Thomas Crampton

Social Media in China and across Asia

India

Facebook’s India challenge

May 16, 2012

Facebook’s India challenge

Very nice piece by Ansuya Harjani of CNBC on Facebook’s challenges in India. As she quoted me in the article, India epitomizes the challenge facing Facebook across Asia. The world’s biggest social network may have explosive growth in many countries, but they still have not managed to monetize it. Facebook’s average revenue per person in

India’s Demographic Dividend: The Digital Impact

Jul 1, 2010

India’s Demographic Dividend: The Digital Impact

India’s “Demographic Dividend” is the current focus (and “Most Read” article) of Booz & Co’s Strategy + Business magazine. The article is a recap of a panel discussion in which I took part a few months ago in New Delhi, hosted by Thomas A. Stewart Booz & Co’s Chief Marketing and Knowledge Officer. The basis

Facebook threatens Orkut in India

Apr 25, 2010

Facebook threatens Orkut in India

India has long been an Orkut holdout for Social Media dominance. Lately, however, Orkut’s lead is not looking so certain. Please consider the following three graphs. CONCLUSION: From below data, we can see a repetition of a trend that took place across SE Asia already. When people try out Facebook, they tend to make it

India’s Coming Urban Crisis

Nov 10, 2009

India’s Coming Urban Crisis

Sitting today in Delhi traffic, you might say the crisis is already here, but based on population trends and urban immigration projections put together in a report by Booz & Co, more trouble is on the way. At the invitation of Booz & co, I spent a morning here in Delhi at the World Economic

Will India Become an Empire?

Nov 10, 2009

Between attending great discussions on India, I had the opportunity to discuss whether India will become an empire with Aaron Pereira. brachycephaly

Orkut 3x bigger than Facebook in India

Feb 17, 2009

Orkut 3x bigger than Facebook in India

Latest research from ComScore about India is that Orkut beat Facebook in December 2008 with more than 12.8 million visitors, an increase of 81 percent from the previous year. Orkut’s audience was three times the size of its nearest competitor in the category, Facebook.com. Facebook had 4 million visitors, up 150 percent versus year ago,

Web 2.0 turns us all into Yogis

Jan 15, 2009

Web 2.0 turns us all into Yogis

For a unique take on the impact of Web 2.0, please meet Gregory Lent. Gregory, who spent much of the last decade in India meditating with his Guru, emerged to discover broadband only one year ago. Now obsessively immersed in Twitter (@gregorylent), blogging, Web 2.0 and its implications, Gregory says he has found nothing so

Vivek Wadhwa

Jun 26, 2008

Vivek Wadhwa

Vivek Wadhwa is a Wertheim Fellow at the Harvard Law School and executive in residence at Duke University who specializes in studying innovation in business. He was formerly a tech entrepreneur who founded two tech companies. His studies, published at Globalization Research, have included looking at the level of innovation in China, the relative gap

Mail Today

Apr 7, 2008

Mail Today

The Mail Today is a 48-page compact size newspaper first printed in Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida on November 16 2007, with a print run of 110,000 copies. Targeting India’s emergent middle class, the newspaper is based around a subscription model and has the same fonts and feel as the Daily Mail. The Daily Mail’s owner,

Thomas Jacob on Mail Today’s launch into India’s booming newspaper market

Apr 3, 2008

Thomas Jacob on Mail Today’s launch into India’s booming newspaper market

Thomas Jacob, Singapore-based International Development Director of Associated Newspapers, described Mail Today, a newly launched JV newspaper in India to the IFRA conference today. For more on India’s newspaper market, see the video/posting I did with Raju Narisetti of Mint, another newly launched Indian newspaper. A large British publisher Daily Mail and General Trust, is

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