There was an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal today about how the Chinese hate to use voicemail. Basically it interferes with their culture. Leaving messages for people of lower status is seen as a loss of face. Most … Read More
Shopping engine, Smarter.com has launched in China and Japan according to Gary Price over at Search Engine Watch. Obviously the growth of consumers in China has made this a profitable target. The web design of the Chinese site is closer … Read More
An analyst at Morgan Stanley predicted China’s internet industry will surpass Japan with 10 years, an article at Yahoo! News reported today. “The $15.1 billion equity value of China’s commercialized Internet, which includes 13 portals, online game services and auction … Read More
Though the NY Post headline reads “Bested Microsoft offers Google truce” – that they are willing to settle with Google and former employee Kai-Fu Lee, a China development expert, suggests they are ready to move on. Obviously Lee will be … Read More
According to the Seattle Times, Microsoft announced it will outsource over 1,000 jobs to China in the near future. Coming at a time when Google and Microsoft are feuding over Mr. Lee who has extensive experience and connections in the … Read More
Move over Google, Yahoo! and MSN Orion is coming. Australian PhD student, Ori Allon has patented a new way of searching the web and this new method could dramatically change how search results are provided. Got to love Australian ingenuity.
A fine example of the global village, the small Baltic state of Estonia is allowing its citizens the ability to vote in the upcoming local elections via the internet. The elections take place on October 16. I will be following … Read More
The story that information given to the Chinese government by Yahoo! is getting major coverage right now. The story initially broke by Reporters Without Borders has been picked up by most new services. The BBC News gives a good recap … Read More
Seems Google is responding to recent surveys that have Baidu taking a lead in the Chinese market. They have released China Local Search. News coverage and other blogs have been quick to notice and comment. Since Biadu went public recently … Read More
The launching of Hispanico Click marks the first all Latin/Hispanic advertsing network. They allow demographics to separate the various Hispanic subgroups which will improve advertisers CPA and prove profitable for all. As their copy states “If you campaign goal is … Read More
Google CEO named three companies as ad reps for them in China. According to Forbes, China Enterprise, China Source and Hotsales have become ad resellers for Google. Now that seems like a nice gig, selling food to starving people may … Read More
Seems the battleground between the major search engines has shifted to China. Following Google’s interest in Baidu – that recently went public and whose stock is performing well – Yahoo has announced a billion dollar investment in Alibaba – a … Read More
Seems AOL is joining the popular push to attract more Latin traffic. They have announced a new TV and radio campaign whose goal is to draw more Latinos to AOL. The Spanish speaking market seems to very popular right now.
Google announced it purchased Akwan Information Technologies, a Brazilian search company. Google plans on establishing a Research and Development division there and to use it as a base to spearhead their Latin American efforts.
Seems a new hire at Google, formerly of Microsoft, has created a stir and has been served with a lawsuit by MSN. ZDNet reports that Kai-Fu Lee is being sued by Microsoft for “the confidentiality and non-competition agreements he signed … Read More