Spain: the FON movement just got bigger

If you haven’t heard of it yet, it won’t be long. And if you’re reading now, you’re about to be impressed. FON is Martin Varsavsky’s latest creation. It’s one of those ideas that makes you think, “Why didn’t I come … Read More

BB Portal for digital TV in Japan

5 top home appliance manufactures* has organized “DTV Portal Inquiry Working Group”. “It is important to provide the services that are easy to understand and easy to use, as digital TV and Internet become part of people’s lives in Japan. … Read More

Ask Jeeves Japan's new services

On February 1st, Ask Jeeves Japan launched beta version of the local area information search services “Jimo Navi” from Ask.jp . Ask.jp has also launched mobile version of the local area information search service “Ask M Town” on January 24th, … Read More

LinguaWeb

A reader sent in a comment about the LinguaWeb search, which is a bilingual, Bahasa Melayu and English search engine. For those outside of Southeast Asia, Bahasa Melayu is a language spoken in Malaysia. It’s a Malaysian specific dialect of … Read More

Google top of mind in the Netherlands

Search Engine Mediabureau Checkit presents with RM Interactive the results of the National Search Engine Monitor. A research under 1.297 Dutch people. Here the date of who knows the Search Engine by name, who uses a particulier Search Engine and … Read More

Google to launch censored .cn website in China

Google will launch the new version of its search engine using the China “.cn” suffix. A Chinese-language version of Google’s search engine was available at the .com address but because of the Chinese government’s filtering it was often inaccesible or … Read More

Japanese portal founder jailed

Takafumi Horie, founder of Liverdoor – a major Japanese portal – has been jailed along with other members of the executive board following allegations of breaches in the country’s Securities Exchange Law. The beleaguered company has dropped more than 60% … Read More

Internet in China is closed for business

Shakil Khan, well known commentator and "Man on The Ground" in China, reports on the hype surrounding online opportunities in the country. What I see around me is a lot of "Smoke and Mirrors" activity taking place, and I think … Read More

Broadband for everyone in Japan by 2010

At the 6th Fiber Optics EXPO in Tokyo, Japan, Mr. Tamada of Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications gave a speech about “Next generation broadband plan 2010″. He said, “The next generation broadband plan 2010 aims to grow Japan as … Read More

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