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Inside Mobile Apps feature on Outblaze

The always insightful Inside Mobile Apps took a close look at the Outblaze app business, focusing on the blockbuster hit Pretty Pet Salon. 6 months after setting up Animoca (the app publishing business of Outblaze), the company has over 100 titles under its belt, 22 million downloads, and a profitable business that continues to produce exciting and innovative […]

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Outblaze: 100 apps in the App Store and dozens top ranked

Outblaze world domination update: The Outblaze companies have been busy producing apps and games for Apple’s App Store and this June  we published our 100th app. We’re at 105 published apps on the App Store, to be precise (not counting Android, of course). Our experience with smartphone apps has taught us a lot about what […]

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Outblaze featured in South China Morning Post

On Monday, June 6, 2011, Outblaze was featured in the South China Morning Post. The article may be found here (requires login). The Post looked at how Hong Kong-based Outblaze is a “pioneering IT company” that has evolved in recent years: Founded in 1998, Outblaze in 2009 sold for an undisclosed amount its core online messaging […]

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Outblaze is hiring project managers, game designers, artists, programmers & more!

Ever wanted to work at a hip, dynamic, innovative, award-winning and internationally recognized technology company? Outblaze, which BusinessWeek called “Hong Kong’s marquee Internet startup”, is now hiring for various positions in game development, project management, and quality assurance. If you would like a chance to work with major established brands such as Hello Kitty, BEN10, […]

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Outblaze CEO Yat Siu weighs in on the Google-China affair

Outblaze founder and CEO Yat Siu lays out several convincing arguments on his personal blog to explain how Google is likely to benefit should it withdraw from China. Google shocked the world when it announced that it was going to exit China as a result of government censorship and sophisticated hacking attacks that targeted Chinese […]

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IBM secures Panasonic as major LotusLive customer

In the latest news from IBM, Panasonic will move 100,000 to 380,000 employees to IBM’s LotusLive hosted, Web-based collaboration suite of services. This deal is noteworthy in the cloud arena for its size: it is larger than any enterprise deal inked so far by Google Apps, a highly popular platform boasting 2 million clients. Few […]

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Happy holidays from Outblaze!

Outblaze wishes everyone a delightful holiday season and a happy new year. May your 2010 be joyful and prosperous!

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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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Young Entrepreneur Award for Outblaze CEO Yat Siu

We are coming up to the end of 2009, and ’tis the season to win awards! Once again, Outblaze has worked diligently not to disappoint its fans. Earlier in the year, we nabbed the Company of the Year Award at the ComputerWorld Hong Kong Awards, as described in my previous blog post. Last night, Outblaze […]

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And the angel said, "Give me money, for I have not enough."

So you have a start-up company. You have slaved over the business plan. You have assembled the core team, who have all agreed to defer pay in order to get the business off the ground. You have prepared a prototype of your product/service. You have developed your web site, reseller network, and you are doing […]

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