia" name and it was M-a-D.Asia. The advertisement itself looks very eye catching with good colour usage and believe me when it is placed in the subway of Hong Kong, it is sure to get... more >>
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The Chinese University of Hong Kong is teaming up with the Kuwait-Asia University to set up a business school there. It is scheduled to be opened in 2014 and Chinese University will help set up a business school there at that time. The Chinese University would be sending 100of its... more >>
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India shows surprising growth!

Figure released by the central bank in India shows that the Indian market has growth a much higher than anticipated rate. The growth rate of about 7.9% is yet another indication at how well Asia has recovered from the economic crisis. The stimulus package that has been implemented around India... more >>
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Activities in the Cloud

March 14, 2012

  • DotAsia tweeted, "RT @LinnDM: Has someone else applied for your DotBrand? Check the list of announced TLD applications: http://t.co/ELliP5jG #ICANN #New gTLD"

March 1, 2012

  • DotAsia tweeted, "China's MIIT new rules on pre-approval for China-based #newgTLD applicant #ICANN http://t.co/lW93klk6"

February 26, 2012

  • DotAsia tweeted, "DotAsia Annual General Meeting watch here http://t.co/Oqckj5tL"

December 8, 2011

  • DotAsia tweeted, "Congrats to Dr. Xiaodong LEE, also a Board member of DotAsia, appointed as ICANN VP Asia today http://t.co/swrDCnUc"

December 6, 2011

  • DotAsia tweeted, "for those who wish to operate new gTLD in China, this is so far the most clear guideline from the Chinese gove… (cont) http://t.co/LlInV7nJ"

November 7, 2011

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