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Microsoft opens online ad research center in China

Microsoft in a bid to keep up with Baidu, Yahoo! China and Google has opened an “adlab” in China. This research lab will focus on improving Microsoft’s pay per click advertising program, adCenter. Microsoft originally tested adCenter in Singapore. Source: … Read More

Offline Google Ads

The first Google offline content ads appeared in the ‘Sun-Times’, as reported by the Chicago Times on 12 December. They have closed a deal which allows them to fill a column on the right with 15 positions. They even seem … Read More

Guanxi: secret to marketing in China

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

Microsoft's new strategic partnership in Japan

On December 27, Microsoft, Japan Telecom and Softbank BB announced the development of “Messenger Joint Communication Services” with their strategic partnership. This service ensures the security by combining the network infrastructure and the services such as VoIP, E-mail, internet access, … Read More

Is China the next big thing?

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

China search engine landscape article

Since my fellow contributing editors are providing information about regional search engines, I decided to post an article I wrote prior to speaking at Search Engine Strategies “Global Search Landscape” session in Chicago. Our own Andy Atkins-Kruger, Web Certain and … Read More

The Search Engine Landscape in Denmark

Inspired by Kristjan’s post about Iceland, here is a short run down of the Search Engine Landscape in Denmark The search market in Denmark has historically, until the worldwide Google dominance, been driven by local directory Jubii (sold to Swedish … Read More

The Iceland Search Landscape

There are three regional search engines in Iceland leit.is (Home Made / no www) finna.is (Home Made /Google for www through XML) Embla (Home Made / No www) Then there is Google and Ha.is (the fourth local one, mostly used … Read More

Top 10 Dutch websites = Search

In the Netherlands are the top 10 websites of 2005 mostley Search Search and Search: 1. Google 2. Startpagina (Directory) 3. Msn.nl 4. Markplaats (Search too?) 5. Detelefoongids.nl (people search) 6. MSN.com 8. Speuders (Search too?) 10. eBay (Search too?)

.eu domain registrations lag behind in Spain

As Nick Wilsdon reported, the .eu domain has been available since December 7th. But it looks like Spanish companies have showed little interest for the all European domain. The day registration opened to registered trademark owners, had little impact on … Read More

Japan wants its own search engine

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.