Google not so popular in Asia

Posted on Saturday, Jul 14 2007 @ 09:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
A new survey indicated Google fails to conquer any of the Asian search markets.
Yahoo Inc. fared far better, claiming the most popular sites in Hong Kong, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan, while Microsoft Corp. sites were the most popular in Australia, China, and New Zealand.

The survey also showed that China has the largest online population in Asia, with 91.5 monthly Internet users, followed by Japan with 53.7 million and South Korea with 26.3 million. New Zealand had the fewest monthly users, with 1.9 million.

South Korea topped the list for highest Internet penetration, with 65 percent of its population using the Internet at least once during the month. Australia followed with 62 percent, then New Zealand with 60 percent, comScore said. China and India had the lowest Internet penetration rates, at 9 percent and 3 percent, respectively.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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