Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO) announced its launch of SEMPO APAC Committee. SEMPO APAC plans and organizes SEMPO activities in the Asia-Pacific region to educate the market, grow membership and awareness of the Online & Search Marketing Industry, as … Read More
The first ad:tech in Japan was held on Sept 2-3 in Tokyo. The agenda had 4 keynotes invited from overseas and a keynote panel by 3 Creative directors and a CEO from Japanese corporations including Dentsu. Innovation was one of … Read More
On July 29, GREE (gree.jp), one of the biggest SNS sites in Japan, announced its financial report from June. The report shows that they had 374% increase in sales and 696% increase in profit compare to June of last year. … Read More
7 organizations such as Internet Associations in Japan are getting together to set up Japanese Internet Domain Name Conference (the final name may change). The main purpose of the conference is to set the regulations and standards for new Japanese … Read More
Ask.jp announced that they will end the search service on June 25. They ad services has been ended in May. The search services include web, blog, products and category search. Ask opened its beta version in August 2004, and the … Read More
Yahoo Japan has been providing the analytic tool for Geocities Plus (paid) Members since March 2009, and just announced that the tool is now available for free to all registered (Yahoo ID holders) users. This easy to user tool has … Read More
SEMPO (Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization) Asia Tour and Seminars aim to foster awareness, educate, and promote the search industry in Asia by connecting professionals in the regions and Western markets, and creating a better understanding of search and its … Read More
Japanese Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications released the latest Internet population data in Japan. According to the report, there were more than 90.9 million Internet users in Japan as of January 2009, which is 2.8 million more than the … Read More
According to comScore Japan’s access ranking report on entertainment sites for February 2009, 45.7 million Japanese visited entertainment sites during the month of February, which is about 74% of Internet users in Japan. (The data includes the accesses from PC … Read More
Chinese research company, iResearch, reported that Baidu had 73.2% search market share in 2008. (72.6% in 2007) The top 3 engines in China in 2008 were Baidu, Google and Yahoo.
On February 5, Google introduced its new top page with “Hot new keywords” below the search box. As I reported here before, Google in Asia (not only Japan but also Korea, China etc.) has added links with icon below the … Read More
Yahoo Japan announced that they will discontinue Yahoo video-cast services after April 5, 2009. Starting February 16, 2009, they will no longer accept new video uploading through the service. All of the uploaded videos will be deleted on April 5, … Read More
Even after mixi, gree, facebook and twitter, BBS sites are still popular in Japan. The biggest BBS site in Japan, “2ch” is where you can hear all the gossip about… just about everything you want to know. There was a … Read More
According to China Internet Association, there are more than 50 million blogger in China as of November 2008. The number of blogs has reached 100 million. There are 290 million Internet users in China right now.
Friendfeed is now available in 6 new languages including Japanese and Chinese. Friendfeed currently works with 59 services including Facebook, Fricker, YouTube and Twitter, and 1/3 of the users are already using it with languages other than English. Facebook and … Read More