Consumer Behavior Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in Brazil: E-commerce grows 28% in 2013

According to Nielsen data Ibope, the set of classified sites and auction, which includes services such OLX, Bom Negócio and — the most popular of them in Brazil — Mercado Livre, reached an audience of 19 million unique users in February 2014. This represents 59% of the total audience of the category of e-commerce in Brazil […]

Information Technology Innovation

Watch Tim Berners-Lee’s interview with the Chartered Institute of IT

In an exclusive interview with the Chartered Institute of IT, Sir Tim Berners-Lee spoke about the latest on the semantic web, his view on the advent of artificial life forms on the internet, the biggest barriers to enabling the information society for all, where the mobile web is going and more […]

China Design

[EVENT] IxDA Shanghai presents “Selling UX in Organizations” with Daniel Szuc: DECEMBER 11th, 2009, 6:30PM

At some point in your career, you’ll be called upon to sell UX to someone in your organization. You’ve probably already done it. Perhaps you’ll need to justify what you do in an organization or industry that’s just beginning to adopt UX methods or sell UX to secure your position within an organization or get future projects. So, what do you need to know to help you sell UX? What challenges might you face?

Innovation Readings

Listen to Dorelle Rabinowitz’s “Motivating Teams: Inspiring People To Do Great Work” talk at IA Summit 2009

How does a manager deal with an inherited team, rather than a team she hand-picked? Sometimes a manager has to motivate someone who applied for that manager’s job – and is extremely resentful. What about the differences between innies and outies? Dorelle Rabinowitz, lead of the Design Systems Group at eBay, shares stories from both managers and individual contributors about how they either inspired their teams to do great things or how things fell apart […]

Information Technology Trend Watching

Tim Berners-Lee’s “The next Web of open, linked data” talk at TED

20 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. For his next project, he’s building a web for open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words, pictures, video: unlock our data and reframe the way we use it together […]


Internet in China: Alibaba to invest over 730 million US dollars in online auction unit

Taobao, the online auction unit of China’s e-commerce giant Alibaba Group, announced the parent company would invest in it 5 billion yuan (732 million U.S. dollars) over the next five years. Taobao president Lu Zhaoxi said the investment showed its confidence in the long-term Internet development and economic growth in China […]

China Economics Trend Watching

e-Commerce in China: dot-com economy grew over 60 percent year on year in the second quarter/2008

China’s dot-com economy grew nearly 63 percent year on year in the second quarter, despite increasing inflation and the effects of the Sichuan earthquake, a Shanghai-based research firm reported recently. Revenue generated by China’s online search, game and travel providers reached 13.32 billion yuan (US$1.94 billion) in the April-to-June period, iResearch said…

China Consumer Behavior Information Technology Trend Watching

Internet in China: online shoppers spend 2.3 billion U.S. dollars in 1st half of 2008

Online Chinese shoppers spent 16.2 billion yuan (2.3 billion U.S. dollars) in 19 major cities in the first half of 2008, China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) said on recently. The findings were based on a survey carried out in four municipalities directly under the central government — Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Chongqing — and 15 developed cities such as Changchun, Dalian, Nanjing, Hangzhou, Jinan and Guangzhou, among others […]

China Economics Information Technology

Internet in China: largest IPO since Google went public, the largest business-to-business portal in China underwent its first day of public share trading in Honk Kong, and the results exceeded all expectations, as the price tripled, raising $1.5 billion. The public offering is expected to raise nearly $2 billion in Hong Kong, making its debut offering as large as Google’s 2004 I.P.O. in the United States. ‘We are pleased to welcome investors from Hong Kong and around the world to join us in building a world-class e-commerce company,’ said Jack Ma, non-executive chairman of the company and chairman and chief executive officer of Alibaba Group…

China Consumer Behavior Economics Information Technology Trend Watching

e-Commerce in China: numbers and trends

China could become the world’s biggest online market within two years: the number of Chinese netizens has surpassed 123 million and number of people with access to broadband connection rose by 45.3 percent during the first half of the year to 77 million. Studies show that a typical Chinese consumer spends an average of 17.9 hours per month (36 min./day) engaged in popular online activities such as chatting, blogging, gaming, and shopping […]