Top markets for Blog penetration: Global

Taiwan ranked highest globally for blog engagement, with 85.5% of its online population visiting blogs, followed by Brazil (85.2%), South Korea (84.9%) and Turkey...

Google expects India’s web audience to triple by 2014

Google expects India’s Internet users to triple by 2014 as telecom carriers invest in high-speed wireless infrastructure and smartphones become cheaper, according to a news report. Speaking to the Wall Street Journal, Google’s country head in India, Rajan...

Mobile Ad Network InMobi gets $200m funding boost

Mobile ad network InMobi has raised $200m from Japanese telco.Softbank Corp. The investment represents one of the largest in the mobile Internet space till date. Founded in 2007, India-based InMobi helps advertisers and developers serve up mobile ads, a fast-growing...

Alibaba takes on Baidu with Chinese search engine eTao

Alibaba has launched a new search engine called eTao, as China’s largest e-commerce company looks to take on Baidu in the search market. Alibaba has launched its search engine called eTao.com after a beta trial last year. Alibaba’s eTao site has been...

Zynga expands to China without Facebook

Zynga is to create a Chinese version of its CityVille game, despite its platform of choice, Facebook, being blocked in the territory. The game will be played via internet portal Tencent instead of Facebook, where most of its games are played, but which is blocked in...

China: Number of websites ‘halves in 1 year’

The number of websites in China almost halved last year, as increasing online censorship laws take their toll, according to new research. The report from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), a government think tank, found that there were 1.91 million...

Google runs first TV ads in India

Google is turning to TV advertising as it seeks to drive up awareness and usage of its products in India. The search giant is adapting an idea already used in several other countries, and utilising the tagline “The Web is What You Make of It”, specifically...

Microsoft partners Baidu for English-language search

Microsoft has struck a deal with Chinese search giant Baiduto offer its English-language search functions to Chinese users. Baidu has struggled to match Google’s English search capabilities and is expected to introduce Microsoft Bing by the end of the year....

Peru: Comscore audience research expansion continues

Google, Microsoft and Facebook rank as the most-visited Internet properties in Peru, while portal sites account for one-third of Peruvian Internet users’ time online, according to new data from comScore. The findings come from comScore’s first public study of Internet...

Germany leads Europe in online video viewing

Internet users in Germany, Turkey, Spain and the UK watch an average of at least 30 minutes a day of online video, according to new research. The study, from comScore, shows that Germany leads in online video viewing across several reporting metrics for the European...

Top internet properties by total unique visitors: Peru

4 million people (aged 15+) accessed the internet in Peru during April 2011, spending an average of 24.4 hours online. Google sites led as the most visited online property with 3.9 million unique visitors, but Microsoft led in engagement with visitors averaging 8.6...

Indians ‘now spend more time on social media than email’

Social Media has now become part of everyday life for a majority of online Indians., with two-thirds of the countiy’s web users accessing social media daily, according to new research. According to a study on social media usage by The Nielsen Company conducted in...

Facebook hires Google exec to boost Latin America growth

Facebook has lured away another Google executive as it continues its march into major international markets. The popular social networking service has hired Alexandre Hohagen, who helped establish Google’s presence in Latin America, to be its vice president for...