If an award were to be handed out to the most avid online video watchers in Asia-Pacific, the Japanese would receive it. That’s according to comScore‘s video measurement tool Video Metrix, which revealed that Japanese Internet users watch 242.5 videos a month on average, or a staggering 8 videos a day.
Hong Kongers are a miserable second with 180.7 videos a month, while Singaporeans, in third place, can only manage a measly 158.1. The global average is 159.4, or just over 5 videos a day. Why the Japanese consume so many videos is a very big mystery to me, which begs the question of: What exactly are they watching? Read more
According to the IDC, sales of tablets through mobile carriers face an obstacle of getting customers to sign up for their 3G or 4G data plans that are a requirement for purchasing these devices. As a result, they have only seen moderate success. Read more
Yes, everyone is checking out on Smithy’s location these days. Yet, the news of the week from TenCube being acquired by McAfee to Google’s foray into China & Japan dominated the Asian landscape for web and tech. The TWIA crew starts off their chat about the future of Android in China & thoughts on the future of Southeast Asia tech scene with Daniel coining his term “Silicon Straits”. Of course, you won’t want to miss our crew’s famous discussion on “who wants to guess how much this company is acquired for”. You can go directly to TWIA website or listen the podcast here in SGEntrepreneurs. Read more