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Author Archives: Samron Jude

funassyi

Funassyi becomes a craze in Japan

The cute and fuzzy Funassyi in a pear costume has become a hit in Japan. Popular fun character of Japan, Funassyi, who appears in a pear costume has captured several hearts in the nation. The short statured mascot’s humble journey begun...
yahoo blink

Yahoo buys mobile messaging application Blink

The mobile messaging application Blink has been acquired by internet giant Yahoo. The app in question allows users to share self-destructing messages. Blink has been competing in a crowded market which includes Wickr, Snapchat, Frankly, Confide...
quake

Thailand experiences 6.1-magnitude earthquake

A strong, 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Chiang Rai’s Phan district in Thailand on May 5, 2014. Reports say that it is the strongest earthquake recorded in Thailand so far. It has been reported that people ran out of their buildings and...
toyota

Toyota to relocate US operations to new Texas headquarters

Japan-based auto manufacturer Toyota announced on April 28, 2014 that it will be relocating its US operations into a single, new headquarters based in Texas. Meanwhile, this means that California is expected to lose the majority of jobs. Toyota...
korean air

Korean Air to introduce non-stop flights to Houston from May 2, 2014

Starting from May 2, 2014, Korean Air is all set to introduce the nation’s first non-stop flights to Houston, Texas. The latest announcement from the company comes as a relief for travelers who are doing business in the American city, as well...
audi

Audi Gurgaon opens new Audi Approved: Plus showroom in India

Audi Gurgaon announced the inauguration of a brand new Audi Approved: Plus showroom in India on April 19, 2014. The new showroom has been inaugurated by Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan and Indian cricketer Kapil Dev. The world-class showroom...
CHina nuclear

China preparing to build up nuclear power grid

France-based power generation giant Alstom SA stated on April 15, 2014 that it is expecting to supply a massive portion of the steam turbine market for China’s nuclear power generation. The Asian country is considered to be the fastest-growing...
FB

Facebook planning to have fewer, bigger ads on PC site

Social networking giant Facebook will reportedly be switching to fewer ads, but they will be bigger in size and will be located on the right-hand side of the popular website’s desktop PC version. The latest move has been made because Facebook...
A boy poses with a chicken burger at a fast food outlet in Taipei

Taiwan planning to ban junk food ads on TV channels for kids

The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) of Taiwan proposed a bill on April 9, 2014, which will ban broadcasting commercials for junk food on TV channels intended for children. The bill included five kinds of junk food which will be banned. Those...
tax

Indonesia planning to impose 20% tax on mobile phones

Trade Ministries along with Indonesia’s Industry have decided to impose a 20% luxury goods sales tax on mobile phones. The latest move will improve growth in the country’s infant industry. MS Hidayat, the industry minister said that...