Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy At the end of May Priscilla Chan – most known for being Facebook founder & CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s wife – gave her first television interview ever, on the heels of a recent announcement by Mark & Priscilla’s donation of $120 million to some San Francisco Bay Area schools: “Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, have made headlines with big charitable gifts before: He [...] Continue »
On Monday, June 9th, Google had a new doodle on their homepage. That doodle was part of an annual competition. Google held their 7th annual “Doogle 4 Google” competition where they asked kids in K-12 tell Google what they’d like to invent to help make the world a better place. 11-year old Audrrey Zhang of New York won. There were over 100,000 submissions from all 50 states. The description of Zhang’s artwork was: “To make [...] Continue »
If you’re in the smartphone industry, you know that Samsung and Apple have been suing each other over patent infringement for the past few years, and the case happens to be overseen by Silicon Valley based judge and coincidentally, Korean American Lucy Koh. The New York Times does a nice brief profile in a blog posting on her: “Appointed to the federal court in 2010, Judge Koh, 45, is the first Asian-American district judge in [...] Continue »
This past July, Karen X. Cheng’s video of her learning to dance in 100 days went viral. Since then, from what I’ve read in TechCrunch, Cheng has started a new company with a co-founder called Give It 100 – “Practice something for 100 days. Take a video everyday.” Perhaps this platform can help you reach one of your new year’s resolutions. It’ll be interesting to see how well this site / service does. I think [...] Continue »
Back in November, it took a few days after I saw this Internet video being posted by my technical or engineering educated female friends on Facebook before I got around to watching it – and I loved it. The video was produced by GoldieBlox: “… a start-up toy company that sells games and books to encourage girls to become engineers. In the ad, three girls are bored watching princesses in pink on TV. So they [...] Continue »
by Leeland Lee After its recent I.P.O. filing, Twitter provoked an outcry over the lack of women among its board of directors and senior management. Time Magazine declared that “Twitter’s all-male board spells failure,” while The New York Times pointed out that Twitter inadvertently exposed a more general problem—the lack of diversity in male-dominated board rooms in Silicon Valley. Just how lopsided is the ratio of male-to-female leaders among the top software companies? A recent [...] Continue »
If 8Asian’s offer of free tickets to V3con didn’t alert you to the fact that this wonderful Asian American Digital Media Conference happened over the June 14th, 2013 weekend in Los Angeles, well then let me tell you a little bit of what happened, while going over my latest product review. V3con happened to overlap with the time period for a loan from Verizon Wireless of one of the latest Blackberry devices, the Q10. If [...] Continue »
As most of you know, the bloggers here at 8Asians have day jobs, and blogging is really a side activity for most of us. My day job is working as a marketing executive at a high technology company in the heart of Silicon Valley. With that type of responsibility comes the need to be in touch with co-workers and the home office during my busy travel schedule. It’s no surprise I was an early adopter [...] Continue »
HTC’s latest Android smartphone, the HTC One, has been getting a lot of fantastic reviews and is about to launch in the United States. So it’s nice to see that one of their latest commercials features hip hop band Far East Movement, to highlight the HTC One’s superior sound quality with “Turn Up the Love” playing.
This story and report came out last December, but I’ve only had time to get to this now. Asian Americans and Asian non-citizens 50.1% (versus 40.7 White, 4.2% Hispanic, 2.3% African American, and 2.7% other) of the San Francisco Bay Area technology-related workforce (“Silicon Valley” for the sake of simplicity). According to the San Jose Mercury News’ analysis of the latest Census Bureau data: “An analysis of the Census data shows that among tech jobs [...] Continue »
I had blogged a few weeks ago about the ‘Make Me Asian’ app available in Google Play. Well, that app has now been removed: “Google has not responded to requests for comment, and it is unclear why the apps were removed. But Peter Chin, a pastor in Washington, D.C., who started a petition on Change.org calling for Google to stop selling the Make Me Asian and Make Me Indian apps, says he is pleased. … [...] Continue »
The last time I think I blogged about smartphone app was a “review” of Design Your Dream Asian Girl for the iPhone. Even though it has been out for a while, in the past few days, I’ve seen links about the latest ridiculous app, Make Me Asian for Android, as described in Google Play posted on Facebook in my news feed: Have you ever wondered to present himself as a person of another nationality? You [...] Continue »
Paulus Magus: Liberals like to look for reasons to be offended. It's hot they find purpose in life. – Why Are Asians Yellow?
Paulus Magus: Asians produce a type of melanin called phaeomelanin. Phaemelanin is yellow. Just as white people are not ivory, but peachy-to-bronze, so Asians are not crayola... – Why Are Asians Yellow?
Azus: From a Chinese perspective, the term 'yellow' was actually self-imposed when Westerners, primarily European, were carving out spheres of influence across the country. The Chinese... – Why Are Asians Yellow?