July 2010 Archives

China's Ministry of Railways has announced that plans are in place to introduce an online system where people can log in and buy their railway tickets. It will be great news for millions of people across China who often find it hard to find the right avenue to get train... more >>
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La Liga eyes Asia!

Li Liga, the Spanish football league which has some of the best players in the world like Christiano Ronaldo, Messi, Villa among others are now looking at Asian expansion for their league. In Asia right now, streets are dominated by Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal jerseys and not those of... more >>
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When the net loss of a huge organization like Sands goes down from US$178.3 to around US$4.7 million in only a year, you know something is going right. The strength of the Macao brand and also the opening of the Singapore Sands have helped the company big time. There are... more >>
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Chinese actress goes online too!

Award-winning actress Shu Qi, known for her roles in some of the biggest Asian movies of all times has now taken the online route and is staring in a new online game as the lead. Featured on goyeah.com, a new site offering videos and games, people have to rescue this... more >>
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Media Giant Disney is in talks to acquire Playdom, one of the largest makers of online "social" games, in which people play games together on social networks such as Facebook, according to people familiar with the sector. If the deal does go through, it will enhance Disney's image of a... more >>
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India shows off its $35 computer!

At a press conference last week, India had some sensational news for the world to take notice off. They have created a computer which can be purchased for around US$35. The ministry said that in time, the device could go down to around US$10 each and its aimed at the... more >>
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Chelsea FC looking for next Asian Star

Chelsea Football Club are going to offer trials to 6 Asian players as part of their goal to find the next best Asian player. The six were chosen after recent trials at the club for Bangladeshi, Indian, Pakistani and Sri Lankan players aged between eight and 13. There were about... more >>
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South Asian Music going global! :)

After the hit Jai Ho from the movie SlumDog Millionaire, people are wondering, is there going to be another hit song like this from India and there is every chance of it now. With Universal says it has agreed terms to team up with Desi Hits, a company that promotes... more >>
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Concerts to be shown online!

Concerts all around the world by famous celebrities always get a lot of hits on youtube or other video sites but more often than not, these videos are taken by people's camera or mobile phones so the quality is sacrificed. Now these are problems of the past and start of... more >>
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Giorgio Armani, the fashion guru whose clothes are worn by celebrities all over the world is entering the Asian market more by opening stores in Vietnam and Mongolia. The store in Vietnam will also have an Italian style Cafe and the retailer believes it could be the start of a... more >>
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Amazon sales paint the picture!

Amazon.com in a recent statement said that sales for their digital books have outgrown their paper books. They are selling 143 digital books for every 100 paper books and this trend is set to continue. The news is even more astonishing because amazon has only been selling digital books for... more >>
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PRDA.Asia

Nowadays, the norm in the marketing field is to not only rely on traditional marketing tools like newspaper, magazine, it is going online. Now, even going online has taken another twist, instead of just having your own website and doing some SEO and advertising there, people are switching to blogging... more >>
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Socialprint.asia

Ever thought of personalizing your IPhone or mug, now you can do so easily by going to socialprint.asia. Simply enter the website and select what you want personalized and then send in the picture, do the modification and they will send it over to you very soon. The cost... more >>
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Social Media spending in Asia!

There was no recession whatsoever in the virtual world last year with sales in the virtual world closing on US$5 billion in the Asia Pacific region. These are sales of virtual goods not tangible things bought online and the numbers are insanely high. It is not that people are spending... more >>
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PayPal's Asian ambition!

According to the last numbers from the Asia Digital Marketing Association, the E-Commerce numbers in Asia are increasing at a huge rate and more is to come. Also from the same report, it mentions that the main reason why people here in Asia do NOT shop online is the online... more >>
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Sports business looks to Asia.

In the United States and Europe, the economic crisis that hit opened many people's eyes and now they are very careful about spending their money and the industry that has been hit hard is the sports industry. When watching games on the television here, there are so many good games... more >>
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Internet surges in China!

The internet population in China has reached 420 million people as of June this year and it represents around 31.8% penetration rate so there is definitely more to come and expect from this ever growing region. An important element of this is the increase in people using mobile internet which... more >>
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Perfect example of brand extension here when the popular channel for children extends to the online world in Asia to target parents and children. The website allows the kids to play games, sneak peaks on coming movies and cartoons and collect cool rewards. A highlight of the website is the... more >>
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Airplanes demands come from Asia!

Farnborough International Airshow which is the biggest the biggest aerospace events was held and the global demand for aircraft has gone down. This is not the case in Asia and the Middle East on the contrary where demand has gone up. One of the main reasons for that as reported... more >>
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Google comes out on top in Asia!

Admits all the controversy with Google in China, there is some good news. For the month of May in 2010, Google came out on top in Asia Pacific as the most visited site in the region. The site came out miles ahead of Microsoft, Baidu and Yahoo. Google sites reached... more >>
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Citigroup expands to Asia!

Citigroup Inc. plans to open 70 retail branches in Asia over the next year and announce a Chinese brokerage venture by December. Asian markets are becoming the center plan for many American banks as the region seems to be more "economically tsunami proof" and a safer bet for banks for... more >>
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Laos and US sign historic agreement!

The 2 nations have agreed to sign an agreement in the first of such talks since the Vietnam War. It also shows the increasing importance of the South East Asian nations and how the US are getting closer with them. In the agreement the 2 leaders agreed to step up... more >>
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Internet in Asia!

Some interesting facts about the internet in Asia.In Korea, broadband internet is available almost everywhere from cafes to people's home. Could be one of the reasons why online shopping and online gaming are so popular there too. In Japan, people usually go online using their mobile phones and the penetration rate... more >>
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Article about freshmen in California indicate among California freshmen, Asian Americans once again form the largest ethnic group, with 40.7% of the class. White students account for 26.2%, with Latinos at 23.1% and African Americans at 3.9%. More and more Asians from here are packing their bags and enrolling in... more >>
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Atto.Asia

A brochure to our office today morning and it had the domain name atto.asia. It sells office furniture and is located here in Hong Kong and they have also gone online to get business and promote themselves there. The website itself is very well done and easy to navigate... more >>
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According to the latest survey by AC Nielsen, Asia Pacific is the region where online shopping has become most important. The findings indicate that 35 percent of consumers in the region used over 11 percent of their monthly spending to make online purchases, compared to a global average of 27... more >>
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SME Expo in Malaysia 2010!

The SME Expo coming up in Malaysia is going to be even bigger than the one held last year. An expected audience of 20,000 business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals will be at the fair, making this the networking event of the year. This year the event is going all... more >>
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Barco.Asia

Barco is a global technological company that deals in visual solutions for many industries and markets around the world. They are located all over the world and have been using the ".Asia" domain name for quite a long time. The value for using the ".Asia" domain name when the company... more >>
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Drinking party at playclub.asia

Make your way to PlayClub in the heart on Lan Kwai Fung, Hong Kong, Home to the best clubs and parties around Asia. PlayClub has a new vibe for Wednesdays in July. There is a competition to see who can finish the drinks the quickest and they will be... more >>
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Facebook introduces virtual currency!

Facebook has introduced virtual currency so people can buy it over the counter and then go back and use it on facebook either for some of the games or other uses. This is going to be a real hit in Asia where unlike the West, credit cards are not used... more >>
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Fortis keen on Asian expansion!

Fortis Healthcare Ltd in India has its sights set in Asian expansion and will do so in the coming years. "We're well positioned to grow the business in Asia. The focus is to grow the business in Asia and (later) look at opportunities elsewhere," Malvinder Mohan Singh told the media... more >>
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Jamba Juice expands to Asia!

Jamba Inc., the owner of Jamba Juice Co., a US chain of smoothie restaurants, has made its plans clear, it is going to expand to the Asian market and is first entering the Korean market. During a recent visit to Seoul, it is unbelievable how many Western eateries there are,... more >>
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Cruises "taking off" in Asia!

In Asia, people are becoming wealthier and spending more on lifestyle and on travel. Recently on keepclicking.asia, there have been many posts about how the air travel here is increasing and how many more airlines are expanding their Asian routes. Now another segment of travel is also gathering pace and... more >>
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Sixty Group plans Asian expansion!

SIXTY is an international fashion company, based in Italy, and is a leader in quality and experimentation. In a recent interview seen in retailinasia.com, the CEO said they are planning many expansions for the Asian market and he gave the reasoning behind them as well. When asked how do the... more >>
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Qatar Airlines makes Asian expansion!

Qatar Airline is seeing the trend in the airline industry and the rise of Asia and is having more flights to Asian destinations from Doha, where it originates. It has had flights from Japan to Doha running recently and has plans to have more flights with Phuket, Bangkok, Hanoi amongst... more >>
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Asian trade overpowers all!

In the old days, China and Asian nations would be looking to trade with the Western nations and once something went wrong with the West, the whole economy of Asia would suffer. This was witnessed to a certain extent during the latest economic crisis last year but the impact was... more >>
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horseball.asia

Now when an idea kicks off somewhere and proves to be successful, you have to spread the idea, something like the tipping point idea. This is what this domain name is doing and by going online they are able right away to promote themselves not only in China where they... more >>
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Pilates.Asia

Pilates is a physical fitness system developed in the early 20th century by Joseph Pilates in Germany. It is very common in the West but is catching up here in Asia where many elements of the Western culture become hits. Now with the influx of TV Shows from America here,... more >>
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THQ goes online!

THQ is a worldwide international American developer and publisher of video games. Founded in 1989 and spread all over the world, they are now looking at the online method to continue to spread their company. They said they would be integrating their core business with online. "Online and digital represents... more >>
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Social Media on the rise in Asia!

According to a recent survey by AC Nielsen, it shows the social media is becoming ever so popular in Asia. Australia is the most active Asian region with people spending close to 7 hours on it per month, well over the average for Asia. Other Asian nations had tremendous numbers... more >>
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Valiant effort by the Asians

Not so long ago, managers would look at Asian teams in the World cup and think it was a sure 3 points. Even in 2002, when South Korea reached the semi-finals, people thought it was only because of the fact the World Cup was staged there. Then Saudi Arabia were... more >>
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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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