Major Chinese portal Sina has signed a partnership deal with Google, according to MarketWatch.com. Google will provide a search box on the Sina pages, while Sina will provide Chinese news to Google. The partnership has been the topic of discussion … Read More
I just found the Google multilingual search tool. It is a good starting point, but remember to try a keyword suggestion tool to find the words that may actually be used. Looking at what the local sites are using for … Read More
Once again the fear of freedom has pushed the Chinese government to censorship. This time blogs are the target. According to Reuters, “the director of China’s General Administration of Press and Publication, Long Xinmin, said the administration was forming rules … Read More
MSN China has announced it will roll out a job search engine. Company spokesperson Richard Feng said “we are going to offer a job-hunting service in the next few months”. The online job market in China last year was 1.15 … Read More
Red Herring reports that Google is using Seedfund.com to spread start up funds to new tech companies in India. The article can be found here.
MSN has partnered with Chinese-based travel agency, ctrip.com. The two will market to the young and affluent Chinese market, according to a report at Adotas.com.
Just four months after its redesign ByIndia.com has been recognised as the most used Indian search engine. Alexa noted a 700% increase in traffic since the redesign which incorporated many web 2.0 styles. To continue the growth and viral impact … Read More
According to a report by Adotas, Rakuten – one of the largest Japanese online malls – plans to expand into the United Staes, Europe and China. The company already owns US affiliate portal LinkShare which should help them in their … Read More
The Business Standard of India reported that Yahoo! was opening a research lab in Bangalore, India. Yahoo is also starting their “Big Thinkers” lectures in India in January 2007.
The Australian Federal Court ruled against a web site that provided links to illegal download sites and the ISP that provided hosting for the site. The Associated Press reported the court’s ruling could have impact on search engines like Google, … Read More
Indian search engine Guruji announced it will now power India One. India One is a news portal, while Guruji is an Indian search engine started in this past October.
People’s Daily Online has reported that Baidu is launching a blog search engine. Just under 20 million people use blogs in the Chinese language.
Seems the South Koreans do not like people making money from selling online gaming currencies to other gamers. An IT Week article details this and says that as much as $900 million is being spent on this in South Korea. … Read More
An article on the ABC Australia website details Google’s view of the Australian market. Basically they see a lot of growth potential as the media spend is below 10% of total ad spend. Should be a major push to develop … Read More
Seems the Japanese are pushing copyright violations against YouTube in an effort to have them pull thousands of videos from the site. According to an article in Adotas, YouTube removed about 30,000 videos at the request of the the Japan … Read More