May 11, 2009

Web Wednesday - Social Mixer V25.0 (June 3)

Wow! Twenty four Web Wednesdays, two years old and so much more to learn...

Thank you to all of you for being part of this rapidly growing community of Internet and digital media executives,and all those other curious people who somehow turn up at each networking event.

A special thanks to DediPower - Managed Hosting, for sponsoring the second round of celebratory drinks at 0ur recent 2 Year Anniversary Mixer and to Rex Ng, MD of 6Waves, for telling us how to make money from Facebook.

DediPower brought their own photographer, whose photos we added to the Web Wednesday collection on Flickr and post here for you to enjoy.

A video and audio podcast of the interview are on the way.

For our next social mixer on Wednesday 3rd June, we've invited Gary Chen, CEO & Founder of, a leading music website which recently became Google's exclusive music partner in China (Google中国音乐服务独家运营商).

[A big "thank you" to the folks at MusicMatters for helping us organise this great speaker!]

The topic is " Making Music Legal with Google in China". (Here's screenshot of the Google Music site in China. Unfortunately, we can't listen to any music from here in Hong Kong):

I'll be asking Gary how to run a successful MP3 download service for licensed music in a country dominated by online piracy, and how he sees the partnership with Google eating into Baidu's dominance of the Chinese search market.

Since starting in August 2008, the joint service now offers over 1 million licensed songs owned by four major record companies, 140 independent record companies and four overseas music publishers.

"We were missing one piece ... we didn't have music," Lee Kai-Fu, the president of Google in Greater China.

The night kicks off at 6:30pm and ends around 9:30pm, so you'll have plenty of opportunity to mix with the movers and shakers of our local Internet and music industry.

There will be an entrance fee of HK$100, unless you're a bona-fide student, in which case it's HK$50. This includes one complimentary drink. All other drinks are at Happy Hour prices. (We will issue a receipt, if you require one). As per our last event, we will donate 10% to charity.

Do invite fellow music lovers and MP3 pirates (or IP lawyers!) to join the Asian Digerati on Wednesday 3rd June at Volar Bar & Club, Basement, 38-44 D'Aguilar Street, Lan Kwai Fong, Central.

You can sign up for the June social mixer on this blog, Facebook or LinkedIn. (We want to catch you wherever you hang out online!)

Looking forward to seeing old faces and meeting many more new ones,

Napoleon Biggs
Founder & Host - Web Wednesday
Digital Media Specialist - Palava Digital Ltd

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