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August 21, 2014
Social commerce, aka a purchase generated via social media networking website, is set to become the next best thing for online shopping. Social media networking use and growth is at an time high with users becoming more acquainted with the shopping experience through these channels.
August 14, 2014
From GSK, Qualcomm, VW/Audi, Chrysler and Microsoft to McDonald’s, Yum Brands/KFC and most recently Walmart, it has been a long, hot summer for foreign companies in China as Beijing continues to enforce food safety and anti-monopoly laws.
June 25, 2014
A group of Chinese travellers showed up at a winery in rural Oregon unexpectedly. Communication was difficult, and they ended their visit on a somewhat disappointing note. The owner asked my friend for some advice on what to do the next time Chinese tourists came. My friend said, "You won't see any more of them for a long time coming."
May 16, 2014
With an Internet population of 618M and counting, larger than that of the US and Western Europe combined, it’s becoming perilous not to become familiar with the platforms and technologies that drive this avalanche of upwardly mobile middle-class consumers. Here's a quick primer about the Chinese social web.
April 14, 2014
Continuing our series of studies into digital trends and developments around the world, our new China report profiles a variety of critical data points, including the penetration rates of different technologies, the top-ranking social platforms, and a wealth of interesting facts and figures on Chinese netizens’ behaviour.
January 19, 2013
China has been the world’s largest online market for some time now, but its growth shows no sign of losing momentum.
September 21, 2012
The first thing to keep in mind when dealing with Baidu is that they operate in a completely different way than Google. You won’t hear any talk of Pandas or Penguins. But you will notice that their decision making is very nationalistic in nature
February 22, 2012
I was awaiting Tom Smith’s new Global Web Index and I found the results fascinating. I’ll blog for the next 3 days on surprising results from the survey! The first surprise to me, is the progression of China in Social.
January 03, 2012
Though this graph is a little bit old, it's useful for your understanding. It's an overview of what services are provided by each of China's internet giants. This graph have 18 category of main social service, and targets 10 internet company in China as following. * Tencent (腾讯) * Sina (新浪) * Baidu...
September 07, 2011
Adam Zhang, Social Media Group intern, provides a quick overview of the Chinese social media landscape, as well as the two biggest social platforms in China – (the Facebook of China) and Sina Weibo (a microblog).