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Interests: culture, globalization, international business, localization, internationalization, international expansion of internet companies, cultural internationalization
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This is a good analysis of the current competitive situation of "social networks" in Japan (as of the end of 2015, and still valid in August of 2016). It is interesting to see how a local service like Line has grown to dominate the Japanese market, while Facebook, a worldwide... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 17, 2016 at Internet Globalization News
China, together with Japan, Russia and, in a lesser degree, India are, for different reasons, very challenging markets for foreign companies. Look at Facebook, Yahoo! (at their peak years), Google, Apple and other large companies, and history will show how hard it was for them to establish a market share... Continue reading
Reblogged Aug 1, 2016 at Internet Globalization News
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, has a clear idea of how to boost the company's international expansion to key markets. In the case of India and other large countries where access to the Internet is not as widespread as in other, developed countries, the idea was simple: let's give people... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 14, 2016 at Internet Globalization News
It is not surprising that South-Korea, fourth largest gaming market in the world, is also seeing a surge of this phenomenon called Pokémon Go, a smartphone game that mixes a classic title with virtual reality. I guess Sokcho's business will do well, at least for a few weeks via Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 13, 2016 at Internet Globalization News
Ijaz Nabi, the author of the article published at the Brookings Institution website, brings up a very interesting and important point: how Asian governments (with the exception of Japan's) previously not really interested in the development of their people, realized that investing in education and health was the only way... Continue reading
Reblogged Jul 12, 2016 at Internet Globalization News
"dinamismo y la modernidad positiva que encierra la palabra gentrification. " Vivo en San Francisco, California, una de las ciudades con un proceso de gentrificación más fuertes, y debo señalar y señalo que dicha palabreja dista muchísimo de mostrar "dinamismo" y "modernidad positiva" (sic, como si hubiese modernidad negativa...). La gente usa "gentrificación " para denotar hartazgo y su contrariedad ante la invasión de niñitos hipsters y millonarios ("nerds") desde el valle del silicio
Con los últimos cambios en el diseño, la app de el país para iPad se ha roto casi por completo. El contenido de la derecha en la portada es el mismo desde hace días, las viñetas en la sección de opinión son de hace semanas, la app tarda a veces minutos en cambiar de sección, un desastre, y justamente en un área "clave" para el futuro del periódico...
This article brings up an interesting issue, in my opinion. Is globalization truly "accessible" to everyone? Are there really more trans-border business opportunities just because small companies have Facebook fans who live in a different country? Or, is it just that "connections" have been made easier? The question is if... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 5, 2016 at Internet Globalization News
The worst sites are usually not the truly local sites designed by local businesses or government agencies. Instead, the offenders often come from multinational corporations (small and large) that create country sites with horrible usability - and usually without a true understanding of the local market and users. via Continue reading
Reblogged May 28, 2015 at Internet Globalization News
As someone who has worked with cross-cultural, remotely based teams for many years, I think the insights provided by Neeley are spot on. In order to have mutual understanding, learning and teaching, team members must have a minimum level of sensitivity and of self-awareness so they do not fall into... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 11, 2014 at Internet Globalization News
Interesting approach to the impact of globalization on cultures around the world. As expected, the article does not really give an answer to the question if we will become one culture. I would add that even though we might all buy the same brands and use services provided by the... Continue reading
Reblogged Sep 10, 2014 at Internet Globalization News
Great analysis of some of the challenges and tensions between democracy and globalization by Dani Rodrik , Rafiq Hariri Professor of International Political Economy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. While not always globalization is necessarily against democracy or democratic decision-making processes, there is a tendency,... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 21, 2013 at Internet Globalization News
Good overall description of what's happening today in the localization industry. New, lean and innovative technology companies like Cloudwords are disrupting an industry that was stagnant and dominated for a long time by slow-moving translation vendors. via ...The innovations are enabling corporations to enter markets and disrupt many sectors... Continue reading
Reblogged Jun 12, 2013 at Internet Globalization News
I will look for an updated list, and publish it here.
There is no doubt that globalization "can work" for poor people (or, better, for poor countries). Global integration can be a powerful force for reducing poverty and empowering people. The question of whether it "does work" is much less certain. According to Ian Goldin of the Oxford Martin School, the... Continue reading
Reblogged May 28, 2013 at Internet Globalization News
In this article, written by a Chinese Journalist, the author points out some interesting thoughts about globalization and the current state of the Chinese (and other Emerging Countries) economy and demographics. The author ends calling out the fact that "People tend to follow mainstream ideology and ignore other factors". I... Continue reading
Reblogged May 27, 2013 at Internet Globalization News
According to Bhaskar Chakravorti, the director of Tufts’ University’s Institute for Business in the Global Context, “the myth of American global market power” disguises the real failing of American multinationals to succeed around the world, and especially in fast-growing emerging markets. Despite what you might hear, he says “the US... Continue reading
Reblogged May 25, 2013 at Internet Globalization News
Really great interactive map puzzle where you can check your knowledge, and also see how the Mercator projection of the world can be misleading as you move north/south from the Equator (the Mercator projection distorts the size and shape of large objects, as the scale increases from the Equator to... Continue reading
Reblogged Mar 2, 2013 at Internet Globalization News
A new post in our series of maps and the Internet. This time, a map that brings together the real (tubes connecting servers connecting computers connecting people) and imaginary (where people think the "Internet" is) together. Is this the whole Internet? Of course not. But it brings us a step... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 16, 2012 at Internet Globalization News
Good point, Michael. I will investigate and post my findings about how Apple does the localization for their iOS.
The concept of rooted maps is extremely useful when analyzing the process of economic, trade and even cultural globalization. Being able to view trade and economic data in a graphic way on a map is always eye-opening. Unfortunately, the good people of McKinsey continues to apply that old offline policy... Continue reading
Reblogged Dec 21, 2011 at Internet Globalization News is now following Perhakansson
Nov 27, 2011
Although every website is global from the moment it goes live, few are designed with the world in mind. That is, they don’t take into account the many modifications that must be made to accommodate different languages, scripts, and geographic and cultural requirements. This article presents a number of best... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 21, 2011 at Internet Globalization News
Looking at the language web in 2008, we see a surprisingly clear map of Europe and Asia. The language linkages invite explanations around geopolitics, linguistics, and historical associations. The outlines of the Iberian and Scandinavian Peninsulas are clearly visible, which suggest geographic rather than purely linguistic associations. Examining links between... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 20, 2011 at Internet Globalization News
In the last decade or more, Apple has been the most often mentioned example of successful company built around a very strong vision of strong product design and innovation. Nothing more logical, therefore, than to use the iPod and its production process around the world to explain the concepts of... Continue reading
Reblogged Nov 10, 2011 at Internet Globalization News