Posts Tagged: Google


Barra on Weibo

Ex-Google VP Hugo Barra joins Weibo ahead of Xiaomi’s launch event this afternoon

Former Google VP and vice president of product management for Android Hugo Barra has just signed up for Sina Weibo today (here). He’s ...

  • September 5, 2013
  • at 1:50 pm
Read More

Xiaomi Red Rice launch

Android VP Hugo Barra has left Google, said to be moving to Xiaomi

(UPDATE: It’s now officially for real; see the new post). Hugo Barra, Google’s vice president of product management for Android,...

  • August 29, 2013
  • at 10:04 am
Read More

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
Read More


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
Read More


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
Read More


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
Read More


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
Read More

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
Read More

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
Read More

Hugo Barra joining Xiaomi in October

CONFIRMED: Xiaomi hiring ex-Android VP Hugo Barra, starts new job in October

Xiaomi co-founder and president Lin Bin has just confirmed the big rumor swirling around the tech scene in the US and China this morning ...

  • August 29, 2013
  • at 10:58 am
Read More

Indonesia.travel-thumb

Official ‘Indonesia.Travel’ tourism site plans expansion, will add hotel booking

Indonesia.Travel is the official tourism website run by Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy since 2009. Potential tourist...

  • August 23, 2013
  • at 9:30 am
Read More


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
Read More

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 google.co.in/music, the page now...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 9:26 pm
Read More


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
Read More

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
Read More

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
Read More

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
Read More

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
Read More