March 2011 Archives

Gap goes online in China!

Gap, the large clothing store from the United States is expanding in the China market and they have chosen the online method as the way to move forward. China has an online population far greater than anywhere else in the world but the more interesting part is that their penetration... more >>
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Blackberry has Indian dream!

After Nokia, Samsung, LG and other global brands, BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion (RIM) is likely to set up an Indian manufacturing facility in view of the potential within the country and the surrounding region and may develop the country into an export hub. They are in talks and if they... more >>
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Asian paying more bills online!

Internet users in six emerging eCommerce markets in Asia-Pacific are going online to pay their bills, choosing the convenience and flexibility of paying electronically over cash or checks, according to the 2010 Visa eCommerce Consumer Monitor. As banks and other companies allow for users to go to their websites, it... more >>
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IGroup.Asia

Group.asia are in the business of buying, selling, developing and monetizing of Internet domain names, specially .Asia Domains. They have an attractive portfolio which includes domain names like popstar.asia, 1gb.asia, iloans.asia, imagazine.asia, safe.asia and the list goes on and on. They are heavily involved in the secondary market for... more >>
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UPS expands Asia to Europe routes!

Due to the expanding trade between Asia and Europe, UPS is going to add more direct flights from Hong Kong to Cologne, Germany to handle the extra cargo. There are going to be 4 more direct flights from Hong Kong to Cologne. UPS saw mainland cargo volumes surge more than... more >>
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Group buying taking off in China!

Group buying has been taking off in Asia with the big American company, Groupon investing in different parts of the region. In China, it has really had a positive effect on E-commerce with more people going online and making purchases. Taobao.com -- China's answer to eBay -- launched its first... more >>
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Smartphones in Asia!

The Asia-Pacific smartphone market is expected to double to 200 million by 2016, with Google's Android operating system the leading platform, an industry analyst said Thursday. During that time, they will also account for a third of all mobile devices which means there are going to be more people going... more >>
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Ford plans Asian expansion!

Ford plans to expand further in the Asian region by introducing 8 new models in the Southeast Asian region over the next 5 years in order to boost its market share from the 3% presently in the region. At the same time, Ford plans to invest 7 billion yuan ($1.1... more >>
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Banks eying Asia!

Morgan Stanley predicts its wealth management asset to grow at a steady pace of around 25% per year in the near future. They have a firm belief that there are many wealthy people are in the region and the bank would be looking to make inroads and expand there very... more >>
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M-Commerce on the up in Australia!

Australians used their mobile phones to shop online for about $150 million worth of clothing, books, gifts, tickets and music last year but there is still room for improvement with many still skeptical about doing so because of security issues. During a recent  Nielsen survey commissioned by PayPal, it showed... more >>
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Online gaming spreads in Asia!

Cambodia has a new phenomenon, it is young males going online and playing online games and it is happening at an alarming pace all over the country. It is one of the region in Asia which has a very low. Cambodia, with a population of some 14 million people, had... more >>
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Zara targets China!

Inditex, the Spanish fashion group, which owns the Zara brand and now operates in 77 countries, opened 75 stores in China for the year to 31 January and they plan to open 42 more stores in Chinese cities this year by from 30 last year. The Chief executive has mentioned... more >>
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Cricket World cup has Asian feel!

The Cricket World Cup reaches its knockout stage today with 8 teams vying to become champions of the world. 5 out of the final 8 teams are from the Asia Pacific region. They include India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka and then England, West Indies and South... more >>
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Rockstarbar.Asia

During a Slash concert in Hong Kong last night, there was a huge banner up, which had the domain name rockstarbar.asia. Going through their website, it can be seen that they ensure there is a bar at rock events around Asia, they offer discounted tickets for concert goers, provide rock... more >>
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Asia's mobile internet expansion!

The future of mobile internet lies in Asia for sure. With advanced mobile markets like Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore, the region's first-world infrastructure is ripe for expansion. Also with the hunger of the less developed nations to further expand their mobile internet reach, makes it the most promising region... more >>
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World Cup cricket offer!

".Asia" domain names are being offered at a very low price of $4,49 at the reseller club website. Register the domain name before the end of March and stand a chance to win an IPHONE 4! Draw will be made at the end of March.... more >>
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Surging E-Commerce market in India!

Rs 32,000 crore was the value of E-Commerce in India in 2010 and this is expected to increase by around 50% in the coming year according to Mr Kashyap Vadapalli, Director, Category and Business Development, eBay India. He also mentioned that currently 85% of the transactions were travel-related but slowly... more >>
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China takes to mobile web!

China Mobile, the world's largest mobile operator reported that subscriber levels of 584m customers as of December 2010, an 11.8% lift annually, and attracted 53% of all new users signed up in the country last year. In data terms, its mobile web traffic rose from 48.6bn megabytes in 2009... more >>
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Chinese farmers going online

For years, many of the farmers in China had to drive down to the city to sell their goods and this would eat into their profit margins. Now there is a new one of selling their produce, it is by going online and it is saving the farmers a... more >>
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Humanrights.Asia

The Asian Human Rights Commission has recently changed its website from www.ahrchk.net to humanrights.asia. They recently issued a press release saying that they have discontinued this website and will use the ".Asia" one now only. The new online portal about the human rights situation in Asian countries features search... more >>
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Major earthquake hits Japan

A massive earthquake has hit Japan triggering a tsunami which has caused considerable damage to Japan in the recent hours. Facebook and twitter messages show that people have left buildings and have taken safety in other buildings away from the coast. Japan's TV showed cars, ships and even buildings being... more >>
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Dunkin' Donuts has Asian plans!

The parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins ice cream shops plans to expand further in Asia, with thousands of new outlets in China in coming years and ambitions to open its first stores in Vietnam within 18 months. The company has recovered well from the economic crisis some years... more >>
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Sign of E-commerce strength in India!

A huge indication of the success of E-Commerce in India is shown here with the major online booking store indication it will rack up US$1 billion in sales by 2015. Flipkart started back in 2007 with a investment of $9,000. Since then, it has grown to a turnover of $5.5... more >>
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According to a recent McKinsey report, China's luxury market will account for 20% of the global luxury sales and will take over Japan as the number one luxury market in the world. The survey found that 45 per cent of luxury consumers on the mainland were aged between 18 and... more >>
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The Italian company has announced the creation of a joint venture with Chinese billionaire Peter Woo, one the 200 richest in the world. 8% of the company's shares are going to be ceded to Woo and the Italian company hopes this will further expand its brand in the greater China... more >>
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IKEA expands to Thailand!

The first IKEA store in Thailand which is also the biggest in Southeast Asia will have its opening today evening with a huge party expected. There will be a traditional Swedish party under the theme of "Wholeheartedly Warm". The exterior is done and now work will commence to make sure... more >>
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Bharti Airtel, India's largest mobile phone operator by users, currently offers 3G services in 7 cities but wants to expand this to 13 cities in the near future. Atul Mohan Bindal, president of mobile services at Bharti, said the company is in talks with other 3G operators in India for... more >>
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Mobifusion eyes Asian expansion!

MOBIFUSION, a mobile application developer and partner for media and publishing companies, is eyeing several markets within Asia Pacific to further increase its global reach. As part of their move to attract more people in the Asia Pacific region, they are moving their Asian operations from India to Malaysia and... more >>
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Digital Music revenue going up in APAC!

The Asia Pacific region will account for 35% of the global digital music revenue in 2015, tuning in around US$7 billion at the same time according to projections from Ovum. There are going to be huge increase in China and India. Then places like Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore will see... more >>
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Expedia has high hopes for Asia!

Scott Durchslag, who oversees the worldwide Expedia brand business at U.S.-based Expedia Inc said in a recent meeting in Tokyo that he expected Asia to play a big part in the future business of this company. For the Japanese market, he wants to make more changes there for example letting... more >>
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Warner Bros to offer films on Facebook!

Starting today in the United States, people will be able to go onto the Warner Bros facebook page, pay the rental fee and be able to watch films on their facebook page. They can go back to continue watching the same movie during a period of 48 hours. They will... more >>
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Online banking in Asia!

Image: According to statistics released by ComScore recently, it was seen that internet banking has gone up heaps and bounds in the Asia Pacific region in recent months. Malaysia, home to the largest total number of online banking users in the study, climbed 16 percent to 2.7 million visitors in... more >>
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Heinz adapts in China!

Heinz, the America food company, that has expanded all over the world recorded tremendous growth in profits in China and one main reason for that is they have adopted their products to make sure they are suitable for the market they are in. One main profit driver was food for... more >>
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Futuregov.Asia

Aiming to improve the governance, efficiency and citizen engagement of public sector organisations, this website futuregov.asia works closely with its readers to identify opportunities to improve. Through publications both offline and online, also by hosting conferences around the world, they are able to engage well with their readers. The domain... more >>
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Vitasoy International Holdings Limited which has several vending machines around the city has launched the WIFI connection from the machine itself. They have partnered with Y5ZONE, one of the leading service providers in Wi-Fi connectivity in Hong Kong, to introduce the first full vending machines with free Wi-Fi facility in... more >>
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Datamonitor has predicted that the sales of private labeled goods in the Asia Pacific region is going to go up in the coming years and the consumers here rely more on just the brand name when they head out for shopping. Figures from the research firm suggest food store brands... more >>
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The ease at which you are able to complete transactions online are definitely a pull factor for doing business in the virtual world here in Asia. It is increasing by the day and more joint ventures and partnerships are making things very easy for end users and the customers. Now... more >>
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HSBC profits soar!

HSBC saw its profit soar to around $13.2 billion last year. The profit figure was up from $5.8 billion in 2009, as HSBC said it was profitable in every customer group and region for the first time since 2006. Their move to prioritize growth in some key Asia Pacific markets... more >>
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Groupon expands to China!

GaoPeng, the Chinese equivalent of groupon opened up in China yesterday and started accepting registrations. The service will work much like Groupon's services does in the United States, with daily deals from things to do, see, and eat sent out to consumers each day. They are first going to offer... more >>
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E-Scanning in Asia helps!

In Asia, everyone knows how the internet has become the main ingredient in every household right now. Every member of the family has a separate platform now to get online and the penetration rate is increasing by the day. Now in Japan, E-reading has taken off and it is solving... 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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