May 2010 Archives

Cartoon Network goes online!

Cartoon Network recently introduced Asia's first online free-to-play toon football tournament called the Toon Cup 2010 last March 15 this year. Cashing in on the craze that is going to be witnessed when the World cup kicks off later this month, this is perfect timing. This game allows people to... more >>
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Small Japanese company has Asian dream!

Softbank, the biggest E-Commerce provider in Japan, bigger than Google when it comes to Search engines and also is the biggest phone service provider in Japan, They were the company that brought IPhone to Japan too. Many rejected that idea of the IPhone because it did not have the important... more >>
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Case Study: China the powerhouse!

China is slowly making its way to the top of the world. In a number of areas there are flexing their muscles. Today, it is the world's No 2 trading country and the world's No 1 exporter. It possesses the largest foreign currency reserves in the world. After the economic... more >>
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Tiffany company is back with a bang, this year they recorded record profits thanks mainly to the rebound in North America but also big thanks must go to the Asian market where excluding Japan, sales jumped up by 50%. In addition a huge slice of thanks must go to the... more >>
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Asian men magazine goes online!

--> One Laptop per Child, mission and core principles --> Lohfer magazine, an Asian originated magazine for men has launched and has taken the online method to reach out to its target audience. It is a very smart move actually because guys do not generally go into bookshops to... more >>
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Look within Asia for opportunities!

AirAsia is the perfect example for any business looking to expand, you do not have to go all around the world, you could just expand to Asia and it could be just as effective. AirAsia has been expanding vigorously over Asia and now there are plans in place to... more >>
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Chateau Margaux enters Asia!

The Bordeaux wine estate is to open its first office outside Bordeaux. This move is going to get international recognition and speaks volume at how important they find the China and Asian market to be. There are favorable factors for the move too, Hong Kong 2 years ago canceled... more >>
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Asian nations at the coming World Cup!

The coming world cup in South Africa will begin on the 11th of June and it is the first time the World Cup has been held in South Africa. This year there are going to be 5 nations from the Asian Pacific region representing Asia. They are Australia, New... more >>
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"Every cloud has a silver lining" This phrase is best suited to the Asian travel market. After the economic crisis the whole travel industry was on life support, and here in Asia it is finally recovering well and helping the world. In January this year, IATA announced that the... more >>
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Eco-cs.Asia

From Malaysia, this site started to increase awareness of advanced green lighting technology in Asia. This new technology for light uses different heating methods and thus the bulbs will be using less energy and will be running for a longer period of time. This site is designed to increase awareness... more >>
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Vodafone's future, ASIA!

Vodafone profits surged up from US$4.5 billion to around US$12.5 billion, main reason for this is the huge success of the company in the Asian region. There were declines in other parts of the world but here in Asia, there was a huge increase, mainly in India where there was... more >>
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India to trade with ASEAN members

India signed the agreement with ASEAN states for free trade but it was only operational for 3 of the members and now it is moving to the other 7 states too. The Indian trade minister considers these important markets and is in contact with their governments to make sure it... more >>
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Blackberry makes Asian pledge!

Blackberry, the phone seen with many business men around the region is now making further strides into the Asian market. In Asia-Pacific, the overall mobile phone markets covers 415.7 million units, with smart phones representing 69.6 million units. The global smart phone market covers around 173 million units. There is... more >>
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A neglected demographic of Asia

Mothers in Asia are becoming increasing influential in decision making for households when it comes to purchases. The study, by Microsoft Advertising and Starcom MediaVest Group, proved that mothers were making almost every household decision from buying groceries to also buying big expensive cars. Increasingly recently, they are going online... more >>
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Carlson Hotels, one of the worlds leading hotel companies announced plans to open around 75 new hotels around the Asian Pacific region by 2013. Hubert Joly, Carlson president, CEO and director said, " accelerated development in Asia Pacific is a key priority of our Ambition 2015 growth strategy."This market is... more >>
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smemagazine.asia/smeexpo

The time has come again like last year for this SME Expo to begin and this year around 300 booths will be there in around 40,000 Square feet sized hall. The success of the event last year has resulted in more companies getting their booth this time round. During the... more >>
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Thai movie "Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives" has won the best movie award at the Cannes Movie Festival Uncle Boonmee, directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, traces the dreamlike final days of a man dying of kidney failure as the ghost of his dead wife returns to tend him... more >>
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Zynga enters China

Social game company Zynga, the company that creates social games will be teaming up with XPD Media in Beijing and enter the online gaming market there. It is their first step into the Asian market and many believe it is the sign of things to come in the online gaming... more >>
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Softbank said it will join hands with Ustream and provide online video service in Japan and eventually to the rest of Asia. Softbank is one of the investors in Ustream, which allows users to broadcast video shot on cellular phones and other equipment to the rest of the world via... more >>
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DreamHome.Asia

DreamHome.Asia  released in cinemas in the past 2 weeks have had their posters out all over Hong Kong over the last 2 weeks. Utlilization of the ".Asia" domain name gives this movie exposure around Asia rather than only in Hong Kong or the local market. Also they could easily... more >>
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Capcom goes online!

Capcom is an international Japanese developer and publisher of video games headquartered in Osaka, Japan. It was founded in 1979. People might remember this when starting to play the very famous Street Fighter game, it is their logo that comes at the beginning when the game is loading, They suffered... more >>
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The Secondary market for DotAsia domain names seems to be increasing in value and it was topped off a while ago when Insure.Asia was sold for 18,500 Euros. In the future, as good domain names in their extensions are being occupied, DotAsia has its chance to shine in the... more >>
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Europe should learn from Asia!

The recent economic crisis in Greece is taking its toll on Europe and it does not look like the issue is going to be resolved overnight. The bailout by European countries is not a quick fix and more has to be done and here are some ways they can learn... more >>
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L'Occitane expands to Asia!

French Cosmetics company L'Occitane has finally had its listing in Hong Kong and plans to use most of the money made here for expanding its store network around Asia. "Back in 2008 it was already obvious to us that the trend was going to be that sales from Asia would... more >>
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Online shopping partnerships in Asia!

Online shopping has shown here and many studies for the past 2 years especially, has taken off in Asia and many deals are being tied up around here. KeepClicking.Asia has shown how EBay has increased its presence here in Asia, signing deals with major E-Commerce sites trying to get a... more >>
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BreakupClub.Asia

Another movie coming up in Hong Kong is going to be using the ".Asia" domain name and we have seen an increase in these. It is the perfect way for a local movie to leave its footsteps in other parts around Asia. Many movies now coming out in Hong... more >>
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Online Dating takes off in Asia!

In the old days, it use to be parents in South East Asian countries going out to meet people and trying to find the perfect wife or husband for their son or daughter, then it moved on to newspapers. Now it has moved on and parents are going online more... more >>
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EBay is teaming up with Gmarket which is the biggest E-Commerce company in South Korea to form a joint venture to expand E-Commerce around Asia with special attention given to the Japanese and Singaporean market. The venture is expected to benefit EBay since statistics show that E-Commerce is going to... more >>
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There is another free trade deal on the cards, after the big deals involving China and the South East Asian countries now it is the turn of the other big brother in the Asian market, to sign an agreement. Australia says the final details are going to be ironed out... 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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