Thomas Crampton

Social Media in China and across Asia

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Three Kingdoms of China’s Internet

Feb 15, 2011

Three Kingdoms of China’s Internet

While China’s Internet is already dominated by power players in a way that the US Internet is not, investment bank CLSA sees further consolidation through lose alliances. A recent report by the investment bank describes the evolution of China’s Internet as a sort of “Three Kingdoms”, the classic piece of literature about the fluid alliances

Jeff Jarvis

Jan 27, 2009

Jeff Jarvis

When not updating his buzzmachine blog or writing a media column for The Guardian newspaper, Jeff Jarvis is a professor and director of the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. In the course of these activities he has lately been thinking a lot about What Would Google Do – so much so

Jeff Jarvis: What would Google Do?

Jan 25, 2009

In this video, leading new media thinker Jeff Jarvis speaks about some of the key themes in his book, What Would Google Do, which will be launched this Tuesday. Jarvis says that all companies need to start thinking more about what Google would do to their industry, and this includes industries as “old-line” as car

Google Street View comes to HK

Jan 6, 2009

Google Street View comes to HK

A few minutes ago, just above Lan Kwai Fung, I spotted a silver Prius with an odd contraption on the roof and Google stickers on the door. Looks like Google Street View will be coming soon to Hong Kong. I took great pleasure in photographing the Google Street View car, which was presumably photographing me.

Google Suggest across 9 languages

Jan 1, 2009

Google Suggest across 9 languages

Do Google’s search suggestions vary by country and language? Blogger Akky Akimoto compiled the above table suggested by Google across 9 languages when you type in a single letter. (See Akky’s blog for a more readable version) A – Amusing examples“a” – “Amazon” in English, German, Italian and Korean. In French, however, it suggests “ANPE”,

New Google dictionary defines China as Taiwan

Dec 14, 2008

New Google dictionary defines China as Taiwan

In testing out the new dictionary feature, I found that Google’s definition of “China” is “Taiwan”. Chiang Kai-Shek would pleased!

Preston Lau: Update on YouTube

Jul 16, 2008

Preston Lau: Update on YouTube

Preston Lau, General Manager of Google in Hong Kong presented an update on YouTube at the Broadband World Forum Asia 2008. – YouTube’s biggest categories: Humor (75%), Music (54%) News (46%). (I think these numbers add up to more than 100 percent because you can select more than one category per video.) – Two thirds

Preston Lau

Jul 16, 2008

Preston Lau

Preston Lau is the general manager for Google in Hong Kong, responsible for sales and business development as well as team and operation oversight in Hong Kong. Prior to his current position, Lau led Google’s strategic partnership development in the region, establishing relationships with telecom operators and mobile manufacturers – including Hutchison and HTC –

Paul Ginocchio: Should Newspapers and Dotcoms flirt or marry?

Apr 11, 2008

Spoke with Paul Ginocchio of Deutsche Bank, one of the few remaining newspaper stock analysts in the United States, about newspapers and dotcoms on the sidelines of IFRA’s Publish Asia 2008 conference in Macau.Newspapers have traditional strengths- Content: Highest quality and most robust local news and information (by far)- Brand: Almost always the strongest local

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