Posts Tagged: Google

Philippine floods 2013

Google helps Philippine flood victims through a crisis response map

We noted this week how social media plays a crucial role in crowdsourcing information about natural disasters in the Philippines. Now Goog...

  • August 21, 2013
  • at 12:41 pm
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VisitMM Is Myanmar’s Only Travel Site With Online Booking

VisitMM is blazing trails for travel booking in Myanmar, where traveling is still in the midst of taking off, big time.

  • August 7, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
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Thai government partners 7 online providers to regulate the Internet

The Thai government is partnering up with seven major online service providers, including Google and eBay, to clamp down on illegal content ...

  • July 27, 2013
  • at 1:54 pm
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Speak My Language: Google Personalizes Voice Search for Philippine Users

Look at that, Philippine Android users can now speak their Google searches in their own language.

  • July 15, 2013
  • at 11:26 pm
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Indonesian Startup Takes on Google Play Store with ‘SpeedUp Studio’ App Store

SpeedUp is known to some in Indonesia for producing modems, Android tablets, and routers. The company took a bold step in March this year by...

  • July 11, 2013
  • at 4:15 pm
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SBY goes social thumb

After Twitter Success, Indonesia’s President Goes Crazy for Social Media

Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono is famous on Twitter with his account @SBYudhoyono having more than two million followers. And...

  • July 6, 2013
  • at 2:02 am
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malaysia and singapore haze crisis maps

Google Rolls Out ‘Southeast Asia Fires’ Map to Track Haze Across Singapore and Malaysia

Singapore’s air is not quite so saturated with burning wood particulates as it was two weeks ago, but the environmental disaster that’s ...

  • July 2, 2013
  • at 7:41 pm
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Southeast Asia-Japan Cable

Google’s new submarine cable can provide faster Internet access in Asia, for now

The Southeast Asia-Japan Cable (SJC) has become operational today, providing residents in seven countries with greater Internet connectivity...

  • June 27, 2013
  • at 5:26 pm
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CocCoc Pursues Search In Vietnam With A Mathematician’s Hat

CocCoc Pursues Search In Vietnam With A Mathematician’s Hat (VIDEO)

Last month, we had the privilege of having Victor Lavrenko from CocCoc out our Meetup in Ho Chi Minh city to talk to us about the startup se...

  • June 3, 2013
  • at 9:09 pm
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Big data and Asia: the trends and the challenges

Mohit Sharma takes us through what it will take for Big Data to catch on across Asia. It's still the early stages, so there's lots of work t...

  • August 8, 2013
  • at 9:00 pm
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Google India shuts music search portal

The Day The Music Died: Google India Shutters Music Search Portal

Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) music search and streaming service has shut down in India. Formerly located at, the page now...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 9:26 pm
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5 Reasons Why There Is No Southeast Asia Kool Aid

So it seems we got us a little debate here on the topic of startups in Southeast Asia, so I’d like to add some fuel to the flame. Oliver S...

  • July 16, 2013
  • at 3:42 pm
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Google China Boss John Liu

Google China Boss John Liu Quits, New Successor Named

It’s all change at the top at Google China as current country head John Liu will step down after nearly six difficult and controversia...

  • July 15, 2013
  • at 9:12 pm
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Google Rolls Out Public Alerts in Taiwan

Ahead of Looming Typhoon, Google Rolls Out Public Alerts For Natural Disasters in Taiwan

Typhoons and flash floods are the two biggest natural disaster dangers in Taiwan’s tropical climate. And with another threat looming in th...

  • July 10, 2013
  • at 4:06 pm
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Baidu vs Google in China

These Two Graphs Show Painful Drops for Google and Baidu in China Search Engine Market

Now that it’s July we have market share data for China’s hard-fought search engine sector. The industry was reinvigorated last A...

  • July 4, 2013
  • at 8:30 pm
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Google’s StreetView Guy Walking Around Japan’s Creepily Deserted Battleship Island

Watch Google’s StreetView Guy Walking Around Japan’s Creepily Deserted ‘Battleship Island’ (VIDEO)

Japan’s notoriously creepy Battleship Island – actually called Hashima Island – has been deserted since the mid-1970s when its...

  • June 28, 2013
  • at 12:48 pm
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Are Google Apps the New Way to Learn in Philippine Universities?

Are Google Apps the New Way to Learn in Philippine Universities?

Filipino students can now take their notebooks off their backpacks. For them, Google Apps for Education is the new way to take notes.

  • June 21, 2013
  • at 3:00 pm
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Wada Will Spend $15 Million in 2013 to Beat Google in Vietnam

We’ve been hearing a lot from Vietnamese search engine CocCoc lately, especially with our recent meetup and interesting news about its...

  • May 30, 2013
  • at 5:00 pm
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