May 2011 Archives

One of the largest social networking sites in the world, is looking at its expansion plans by expanding its workforce by four times and bring 100,000 local merchants into the site by the end of this year to Indonesia.The company which combines social networking with an online marketplace has around... more >>
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Print books have been selling for around 15 years and the Kindle books, just for around 4 years but sales of the Kindle books have taken over the print books this year and everyone is very surprised at how fast the Kindle has become the dominant force. The US Kindle... more >>
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Wal-Mart makes Chinese inroads!

Wal-Mart plans to buy a minority stake in Chinese e-commerce company Yihaodian. The move which tackles 2 of Wal-Mart's main objectives which are to expand internationally and also move online. This way, they are able to kill 2 birds with one stone. Choosing the China market makes perfect sense for... more >>
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Groupon moves to New Zealand!

Groupon has now completed its move to New Zealand and started selling coupons there from the 10th of May. "The New Zealand market represents an incredible addition to Groupon's growing global presence," said Mark Copplestone, Auckland-based country manager of Groupon New Zealand. They are going to offer great deals to... more >>
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HSBC targets Asia!

Banking giants HSBC are targeting a hiring spree in Singapore and Mainland in the coming years as it wants to strengthen its grip on the Asian market. The Asia-focused British lender plans to hire at least 200 staff in the mainland every year until 2016, and another 1,000 overall in... more >>
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Get your degrees online!

Recently reading an article in the New York Times, it showed how distant or online education is becoming the new hit item in the world and in Asia especially. In Malaysia, many people have to travel a long way before they can see a decent University. Universities around the world... more >>
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The power of the internet can definitely never be neglected and a recent study by KPMG on the Chinese internet market proves that point yet again. A Whopping 70% of the Mainland consumers search the web for information about products before actually making the purchase online so they can be... more >>
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Internet Speeds to increase!

Be prepared for even quicker internet speeds in the Asia Pacific region. A NEW super-fast fibre-optic cable linking Australia to south-east Asia will open within two years and will be 10 times faster than existing undersea cables, according to the new Leighton subsidiary Australia-Singapore Cable. For the Australian users, it... more >>
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Global Brands, Asian Businesses, IDN Registrants, Community Initiatives, Celebrities and Pioneers InvitedHong Kong, 2011 May 11 - DotAsia today launches Sunrise for Chinese, Japanese and Korean Internationalized Domain Name (IDN) registrations (http://www.idn.asia) and announces the opening of the IDN Pioneer Domains Program (http://www.think.asia).  The Pioneer Domains Program is open for... more >>
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The number of Asian-owned businesses increased 40.4 percent -- more than twice the national rate -- from 2002 to 2007, according to new data released from the U.S Census Bureau. It also shows that the number of Asian-owned businesses hit 1.5 million in 2007, and those businesses generated $507.6... more >>
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Group buying and Social media are 2 powerful tools which are making the number of people shopping online keep on increasing. The discount site connects to people through social media and email and gets the offers out to them and makes people want to buy things online and share with... more >>
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Walmart gives online delivery a try!

Walmart is going to give online delivery a shot in California in the United States. The "Walmart To Go" test allows customers to visit Walmart.com to order groceries and consumables and have them delivered to their homes, the spokesman said.Products include "fresh produce, meat and seafood, frozen, bakery, baby, over-the-counter... more >>
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One of Asia's largest portals for baby products and toys, firstcry.com has received an awesome piece of news. They were able to raise $4 Millionfrom SAIF, a private equity firm that provides growth capital. They claim to receive 10,000 daily visitors and is currently doing 250 transactions a day. The... more >>
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Birdies.Asia

Located in Phuket, this restaurant has decided to go online in order to attract customers and it is a very wise move indeed. Phuket is an island which makes most of its money from the tourism industry. The method tourists use to check for places to eat around the... more >>
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BangkokShirts.Asia

In Bangkok, when you want to get a t-shirt one week and go back to get another one with the same design the week after, it is gone and they are not going to make them anymore. This is where Bangkokshirts.Asia comes in handy. They go out and buy... more >>
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Koshka.Asia

Coming from Germany, Koshka.Asia sells Asian urban aesthetics, they specialize in Japanese fashion and sell it to customers around the world. They have around 20 Japanese designers. From there site, it is mentioned, "we stock our store with awe-inspiring garments and fresh cuts with outstanding quality. we love garments with... more >>
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Obamas.Asia

This Irish Bar in Singapore has gone with the domain name Obamas.Asia and is using it to show the bar and what they offer. Their website is very well done, showing what food and drinks the bar offers, you can easily make bookings of the venue online and also... more >>
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Watching sports online paying off!

The Indian Premier League cricket tournament watched by millions of people around the world just keeps getting more and more popular and the internet is one of the main reasons for this. Since India Times teamed up with YouTube last year, the number of viewers have gone up considerably. This... more >>
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Wedding gowns being bought online!

Now the online field is helping out couples for their wedding. Shenzhen Wuzhou Changlian International Trading Co is giving customers the chance to get their wedding gowns online by looking at their build and looking at the different choices. After doing a survey of around 3000 people, they found out... more >>
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Speaking alongside Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard at an Australia-China business forum in Beijing, Vice Premier Li Keqiang encouraged Chinese companies to expand in the Australian region saying there is enormous potential there in many industries. Chinese companies could help Australian infrastructure a lot and it should go beyong 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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