Category: China

Only a few weeks ago, I showcased a number of alternative home page interfaces Google is using in East Asia. Today I saw a new UI for Simplified Chinese at one of the Google.cn urls that previously had a different …

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Changwon Kim has news on his blog that Cyworld is quitting the US market: Cyworld pulling plugs from US. Cause of failure? Well, for starters (the obvious ones): Cyworld didn’t seem to have sharp strategies as to how to position …

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I will be pleasantly surprised if Mixi gets any traction in China. China already has a competitive market for social networks and it’s not clear what benefit there will be in using an SNS that is popular in Japan (considering …

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The New York Times reports that Surveillance of Skype Messages Found in China. Are you surprised that a) the Chinese govt. is spying on and filtering Skype traffic to China, and b) that the Chinese government’s surveillance servers were mis-configured …

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The FT has a good overview of some markets where Google is not leading search including China, Korea, Japan, Russia, Czech Rep. In addition to these, you can add Taiwan too. If there are other markets where Google isn’t leading, …

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