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AsiaD – All Things Digital Conference – Here I Come

Finally got my seat reserved, thanks to the guys from UPS for the hospitality. I’m all psyched.

Will be blogging from the Opening Session tomorrow night.

Source – AsiaD

October 18, 2011 Posted by | Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, News Related | , , , | Leave a comment

Apple Store Hong Kong Opening This Saturday

FINALLY!!!

September 19, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, Store | , , | Leave a comment

Web Wednesday v.48 “CNNGo – A Travel Start-up!” @ Volar – 8 June 2011

The next Web Wednesday meet is this coming Wednesday,8 June, at Volar, Basement, 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong.

This week, Web Wesnesdat will be featuring an interview with Andrew Demaria, Editor-in-Chief of CNNGo (http://www.cnngo.com/), Turner International’s Asia-based online travel and lifestyle platform, which launched in late 2009. Based in Hong Kong, he manages a team of 18 staff and oversees more than 500 freelance contributors across nine countries, with sites in four languages.

The event will start at 6:30pm and wind up around 9:30pm, with the talk/interview starting at 7:15pm.

As per usual, there’s a HK$100 entrance fee, including one complimentary drink.

Source : Web Wednesday Hong Kong

June 7, 2011 Posted by | Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, Web Wednesday, Web Wednesday HK | , , | Leave a comment

Web Wednesday v.47 @ Volar – 4 May 2011

The next Web Wednesday meet is this coming Wednesday, 4 May, at Volar, Basement, 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong.

This week, Web Wesnesdat will be featuring an interview with Gerd Leonhard, CEO of TheFuturesAgency.

The event will start at 6:30pm and wind up around 9:30pm, with the talk/interview starting at 7:15pm.  Gerd will talk about the dramatic changes in our consumption of media and entertainment and why and how people will pay for it. He will define some of the megatrends (globally and with a special focus on Asia) and share some of the key foresights he has gained in working with over 100 clients.

As per usual, there’s a HK$100 entrance fee, including one complimentary drink.

Source : Web Wednesday Hong Kong

May 3, 2011 Posted by | Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, Web Wednesday, Web Wednesday HK | , , , | Leave a comment

Foursquare Day Hong Kong 2011

Foursquare Day Hong Kong 2011 is tomorrow, check out the details below, great to meet up whoever kicked you out of your mayor-ship.

W52 and enthusiasts of Foursquare users in Hong Kong will be teaming up to host Hong Kong’s Foursquare Day event at W52 bar on April 16th, 2011. Every year on 16/4, users of the most popular location based application Foursquare come together at “Foursquare Day” events (4 squared = 16, hence 16/4!) all over the world to socialize, meet each other in person and to just generally have fun participating in one of the biggest global parties in the world. Each user showing up and checking in contributes to the spirit of Foursquare, and it is in essence a huge social experiment to observe and appreciate the strength and draw of a social mobile platform.

We will be organizing the only large scale Foursquare day event in Hong Kong to provide a platform for Hong Kong Foursquare users to meet up, network and be inspired by each other! Apart from having our venue generously sponsored by W52 Restaurant and Bar, we will be having numerous activities throughout the night including (but not limited to!):

1. The SWARM – Yes, we’re all here for the swarm badge! And what’s better than meeting and greeting all the cool guys and girls in your swarm in a non-awkward fashion?

2. Bangin’ Check-in – Get yourself a free drink when you check-in at W52 for the event. After that, it’s happy hour until 9! Perhaps it’s also time for…

3. 20, 30, 40 – You don’t want to know what this is. Or do you? It’s not for the faint-hearted that’s for sure! [Hint: alcohol will be involved]

You won’t need to pay an entrance fee to any of the activities involved – so just save the date, come along and check in – celebrate Foursquare Day with us in style!

Facebook Event Page: http://on.fb.me/fK3iTE

Meetups.com Community: http://bit.ly/fKtuh5

The Foursquare Day Story: http://blog.4sqday.com/about/

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April 15, 2011 Posted by | Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, Social Networking | , , , | 1 Comment

Web Wednesday v.46 @ Volar – 13 April 2011

The next Web Wednesday meet is this coming Wednesday, 13 April, at Volar, Basement, 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong.

This week, Web Wesnesdat will be featuring an interview with Jean-Jacques Verdun, Founder of deltabridges.com, Macau After Work and co-organiser of the Beishan Jazz Festival.

The event will start at 6:30pm and wind up around 9:30pm, with the talk/interview starting at 7:15pm.

As per usual, there’s a HK$100 entrance fee, including one complimentary drink and the chance to win lucky draw prizes.

Source : Web Wednesday Hong Kong

April 11, 2011 Posted by | Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, Social Networking, Web Wednesday, Web Wednesday HK | , , , | Leave a comment

Web Wednesday HK (April) Postponed to 13 April 2011

For those who follow Web Wednesday Hong Kong closely, please note that the regular monthly meet-up for April is rescheduled to 13 April 2011.  For more details, check out their website (http://www.webwednesday.hk/) or follow them on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=2402714948)

April 6, 2011 Posted by | Event, Hong Kong, Web Wednesday, Web Wednesday HK | , , | Leave a comment

Hong Kong Web Analytics – 11th Web Analytics Wednesday – 30 March 2011

The Hong Kong Web Analytics is a group founded by Kenneth Kwok.  It’s aim is to provide a platform to share and discuss the new digital era. According to their website info, it says that “no matter who you are or how you relate to the web. By applying web / data driven analysis will open up a new dimension and approach compare to the traditional methodologies”.

Like Web Wednesday Hong Kong, it is a group that meets regularly and features speaker at each of their events.

This month they have invited Martin Randall to talk about Dynamic Data Tracking. Martin is CEO of Teamwork Communications Ltd., a company that uses customer insights & data metrics to deliver highly relevant and targeted customer activation programs.

For booking information, click this link Book Now!

Date: 30th March, 2011
Time: 19:00 – 22:00
Speaker: Martin Randall
Topic: Data Rules! How Dynamic Data Can Drive Success, Improve ROI and Deliver a Better Customer Experience

Agenda:

  • 19:00 – 19:30 Reception Open
  • 19:30 – 19:45 Welcome Speech & Update
  • 19:45 – 20:45 Data Rules! How Dynamic Data Can Drive Success, Improve ROI and Deliver a Better Customer Experience
  • 20:45 – 21:15 Questions & Answer
  • 21:15 – 22:00 Networking

Venue:
MRM Worldwide Hong Kong
14/F Sunning Plaza, 10 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay

Contact:
Kenneth Kwok
Tel: 9868 2110

Fees:
Free Entry (30 Seats Available)

Sponsor:
Wed Analytics Wednesday, MRM Worldwide – Hong Kong, Beehive Strategy

March 27, 2011 Posted by | Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, Social Networking, Web Analytics | , , , , | 1 Comment

Web Wednesday v.44 @ Volar – 9 February 2011 – Trevor Johnson of Facebook

The next Web Wednesday meet is this coming Wednesday, 5 May, at Volar, Basement, 38-44 D’Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central, Hong Kong.

This week, Web Wesnesdat will be featuring an interview with Trevor Johnson, Head of Planning & Strategy, Emerging Markets for Facebook. Trevor has flown in from London to be part of Social Media Week (http://socialmediaweek.org/hongkong/) and is keen to meet with the local Hong Kong Digerati. Given all the recent developments at Facebook – Places, Deals, new Asian ad sales team – there will be plenty to talk about so do join us on Wednesday 9th February, 2011 (usual place, usual time).

The event will start at 6:30pm and wind up around 9:30pm, with the talk/interview starting at 7:15pm.

As per usual, there’s a HK$100 entrance fee, including one complimentary drink and the chance to win lucky draw prizes.

Source : Web Wednesday Hong Kong

February 7, 2011 Posted by | Blogroll, Event, Facebook, Hong Kong, Social Networking | , , , , | Leave a comment

Friendly Reminder – HK Rugby Sevens Tickets Goes On Sale TOMORROW

Tickets for the 2011 Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens will go on public sale on Saturday, January 22, 2011. The price of a three-day adult event ticket in 2011 will be HK$1,250, with children’s tickets priced at HK$300 for youth aged 12 and under.

After an initial pre-sale period to local Rugby Clubs, HKRFU Stakeholders and official Overseas Ticketing Agents, the HKRFU will stage a public ticket sale on Saturday, January 22, 2011.

Trevor Gregory, Chairman of the HKRFU, said “The HKRFU expects very strong demand for Sevens tickets in 2011 and like rugby fans around the world we look forward to another outstanding Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens next March.”

The HKRFU will again use Hong Kong Ticketing to sell event tickets in 2011. More details of the public ticket sale will be released in due course.

When considering tickets sold through local rugby clubs and other HKRFU stakeholders, 75% of all Sevens tickets are sold in Hong Kong. The HKRFU has confirmed that a minimum of 5,000 tickets will be made available for the local public to purchase on January 22. This includes a limited number of children’s tickets for kids aged 12 and under.

To ensure the widest possible distribution of tickets individual purchases will be restricted to a maximum of two (2) per person in any combination of adult or child tickets.

Tickets will be available through Hong Kong Ticketing’s online booking service and telephone hotline:

Telephone Hotline: +852 3128 8288
Online booking: www.hkticketing.com

Overseas fans can purchase tickets through 10 appointed Official Travel Agents or Cathay Pacific, the co-title sponsor and official airline of the Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens. Cathay Pacific and the Official Travel Agents offer a variety of packages including event tickets, travel and accommodation. Full contact details of these agents are available from www.hksevens.com. The Cathay Pacific/Credit Suisse Hong Kong Sevens 2011 will be held from Friday, March 25, to Sunday, March 27, 2011 at the Hong Kong Stadium.

Source – http://www.hksevens.com

January 21, 2011 Posted by | Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, Sports | , , | 3 Comments

How Big is Apple’s Biggest Shopping Event of the Year?

Well, we’re here and in for just ONE day special from the Apple Store.  Unlike previous sales, this one actually turns out with some good deals.

The BEST deals of course is with the new MacBook Air (MBA) 13-inch line. the 128GB is faring HK$9,118, down HK$770 from HK$9,888; and the 256GB version at HK$11,718, same HK$770 off.

Next best deals are the iPod Touch, with discounts ranging from 9%-10.3% from the low-end 8GB to the top end 64GB version.

The iMacs and MacBook Pros all slashes HK$770 from all models but with the new models on the horizon, it ain’t that attractive when compared with the MBA. As for the iPad, a straight HK$320 off for all models, and same with the iMacs and MacBook Pros, rumours indicates a release as soon as February.

As for other accessories and software, hmm…. nothing much exciting unless you’re shopping for the Microsoft Office for Mac Home and Student 2011 Family Pack, was HK$1,250 and now HK$1,000, a whopping 20% off, good deal with three (3) simultaneous installations.

January 14, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Event, Hong Kong | , , | Leave a comment

This Friday: Apple Biggest Shopping Event of the Year.

This just in from Apple.  Mostly discounts for accessories, check out the Apple Chinese New Year Gift Guide Page here. Could there be more discounts for the hardware? not sure yet. Guess will find out this Friday.

My buddy Spike emailed me saying that most of the items on that page are not on sale, they’re regular price, just suggestions for gift-giving.  According to Apple’s email, the fine print in the bottom states-

“Shopping event prices are solely available on January 14, 2011 and are subject to change. Promotional pricing cannot be combined with any other offers. Product specifications are subject to change. Sale prices are limited to stock on hand and while supplies last.”

…. so probably Apple will announce a one-day special price on Friday.

January 11, 2011 Posted by | Apple, Event, Hong Kong | , , | Leave a comment

PHOTTIX PASM One Shot Portrait Shoot Competition

Phottix and PASM Workshop announced today the PHOTTIX PASM One Shot Portrait Shoot Competition.

Welcome to the PHOTTIX PASM One Shot Portrait Shoot Competition. In order to celebrate the upcoming first anniversary of PASM Workshop (PASM), we here at PASM have come together and organized this fabulous portrait photo shoot competition with Phottix as our major sponsor. We hope you all can come participate and see how you fare in th…is competition. We believe the format is quite exciting, similar to the concept from the TV series, “The Shot”.
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October 17, 2010 Posted by | Blogroll, Event, Hong Kong, Photography | | 1 Comment

BarCamp Hong Kong 2010 – 18 September 2010

BarCamp Hong Kong is back, and it is gonna be held this coming Saturday at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In case you all don’t know, BarCamp is an ad-hoc “unconference” born from the desire for people to share and learn in an open environment. It is an intense event with discussions, demos and interaction from attendees. Anyone with something to contribute or with the desire to learn is welcome and invited to join.

BarCamp was born in Palo Alto, California in 2005. In just three years, it has become an international network of user generated conferences — open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by the attendees — often focusing on early-stage web applications, and related open source technologies, social protocols, and open data formats.

Last year’s BarCamp Hong Kong topics included open source, cloud computing, iPhone development, social media, GIS, creative commons and more, drawing more than 300 participants from all walks of the Internet in Hong Kong: budding entrepreneurs, web designers, cutting edge programmers, mobile experts, game developers and designers, academics, bloggers, social media specialists, investors and media owners.

The organizers expect as many as 500 this year, so make sure you sign up and, more importantly, make sure you show up early!

Sign up at BarCamp Hong Kong’s official page here, http://www.barcamp.hk/.

Source – BarCamp Hong Kong

September 12, 2010 Posted by | Barcamp, Event, Hong Kong, Social Networking | , , , | Leave a comment

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