Thoughts on Asia, China, and Digital Media [INTERVIEW]

For the most part, digital media like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs were very much originated from and were popularized by Westerners. Asia is slowly picking up the pace and this trend is unearthing […] Related posts: LinkedIn in Asia: India 9, Australia 2, China 1 [INFOGRAPHIC] Congrats to LinkedIn, you hit the 100 million users […]

Chinese Inmates Forced Into Gold Farming, Earning Money for Guards

There’s a fascinating piece in The Guardian this morning reporting that many Chinese inmates (at least in Jixi labor camp) are forced to play online games to build up credit for prison guards. […] Related posts: Gold Plated Smartphone, Nokia Oro Trending On Twitter India Today, @Nokia tweeted about Nokia Oro, a new smartphone that… […]

500 Million Facebook Friends to Sina Weibo [VIDEO]

The movie, The Social Network, a.k.a Facebook movie has a lot of spoofs. If you thought you have seen it all, wait till you see this video which is spreading virally on Sina […] Related posts: Sina Weibo Hits 140 Million Users In its Q1 2011 financial results announcement, Sina revealed that… China’s Microblog, Sina […]

Android is One of the Most Successful Acquisitions for Google

In a panel earlier at GMIC, Ming Guang Yong, New Business Development Manager at Google China shared the search engine’s investment criteria. In 3 quick points: – Growth stage: Fast growth companies are […] Related posts: Tencent to Launch Android Smartphone. Google Smiles It was rumored that Tencent is set to build it’s… DCM Launches […]

How India uses the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

It’s hard to believe that India only had  25,000 Internet users back in 1998. Comparing to the current 100 million Internet users, the growth India has achieved in 12 years is simply remarkable. […] Related posts: Internet Statistics In A Gorgeous Infographic Our friends from Flowtown have created a gorgeous infographic that… The Awesome Size […]

Demand Media Posts First Earnings Report as Public Company

Demand Media posted its fourth quarter financial results today – the company’s first earnings report since going public last month. Demand posted revenue of $73.6 million, an increase of 33% compared to $55.5 million in the same quarter the previous year.  Income from operations was $2.8 million compared to a net loss from operations of […]

Pizza Hut Celebrates Cricket World Cup Fever on Facebook

With the onset of the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup in India, brands are leaving no stone unturned to leverage the sports event. Pizza Hut, in association with Pepsi, has launched a campaign […] Related posts: Disney Celebrates 100 Million Facebook Likes The official Disney’s Facebook page has over 14 million fans and… CREATIVE: An Experiential […]

Sedo Domain Market Study – Q4 2010

Domain marketplace Sedo released its Q4 Domain Market Study today. Sedo now hosts over 18 million domain names and produced over 100 million in total sales for 2010 (the first time it has broken that barrier), providing further proof that the domain name industry is alive and well. “The growth in Sedo’s marketplace has been… […]

Freesia City’s Co-founder on Social Gaming and 1 Million Users in Asia

Social gaming is one of the next big things. According to eMarketer, the industry is poised to be a $2 billion industry in the U.S by 2012. We are witnessing the same trend in Asia as more social gaming companies mushroomed in recent years. Dhub Digital, a Singapore and Indonesia-based social gaming start-up, is one […]

The State of China’s Twitter, Sina Weibo

Sina Weibo is growing fast in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. It currently has over 50 million users and is expecting to hit 100 million by the end of 2011. Gaofei Wang, Vice President of Sina Weibo shared with Mobile World Live in an Interview on its growth phase and briefly on its monetization plan. […]

Top Facebook Markets are U.S, Indonesia, U.K and… Asia

What’s Facebook’s largest market? Undoubtedly, first place belongs to U.S (146 million users), the country of origin. Second place goes to Indonesia (34 million users) and third goes to United Kingdom (27 million users). What’s most intriguing is Indonesia’s growth. Out of a population size of 240 million (fourth most populous country in the world), […]

2010 is a Meaningful Year for Twitter

Twitter wraps up this year with several trend reports and thoughts. In a heartfelt blog post, Twitter thanks its users for the magnificent past 12 months. In 2010, more than 25 billion tweets were sent and more than 100 million users joined the micro-blogging service. To support growing demands, the Twitter team has grown from […]

Taiwan: “Take my Medal? I’ll Hack your Website!”

The ongoing Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, is filled with stories. But so far, no story is as controversial as Yang Shu-Chun’s. On November 17, Taiwanese contestant, Yang, competed in the Taekwondo semi-final and was significantly ahead in the game. Victory seemed certain. 9 to nothing (9-0) was the score when the Korean referee suddenly […]

US-Sino Currency Rap Battle on YouTube [VIDEO]

One week and over 200k hits, this video has the potential to go viral. The animation video depicts the ongoing economic tension between U.S and China in a humorous manner. It also mentions some controversial issues like Liu Xiao Bo, the recent Nobel Peace Prize recipient and the relationship between IMF and the U.S. I’m […]

NTU is Building Green Tablets for 100 million Indian Children

Many schools in India don’t have electricity to access electronic learning tools. That’s a problem, which now has a solution. Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and Rice University are developing an electronic tablet that is both battery and solar powered. The device, named iSlate, is estimated to serve 100 million Indian children. “India’s full economic […]