This is a good analysis of the current competitive situation of "social networks" in Japan (as of the end of 2015, and still valid in August of 2016). It is interesting to see how a local service like Line has grown to dominate the Japanese market, while Facebook, a worldwide... Read more →

 


China, together with Japan, Russia and, in a lesser degree, India are, for different reasons, very challenging markets for foreign companies. Look at Facebook, Yahoo! (at their peak years), Google, Apple and other large companies, and history will show how hard it was for them to establish a market share... Read more →

 


Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has a clear idea of how to boost the company's international expansion to key markets. In the case of India and other large countries where access to the Internet is not as widespread as in other, developed countries, the idea was simple: let's give people... Read more →

 


It is not surprising that South-Korea, fourth largest gaming market in the world, is also seeing a surge of this phenomenon called Pokémon Go, a smartphone game that mixes a classic title with virtual reality. I guess Sokcho's business will do well, at least for a few weeks via www.theguardian.com... Read more →