Archive for January 16th, 2013

  • Make Me Asian app Raises the Stakes — Asian American Celebrities Are “Made Asian” Using the Controversial App from Google Play

        In December 2012, (18MR) launched a campaign ( demanding that Google Play, one of the largest marketplaces for Droid apps, remove the offensive apps “Make me Asian” and “Make me Indian”. Created by developer ‘KimberyDeiss”, “Make me Asian” perpetuates damaging racial stereotypes by overlaying user […]

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  • Psy in Gangnam Style

    PSY to Star in Super Bowl Ad

        LOS ANGELES  – Wonderful Pistachios announced today that international pop sensation, PSY, will star in the brand’s first-ever Super Bowl spot, airing during the big game on February 3. This newest installment in Wonderful Pistachios’ iconic “Get Crackin’” ad campaign will also be the first time the “Gangnam Style” rapper […]

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  • vietnam cell phones

    Vietnam and the Cell Phone Revolution

        Vietnam, a police state where freedom of expression can come with a multi-year prison term, is awash in cell phones. Whether for talking, texting or taking photos, Vietnamese are buying up mobile devices at a rate exceeding the country’s own population. A sign […]

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  • History San Jose leaders at event.

    On the Scene: 25th Anniversary of Chinese Historical and Cultural Project

    When the Chinese Historical and Cultural Project non profit organization celebrated its 25th anniversary, it did it in grand style at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara with 300 of its longtime supporters.  As co-founder Lillian Gong-Guy shared, in 1987 it was a dream that twenty founding […]

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