A recent report from Nielsen has indicated that Internet use in South East Asia is on the rise. The study finds that not only is the internet growing in popularity but it is even out-shining the use of other traditional media channels such as TV radio and the print media.
First they blocked Google search, driving the world’s most popular search engine out of the country, now the Chinese authorities seem to have set their sights on Google Android.
In spite of recent reports suggesting that Google has lost a substantial portion of their market share in China, the search giant has not given up the fight.
A recent report on the Nielsen Blog indicates that the growth of the information and communications sectors is showing a changing trend across the world. This is especially true in countries with a growing middle-class population such as India, China, Russia, Bangladesh, Turkey and Egypt.
Nielsen has recently released the findings of their study about the use of social networks in the Asia Pacific region. As expected, the use of social media is growing in popularity in that region.
Google formally announced plans to leave China yesterday after their threat to stop censoring search result on Google.cn was met with severe opposition from the Chinese government.
Following Google’s recent declaration that the search engine might pull out of China if it is not allowed to show uncensored search results, the spotlight has also fallen on rival, Microsoft, who has also started operations in China.
Following a spate of highly sophisticated and targeted attacks on Google’s infrastructure, which originated from China, Google has decided to review their business operations in that country.
Google is driving AdWords advertising revenues by exploring some decidedly different markets. Last week we noted that they were offering Google Webmaster Tools users in France 100 € free credit on AdWords. This week they’re emailing small and medium enterprises offering advice on entering the export market.
The results of a recent survey conducted by global market information group TNS reveals an interesting pattern, about free time spent online, by users across different countries.
A report from Canadian researchers affiliated to the University of Toronto have revealed that China has been blocking messages that contain certain ‘sensitive words’.
Chinaâ€™s mobile ad industry has taken a huge leap forward in the first half of 2008. The nation’s leading mobile advertising company, Madhouse, Inc., has reportedly served over 2.3 billion mobile ad impressions in the first half of this year, which is already about 5 times the total number of mobile ads served in the entire previous year.
Tibetans all over the world have been protesting Chinese policies and demanding autonomy for themselves. As part of these protests, a candle light vigil was held in Manhattan, last Thursday night, near the Chinese Consulate, during which images of Chinese atrocities were projected. Amongst these images, was the famous Olympic logo. The Olympic rings were then shown turning into handcuffs. These images, were video recorded and put up on YouTube.