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Social Media in India

Commentary of social media in India. Suggested that twitter growth is going to explode driven by twitter-telco tie-ups. Ashish Sinha suggests that this will blow away Orkut, and Facebook. He also suggests that India missed the blogging wave. I disagree....

International DNS

ICANN has approved for internationalized domain names to be made available for the internet. This means that users can type in URLs with their own language like Chinese, Korean, Arabic etc.. China already has an international-to-latin domain translation system...

Brandtology

I have been observing the vibrant fervor of the launch of Brandtology in 4 countries (Singapore, Malaysia, Shanghai/HangZhou, Australia). Headed by a seasoned team of visionaries, funded by $2+M, revenues of $1+M, Brandtology looks poised to make waves in the social...

Orsiso

Orisiso helps manage multiple social networks via a single interface. Aureliant, the company behind OrSiSo has a team of 6. CEO Thorben, CTO Jerome Poudevigne, two full-time developers, a UI designer and a mobile platform specialist. Thorben hails from Denmark. Jerome...

Australian Property Portals

In case you didn't know, the Australian property market is in a bit of a frenzy right now, but mostly for homes under the 500K mark. This is probably driven by the lower morgage rates, and a upto 24K government grant for new home owners. So where do people in...

Google open-sources Jaiku

In case you don't know what Jaiku is, its the micro-blogging platform that Google was trying to develop. Powered by Python and probably with the intention to compete with the likes of Twitter, Google seems to be throwing the towel in for the micro-blogging platform....

The Morning Jam

Joe and Shareen have started their own podcast at http://morningjam.com/ You just can't keep a good team down. And its kudos to a creative duo who hopefully will be able to take a good bite of the audio-ence in Singapore. All the best, and I look forward to...

Virtual World Investments II

In case you missed the first one, here is a more complete list. Virtual worlds are increasingly going to play a bigger role in media, replacing flagging TV, dwindling newspapers, and silent radio. If you are still paying for hefty fees for TV or Newspapers, you really...

Ogilvy PR’s Blogger Outreach Code of Ethics

Ogilvy PR’s Blogger Outreach Code of Ethics We reach out to bloggers because we respect your influence and feel that we might have something that is “remarkable” which could be of interest to you and/or your audience. We will only propose blogger outreach as a tactic...

Razor TV

It's been 2-3 months since SPH launched Razor.tv. Have you seen it? It's funny. SPH has traditionally been in the print media business, and moving into video is indeed a challenging. What I find funny about Razor TV is when print journalists who obviously are not...

Google is going down…

Despite the enthusiasm, or anxiety that the recent Google Chrome beta launch has created, I have to say that I am not thrilled with Google Chrome (yet). Some guys like Andrew, Jeremiah, or John (Mozilla) and countless others are saying that Chrome is going to improve...

Newspapers distribution chain is dying

The Straits Times (a SPH publication) in Singapore reported that it needs another 2,000 Singaporeans to help distribute newspapers to homes. Every morning, some 600,000 newspapers are distributed to homes by some 4,000 workers. But there are no takers for these "jobs"...