Posts tagged with "search"

13. January 2010
Please note: the original commentary was moved to the personal blog of the author here. Google posted an article on its offical blog today stating that it will no longer censor its Chinese language search results even if this means that the company will "have to shut down, and potentially our offices in China." The company lists recent hacker attacks from China in order to monitor China based activists as a reason. This move doesnt come entirely surprising to us, after all we've heard...
07. July 2009
Two interesting developments in the East Asian Internet scene came up early this July: Our friends at and Asiajian report that Korean Search Giant Naver has opened its new Japanese version to 5,000 beta testers. The company had previously tried to crack the Japanese market but gave up on their first attempt in 2005. Naver is by far Koreas most popular search engine with way over 70% domestic market share. The company is regarded as a true pioneer in search and developed many...
20. April 2009
Robin Lee, CEO of leading Chinese search engine Baidu, is currently attending the Boao Forum for Asia. He there announced that his company is planning to heavily expand its international business, hoping to generate 70% of its revenues from foreign markets by 2025 at the latest. Key markets will be the US and Japan, said Lee. The Boao Forum is an annual conference for Asia's most influential leaders in government, business & academia.
04. March 2009
Our friend Chang Kim recently pointed out an interesting article by the Economist regarding the international expansion plans of the Korean search giant Naver. According to the report the company plans to launch several more culturally specific search engines, such as “Naver California”, “Naver Korean-American” or “Naver Chinese-American”. Read the full post from Chang on his blog Web 2.0 Asia here and the original Economist interview with Navers CEO Mr. Chae here.