International Business Feed

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 →

This article brings up an interesting issue, in my opinion. Is globalization truly "accessible" to everyone? Are there really more trans-border business opportunities just because small companies have Facebook fans who live in a different country? Or, is it just that "connections" have been made easier? The question is if... Read more →

The worst sites are usually not the truly local sites designed by local businesses or government agencies. Instead, the offenders often come from multinational corporations (small and large) that create country sites with horrible usability - and usually without a true understanding of the local market and users. via Read more →