March 2010 Archives

Mobile Apps to overtake CD Sales

Mobile app downloads across all types of handset are also expected to increase from over 7 billion downloads in 2009 to almost 50 billion in 2012 - a year on year growth rate of 92%. This means applications sold would overtake CD's sold in 2012. Yet another indication that the... more >>
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PlayClub.Asia during Easter

During Easter time, PlayClub.Asia is the place to be with great offers ranging from around HK$20 for a bottle of beer to some great entertainment provided too.... more >>
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Asian brands taking center stage!

Strong regional brands from China and India have become success stories throughout Asia and the reasons for that are very simple. These brands have avoided moving into new markets too soon. They have stayed home and built their brand domestically and then use that credibility to expand to Asia. Second... more >>
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Asian Film Awards 2010

The 4th Asian Film Awards (www.asianfilmawards.asia) ended last Monday. DotAsia was (and still is) particularly proud to be the official production partner for this prominent event that celebrated actors, directors, designers, composers from across Asia. more >>
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Wal-Mart starts E-Commerce in China!

Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer has set up online plans to expand its business in China and Japan. They have started using online methods to sell their products in United States and United Kingdom and they have done very well. The retailer already has 282 physical stores in China and... more >>
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Google marching on Asia!

Google and some other prominent techonlogical companies are in the process of building internet lines which will run under the Pacific Ocean connecting Google to the place where internet is becoming the most important. Internet users in Asia will start seeing faster Internet speeds over the next several months from... more >>
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Best Airports are in Asia!

The news about the best airports is in again and again there is a huge Asian flavor on the list with 7 out of the 10 countries where the best airports are, are located in Asia. For the second year running, this has happened and there is even further good... more >>
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Asian chefs making strides!

Bocuse d'Or is one of the most prestigious cooking competitions from all over the world. It is held in Europe every year and attracts chefs from all over the world who make a dish using a common ingredient. To date, no Asian has won this competition but lots of strides... more >>
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Filmbiz.Asia

Ever wanted a site where where you could get all the entertainment news you wanted from Asia with a click of a button, well here it is. This website www.filmbiz.asia gives you everything you wanted. It is very well done and easy to navigate across, with all news there.... more >>
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Online booking for vacations skyrocket!

Chaiwat Topitumatukhun opened his Postcard Resort in northern Thailand, he had the idea to open a boutique hotel and use the internet to reach out to the people around the world rather than going after the travel agents in specific areas. So he went and got his hotel on the... more >>
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Japan's Exports going up!

Out of all the Asian regions during the Economic Crisis, Japan was the one which was most hardly hit because they are a predominantly exporting region. Japan also was one of the last countries in the region to recover from the crisis but now everything seems to be better and... more >>
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Social Gaming to take over the world!

Social Networking Gaming sites are slowly making their presence felt and have become an important part of the domain name space and all signs are pointing they are going to be around for many years to come. According to a report by Lolapps, The virtual goods industry in Asia generates... more >>
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LondonDirect.Asia

On the last weekend, the South China Morning Post, which is the biggest English Language newspaper in Hong Kong had this advertisement on its front page, it was an advertisement about londondirect.asia and already from the domain name you can get a picture of what the website is about.... more >>
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Numbers speak for themselves!

When the economic crisis hit in 2009, they had a domino effect to all industries over the world. The advertisement industry was also affected with numbers in Asia going down overall. Funny enough in some regions around Asia like India and China, the numbers in 2009 were actually increasing when... more >>
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Case Study: online music in China!

Online Music around Asia has been growing very popular and with almost every teenager around having one Smartphone. The populaity of getting the online music free is the main problem here in Asia. Unlike the United States, they are not used to paying large amounts of money for digital products... more >>
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http://www.mmog.Asia

Online gaming in Asia is taking off and this company using the domain name www.mmog.asia is planning to make good money from this. We have mentioned about this many times that there will be a time that someone comes in with a nice ".Asia" domain name and start an... more >>
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Universal Studios open in Singapore

Universal Studios has opened another Asian branch, this time in the great Sentosa Island of Singapore and there are plans in place to bring in new rides every year to keep the fresh image, They do not want to make the mistake of Disneyland here in Hong Kong which has... more >>
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Paypal in Asia

PayPal are increasing their exposure in the Asian market and have plans to place to have more people working in most of the Asian offices in including Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan and there will be many important additions in the main branch in Singapore. The... more >>
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Coke expands further in Asia!

In recent months, coke has expanded a lot in Asia with new investments made in China and Vietnam and now they are using the same strategy in invest in Malaysia, they plan to invest RM1 billion (US$285 million) in Malaysia over the next five years.  There are plans in place... more >>
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After the success of Slumdog Millionaire, the interest in Bollywood movies has gone up another level with Asians all over the Asia. It use to still be quite famous in many countries since Indians are living all over Asia, like Japan, Korea, China, Indonesia and the list goes on. Now... more >>
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Facebook opens first Asian office!

It has finally happened, Facebook is opening its first Asian office and it is going to be located in India. This is going to be a huge moment and now they are open and looking for suitable candidates to fill in certain roles. director of global online operations, Don Faul,... more >>
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DHL sees Asia ahead of the curve!

DHL is going to invest heavily in its Hong Kong office as it sees it as an important distribution center for the region and is going to flex its muscles for the Asian region. The Chief Executive of DHL,Paul Graham, said "The market in the fourth quarter of last year... more >>
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Online marketing is the way to go!

In the Western nations, it is always a plan for every start up, to have an online plan, to try to spread the message using online methods, be in through some advertisements or a dedicated websites. Over here in Asia, the idea is still not important with many start... more >>
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Dunkin Donuts Asia bound!

Dunkin Donuts from America has been around for quite a long time in South Korea and has been doing very well indeed and now there are plans in place to open more stores there and also throughout the rest of Asia and in China as well. In South Korea, it... more >>
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Fortune100 companies go online!

Asian companies have not usually been quick to adapt online methods to promote their products but times are changing and they are benefiting from them big time. From a recent survey done by Burson-Marsteller, it discovered this trend that around 79% use at least one social media platform as part... more >>
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Billionaires in Asia growing!

The latest figures from Forbes magazine are in concerning the number of billionaires around the world and Asia has a lot to be proud about. The number of billionaires in the region have skyrocketed from 130 last year to 234 this year, a rise of about 80 per cent which... more >>
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MissAngel.Asia

This website brings together photographers, models, hair stylist and others around China, and all over Asia. You can upload pictures on to the site to show how good you are and then people will take notice and call you. It is the perfect site for people in that industry who... more >>
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Mayn.Asia

Up and coming star from Japan who made her name at the age of 13, she is now a pop star in Japan and her last few concerts sold out very fast. That prompted the organizers to start issuing premium tickets for her next concerts so they could make more... more >>
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Carlsberg to expand in Asia!

Carlsberg, one of the biggest beer companies located in Denmark has set its sight on Asian expansion which will see the company increase its presence in the Asian region and have more outlets selling their beers around China in particular. Carlsberg had the option of staying in Europe and expanding... more >>
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Asia to the rescue once again! :)

Asia has yet again come to the rescue of a big multi-national company with McDonald's posting profits due to the increase in sales in the Asian markets, helped mainly by the opening of more stores on the mainland and other parts around Asia. The sales were much lower in the... more >>
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Jewelery Maker has Asian theme!

Jewelery maker Nicole Moja was born in France and then moved to Italy and was raised there as a child but now she thinks and believes she is very Asian indeed. She studied in Japan for around 12 years and the  moved and lived in Hong Kong for around 20... more >>
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Thomson Reuters is the next big company to send its top executive to Hong Kong following the move of HSBC CEO to Hong Kong as well. The move comes to show how important the Asian market is becoming for all big companies around the world. Thomson Reuters employs more than... more >>
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Railway links to connect Asia!

Recently, China has developed fast trains that connect the main cities around China and the speeds have been the quickest seen by any trains anywhere around the world. Now China wants to use this technology and connect Asia together. The plan is for some regions to share their natural resources... more >>
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Taobao, the largest online shopping destination in China, has today announced the launch of the Taobao App Store. There will be an initial investment of around10 million RMB for this and it will be great for the online market and a great competitor for Western companies offering the same product... more >>
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Asia leads the way to recovery

An excellent report from Fox News points out exactly why Asia was able to recover much better than the other nations after the economic crisis. The crisis is still felt in many regions across the West but the Asian countries have come out of it relatively well. Japan was the... more >>
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HSBC banks on Asia!

The results came in a while ago and all indications are that one of the largest banks in the world would be investing more in the Asian region because the majority of the profits were from here. The North American arm did not do so well, racking up huge losses... more >>
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IDN.Asia

One of the first IDN using the DotAsia domain name is a new Jackie Chan movie and these were seen all over Hong Kong. Here are some pictures... more >>
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Single Asian market a possibility!

There are plans in place and the regional heads seem to think 2015 would be a suitable time to aim for. This is when they hope to have an Asian region very similar to that of the European Union where all nations share tremendous trade benefits and also they have... more >>
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Kiteboardtour.Asia

In the latest leg of the Kite Boarding Tour, the Philippines tour was a great success, the winds blew well and that helped the tournament too. The above 2 pictures showed the domain name they are using which is kiteboardtour.asia and also they had the KeepClicking Logo on the... 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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