All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Asia’

Netflix Eyes Expansion In Europe, Asia

Netflix expanded into new European markets last year, and appears to have additional ones on its roadmap, as well as some Asian countries and those where Arabic is widely spoken. A research note from Citibank analyst Mark May has drawn some attention after he pointed out a LinkedIn job posting from Netflix seeking people fluent in Arabic, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, …

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Sephora Doesn’t Trust Its Asian Customers? Allegedly Deactivated Accounts According To Race

As beauty supply giant Sephora could be about to learn the hard way, what seems like a simple and logical solution is actually grounds for a MAJOR lawsuit. Trouble began brewing Friday morning when Sephora made the following announcement on its Facebook page: The reality is that in taking steps to restore website functionality, some of our loyal North American …

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Brenda Song Goes Shopping with Mom and Younger Brother

Brenda Song was recently spotted shopping in Los Angeles with her mom Mai and younger brother Nathan. The trio hit a mall in the trendy Woodland Hills neighborhood on Friday. Onlookers said Song and her mother bought beauty products at the MAC store. Song, 26, appears close to her family, with photos of them peppered throughout her Instagram feed. The …

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Tsunami Debris Still Headed to US, Just No Island

UPDATE: Nicholas Mallos, Ocean Conservancy’s marine debris specialist, said this with regard to clarifications from the NOAA about the reports of a “Texas-sized” island: “Following the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan a tremendous quantity of debris washed into the Pacific and began heading toward North America. While this debris was initially a solid mass, NOAA is right to indicate that …

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India Mars Mission Under Way, Despite Odds

India seeks to join the United States and the former Soviet Union in a singular space exploration achievement: sending an unmanned probe to Mars successfully. India’s space agency (ISRO) hopes to demonstrate their nation’s capacity to reach the orbit of the Red Planet and carry out some experiments of their own. The 300-day journey is successful less than half of …

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Boeing 747 May Get 86’d in the Years to Come

The Boeing 747 Jumbo Jet has been hailed as a double-decker revolution in air travel that shrank the globe by the Associated Press, yet even Arsenio Hall seems able to offer one as a (seemingly unattainable) prize on his new show. Despite that glowing remark from the AP, Boeing has had to cut its 747 production line two times in …

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Larger Smartphones Beating Tablets in Asia

As the smartphone and tablet markets begin to become saturated in western countries, manufacturers are now looking to emerging markets such as China and Brazil for growth. However, with smaller tablets becoming more popular and larger smartphones taking off, market watchers are beginning to wonder whether the so-called “phablets” could soon cut into tablet sales. Today, analyst firm IDC released …

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Rdio Makes First Move into Asia, Now Available in 31 Countries

Subscription-based streaming music company Rdio has just announced an expansion that will see it move into 7 new countries. Starting today, Rdio will be available in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Colombia, Chile, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, and Poland. This marks the company’s first move into the Asian market, as well as a deeper expansion into South America and Europe. This brings …

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Spotify Comes to Mexico, Parts of Asia, and Europe; Now Available in 28 Markets

Back before the big Spotify launch in Canada, it was rumored that the streaming music platform would also break into Asia and parts of Latin America. Today, many months later, Spotify has finally made it official. “Exciting times! Today we’re thrilled to announce that we’re bringing a new world of music to eight new markets across the globe,” says Spotify. …

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Facebook Backs Asian Underwater High-Speed Cable Initiative

Facebook has invested in a project to help boost internet speed and availability to nearly a dozen Asia-Pacific countries, according to the BBC. The Asia Pacific Gateway project, which was finalized in December fo 2011, is working to build a massive underwater cable network stretching from Malaysia to South Korea and Japan. Along the way, the network will also flow …

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Google Bringing The Anita Borg Scholarship To Asia

Computer science and technology are quickly changing the education ecosystem of every nation around the globe. It’s already been shown that children (and adults) should be learning some kind of programming language if they are to get a decent job in today’s and the future workplace. While all of that is fine and good, it’s especially important to get girls …

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