Posts Tagged ‘social networking service’
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Kaixin001: China’s Apple of Social Networks(October 16, 2008 TechCrunch)
Kaixin001 , the latest newcomer to the Facebook clone wars in China, is China’s fastest growing social network having amassed a staggering 7.5 million users in the first 5 months since it launched in May 2008. The site tripled Twitter’s traffic reach in the month of September alone and is currently the 250th most popular site on Alexa worldwide.
It is an article that tells the speed of the growth of the Internet of China.
The growth of the Internet of China is an overwhelming speed, a marvelous number of users, and traffic.
The competition of social networking service of the China is also intense.
After seeing the following sentences, I seemed not to understand what was lawful neither or what wasn’t lawful.
Hundreds of thousands of people quite regularly visit kaixin.com instead of the correct kaixin001.com domain name. Recently, Xiaonei’s parent company purchased the kaixin.com domain name with plans to launch a Kaixin001 clone that would steal its rivals users. This effectively makes Kaixin a clone of a clone of a clone. Amazing.
Anyway, China’s speed is too overwhelming.
Can Japan follow this speed of China?
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Mixi and Mitsubishi Corp. establish a joint company of the payment system.
I hear that Mixi and Mitsubishi Corp. announced that they establish Joint Venture Company “NexPAS Inc.” that offers the payment system etc. for social networking service “mixi” on October 1 on September 9.
I hear that this payment system and service will schedule to offer it to an outside net service entrepreneur in the future.
Mixi is providing the pay account service one after another recently.
It is interesting how SNS raises earnings by the methods other than the advertisement.
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Amazon Acquires Shelfari: Moves To Corner Book-Centric Social Networks (August 23, 2008 TechCrunch)
Shelfari , a social network for bibliophiles, has been acquired by Amazon for an undisclosed amount. Amazon has been a longtime supporter of the Seattle based startup, having invested $1 million in the site in February 2007.
Amazon purchased Abebooks recently.
Abebooks is a site where an unusual book and the old book are sold.
I hear that Amazon purchased a social network for the person who likes book this time.
Do you think that Amazon obtains all sites concerning the book?
Mobage-town: Japan’s Biggest Mobile-Only Social Network(August 16, 2008 TechCrunch)
There is a lot of hype and hope in the U.S. around taking social networks mobile, but mobile social networking is still in the fledgling stages in the West. In Japan, it is already a reality. One company in particular, DeNA , has taken Japan by storm with its mobile SNS/virtual world/gaming platform Mobage-town . DeNA opened a US office in San Mateo earlier this year, with plans to offer an English version of Mobage-town this fall.
Sales of Mobage-town seemed to have decreased for the first time according to news in Japan the other day.
It is thought that sales of Mobage-town decreased because the number of advertisements of the result reward type decreases.
The key to the service of Mobage-town is avatar.
And, to buy the dress etc. of this avatar, a virtual currency “Moba-gold” is being offered.
Moba-gold is a mechanism that it is possible to receive it by the user’s clicking the advertisement of the result reward type, and registering on the site of the advertiser.
The movement of the layer of young people in teens who was collecting Moba-gold having positively clicked the advertisement up to now decreases, and sales of the result reward type advertisement have decreased.
There was news that Mobage-town advanced to PC the other day.
For Mobage-town to advance to PC was to have done to cover sales.
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Taking social networks abroad – Why MySpace and Facebook are failing in Japan(August 3, 2008 TechCrunch)
Originally, Facebook is sure to have had to change the strategy referring to Myspace.
Did Facebook land on Japan by a similar method?
It is likely to succeed in Japan if the joint venture is started up with the enterprise in 2nd place or 3rd place in the social networking service industry.
The situation is sure to be improved from the current state still though whether it succeeds greatly is not understood.