Top global brands on Facebook- Fan engagement highest in emerging markets (infographic)

Just days before the most anticipated initial public offering in history, new data looks at how powerful the 901 million-member Facebook platform is for big brands looking to expand their global footprint and penetrate emerging markets. The study, from social media...

Smartphones in India: Web browsing is for men, texts are for women

In India, women spend the same amount of time on their smartphones as compared to men. However, there are sharp contrasts in how they use their phones, according to new research. The study, from Nielsen Informate Mobile Insights notes that men spend 50 percent more...

Russian online payment service comes to London

RBK Money, one of the top payment platforms in Russia, have chosen London to base its new European operations. RBK Money is an electronic payments company that offers online payments via e-wallet, credit and debit cards, instant money transfers, as well as services...

Latest China Internet use data

A staggering 1 in every 5 people online are from China, and there is still plenty of room for growth amongst its 1.3 billion plus citizens, according to new data. Online statistic portal Statista has assembled an infographic displaying key trends amongst Chinese...

Size matters: Large ads ‘boost brand awareness’

The new crop of large display ad formats, such as ‘Billboard’ and Wallpaper’ are outperforming standard banners such as MPUs, according to new research. The research, from the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) proves the effectiveness of new large display formats,...

Citizen journalism – Latin America takes the lead

Attitudes to user-generated content differ around the world, with Latin America leading the world for ‘citizen journalism’, according to new research. 47% of internet users in Brazil and 44% in Argentina read UGC on newspaper websites, compared to only 35% in the UK...

Alibaba partners Pinterest rival to bring social shopping to China

Chinese online shopping giant Alibaba is partnering with community site Mogujie, offering shoppers a more social way to find and buy products online. The deal will see Alibaba’s eTao search engine offer a new social sharing ecommerce platform called eTao Faxian, which...

Maruti Suzuki Ritz becomes top Indian brand with 1m Facebook fans

Maruti Suzuki Ritz has become the most popular brand in India by clocking a record fan base of over 1 million (1,018,000+ members) on popular social networking site Facebook. Maruti Suzuki Ritz made its debut on Social media in August 2010. The success of Ritz on...

Top Chinese mobile marketing firm Madhouse launches in India

Madhouse, China’s leading Mobile Marketing Company has launched in India, in partnership with global ad giant WPP. Madhouse offers brands mobile solutions across the spectrum of paid, owned and earned media on smart phones and tablets. Addressing a press conference,...

Hackers steal Microsoft India user data

Microsoft’s online store in India was taken down this week after it was allegedly hacked by a Chinese group calling itself Evil Shadow Team. The site www.microsoftstore.co.in was offline with a message saying that the company was working to restore access. The...

Google and Facebook forced to censor content in India

Google and Facebook have removed content from some Indian domain websites this week, following a court directive warning them of a crackdown “like China” if they did not take steps to protect religious sensibilities. The two internet giants are among 21 companies...