All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘international’
It appears that people all over the world are feeling a stream of joy lately-uploading funny dancing videos to YouTube and posting lighthearted tweets with hashtags #gethappy or #HappyInternationalDayofHappiness. So, who is to blame for all this happy fever going around? Well, of course music artist Pharrell Williams and his Despicable Me 2 theme song, “Happy.” Ever since the song has hit airplay, thousands of people across the …
At least 22 people were killed Sunday morning in Manila, Philippines after a passenger bus plunged off of an elevated highway. After falling 32 feet below, the bus landed on a van in suburban Paranaque city. Although the horrific accident is still under investigation, the elevated road, also referred to as Skyway, was allegedly wet and slippery. However, there have …
Traveling to other countries can be a once in a lifetime experience for most, but it can also be incredibly expensive. It doesn’t help when your wireless carrier gouges you for using data overseas. Unfortunately, international roaming fees are just a part of the business, or so we thought until T-Mobile decided to change the rules. T-Mobile, the carrier that …
Google took to its Webmaster Central blog on Friday to share some tips for international sites. This comes at a time when an increasing number of online marketing professionals are viewing international SEO as gaining importance. “Many websites exist in more than one language, and more and more websites are made available for more than one language,” Google’s Web Studio …
One of the most frustrating experiences to deal with when planning a trip overseas is how to keep a smartphone working without paying hundreds of dollars in international roaming fees. AT&T today unveiled its new global add-on packages, which it claims will make traveling abroad more affordable. The new packages will debut on November 16. The wireless carrier’s new Travel …
Facebook announced the launch of Global Pages for bands. The company describes this as a new structure to provide the best, localized experiences for brands’ customers. The company has been testing the feature for months, but is now making it available to all brands “working with Facebook”. Global Pages allows users to be directed to the best version of a …
The first trailers we saw for The Amazing Spider-man were mostly teasers, eluding to the story of spiderman, and the new twists this next installment will bring. These new international trailers give us a lot more to go on. They show spider-man in action and more scenes from his past. Finally, we see our hero in action against the villain, …
Although the iPhone 4S has been available in the States for two weeks, it’s just now arriving in many European countries as well as a couple of other locations like Mexico and Singapore. Today, Apple’s “best iPhone yet” hits the shelves in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, …
Waiting for iPhone 4? you may be in luck if you happen to be in one of the following countries… Beginning this Friday, customers can purchase iPhone 4 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. iPhone 4 will be available for purchase through Apple’s retail and online stores and Appler Authorized Resellers.
The story is much the same worldwide with 123.9 million unique visitors globally visiting Facebook in May beating MySpace’s 114.6M Facebook had 50.6 billion page views compared to MySpace’s 45.4 billion.
The SMX Confernece was in Sydney Australia last week, and one topic discussed by representatives of both Google and Yahoo was that of duplicate content filtering across international domains. Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz notes that while the subject has been discussed in the past, many people including experts in the field have been in the dark.
About a month ago, Google announced some things it was doing that would improve the way sites rank across different language versions of its search engine, in an effort that would clearly make Google more useful on a global scale. In what seems to be a continuation of this tradition, Google has announced a couple more language-based improvements to its products.
If there was any doubt remaining that bloggers can be considered journalists, consider that lack of faith obliterated. An Egyptian and a Burmese blogger are the first of the blogger-kind to receive the Knight International Journalism Award.
There may be some seafaring pirates still out there, somewhere in the South Pacific, but modern day pirates operate in digital formats. The most recent booty attained by the notorious PirateBay: a shanghaied domain formerly belonging to their fiercest enemy.
When Google’s U.S. market share changes by a percentage point or two, it doesn’t turn many heads – Google has been ahead, is ahead, and will presumably stay ahead, regardless. But as Google’s Chinese share changes, a lot of eyes are watching to see what will happen.
There are a number of questions not readily answerable about this survey, but some of the results make intuitive sense to me at least. The survey was conducted by International Communications Research (ICR) and concludes that customers overwhelmingly prefer promotional messages via snail mail (but that doesn’t mean they are persuaded by them).
As Google develops video ID tools for YouTube, its main motivation is likely a desire to avoid lawsuits – some companies just don’t approve of the whole free-video arrangement. But some companies do, and one Australian show even owes much of its success to YouTube.
This has not really been Google’s day when it comes to people jumping all over them for things they have or have not done. Adding to the complex mix of everyone going off on the Privacy International report is an underreported report on Google Adsense that is being fed by Distilled.co.uk on how they have also changed Adwords/Adsense.
Google’s Global Privacy Counsel Peter Fleischer appears to be a master of textual undercurrents (what the reader understands as "between the lines"), responding to Privacy International’s recent condemnation of the company’s privacy policies without mentioning the group itself.
Significant, important, decisive – these words are all pretty much synonyms, though they have different shades of meaning. But Kannan Pashupathy, Google’s Director of International Engineering Operations, didn’t pick any of them when describing South Korea’s importance to the search engine giant. Instead, he called the relationship “critical.”
|Korea “To Play A Very Critical Role For Google”|
Yahoo! is trying to get its act together with regard to click fraud. The first fall out of Yahoo!’s efforts is banning of foreign site visitors from YPN ads. Yahoo! is intent on restricting internal ad frauds by barring visitors from certain countries from viewing the ads.
In January, Todd And published the Power 150 Top Marketing Blogs, a ranked listing of marketing blogs in the US.
Pizza International has recently purchased Pizza.net, a search engine devoted to providing pizza fans all they need to know about pizza restaurants without relying on the yellow pages. The search engine boasts 60,000 pizza places in their database so pizza connoisseurs can surely find a pie that will make them happy.
An American-based online entrepreneur may be willing and capable of handling sales to European destinations, but their websites need to be able to properly handle visits from those prospective customers who may likely arrive via the Firefox browser.
Yahoo recently donated $1 million to Stanford University’s Knight Fellowship program “to support press freedom.” While that might seem like an innocent gesture, it’s created a bit of a stir. Some people view it “as an act of atonement,” but others “worried the money came from a tainted source.”
What kind of financial return should a company expect when it globalizes its website? If it translates the e-commerce pages, will more people buy? Or is English enough for the still English-saturated web?
Something new happened in mid-2006 – five out of the top ten websites listed by Alexa (based on traffic for the previous three months) were Asian. Four of those were Chinese.
Adding to its aggressive campaign to attract more users, Skype launched a promotional offer called the “Skype Days of Summer” that allows US and Canadian SkypeOut users to make free international calls to the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Japan during three July weekends.
A new site developed by Amnesty International with the help of long-time supporter The Observer UK and the Open Net Initiative provides a way to republish snippets of content from websites banned by various governments on one’s blog or site.
Word on the street has it that Google has added loads of new data to the offerings available for viewing via Google Earth.
The line it is drawn the curse it is cast The slow one now will later be fast As the present now will later be past The order is rapidly fadin’. And the first one now will later be last For the times they are a-changin’. – (Bob Dylan, 1963)
Though professional communicators are aware of the weblog boom, the majority still seem reluctant to embrace the medium amid fears of the inherent lack of control of information that comes with it, according to a recent poll.
The heart and soul of the search engine industry is advertising. It’s how those great and wonderful searches get paid for. At this year’s SES: San Jose, a seminar on how get started in search ads as well as how to improve what you have already. WebProNews’ own Chris Richardson sent in a lot of information.
Two unions have dropped out of the labor federation to form their own group, the Change to Win Coalition. These two unions are the Teamsters Union and the Service Employees International Union.
The third-biggest source of criminal and junk e-mail will embrace an international anti-spam effort.
It’s becoming plain to see that one of the best “toys” to hit the Internet in sometime is satellite capability of Google Maps. Since the Keyhole technology has been integrated, a number of sites and hacks have been developed to take advantage of the satellite images.
International accounting firm KPMG has published the results of its latest survey on corporate responsibility reporting.
Avon’s first-quarter profit went up 16% from that of last year’s with strong international growth.
The early evening sky of northern Kazakhstan was dotted by a descending space capsule en route to a soft landing on “saturated” ground. Landing upright, search-and-rescue helicopters followed the capsule as it touched down 50 miles north of Arkalyk.
Earlier this morning, a Russian rocket was launched from Kazakhstan carrying a 3-man international crew. The rocket’s destination is the International Space Station and its mission is to relieve the current ISS crew.
Conrad Black and his Hollinger International company are under a criminal investigation from U.S. federal prosecutors.
Marriott International has signed an agreement with Whitbread PLC to establish a 50/50 joint venture.
International Paper has signed an agreement to sell its Industrial Papers Business to Kohlberg and Company, LLC for approximately $180 million subject to certain adjustments at closing.
An unmanned Russian cargo ship is preparing to launch so that it can make the journey to re-supply the International Space Station.
Google announced a new feature for AdWords to let advertisers dynamically customize their ad text based on where people are searching for their business. This builds on ad customizers, which the company launched last year. “With ad customizers, you can dynamically insert relevant information into …
Facebook is reportedly rolling out verifications for local business pages in the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Now local businesses will be able to represent themselves on the social network in a manner that shows that they’re the real deal and …
Streaming music platform Pandora has just announced it has acquired ticket-selling site Ticketfly, in a deal valued at around $450 million. Pandora says it will help in “achieving Pandora’s mission to help artists find their audience and help listeners find the music they love—whether it’s …
On Tuesday, Facebook announced Advertiser Outcome Score (AOS) for Audience Network, which is described as a measurement system to evaluate publishers’ ad placements by their ability to drive outcomes for advertisers. Outcomes would be things like app installs, purchases, or registrations. The company says it’s …
Earlier this year, Pinterest announced Buyable Pins as a “simple and secure” way for users to buy products right on Pinterest. This week at the Shop.org 2015 Digital Summit, the company announced the addition of new platform integrations and the availability of the feature to …
Google announced the addition of a new Shopping Assortment Report in Google Merchant Center aimed at helping merchants plan their product assortments so they can reach more shoppers online. The report shows you the top 100 products that you don’t already offer in your product …