December 2010 Archives

SPRG.Asia

The largest pubic relation agency in Hong Kong is now using a ".Asia" domain name. They have a workforce of around 140 people, serving around 200 clients worldwide. They have many business functions and have been around for a very long time. The domain name they are using is with... more >>
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Kindle, Amazon's product for reading books digitally has become Amazon's all time best seller which speaks volume for how much online and digital reading has come. Gone are the days that people would be bringing out thick heavy books out to read, now everything comes inside one small tablet. The... more >>
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MobileFOXX taking Hong Kong by storm.

MobileFOXX is a great idea that has been around Hong Kong since September 2010. It works something like this. You have the application on your 3G smartphone, then when you are on, you can see some shops, who have signed up with MobileFOXX offering some good discounts on certain products,... more >>
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The prestigious Red Herring Global 100 Awards looks at the most promising companies in the present and this year Visualize, Asia's premier provider of automated shopper intelligence solutions for bricks and mortar retailers, has been selected as a finalist for the award. It comes as not much surprise when looking... more >>
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Walmart to invest in online China!

Walmart is well poised to take a stake in China's fast-growing online retailer 360buy.com. They are going to be teaming up with other investors to inject around $500m into the online business. The online business in China has been growing rapidly over the last few years and many Western retailers... more >>
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Malaysia to be a powerhouse!

With its unique location right near India, China and Indonesia, Malaysia stands to benefit a lot from the recent rise of Asia. Trade agreements have been signed between China, India and other nations and government investment in the country is really helping the nation open up to become a powerhouse... more >>
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PayPal enters Chongqing

Paypal and the government of Chongqing have signed a deal to jointly develop a foreign exchange settlement platform where users can pay for transactions that take place across the border. It will allow more online users in China to take advantage of the great offers there are in the E-Commerce... more >>
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Safety is a big issue for using many of the online features online in Asia and that is why some people just dare not try it. Online shopping has somewhat overcome that hurdle but many initiatives have been taken by the likes of PayPal to make it a safe place... more >>
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According to a new study by ABI Research, global game sales are to reach around US$20 billion and most of this will be coming from the Asian region, with China in particular. The online gaming market in Asia will evolve differently in the Asian region because of its uniqueness.... more >>
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Japanese factory output aiding Asia!

Japanese output rose for the first time in six months, giving signs that Asian demand is helping the Japanese market and there will be more consistent demand in the months to come. Japan has probably been one of the countries finding it hard to recover from the financial crisis while... more >>
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Great Eagle expands in Asia!

Container shipping company Great Eagle says it is going to expand routes between Northeast and Southeast Asia to capture a slice of the booming trade within Asia. The move comes after numbers released indicate that the trade would be growing continuously by around 10% for the coming 4 years. The... more >>
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China Tourists in Demand!

Everywhere around Asia and the world, there are plans in place to lure more of them to different locations around the Asia Pacific region. Some weeks ago, it was blogged here that Club Med are expanding in the China region as more tourists travel more across China itself. China's 1.3... more >>
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Southeast Asian trade surges in 2010!

Tourism in the Southeast Asian region has been going up a lot recently and the latest figures by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) shows that. The number of arrivals to Southeast Asian regions went up by around 11%, these include Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and so on. The whole... more >>
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Delticom expands to Asia!

Delticom, eading European online tire retailer, is now expanding to Asia. It has acquired majority ownership of Tyrepac Pte. Ltd. of Singapore which has good relationships and deals with many Asian markets like China, India, Malaysia and the list goes on. They is going to be tire fitting place in... more >>
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Buying sheep and cattle online!

Buying sheep and cattle use to be a very tough business in Australia. Farmers use to travel for a long period of time to take a look at the livestock they were going to purchase, all this is going to change now and it is all thanks to the online... more >>
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Home Appliance Retailer expands online!

Home appliance retailer are now moving their battle from the streets to the virtual world. Gome Electrical Appliances, the second largest home appliance company in the country has decided to take the online option to reach out to more customers around China and the world. It will be launched... more >>
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E-Commerce in India!

Sharat Digumarti, head (operations), eBay India said that E-Commerce was getting a good response from the second and third tier cities in India as internet becomes more readily available to them. Interesting piece of news is that jewelery is the item that is bought most frequently and actually every 4... more >>
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Mr Wen, the Chinese Prime Minister did not just go to India for a quick meeting, he took 400 businessmen together there with him and it was a very productive first day indeed. Trade deals worth US$16 billion were signed in areas of power, telecommunications, steel, wind energy, food and... more >>
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Domestic PC shipments will grow by 24.7 per cent next year thanks to increased demand from smaller cities in India. It is believed that most of the sales in the coming years are going to come from tier 3 and 4 cities as more people from less well off families... more >>
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Australians online shopping!

A mother of 2 from Perth Australia took her frustration on facebook complaining how Gap did not have an online store for her region and later her cries were answered. She now shells out $700 a month on items from US-based companies ranging from stuff for her and also... more >>
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Trying on watches and jewellery online!

One of the biggest issues facing luxury brands today is that most people are shopping online, so how can they transfer their luxury in store experience in the virtual world. It is happening now in the real world and many more luxury brands will be following suit. French jeweller Boucheron... more >>
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Club Med looks to China!

French leisure group, Club Med is looking to China to revive its fortunes for the skiing market. Experts have claimed that most of the industry is in decline but the China market is on the increase. The new one to be built n Yabuli in Heilongjiang will have 18 ski... more >>
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Asian airlines' profits surge!

Asia Pacific airliners are expected to post profits of around US$7.7 billion for 2010 which will make it the most profitable region in the world and having around 50% of the overall revenue for airliners around the globe. The main reason for this surge is the power of China and... more >>
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Deutsche Börse, marketplace organizer for the trading of shares and other securities and also the provider of financial information is now expanding to the Asian region. Specifically in China, Japan and Australia, the German company will have access to macroeconomic data and there will be 2 new data centers in... more >>
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Foreign Companies enter Indonesia!

US footwear company, Collective Brands, is looking further than China and India and is planning to open around 15 stores in Indonesia in the coming years and is also moving the production facility from China to Indonesia too. This follows plans by other huge companies such as Unilever, Nestle... more >>
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Remember the old days, when people would be rushing from the check in, to the gate and sometimes people would be missing their flights. Now those days seem to be behind us after new technology introduced first by British Airways. This will allow passengers to check in and get their... more >>
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PayPal's latest Asian numbers!

According to PayPal, many Asian customers want to avoid the crowded shopping malls during the festive period and stay home and shop online and it is going to be happening more and more for years to come. he online payment platform saw an approximately 160 percent increase in online... more >>
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China's rural area spending increases!

Figures coming up from the rural areas in China is good news. Rural purchases of home appliances reached 67.3 million units in the January-November period, an increase of 140% year-on-year. Although not directly related to the internet or computers, these purchases indicate that spending power is increasing in the rural... more >>
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Heineken launches Facebook store!

The Dutch company is aiming to tap into the 560 million active users on the popular social networking site. Also, they are going to make use of the one million users they already have on their Facebook page. The store will offer Heineken-branded clothes and merchandise but in addition they... more >>
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Latest numbers from MasterCard indicate that spending in Asia Pacific region is really on the up and they will be investing more in the region in the coming years. MasterCard on Monday announced a 22 percent increase in gross dollar volume for MasterCard premium credit and charge programs in the... more >>
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This week is expected to be big for E-Commerce in Australia. Global shopping website eBay has predicted that more than 1 million Australian shoppers will flock online on Sunday, marking the peak of the Christmas spending season. It expects 200,000 items worth more than $11 million will be bought on... more >>
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VeriSign figures!

The internet continues to grow and latest numbers indicate that the number of domain names are just over 200 million. There was a 2 per cent increase from Quarter 2 to Quarter 3. So far this year, 13.3 million new websites have been registered, a 7 percent year-over-year increase. Also... more >>
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The Wall Street Journal today launched a new section of WSJ.com focused on Hong Kong which is to include more detailed news about business and finance in Hong Kong. This kind of expansion is what can be expected for newspapers in years to come. The number of people reading print... more >>
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Bigshoebazaar.com goes a step further!

Bigshoebazaar.com, India's largest online marketplace in footwear sector has created history by not only working with customers and selling shoes directly to them, they now have a section for retailers to be able to buy from there too. It is the first time the shoe industry has been able to... more >>
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Thai stores going online!

The Mall Group in Thailand is looking to go online and sell its good to customers not just in Thailand but the rest of the world, one month before its main competitor. This follows, Central Food Retail, the operator of Tops Supermarket, launched online shopping on Nov 1, while... more >>
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Luxury Retaliers go online in China!

Searching for wealthy customers in China can be quite a challenge since there are pockets of them all over the country. It would make no sense and would be quite expensive to open physical shops almost everywhere in China in addition to Shanghai and maybe Beijing. So now luxury brands... more >>
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Wondergirls.Asia

Wondergirls, the hit sensation from South Korea, and whose song nobody wants you is known in almost every city in Asia are going to have their first concert in Hong Kong. It is going to be held in the Asia World Expo on the 17th of December and a... more >>
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Yahoo targets Indonesia!

Since acquiring location-based service provider Koprol, Yahoo has understood just how important the Indonesian market is to them. They discovered that it is the fastest-growing Internet markets in Southeast Asia but had the lowest percentage of active users. According to recent reports from Yahoo, most of its revenue has been... more >>
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VC2.Asia

VC2.Asia are partner in transforming a company into a world class enterprise by strategic management, business expansion and deployment of technology. They provide expertise support from former executives from the United States and West with Asian focus.  It is going to be a platform for co-ordination between Hong Kong and... more >>
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.Asia in Action

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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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