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Social Media in China: The Same, but Different
Social Media in China: The Same, but Different

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Mobile Internet in China: Nokia vs iPhone vs Android

Jun 27, 2011

Mobile Internet in China: Nokia vs iPhone vs Android

This graph shows the amount of Internet surfing done in China, according to device. It is interesting to note: – How Nokia still dominates in terms of the number of devices surfing the Internet. – How quickly iOs and Android have become top-5 devices for Internet searching and surfing. The next version of this graph

US Tweets China Air Pollution, Again

Jun 23, 2011

US Tweets China Air Pollution, Again

Following on the success of the US Embassy Twitter feed on the air pollution, BeijingAir, the US Consulate in Guangzhou this month followed suit, with Guangzhou_Air. Launched with little fanfare last week, the US Consulate has installed air quality monitoring equipment that now Tweets at 9am and 2pm each day. Why is the US government

Facebook: Benchmark of F-Commerce Services

Jun 22, 2011

Facebook: Benchmark of F-Commerce Services

UPDATE: Image above has been updated on July 28, 2011. Please leave comments or additions on the more recent posting. One of my recent obsessions is social commerce, the idea of shared shopping experiences online. On a global basis, Facebook has been leading the charge with socializing commerce in stores (check-ins at retailers) and online

Job: Writing at Facebook

May 16, 2011

Job: Writing at Facebook

Fed up with writing for newspapers? This just in from Facebook: Marketing Communications Copywriter Every day, Facebook is altering the way people communicate and share information. 500 million people use Facebook to connect and share with people, causes and brands they care about. The reach and engagement on Facebook make it an outstanding marketing platform

Volunteer at the Po Leung Kuk orphanage

May 15, 2011

Do you live in Hong Kong? Consider volunteering some time at the Po Leung Kuk orphanage. Having been involved in helping the children of the Po Leung Kuk orphanage for nearly 11 years now, I can assure you that the rewards are huge. They may be Hong Kong’s neediest children, but they are also some

Doobie Brothers in Hong Kong!

May 11, 2011

Doobie Brothers in Hong Kong!

This year, the ball that I co-chair features the Doobie Brothers. It is our 10th anniversary, so we are taking over the largest hall of the Convention Center. (The room where Britain handed sovereignty over to China.) The response to the band has been incredible, with a huge portion of tickets sold already! Not only

How to: Use the iPad for Business

May 9, 2011

How to: Use the iPad for Business

This Thursday we will have another one of our Social Media trainings done in association with The Wall Street Journal. Please join! Date: Thursday, May 12 Time: 12 noon Hong Kong (GMT +8) Where: Online Register for the free Webinar Now. With the Apple iPad at the core of the growth, the tablet industry is

Growth of Internet Adspend vs Broadcast and Cable

Apr 17, 2011

Growth of Internet Adspend vs Broadcast and Cable

The US-based Interactive Advertising Bureau recently released their annual report, which included an interesting comparison of the pace of growth adspend on the Internet vs broadcast and cable. The data is from an independent survey compiled from companies selling advertising online. (Click on the chart for a full-sized version). It is interesting to see the

Job: HK-based CNN Wire News Editor

Apr 13, 2011

Job: HK-based CNN Wire News Editor

CNN International is currently seeking high caliber candidates to join the busy team at our Asia news production center in Hong Kong. CNN Wire News Editor The CNN Wire is on the frontline of distilling and distributing CNN’s editorial content. Working within the Hong Kong Bureau, the Hong-Kong based CNN Wire news editor will harvest

Why Hong Kong has more phones than people.

Apr 10, 2011

Why Hong Kong has more phones than people.

One of the most striking statistics about Hong Kong is how there are far more phones than people in the territory. Many people have 2 phones – an iPhone and a Blackberry – but this cabbie has 6 phones. He uses them to take calls like a one-man cab driver-cum-dispatcher. For several of them he

UPDATE: Facebook signs to enter China?

Apr 8, 2011

UPDATE: Facebook signs to enter China?

UPDATED Again on April 9: Bloomberg now reports that Facebook is in exploratory talks with unnamed partners, but that nothing has been signed yet. UPDATED April 9: Due to a Tweet from a highly credible source, China’s Internet is now echoing with unconfirmed rumors that Facebook signed an agreement with an unknown partner to enter

Yahoo Asia: Old-Style Journalism Meets Bloggers

Apr 8, 2011

Yahoo Southeast Asia appears to have developed a rather successful formula for mixing old-style journalism with new media. ComScore ranks the portal as number one for news in four of five Southeast Asian markets. The key to this success has been reach and diversity of content, according to the site’s managing editor, Alan Soon. I

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