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Patrick Sharbaugh
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Bloggers are big business in Singapore. Instagram-based lifestyle 'microcelebrities' number in the thousands there, and the top influencers can earn as much as US $1 million a year in sponsorship and endorsements. The biggest are independent agents, but many more are affiliated with social media talent agency Gushcloud, which today was bought by a Korean group.
SINGAPORE - Korean digital media agency, Yello Digital Marketing (YDM) Group, has acquired a majority stake in homegrown Gushcloud in a multi-million dollar deal that underscores the rise of content and influencer marketing in Asia.
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The more successful Hollywood films are in China, the more Hollywood will seek to create films that cater to the Chinese people's -- and the Communist Party's -- preferences on what kind of content is "right" for China. Good idea or bad idea? 
Huge box office numbers underscore how essential the Chinese market has become to Hollywood's bottom line. Money is power — meaning the Communist Party has increasing influence over big U.S. movies.
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A new survey reveals that half of women in India see no good reason to use the internet. Why? Many said managing their households leaves little time for what is perceived to be a leisure activity. Others also said they feared angering their in-laws for spending time online. Does this sound right to you?
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In China, native apps dominate largely because the government blocks foreign competitors. But in Vietnam, they're going head-to-head with the big boys - and winning. Local search engine CocCoc has been bulldozing Google for a year, and now local chat app Zalo is laying even Facebook Messenger low (and Vietnam is among FB's most active markets). What's behind this?
VNG, Vietnam's top consumer tech company, just announced that its chat app, Zalo, just hit 30 million registered users.
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In heavily Islamic Indonesia, faith is increasingly a factor in purchasing decisions, even in travel. Singapore-based travel company Crescent Rating therefore provides a variety of services for Muslim holiday goers and recently launched a travel aggregator called the Muslim Travel Warehouse aimed at helping tour agents arrange tailored packages for Muslim travelers.
A new travel aggregator is aimed at helping tour agents arrange tailored packages for a growing market of Muslim travelers.
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In India, the cost of hiring household services is far lower than in developed countries. The urban middle class is accustomed to hiring chauffeurs, cooks, and housekeepers on a daily basis. Yet many of the workers are exploited or ill-treated by employers with a feudal mindset. Lately, a number of tech startups have come up to address such problems in this huge, disorganized home services market by tapping into crowdsourcing with an Uber twist.
After Babajob’s $10 million and LocalOye’s $5 million, WorkHorse today announced its first round of funding. These and several other apps let the huge urban
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Her name is Breanna Reyes Youn. She's half Korean and half Filipino, and she's become known as "the most adorable girl on the Internet," boasting 1.3 million followers on Instagram and legions of fans on Facebook. Modern celebrities need neither movies,TV, sports, or music to become global brands, just an Instagram account.
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Selfie lip-syncing mobile app DubSmash is still pwning pop culture in Asia -- nowhere more so than in India, where even the nation's biggest screen celebs are posting dubbed versions of Bollywood and Hollywood movie dialogue. Got a favorite? Share it in the comments!
Bollywood's young guns Sonakshi Sinha, Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt among other stars are using their acting talent to the T for their own Dubsmash videos - a lip-syncing application, which seems to be the next big thing after 'selfies'. Dubsmash is an application that allows users to choose an audio recording of well-known quotes, songs and dialogues from a list, and record a video of themselves. Technically, they act in and dub to a pre-recorde...
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How important is tiny little South Korea to Western gaming developers? More than you might think. When the much-anticipated "Witcher 3" video game was released from Polish developer CD Projekt Red yesterday to gamers all over the world, the company was backpedaling right away over its lack of promised Korean language support, as gamers there took to the Internet to voice their anger.
While the critically claimed “Witcher 3” video game from Polish developer CD Projekt Red launched yesterday to much fanfare from gamers all over the world, Korean gamers were angry.
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What trends does 2015 hold for Indonesia's digerati? 
1. A move from messaging on smartphones to voice chat 
2. More and more "snackable" video content
3. China's Xiaomi smartphones will continue disrupting the smartphone market (Apple's & Google's plans for it)
4. The rapid uptake up 4G mobile networks, which will makes allof the above even more relevant for 2015 and beyond
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“[Indonesian] teenagers say TV is for old people. They prefer to pirate their favorite US TV series from the Internet, because they can catch the latest episode almost on the same day of release.” 

In Indonesia, officials are shocked - shocked! - to find that not only are piracy websites hugely popular, but most of the ads on them are for computer malware, gambling and pornography.
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China's online shoppers know that just because a brand-name item is for sale on Alibaba, that doesn't mean it's real. The site is flooded with fake and pirated copies of Western brands. Now, the likes of Guci and others are fighting back with a lawsuit against the company. The problem is massive: the number of fake products discovered by the company rose by 66% to 130 million last year from 80 million in 2012.
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Asian Digital Cultures, User Research & Experience Design
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User-Centered Design for Asian Markets | Digital Strategies in Asia/Pac | Digital Ethnographic Research | Asian New Media Cultures & Practices | Media Production
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  • The Asia Digital Life Project
    Founder, Editorial Director, 2014 - present
    Founder, producer, and chief editor for AsiaDigitalLife.com, a cross-platform, multimedia resource dedicated to examining the many changes new Internet and digital technologies are bringing about for citizens and societies in Asia. I produce daily content for a dedicated website/blog, a Facebook page, a Twitter feed, and an audio podcast at Soundcloud.com.
  • RMIT University
    Lecturer, 2014 - present
    Within RMIT's Professional Communications program, I've developed and delivered several practice-based courses examining new and emergent digital media cultures in Asia, with a particular focus on the social and behavioral impact of the Internet and related technologies on Asian contexts and subcultures.
  • RMIT Vietnam
    University Lecturer, 2008 - 2014
    Winner of RMIT's Vietnam’s 2012 Award for Excellence in Teaching | Developed and delivered six Professional Communications courses for RMIT’s Centre of Communication & Design, including Asian Cybercultures, Theories of Communication & Persuasion, Media & Social Relations, Public Relations Writing for the Media, Negotiating Transnational Agreements, and Visual Language
  • Vietnam Vespa Adventures
    Communications and Social Media Manager, 2007 - 2011
    Co-founder of boutique tour provider Vietnam Vespa Adventures, providing tours of Saigon and coastal Vietnam on vintage Vespa scooters.
  • Charleston City Paper
    Managing Editor, 2002 - 2007
    Oversaw and directed editorial content for the award-winning weekly alternative newspaper the Charleston City Paper in Charleston, SC
  • Digital:Convergence
    Deployment & Marketing Manager, 2000 - 2001
    Managed the national, regional and local deployment of proprietary technology for a multimillion-dollar media print-to-web tech company with the directors of some of the U.S.’s largest publications, including Forbes, Wired, Parade, Family Circle, Parents, Rosie, YM, and Gear.
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I’m an ethnographic researcher, an educator, and a communications professional. I study & write about Asian digital cultures and trends. Founder of the Asia Digital Life Project. Melbourne - Saigon
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I’m an ethnographic researcher, an educator, and a communications professional. I study & write about Asian digital cultures and trends. Founder of the Asia Digital Life Project. Melbourne - Saigon

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - Kyoto, Japan - Dallas, Texas - New York, New York - Barrow, Alaska
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On a journey through the diverse South American country, taking in the coast, the mountains and a town with colonial charm.

In Search of the Perfect Taco
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9 Ways to Become More Creative in the Next 10 Minutes
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Creativity is developed; it's not a birthright.

Vietnamese Hipsters Reveal The Power of Internet and Globalization
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With such an eagerness to embrace American style, trends and culture, I hope Vietnam's youth remember that they have just as much to offer a

‘Am I Pretty?’ Videos Posed to the Internet, Raise Questions
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As a generation raised on YouTube and iPhones enters middle school, questions of self-esteem are increasingly being posed to anyone on the I

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The easy scientific method to make foolproof eggs Benedict
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The chef of the Waldorf Hotel created the Eggs Benedict in 1894 when a customer asked for buttered toast, poached eggs, crisp bacon and a ho

Internet helps Vietnamese movies dodge censorship - News VietNamNet
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Netizens have been talking about the film "Apartment 69," which is rated by its own producer as 18 +. The first 20-minute episode was releas

WedPics
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Free app! Capture & share all of your wedding guests' photos in a single online album. No more disposable cameras! For iPhone, Android & dig

Good Food - The Age Good Food Under $30 award winners 2014
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Here are this year's award winners in The Age Good Food Under $30 guide.

To Age Well, Walk
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Regular exercise reduces the chance that a frail older person will become physically disabled, according to a relatively large, long-running

One Messaging App, Internet Optional. And Hold The Censorship, Please.
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Since its launch less than two weeks ago, FireChat has been called a SnapChat and Whisper hybrid or something between SnapChat and Chatroule

Asia Digital Life Project
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Tracking how new online & digital technologies are changing Asian citizens and societies

The Hard Truth About How the Facebook News Feed Works Now
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This post originally appeared in Business Insider. In December, Facebook changed the way it selects the stories and updates you see in the N

COLUMBIA, SC: At peak, more than 230,000 SC customers without power | Lo...
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First snow, then sleet, now ice. All eyes are on trees and power lines as winter storm woes intensify.

We couldn't possibly be happier with the care we received from Mott Visuals' for our wedding in Hoi An, Vietnam. The photographer, Christian Berg, was in touch with us months before the wedding date. On the day of the wedding, he was everywhere he needed to be yet also unobtrusive. The photos themselves were virtuosic: more like individual artworks than documentary snapshots (choosing just a handful to mount and frame was an excruciating task). The attention to detail and to our personalized needs -- before, during, and after our wedding -- was a hallmark of our experience with Mott.
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