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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 →

Looking at the language web in 2008, we see a surprisingly clear map of Europe and Asia. The language linkages invite explanations around geopolitics, linguistics, and historical associations. The outlines of the Iberian and Scandinavian Peninsulas are clearly visible, which suggest geographic rather than purely linguistic associations. Examining links between... Read more →

Are you curious to see the distribution of searches around the world in terms of language used by people searching on Google? This is the answer, and it provides a really interesting way of visualizing that information. The Search Globe visualizes searches from one day, and shows the language of... Read more →

Given the "search results" affair unveiled this week between Bing and Google, one wonders if Google will claim that Microsoft is copying their plans to dominate the world through free, cloud apps... Starting today, people in over 150 more countries can use the Web Apps to view, edit, and share... Read more →