5 Articles for 'Yahoo'
- 2009/01/12 Yahoo Korea CEO jumps ship to Microsoft Korea (2)
- 2008/09/01 Naver Japan announces what it's up to, finally after 3 years
- 2008/04/08 Japan's Livedoor frontpage renewal puts more focus on blog
- 2007/08/23 If Google has Checkout, Yahoo has Yahoo! Wallet
- 2006/09/12 Yahoo Korea's Star Search: "The Next Jerry Yang"
Yahoo Korea CEO jumps ship to Microsoft KoreaOther | 2009/01/12 11:49 | Web 2.0 Asia
Naver search had actually launched in the Japanese market earlier (circa 2005), but the service didn't make any splashes - it even saw some backlashes, as Naver search engine's crawler ("Naverbot") was found to make too frequent attempts to index websites and the Japanese web admins didn't like that, leading to their blocking of Naverbot.
Since, Naver has been investing wholeheartedly in the new search service for the Japanese market. Along with Baidu, Naver is trying hard to crack into the lucrative Japanese market, but it remains to be seen if Naver (or Baidu) will win enough users away from the dominating Yahoo Japan or the growing Google Japan. And there are also other local players like Goo, who understand the local market much better. Unless the service delivers a significantly better performance, it will be very difficult for Naver, a service that clearly carries a Korean image, to lure users away from Yahoo Japan.
Japan's Livedoor frontpage renewal puts more focus on blogWeb 2.0 | 2008/04/08 23:52 | Web 2.0 Asia
Livedoor lists 11 major changes on the new website: Five out of those eleven are blog-related, such as a direct link to blogging, blog news, blog keywords, and blog ranking.
With close to 2.5 million users, Livedoor is a leading blog service provider of Japan, the company claims. Focusing on blogging seems a right, almost inevitable choice for Livedoor: Japan's internet portal market is being dominated by Yahoo! Japan, a service that's so successful as to have even .
Meanwhile, it's interesting to note that major portals in Asia are putting more and more focus on blogging. Korea's Naver is all about blog (so is the company's ex-CEO), Cyworld is launching a new blog service, and now Livedoor is essentially turning into a blog portal. This makes sense as user-generated content becomes the king, the tools to help users easily create content on the web becomes more important - and the first among those tools is, obviously, blog. In that regard, our company seems to be in the right business (Ehem, sorry about the navel-gazing.)
If Google has Checkout, Yahoo has Yahoo! WalletWeb 2.0 | 2007/08/23 23:22 | Web 2.0 Asia
Initially the Yahoo! Wallet service will be available only to Yahoo! Shopping merchants, but the service will eventually become available to everyone.
Yahoo Korea's Star Search: "The Next Jerry Yang"Other | 2006/09/12 16:55 | Web 2.0 Asia
Yahoo Korea has announced the winners for its annual business plan competition, dubbed "In Search of the Next Jerry Yang." (Link in Korean)
The first place winner, a 19 year old college girl named Hane Kim, won the cash prize of 10 million Won (that's approximately 10K US dollars - you probably gasped thinking I meant 10 mil dollars, heheh)
Next Jerry Yangs?
By the way, turning to amateurs for inspirations and new ideas is nothing new - a practice done even by the mobile phone manufacturers for new phone design.