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Demand for iPhone 5C Strong in HK, UK

Tweet Pre-orders on the iPhone 5C began yesterday. In the US market the September 20 ship dates haven’t “slipped.” But elsewhere demand appears to be heavy. In the UK demand is apparently “huge”: Scott Hooton, Chief Commercial Officer at Phones 4u has described demand for the new phones to be ‘phenomenal’ and easily outstrips that for the Apple iPhone […]

A Plea for More ‘Considered’ Shopping

Tweet This week marks the formal beginning of the US holiday shopping season. Many stores will even be open on Thanksgiving day, as Black Friday expands to swallow the holiday itself. You can be sure that many Americans will be caught up in the frenzy and shopping on Thanksgiving itself (offline and online) as well […]

Groupon Launches in China: GaoPeng

Tweet Groupon has officially launched in China as GaoPeng. According to Bloomberg, it will cover Beijing and Shanghai first and then expand to other cities. Groupon faces competition from at least two other similar services: Lashou.com and Meituan.com. In China group buying is called “tuangou,” although that refers to mobs showing up at local stores. […]

More on That Local Job at Facebook

Tweet I posted last week about the head of marketing for Local job at Facebook. I’ve since spoken to the key people at the company about the position. Facebook has very high expectations for the individual who’ll eventually take on the role. Fundamentally Facebook wants someone who can “talk to engineers and not get laughed […]

Groupon on Cusp of China Joint Venture

Tweet China is the largest Internet market in the world, with roughly 380 million users. The country also has more than 800 million mobile subscribers. But it has tripped up many US companies seeking to do business there — most notably Google of late. AllThingsD is now reporting that Groupon is on the cusp of […]

Search Grows Globally by 46% YoY

Tweet This comScore data was put out a couple hours ago: Globally the search market increased its query volume by 46% from a year ago. The US saw query/volume growth of 22%. Russia, France, Brazil and Japan were the top growing markets where volume increases ranged from 48% to 92%.  Roughly 53% of Google’s revenues […]

No More Censorship: Google's China Turnaround

Tweet Google has said, after an attempted and potentially government sponsored hack into dissidents’ GMail accounts, that it will no longer comply with government censorship guidelines in China. Danny Sullivan has an extensive write-up at SEL. There’s also a Google Blog post explaining: In mid-December, we detected a highly sophisticated and targeted attack on our […]