April 24, 2012

LinkedIn Opens Office in Hong Kong

Today, LinkedIn officially set up shop in Hong Kong. They were kind enough to invite me to attend as "media" and I reciprocated by posting salient points from their speeches on Twitter (@webwednesday). See the screen cap below.

April 23, 2012

Plukka eShop at Web Wednesday

Calling all online bargain hunters!

As cross-border social commerce becomes the rage, we've invited Joanne Ooi, Founder of Plukka.com, to take the hot seat at this month's Web Wednesday Social Mixer on 25th April 2nd May 2012.

Joanne describes her business as "a revolutionary social shopping experience and online store offering chic, covetable fine designer jewelry at savings of 70-90%". But I prefer the TechCrunch version, "Plukka is social shopping with a group buying twist — more jewelry buyers means a lower price for everyone".

Watch this "how does it work?" video to understand the value of group shopping via Plukka:

Sign up and spread the word via Facebook.

As per usual, there's a HK$100 entrance fee, which includes one complimentary drink, an enlightening talk, high-quality networking and the chance to win lucky draw prizes.

Our lovely assistant, Vivian, will issue a receipt if you need one. (For students, you can get in for HK$50 without free booze). Thereafter, all standard drinks will be charged at special happy hour prices.

Do spread the word as we may have some great jewelry to give away, if we can twist Joanne's arm. If not, you'll still meet some great people and learn how to start an internet business in Hong Kong selling primarily to the United States.