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  • Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

    Posted by AC Team

    Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave
    If you know Rain, BoA (shown left), and Sistar, then you already know K-Pop, Korea’s contemporary pop music and its artists. K-Pop music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, and along with Korea’s popular TV drama serials, films and comic books are a growing source of export revenue for Korea.   The growing global fan base of Korea's entertainment and...

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  • Nicole Wong to join Obama Administration as White House's first Chief Privacy Officer

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Nicole Wong Photo credit: Bart Nagel Washington, D.C.May 8, 2013 President Barack Obama has reportedly selected Nicole Wong as the White House's first Chief Privacy Officer. Wong received her law degree and a master's degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley. She was a partner at Perkins Coie law firm. After working for Google for eight years as a vice president and deputy general counsel overseeing censorship issues for products such as YouTube.com, she joined Twitter as its legal director in November, 2012.  Wong's new role will be to advise the Obama administration on matters involving Internet Privacy. She will reportedly be a senior advisor to Todd Y. Park who was appointed in March, 2012 as the United States Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the P...
  • Network TV News Video Editor Eddy Li writes "My Journey Through Cancer"

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    Eddy Li, former ABC News Video Editor 1971 to 2009, now retired and healthy Photo credit: Eddy Li   Hong Kong May 13, 2013 Eddy Li globe-trotted the world for ABC News in a high-stress non-stop news video editing job from 1971 to 2009. When a sudden diagnosis of cancer changed his life, Li wrote his personal account on how he entered into the darkest tunnel of his life and emerged, a more vigilant and environmentally aware individual. Today, as a cancer survivor and a retiree who now enjoys a healthier and more fulfilling life, Eddy shares what he has learned about our world's increasingly hazardous environment and how you can protect yourself from its toxicity.  AsianConnections' Suzanne Joe Kai chatted with Eddy about his new book, "From A Great Escape to a New Beginning -...
  • Guy Kawasaki - The Top Ten Mistakes of Entrepreneurs

    Posted by Suzanne Kai

    UPDATE: We received alot of positive feedback to our posting of Guy Kawasaki's talk at the UC Berkeley Startup Competition (Bplan). The former chief evangelist of Apple and co-founder of Garage Technology Ventures is such a good speaker that you wanted to hear more of him.  He was the keynote speaker at the first Donald W. Reynolds Governor's Cup Business Plan Competition at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond in 2005, and its timeless.  You can click on the top blue headline to the full story and his video or click here. In his keynote, "The Art of the Start" he gives insight into the characteristics that make a successful start-up. His first test is, "Are you making "meaning?"  He finds that the start-ups which have the highest chance of success are cre...
  • The Associated Press Drops the Term "Illegal Immigrant"

    Posted by AC Team

    New America Media, News Report, Posted: Apr 02, 2013 Image credit courtesy New America Media The Associated Press announced Tuesday, April 2, 2013 that it will no longer use the term "illegal" or "illegal immigrant" to describe a person. Senior Vice President and Executive Editor Kathleen Carroll wrote in a blog post that the decision was part of the company's attempt to rid their Stylebook of labels. She did not specify which term the Associated Press would use instead. But the question doesn't only apply to English-language news media. New America Media asked editors of U.S. in-language media outlets what terms they used to describe undocumented immigrants (in Chinese, Korean, Punjabi, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese) -- and found some surprising responses.   - Repo...