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Mar 29, 2017

It’s not just firms in Silicon Valley that are waiting with baited breath to see how their hiring processes may have to change due to recent changes in U.S. immigration policies. By far, the technology industry is responsible for sponsoring more H-1B visas in the U.S. than any other industry. These visas enable...

Mar 26, 2017

Growing up, she dreamt of becoming a knight in shining armor defending the weak and downtrodden. As an adult, she worked to save mold maker Chaheng Precision Co. Ltd. from bankruptcy, transforming the conventional company into a Tier-1 supplier for the world’s leading aircraft makers.

In the decades-long...

Mar 10, 2017

Thailand is the world’s happiest country, and Venezuela is the most miserable – this is the result of Bloomberg’s newly released Misery Index which ranks 65 countries globally and was released on March 3.

Of course, “happiness” can have a lot of different indicators and definitions. Bloomberg’s methodology...

Feb 09, 2017

Sure, times have changed. The way things are done and the hobbies that people get into have changed since more and more technology became mainstream. However, there are a lot of improvements that have been made and it is important to make sure that you are well aware of how such improvements can alter your life for...

Feb 08, 2017

From first grade through graduation, we all study history. We study how America became a country, the president’s names (usually by rhythmic song), and how the entire human race survived from the beginning of documented time. As children on field trips, we were one of the...

Feb 08, 2017

China is continuing pro-globalization efforts despite global policy changes, notably in the White House. Let’s look at what China has done to improve its global ties politically and economically over the past few years and it’s positioning for continued growth and domination in the years to come.

China’s...

Jan 23, 2017

Asian students are a group of people who are often trying to cut their energy consumption, for a range of reasons, including of course the fact that the less energy you use, the less it will cost you. Living on a student budget isn’t often easy, however, it does provide you with a great opportunity to reduce your...

Jan 15, 2017

Women scientists strengthen network in Lower Mekong

January 2017—My Bach, a biotechnology undergraduate student in Hanoi, is passionate about pursuing a career in science, but concerned about the low number of female colleagues in the field in Southeast Asia.

Dec 13, 2016

Alif Khalfan heads product development at Disney Consumer Products and is constantly on the lookout for top talent. He offers his insights on where education is going in the digital age and the types of skills needed for the future.

“Sometimes when we recruit today, we're not recruiting for what exists today...

Nov 29, 2016

The mobile landscape is really affecting Asia – at least most parts of the continent – in more ways than one. The most active Twitter city is still Jakarta, Indonesia. Facebook is huge in different parts of South East Asia, while mobile device penetration is at its highest this year in select regions across the...

Nov 21, 2016

Online security and knowledge of keeping data secure has improved greatly, to the point that many internet users don’t consciously worry about it any longer. Almost every computer user knows at least the basics for keeping their information secure and their devices free of viruses. However, the world of technology...

Nov 05, 2016

Brunei, Indonesia and Vietnam jumped the most among countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) in the new Doing Business 2017 ranking released by the World Bank on October 25. Vietnam jumped nine ranks, Indonesia 15 and Brunei a whopping 25 notches up the ladder.

Meanwhile, Singapore and...

Oct 25, 2016

Everyone loves when the Internet makes life easier and better for them. This means everything from home security systems to coffee makers that have a cup of coffee waiting on you when you stagger down the stairs at five in the morning. If you are thinking of turning your home into a Smart Home, then there are quite...

Oct 19, 2016

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – New approaches are needed to address the challenge of rising urban dwellers in the Pacific who live in poor-quality housing with inadequate provision for basic services in settlements known as ‘urban villages,’ a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report says.

Oct 05, 2016

More and more tourism destinations in Asia, the governments behind them and private operators running tour packages and services are realising the importance of online promotion. We’re seeing a large increase of familiarisation trips, designed to attract bloggers and key influencers to promoted destinations across...

Oct 05, 2016

The Conference of the Parties 21 or COP21, a coming together of countries from all over the world to discuss international energy policies, technology and research, continues to be a major event. The hope is for this meeting in Paris to continually foster the feeling that the world must never underestimate the...

Sep 16, 2016

Other countries have their “visions” for the economic future, Thailand uses a borrowed term from the IT sector: The country wants to become “Thailand 4.0,” which means it seeks to transform its economy into a service-based, value-creating digital one.

This is, of course, easier said than done. In the...

Sep 14, 2016

Throughout Asia, there are more overpopulated countries than on any other continent and although the world knows that China has the largest population, it might surprise you to know that within the next couple of decades India is projected to bypass the population of China, becoming the largest country on earth....

Sep 13, 2016

Anyone who has lived through their teenage years knows that not all trends are good, just think about very thin eyebrows and dramatically flared jeans. The same goes for what may be your chief concern today - distributed denial of service attacks that can take down your website and do serious damage to your...

Aug 30, 2016

As content creators, we’re all guilty of churning out blogs, press releases and news stories for the sake of it, because we want more “reach”, more views, more coverage. But as the volume of online content increases, it’s only going to get harder to attract a meaningful audience. Enter evergreen content.