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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

eBay Announces New Joint Venture In Asia

Any eBay shareholders who were less than thrilled about eBay’s $1.2 billion acquisition of Gmarket last June may feel better after hearing about a new plan that involves the property.  eBay announced late yesterday that it intends to work with Gmarket’s founder to expand Gmarket’s presence in Japan and Singapore.

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