4.73 million blog users in Japan says Government

Oct. 19 – The ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications Japan (www.soumu.go.jp) has announced the number of Blog and SNS registrations as of September 30, 2005. According to the announcements, there are 4.73mil registered Blog users and 3.99mil registered SNS … Read More

Iceland Telecom sold to highest bidder

The ex-government owned Iceland Telecom has been sold. This major player on the Iceland Telecom market was privatized recently and sold to highest bidding Investors. The future prospects of Iceland Telecom’s operations are good and the company has a strong … Read More

ADSL 2 on the horizon in Italy

ADSL 2, the new generation of DSL connections, will soon be available in a number of locations throughout Italy within the next few months. In a recent interview Andrea Podda, Technical Director of Tiscali, announced that new DSL profiles will … Read More

Yahoo! Japan's new area search

Oct. 11, Yahoo! Japan kicked off it’s beta version of area search service. (area-search.yahoo.co.jp) It provides two search windows, the firlst one for the location/landmarks, and the other one for the type of businesses that you are looking for, i.e., … Read More

Google corrects map listing to Taiwan

Goolge map services had previously listed Taiwan as a province of China creating an uproar in Taiwan and protests from legislators and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA). Google has has now changed that listing to read “Taiwan”. Google explained … Read More

The battle for wireless internet in Bulgaria

A little battle took place today on an auction for the Bulgarian national A-class Wireless Network licence. All top players in the Bulgarian communications industry were there bidding for 2 licences which allow the building of national-wide wireless network in … Read More

Internet penetration in Belarus

Some countries rarely make it into the limelight. So just to be fair and give them the attention they deserve, here is a quick glance at Belarus. According to Sergei Rudnev of the Ministry of Communications Informatization Department in Belarus, … Read More

Japan internet usage report (Sept 19-25)

Video Research Interactive Inc. (www.videoi.co.jp) has put out the results of Internet Usage report for the week of Sept. 19-25. > 1. Search/Portal Sites – 19.3mil 2. ISPs – 14.7mil 3. Community Sites – 12.9mil 4. IT Information Sites – … Read More

New Yahoo search Japan

Yahoo Japan (www.yahoo.co.jp) has officially kicked off its Yahoo Search Japan (search.yahoo.co.jp) on October 3rd. With new Yahoo Search, the results from the robot search by “Yahoo! Search Technology” (previously known as “page results”) will be displayed first instead of … Read More

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