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Top 100 Alternative Search Engines, March 2007

March 29, 2007

-Before we get into it, allow me to back up just a bit. First of all, the “Alternative” in the title refers to “alternatives to Google.” That is, one criteria for making it onto the list is to exhibit superiority to Google in one particular feature. For example, TheFind.com is better than Google's Froogle, in […]

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IOC tendering Beijing Games new media rights for China

March 25, 2007

Revenues from broadcasting and new media rights for the 2010 and 2012 Olympics have already risen nearly 40 percent from the previous two-Games package, which includes the Beijing Olympics, and will be in excess of $3.0 billion. The IOC estimates some 15 percent of that will come from new media including the internet and mobile […]

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How businesses are using Web 2.0: A McKinsey Global Survey

March 23, 2007

The rising popularity of user-driven online services, including MySpace, Wikipedia, and YouTube, has drawn attention to a group of technological developments known as Web 2.0. These technologies, which rely on user collaboration, include Web services, peer-to-peer networking, blogs, podcasts, and online social networks. Respondents to a recent McKinsey survey show widespread but careful interest in […]

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Flickr targets Hong Kong market

March 21, 2007

Popular photo-sharing site Flickr has announced plans to launch a version in the Chinese language. The move from Yahoo-owned Flickr is part of its attempts to localise and increase the accessibility of its websites, especially in Asia.

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Fries with your Video ?

March 17, 2007

McDonald's taps into “you” craze.

The move by the world's biggest restaurant chain to feature customers on its packaging is the latest proof of the importance marketers are placing on so-called user-generated content like the homemade videos and blogs that rule the Internet on sites such as social network MySpace and Google Inc.'s video-file sharing site YouTube.

“People are really interested in reality,” McDonald's Chief Marketing Officer Mary Dillon said in an interview, pointing to the rise in popularity of reality television shows. “It's about real people connecting with our brand.”

“They've really tried to be on the cutting edge of change and the cutting edge is viewed as user-generated content,” said Mark DiMassimo, chief executive of New York-based …

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Good, smart and slick.

March 13, 2007

“There's a new distribution platform that's going to be ubiquitous, and that's clearly broadband,” Eisner says. While sites that feature user-generated video, such as YouTube, “won the short-term sprint” to reach audiences, he says, “Winning the marathon will be professionally produced, emotionally driven story content.” In the past few years, the development of exciting and […]

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Yahoo in China – Introduction. Original Author: 宋保强 孙立彬

March 4, 2007

Yahoo's Fiasco in China translation off of, this by Paul Woodward and the China Web 2.0 Review for pointing me towards the new English version of YeeYan. Check out : “US Internet companies' top 10 mistakes“. 

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Web 2.0 Sites in Asia

March 1, 2007

I found this on Entrepreneur27 Singapore (associated with the original Entrepreneur27 group founded by Noah Kagan in Silicon Valley/ SF Bay Area.) Among observations about India, Vietnam, China etc..some debate was apparently made around the issue of starting a web2.0 service focussing on a specific geography (and culture/demographic I guess) or focusing it on wider/global audience. Some […]

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40 % frustrated with Video Search

March 1, 2007

I found this article on – Search Engine Land – which reveals some stats. of interest on Video Search. In the survey – the key question asked was “Things Liked Least About Video On The Web”.  The findings: 32 percent said web video had too many commercials 20.7 percent said difficult to find quality video productions […]

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CNNIC Released the 19th Statistical Survey Report on Internet Development in China

March 1, 2007

Some good granularity here on the state of the internet in China, the full report is attached as a pdf. “On January 23, 2007, CNNIC published “the 19th Statistical Survey Report on Internet Development in China”. The report shows that by the end of 2006, the Internet users in China reached 137 million, account for […]

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