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Yahoo Japan president says Google isn't so great

During the interview with Nikkei Business, Yahoo Japan’s president Inoue said that he wasn’t impressed by some of the popular Google services such as Street View, Book Search and AdWords.
He thinks that those services are either in the “gray area (of the law)” or copies of someone else’s services, and Yahoo Japan’s legal department would never allow the company to offer them.

Also during the interview, he commented that the smartphone market would have a huge shift, especially in the application related market, when the non-business users become a big part of smartphone user base.

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Motoko Hunt

Motoko Hunt

President & Search Marketing Strategist at AJPR
Motoko Hunt manages the SEO for all of Adobe's properties in Japan and the APAC region. Prior to joining Adobe, Motoko established AJPR in 1998; she has been providing search marketing consulting services targeting Japan and Asia to companies around the world. Her services have made a big impact on the search marketing campaigns of some of the world's most popular multi-national brands. A number of her articles have been published on industry websites and printed media including MultiLingual Computing and the International Journal of Localisation. She also writes about the Japanese online market on her blog at AJPR and contributes to several online magazines in Japan and Asia. She served as a member of the board of directors of SEMPO in 2010-2012, and is a chairperson of the SEMPO Asia-Pacific Committee.

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