Weekly round-up: Digital & tech Asia, August 29
A week is a long time in politics, as they say, but in this internet-centric age, a week in the the web can be even longer.
To keep up with what’s happening in Asia, every Monday I recap my pick of Asia’s key tech/digital news and articles from the previous week, while also including a round-up of the week’s posts from this blog too.
Here’s the selection from last week, 23-29 August 2010.
Tencent Extends China Reach With Comsenz Buy Wall Street Journal
Why Thailand Sucks for Tech Startups and How to Fix It johnberns.com [technically from the week previous]
Marketing in China: go online FT Beyondbrics
Bids are in for 3G auction Bangkok Post
Google Scholarship program kicks off in China The Official Google Blog
Singaporean arrested for inciting violence on Facebook Channel News Asia
This Week in Asia Episode 66: The Worlds of Tencent & Sekai Camera This Week in Asia [podcast]
Levi’s gets social in Asia Speed PR blog
Facebook India Opens India Offices Mashable
From this blog last week – Jon Russell: social media and tech in Asia:
And also…last week saw my maiden post for e27 – a Singapore-based blog dedicated to startups and tech in Asia – go up:
- Jakarta tops Instagram as the most photographed city in Asia
- Alibaba’s video streaming platform Youku inks major deal with US production companies
- Computer running slower than usual? You might be mining bitcoin for someone else
- China’s music streaming leader Tencent is killing its rivals
- A lack of talent could dampen China’s artificial intelligence dreams