Google Japan's sitemaps beta

November 17, 2005 Google launched the Japanese version of Sitemaps beta. This is the same service started in US in June, and gives query stats, crawl stats, page analysis, and index stats. Japanese version of Google mobile sitemaps is now … Read More

Japanese doesn't shop holiday gifts online?

According to the survey done by Internet.com (japan.internet.com) and Infoplant (www.info-plant.com), only 20% answered that they used websites to research the restaurants and/or hotels where they spent the last holiday seasons. Also, out of 300* survey participants, only 26 answered … Read More

Yandex Founder Interviewed by Moscow Times in Russia

The Moscow Times carries an interview today with Arkady Volozh, CEO and Founder of mega-portal Yandex. After his recent trip to Silicon Valley there has been renewed interest in internet developments within the mainstream Russia press. While the interviewer here … Read More

Russia's Yandex courting foreign investors in the US

There has been a renewed interest in RuNet developments this month after the successful trip by Russian mega-portal Yandex to Silicon Valley. The Moscow-based company met with several potential strategic partners including “leading search firms”. An announcement is expected by … Read More

Alibaba rolls out a "new" Yahoo! China

As the Chinese search engine battle heats up, Alibaba’s Jack Ma sets his sights on the gold medal with a relaunch of Yahoo! China. Goodbye portal, hello search! According to investment bank Piper Jaffray, daily searches by Internet users in … Read More

Autonomy provides video search in China

Autonomy launched its service of a joint venture with China Netcom Broadband (CNCBB), one of China’s largest Internet companies, in an effort to upstage Google and Yahoo. This joint venture allows the Chinese to search the Internet for news and … Read More

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