Archive for the "Asia" Category

Outblaze sends Android tablets to school in mountains of Nepal

Outblaze has donated a shipment of low-cost Android tablets, apps, SD cards, notebooks, writing tools and other supplies to the Sundardevi Lower Secondary, a school for about 170 students in Tame village in the mountainous Nuwakot district of Nepal (see Nepal Green Tara Foundation). This required us to overcome a number of challenges. Here at […]

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Outblaze wins Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award

It’s award time again! At a lavish gala dinner held at the JW Marriott last evening, Outblaze was honoured with the Outstanding Entrepreneurship Award at APEA 2011 in Hong Kong. APEA stands for the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards, an award scheme organized by Enterprise Asia to recognize companies and individuals across Asia who have shown […]

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IBM officially opens Cloud Computing Lab in Hong Kong thanks to Outblaze

Today I attended IBM’s ceremony announcing the opening of the first IBM Cloud Computing Laboratory in Hong Kong. The event was well attended by industry leaders, media, analysts, IBM’s major partners, and senior government including Mr John Tsang, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR Government. As Mr Tsang put it in his speech, the lab is […]

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Typhoon Hits the Philippines: Donations Needed!

On Saturday September 26, 2009, a fierce storm hit the Philippines. The typhoon, known locally as Ondoy and internationally as Ketsana, brought strong wind and heavy rainfall that eventually caused major damage to the country, particularly to Manila, the capital city. President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo declared a state of calamity for almost the entire region. Several […]

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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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The 2008 Sichuan earthquake – you can help

  On 12 May 2008, Wenchuan County in the Chinese province of Sichuan experienced one of the most violent earthquakes in history. With an epicentre located 90 Km from Chengdu and registering a 7.9 on the moment magnitude scale (roughly equal to the old Richter scale), buildings swayed in Shanghai and Beijing and the tremors […]

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Happy Lunar New Year

  Outblaze wishes all readers a happy Lunar/Chinese New Year and a very prosperous Year of the Rat for 2008!

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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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Outblaze social video service wins APICTA Award

Social media presents a rather attractive business proposition: provide your users with social services and let them generate content, traffic, and exposure for you. Last week (November 26-30) in Singapore I was restating this case in Outblaze’s bid for the Asia Pacific Information & Communication Technology Alliance Awards, one of the best and most comprehensive […]

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