An article in the TimesOnline suggested the EU was trying to start requiring video bloggers to be regualted just like any other broadcast media. How they could police this will be the challenge. If the US cannot stop gambling sites … Read More
According to the TimesOfIndia, Google is having problems finding the right employees in India. Middle management seems to be an area Google has troubles finding suitable employees in the India area.
It seems Rupert Murdoch – owner of Fox Media and MySpace – plans on launching a Chinese version of MySpace. If it is half as popular there then I think we will se MySpace as the number one visitied site … Read More
The newspapers in Australia are covering a developing story about laws being started to regulate adult content for mobile phones. Though not strictly search, this restriction can have consequences to other industries on the web. Censorship needs to be regulated … Read More
Seems the censorship problems in China have extended to the two largest Chinese portals: Sina and Sohu. Adotas reports that the search engines at both have temporarily been suspended.
Joyo, the Chinese Amazon.com, has signed a deal with Baidu for placement of ads on the Baidu site. Joyo, which expanded into numerous ecommerce areas, is a prominent Chinese b2b player.
Seems Google has come along and grabbed this Aussie’s algorithm. According to an SEOChat article, Google acquired the algorithm developed by a New South Wales University graduate student. The Orion search engine hunts down pages where the content covers a … Read More
Yahoo announced yesterday that it is expanding its research facilities in both Europe and Latin America. Web retrieval expert, Dr. Ricardo Baeza-Yates – a new hire – will work in the Barcelona office – the first addition in Europe.
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
A recent article at CMO magazine discusses the subtleties of marketing in China. The use of guanxi – your “network of influence” or your sphere of friends and acquaintences – is explained as being far more valuable than other Western … Read More
Jamie Gottlieb over at Adotas.com gives an interesting spin on the rampant growth of online marketing in China. She suggests the billion dollar investment by Yahoo!, the data center being developed by Google and IPOs like Baidu.com – all suggest … Read More
Seems the Japanese government wants the people of Japan to have its own search engine. One developed by the Japanese for the Japanese to counter the presence of Google Japan, Yahoo! Japan and others.
The popularity of Click to Call is gaining global support as Sensis anounced an offering for Push to Talk using Estara technology. Their press release states: “Sensis is very excited to offer Australia’s first ‘Click to Call’ solution, a leading … Read More
According to a recent article in The Guardian, Chinese search engine Baidu founder, Robin Li, may have shown he can go toe to toe with Google in China, but it also indicates he is heavy on censorship. As the article … Read More
A recent article at Bizreport.com indicated that ICANN has given tentative approval of the .asia domain. This should help some, while also causing the usual stampede for open domains. The question remains is this another false lead – like the … Read More