DEC 31, 2020
Twitter first began beta testing Fleets in Brazil back in March, before expanding to India, Italy, Japan, and South Korea. Marketer Takeaway: Stories have become a major driver of revenue growth for Instagram and Snapchat, and Fleets could provide Twitter with additional monetization options.
JAN 14, 2021
Ecommerce platforms like Amazon and Shopify are starting to use their granular merchant data to issue credit to sellers. Amazon, for example, announced in July that it’s working with Marcus to launch a digital credit line for its US sellers. Sellers can apply digitally through the Amazon merchant hub’s minutes-long process, which gives results in real time.
JUL 2, 2019
Most stores are based in China, with others in Japan. Online-to-offline (O2O) integration is a core focus for Suning. The retailer has also opened smart retail stores—outlets equipped with next-generation retail technologies featuring artificial intelligence (AI) and facial recognition. In February 2019, Suning.com acquired commercial developer Wanda Department Stores’ 37 locations nationwide.
JAN 28, 2020
Not surprisingly, Amazon is a key player in the present and future of AI in Europe. Germany in particular is crucial to Amazon, not just as a major regional consumer market, but as a source of brainpower in the battle for AI supremacy. Politico reported in May 2019 that Amazon has several research and development sites in Germany pursuing AI projects, and now employs hundreds of AI experts.
NOV 14, 2019
In addition to hiding likes for select US users, Instagram is also hiding likes from public view for select users in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Italy, Japan and New Zealand. So far, the company has neither released findings from the test nor indicated that the removal of likes will be become permanent.
SEP 19, 2019
Based on this business model, Bilibili’s focus is on licensing more third-party content (many are from Japanese anime studios), rather than on original content. However, this model may have to evolve if more competitors enter the space. A Bilibili feature called “bullet screen”—pioneered by Japanese video streaming site Niconico—allows users to submit comments in real time, superimposed on the screen.
SEP 28, 2020
MAR 9, 2021
WeChat in China and Line in Japan have crossed the chasm to include checkout integration within messaging and social media services. In February, Facebook Shop rolled out to users in Canada and the UK, the feature’s first geographic expansion since it launched in the US in May 2020.
OCT 24, 2019
In a partnership with Japan’s Line Pay that started in August, WeChat Pay is accepted in Japan by merchants in the Line Pay network via a compatible QR code payment system. (The deal, however, is not reciprocal. Line Pay users wouldn’t be able to do the same in China.).
AUG 2, 2019
Amazon started building its direct advertising team in India sometime in 2015 and started evangelizing its platform to brands. The pitch is that Amazon can directly attribute sales to its advertisement because it can track user behavior on the platform. · Amazon’s Indian rival Flipkart has also been chasing advertising dollars.
JUL 6, 2020
Japan continues to be in third place in overall ad spending, with a market about 2.5 times smaller than China’s ($42.67 billion in 2020).
SEP 17, 2020
JUN 5, 2020
But even as authorities reap the benefits of their expertise and funding, there is renewed concern that some of the largest of the bunch—including Microsoft, Google, Apple, Amazon and Facebook—are becoming too powerful.
DEC 10, 2020
Last year, it teamed up with Apple to sell its glucose monitors in stores, integrated its platform with Apple Health Records, and partnered with Amazon to gives its Choice members access to its suite of personal coaching programs.
APR 22, 2020
Amazon. Google’s growth in mobile search revenues may have been tempered by the rapid growth of Amazon mobile advertising revenues, which we projected to increase 45.8% to $6.02 billion in 2020. Some 71% of Amazon’s total ad revenues came from search. Mobile ad revenues represented 44% of Amazon’s total digital ad revenues, up from 40% in 2019.
JUN 27, 2019
The Retreat of Amazon China. A recent announcement from Amazon revealed it was giving up on Amazon China. After 15 years, the company’s local online marketplace in China will cease operation by July 2019, and only products sold on the global platform will be available. Its share of retail ecommerce sales in China had fallen to less than 1% in our forecast. So why has Amazon struggled in China?
OCT 15, 2019
But in Japan, the share of respondents owning a smartwatch was lower than anywhere else in the world, at just 4.0%. Usage of voice assistants was highest in Indonesia, at 55.4% of respondents, followed by China (55.2%) and India (54.7%). In all these cases, the sample skewed younger and urban.
MAR 18, 2021
Japan. Japan hoped to launch its 5G networks in conjunction with the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, but the pandemic crushed those plans. Nonetheless, Japanese networks did launch 5G in 2020, and 11.9 million users had signed up by the end of the year. That should rise to 32.1 million users in 2021, according to data released in June 2020 by Yano Research Institute. EU-4 and the UK.
SEP 30, 2019
By comparison, Roku and Amazon developed suites of products with a wide range of capabilities and price points. Q: How important are resellers (e.g Amazon Channels) in driving growth of OTT video? What do we see in regions where they are/aren't active?
JAN 23, 2020
Amazon and Google designed their CES exhibits around voice assistants (Alexa and Google Assistant, respectively) and touted multilingual voice integration into nearly every gadget imaginable—from TVs to eyeglasses and jewelry to vehicles.
MAR 30, 2021
In February, Twitter also launched a test of voice clips within direct messages to users in India, Brazil, and Japan. That followed the introduction of voice tweets, which became available on iOS in June 2020. Both formats are limited to 140 seconds of audio—Twitter’s original character limit. Twitter said in September that voice tweets would roll out on Android sometime in 2021.
JUN 10, 2019
Digital's share of time spent is above 50% in China, US, UK, South Korea and Canada, but under 50% in France, Germany, Japan and India.
AUG 17, 2020
OCT 20, 2020
For example, in the first six weeks after it was released in March, more than 13 million copies of the Nintendo Switch game “Animal Crossing: New Horizons” were sold in Japan, Europe, and the US, according to Nintendo.
JUL 23, 2019
This year, we expect Facebook to lose users in Japan, South Korea, France and the Netherlands. In Germany, growth will plateau at 0.1% this year before turning to a decline in 2021. The losses will be greatest in Japan, where the number of monthly Facebook users will fall by 11.0%, compared with 8.7% in South Korea.