The Asia Pacific is the most dynamic digital landscape in the world, home to the fastest adopters of new technologies and the largest concentration of mobile and social media users. An escalation in online activism, changing cyber dynamics, developments in digital diplomacy and the exploitation of big data are shaping the region's engagement with the world.
- Social media activism is gaining momentum in China and reshaping the country's grassroots movements.
- Indonesia's answer to BuzzFeed — WowShack – has insane potential (and was co-founded by a 23 year-old Australian).
- Baidu, the world's second-largest search engine is now present in more than 10 countries outside China. But not all its international expansion efforts have proven successful. ANU's Sarah Logan looks at why Baidu failed in Vietnam.
- Meet the woman who has been at the forefront of Pakistan's tech industry for over a decade.
- The three founders of GreatFire, a website that shares real-time information about sites and searches censored by the Chinese Government, vows to continue following an unprecedented cyber attack on their site.
- Vanuatu's popular Facebook discussion group Yumi TokTok Stret is going into print. 'Internet on a paper', launched by the country's Prime Minister last month, aims to bridge the digital divide by providing access to the group's discussions to those who aren't online.
- Want to learn from Chinese President Xi Jinping? There's a new app for that. Download it here.
- Free mobile app eyewatch is helping women in India fight violence through real-time recording, an alert system and geo-locating the victim's whereabouts.