Archive for the "Internet" Category

IBM to acquire Outblaze email assets

Some very exciting news today: IBM will buy Outblaze’s email assets and incorporate them in “Bluehouse”. “Bluehouse”, a project by IBM Lotus, is an online social networking and collaboration service for businesses. The news was released overnight, local time, so postings of the news and requests for information are starting to appear. More details on […]

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Mobile devices: when data service fees attack

What if Internet access on your mobile phone for one month cost you HK$ 14,000, or about US$ 1,800? The following story occurred in Hong Kong, but this is a problem common over much of the planet. As recently reported by the South China Morning Post (SCMP): Mobile-phone users are facing big bills for internet […]

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.hk the "most unsafe" domains?

Hong Kong domains are the most dangerous in the world; this little factoid from a recent McAfee report generated quite a bit of media coverage, and even made TIME magazine‘s top stories list (here is McAfee’s press release on the subject). But all is not as it seems, and aspects of the report may have […]

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Partnership with Turner (TurnOut) explained by Outblaze CEO Yat Siu

  Over the last week announcements of the Turner Entertainment and Outblaze project called TurnOut have generated quite a few questions. We’ve taken a video of Thomas Crampton video-interviewing Outblaze CEO and Founder Yat Siu a few days ago on the subject of this cooperation. Thomas Crampton is a former correspondent for the New York […]

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Joi Ito talks about bringing Creative Commons to Hong Kong

On Monday, I got a few hours’ notice that Joi Ito, Chairman of Creative Commons and board member of the Mozilla Foundation, was arriving to our offices en-route to a visit to Macao. This initiated a flurry of activity in the office since Joi is also a board member of Outblaze affiliate SanrioDigital, and it […]

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Outblaze takes Gold at Hong Kong ICT Awards; thoughts on Hong Kong psyche

The 2007 Hong Kong ICT Awards ceremony and gala was a lavish affair held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre last night, January 21st, 2008. Outblaze competed in the Best Business (Product) stream, and took home the Gold Award with our white label social video service, OutblazeVideo. It was a pretty positive start […]

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Aaron Marcus at User Friendly Conference, Beijing

Aaron Marcus is the founder, President and Principal Designer/Analyst of Aaron Marcus and Associates, Inc. (AM+A). He is well-respected in the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) field and has been working in this field for more than 30 years. In the Nov/Dec 2007 issue of ACM/SIGCHI’s Interactions magazine, in his “Fast Forward” column titled “The Sun Rises […]

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FON in Hong Kong McDonald's, Starbucks, etc

Do you know about FON? You should – FON is the largest WiFi network in the world and it’s growing at a healthy rate. Get yourself one of FON’s La Fonera routers, set it up so that it begins sharing part of your Internet connection with other FON members (Foneros), and enjoy free WiFi access […]

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Outblaze powers StarHub's pfingo services

            With pfingo, leading Sinagporian info-communication company StarHub has launched the world’s first fully converged VoIP, email, messaging, and mobile Internet service that is device-independent. This is a development to keep an eye on. pfingo offers users email (mobile, desktop, and webmail), instant messaging, mobile VoIP service, contacts synchronization, news feeds, and a respectable 400 […]

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Web 2.0 is a marketing term (Web Wednesday 6)

It’s a marketing term. That was the reply of Outblaze founder and CEO Yat Siu when asked what he thought of “Web 2.0”, a term that is over-used, over-hyped, and often associated with obscure companies. The idea behind Web 2.0 – interlinked platforms, social software, and online services that encourage user contribution – is one […]

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