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The top 20 countries on the Internet, and what the future might bring

Looking at the evolution of emerging markets like India, China, Brazil, Vietnam, the Philippines and Russia, and as the Internet penetration in these countries rise, the balance of power on the Internet will start to shift. In five to ten years, the order in the top 20 list will be... Read more →


Although it is obvious for anyone who a) knows what "Caucasian" Americans like in terms of sports (hint: soccer is not on the list), and b) what "Hispanics" (and, to that matter, almost anyone else around the world, from Russia to Argentina, from Israel to Iran, from Iceland to Korea)... Read more →


An interesting analysis of the current China industrial situation, and some good questions about their future strategy. Will the internal Chinese market growth be enough during this recession? Would a slow down in worldwide consumption be a good opportunity for the Chinese to start producing less with higher quality standards?... Read more →


European Venture Capital: Strong Potential with Challenges Ahead

Europe, with some countries leading the way in industries like solar, biopharmaceuticals, wireless communications and open source, presents a very compelling region for Venture Capital. Nonetheless, market regulation, and even more a certain cultural approach towards new investments are challenges slowing down that potential. Via the equity kicker Simon Cook... Read more →