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Welcome to Enterprise Mobility Asia News Weekly, an online newsletter that consists of the most interesting news and articles related to enterprise mobility in Asia.  Asia is predicted to be the fastest area of growth for enterprise mobility between now and 2016. Cognizant is enhancing operations in the Asia Pacific region and has opened a new development center in Singapore. Read Original Content PayPal is hoping to move into China and has applied to Chinese authorities for a domestic payment license.  If the license is approved, PayPal may also expand its PayPal Here mobile card payments service into China. Read Original Content Demand for the Internet in China is high, with 505 million Internet users at the end of November 2011 and 58 percent of those users access the internet via cell phone. Read Original Content ClickSoftware is an SAP mobility partner and the lead... (more)

In 2014 Big Data Investments Will Account for Nearly $30 Billion - Eventually Accounting for $76 Billion by 2020 End

DALLAS, Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Amid the proliferation of real time data from sources such as mobile devices, web, social media, sensors, log files and transactional applications, Big Data has found a host of vertical market applications, ranging from fraud detection to R&D. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140821/138541 "Big Data Market: 2014 – 2020 – Opportunities, Challenges, Strategies, Industry Verticals & Forecasts" Key Findings: In 2014 Big Data vendors will pocket nearly $30 Billion from hardware, software and professional services revenues Big Dat... (more)

Typhoon Ondoy (Ketsana) and Floods Hit the Philippines

I was lucky that Typhoon Ondoy did not affect my apartment. We are out in Pampanga two hours from Manila but we did not have a flood in my little neighborhood. But so many people died in this typhoon, and now the world knows what can happen in the Philippines. We get more than 20 typhoons each year and they cause many problems. Typhoon Feria back there in June damaged many houses in Samar Province where I am from. I was visiting then and it was very scary. You know we don't have a radio there or any way to know when a typhoon is coming. We just hope for the best and we know tha... (more)

Ulitzer Aid Campaign for the Typhoon Ondoy Victims

http://twitter.com/fuatkircaali Yesterday morning I checked the Ulitzer home page on my iPhone on my way to the office and I realized two of the top three stories were about "Typhoon Ondoy" in Philippines. Thirty-six hours later we still have three stories filed from Manila on Ulitzer's home page. Top Ulitzer stories on Ulitzer from around the 25 distinct subject categories it covers are processed every 60 minutes and displayed by an algorithm which we believe is more sophisticated than, say, Google News algorithms. Early this year, seasoned news man Roger Strukhoff, whose famil... (more)

Typhoons Ondoy and Pepeng Wreak Economic, Political Havoc in Philippines

The images were beamed to a worldwide audience: a big typhoon had hit the Philippines, several hundred people drowned, and floods covered much of the nation's capital, Manila. "Ketsama" (or "Ondoy" as it was known locally) had dumped a month's worth of rain in about 12 hours. In a country that is hit by about 20 typhoons each year, this one caused the most destruction seen in decades. In addition to tremendous loss of life and property, the storm and its aftermath have caused, and continue to cause, a very serious loss of credibility to the presidential administration of Gloria ... (more)

This Economics is Tricky Stuff

The Obama Administration has decided that Asia matters. Driven primarily by the specter of emerging Chinese economic might, the President is nonetheless embracing the region as a whole. Set aside his glib use of his childhood years in Indonesia as making him the "first pacific President." Obama appears to be sincere in paying as much attention to Asia as to Europe. His "differences" with several Asian nations over human rights--ranging from mild rebukes to China, strong advice to Myanmar, and crisis management with North Korea--tend to obscure the reality that the real debate is ab... (more)