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Internet in Brazil: lagging behind in the “Internet World Cup”

Brazil has the ninth worst average internet speed among 32 countries that are participating in the World Cup, according to a survey of Globo’s G1 with data provided by the infrastructure company Akamai network […]

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Watch Seth Godin’s “This is broken” talk at TED

Why are so many things broken? In a hilarious talk from the 2006 Gel conference, Seth Godin gives a tour of things poorly designed, the 7 reasons why they are that way, and how to fix them […]

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Internet in Brazil: Chrome becomes the most popular browser in Brazil, says research

Google Chrome surpassed Internet Explorer and became the most popular browser in Brazil, according to the company StatCounter. The browser Google has reached 39.81% of market share in Brazil, against 34.43% of the Microsoft browser […]

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Internet in China: more than 88 million broadband users

Statistics released by the US broadband Industry Organization Broadband Forum on June 16 showed that in the first quarter this year, the total number of broadband subscribers worldwide reached 430 million. China continues to maintain its top position with 88.08 million users, followed by the US and Japan which take second and third place respectively […]

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Watch Seth Godin’s “Why Tribes, not money or factories, will Change the World” talk at TED

Seth Godin argues the Internet has ended mass marketing and revived a human social unit from the distant past: tribes. Founded on shared ideas and values, tribes give ordinary people the power to lead and make big change. He urges us to do so […]

China Information Technology

Internet in China: Baidu eyes 3G wireless Internet technology

China’s most popular Internet search engine Baidu thinks highly of the prospect of 3G wireless Internet access technology and is now in talk with China’s mobile network operators for cooperation, the company’s CEO Robin Li said recently at the Boao Forum for Asia in the southern island province of Hainan […]

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Gaming in China: Netease wins 3-year license for World of Warcraft

Chinese online game vendor Netease Inc announced that it has got the license to run Activision Blizzard Entertainment blockbuster video game World of Warcraft in China for the next three years […]


Chinese People and Their Mobile Phones: Over 117 Million Mobile Internet Users in China

China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) recently released two reports on China’s mobile Internet, according to the reports, by the end of 2008, there were already over 640 million mobile phone users in China, and the number of users who access the Internet via mobile phone already exceeded 117.6 million, according to the Research Report on Behavior of Internet Access via Mobile Phone released by the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) on February 18 in Beijing…

China Design

Internet in China: the world’s largest internet market

By July 2008, China had become the world’s largest internet market with 253 million internet users including 40 million Internet game players, journalists learned from the 2008 China-ASEAN Cultural Industry Forum, which closed in Nanning city on October 29.

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Internet in China: blogs exceed 100 million

China-based blogs total 107 million, with more than 42 percent of netizens running a blog, a senior information official said here on recently. Cai Mingzhao, deputy director of the Chinese State Council Information Office, made the comment at the 2nd U.S.-China Internet Industry Forum. The number of blogs was about 40 million just a year ago […]