Indonesia Ranks As The 11th Worst Pirating Nation

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Although Indonesia as a whole has a pretty good understanding of technology, the level of software piracy in this country is still high according to a study from the Business Software Alliance Indonesia […] Related posts: Indonesia, a BlackBerry Nation? With more than 3 million users, BlackBerry is one of… Indonesia Is A Huge Social Media Nation Earlier at iStrategy, …

Singapore’s Start-up, Stream Media Raises $780,000

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Stream Media, a Singapore-based mobile start-up has raised US$780,000 in a Series A funding led by Stream Glbal Pte Ltd and Singtel Innov8. This fresh fund will provide Stream Media with enough resources to further develop and market its MoVend mobile payment product. MoVend is a mobile in-app payment platform that allows users to buy […] Related posts: Singapore start-up …

The Numbers Behind China [INFOGRAPHIC]

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China is huge and growing at breakneck speed. With 1.3 billion people, China’s population is four times the size of U.S. It is the largest exporter and the world’s factory. The combined export of U.S and Europe is worth $550 billion each year. In 2009, China produced over 67 million LCD TVs and 619 million […] No related posts.

Mobile Usage in Japan, United States and Europe [INFOGRAPHIC]

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In terms of mobile usage, Japanese is the most connected group as compared to Americans and Europeans. That is the conclusion drawn from the infographic created by Metagrafic powered with comScore data. ‘Connection’ here is defined as the proportion of the mobile users who use connected media (users who have browsed, accessed applications or downloaded content […] Related posts: Mobile …

Twitter To Add European Employees Next Year

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It looks like a whole new push to gain users, attract advertisers, or do both will soon get underway at Twitter.  The company’s confirmed that it’ll have employees based in Europe starting sometime next year. Unfortunately, not a lot more details are available right now.  We don’t know, for example, if this development will increase Twitter’s fast-growing headcount by just …

Google Reaches Deal With France's Biggest Publisher

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Following a significant period of inactivity (brought on by outright hostility), Google Books has made a breakthrough.  France’s largest publisher has agreed to an arrangement that’ll allow Google Books to scan many of its out-of-print works. The last time we heard about Hachette Livre and Google was probably when Hachette objected to the Google Books Settlement about a year ago.  …

Google Acquires Widget Creator LabPixies

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Another week, another Google acquisition. This time, it’s LabPixies, a company Google has worked with on creating many of the gadgets (or widgets, as everyone else besides Google calls them) for Google’s personalized portal iGoogle. LabPixies has been acquired for an undisclosed sum, and it will join the iGoogle team to help expand iGoogle across Europe, the Middle East, and …

The Timesink Cometh: Football Manager Now Available for iPhone

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You can divide people into two distinct groups: those who play Sega’s Football Manager, and those who’d rather watch moss grow than play that game. Considering that in the game you don’t actually get to control the players in the game (we’re talking about European football, or soccer, here), you merely manage your club and try to turn it into …