Chinese search engine Baidu is shutting down Youa, its e-commerce subsidiary, giving existing merchants have one month to migrate to either Rakuten China or Yaodian 100.
One in every eight mobile users worldwide will either have a ticket delivered to their mobile phone or buy a ticket with their phone by 2015 which equates to over 750 million users, according to the latest analysis from Juniper Research. This compares with approximately 1 in 20 now which equates to 230 million. Ticket … [Read more…]
Social media gaffes are all too common these days, but can be extra harmful once a brand is concerned. Tynicka Battle at ThinkTank Digital (Lady Gaga’s former digital agency of record) offers 5 tips to keep Twitter working for you, rather than against you.
As events continue to unfold in Japan, one software firm is making a material difference on the ground. Developed out of the political meltdown surrounding the astonishing tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, Google’s Person Finder tool is looking like it will become embedded in disaster relief processes worldwide. It’s a perfect example of how the digital … [Read more…]
It must have seemed like a great idea: a natural disaster, a global outpouring of sympathy, a donation engine from the world’s largest software maker and a way of consumer support on the web translating straight into donations. But the nuances of social media can be subtle, and here’s what Microsoft are learning, fast…
There has been a marked decrease in the cost of a megabit, with Brits paying on average just half the amount they were paying in early 2008 for their bandwidth, according to new research.
The CEO of group-buying discount site Groupon has apologised to Japanese customers Monday for a New Year’s deal gone wrong.
Japan’s anti-monopoly watchdog has approved a tie-up between Yahoo Japan and Google but warned it will keep checking for possible violations.
Smartphones generate 65% of global traffic, despite accounting for 13% of the market, according to new research.
Sony has ceased sales of its iconic cassette tape Walkman in Japan, as digital music and MP3 players have finally killed off demand for the bulky portable device.