Archive for June 2009

Love him or hate him. A remarkable man indeed.


Unemployment for 16- to 19-year-olds is at its highest rate since 1992 — at 22.7 percent in May, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That is causing some teenagers to rethink their notion of work and to embrace entrepreneurship.

In memory of michael Jackson I’m drinking singapore’s “michael Jackson” drink: a combination of chin chow and soya bean.

According to Malaysia’s national university, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), its students will soon enjoy what its officials call a “21st Century education experience” following the rollout of a new high performance communications solution.

Talk about laggards or simply naive PR trying to position something for the future but forgetting that hey it’s already 2009!

A major progress marker since last June has been adoption of the cloud not just by scrappy, broke startups, but now major enterprises. Said Vogels, “I have not seen in the recent history of technology something that had such a disruptive influence on the applications that are being built and the future of technology.

Amazon’s Werner Vogel commented on how enterprises are starting to pick up cloud services in a big way. Indeed AWS is no longer just a toy. It’s a real deal!

Yes the realtime web is upon us!

Web 2.0 has morphed into the RealTime Web.

Broadband ubiquity, Cloudscaled Services are all enabling this to happen.

Southeast Asia trends

  • The top 9 countries using Opera Mini in Southeast Asia are Indonesia, Vietnam, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Singapore, Cambodia and Laos.
  • From May 2008 to May 2009:
    • Overall page-views in the top 9 countries listed increased 459%.
    • Overall unique users in the top 9 countries listed increased 119%.
    • Overall data transferred in the top 9 countries listed increased 271%.
  • Since our last spotlight on Southeast Asia, Vietnam jumped from #5 to #2 and the Philippines jumped from #6 to #3.
  • Growth rates in Southeast Asia remain high: Vietnam leads the top 9 countries with 412.9% growth in users this year, followed by the Philippines (353.6% growth) and Malaysia (249.6% growth).
  • In our previous Southeast Asia spotlight (October 2008), Indonesia led the way, with each user viewing 358 pages on average. In May 2009, that figure was surpassed in 3 countries–Indonesia (420 page-views per user), the Philippines (705 page-views per user) and Brunei (461 page-views per user).
  • In Southeast Asia, among mobile Web users, Google is the dominant player in the search engine space, with Yahoo in second place.
  • Friendster continues to be popular in Southeast Asia, but Facebook has made significant strides, especially in Indonesia–where it finally broke through Friendster’s previous dominance of the number 1 spot.
  • Nokia handsets continue to be dominant in Southeast Asia, followed by Sony Ericsson.


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  • bigsurf: yeah it's really cool.. well i guess you can also come to Singapore as there's a big cosplay thing going on here too!
  • Lasitha Silva: I also like to have a snap with a Star wars character. And I think..I need to be at Tokyo for that. Coz I love to be there too.
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