They are aged between 15 and 24 and they have been plugged into the matrix for at least five years. They are the digital natives, and they have another very important characteristic – a very large percentage of them are Chinese. There are 75 million Chinese digital natives, and among

Andy Grove of Intel said, famously, that “only the paranoid survive”. Grove was an early player in the digital game of differentiate or die. Now we hear a lot about the technological paranoia of business leaders. But not always in a good way. The effects of technological change may seem

Nine Entertainment Company (NEC) has acquired Microsoft’s 50 per cent share of Mi9 – the successor to NineMSN. The relationship between the two companies will continued however, as Microsoft has signed a long term strategic relationship giving NEC access to Redmond’s technology stack  as well as its advertising products. As

Sometimes the internet reveals strange and uncomfortable connections, as some of Australia’s biggest advertisers are about to discover to their cost. Every day in Britain the music industry asks Google to remove 35000 search results from its index for companies which have violated the copyright of its members. Annually the

Enterasys CMO Vala Afshar‘s recent slideshare presentation is on fire. (See below) Called “50 Powerful Statistics About Tech Mega Trends Affecting Every Business” it contains fifty useful and fascinating factoids about current market trends, most of which are hard to fault. Earlier today in a Linkedin post Afshar noted that

Here’s what we have learnt about Twitter from it’s IPO filing. The company has 218 million active monthly users up from 151 million a year ago. It has about 100 million daily active users. We also know that it generated revenues of $US254 million in the first six months of

In the world of real things, real companies often lag far behind the trend curve, even when the trend is smack-you-in-the-face obvious. A new study by Appcelerator, for instance shows enterprises still clearly fixated on the iOS phenomenon of 2011 and 12, even though the market has clearly and aggressively pivoted to

So, that whole internet palava is working out just fine for Apple and Google. Both companies now sit atop the Interbrand 100 – the list of the most valuable brands in the world. In fact  the tech sector dominates with six of the ten largest brands in the world.  Coca Cola

Everything it touches it owns. It is rapacious. Google is DNA and it is only fifteen years old. The company already hoovers up fully one third of the world’s online advertising and will reach $US40 billion in advertising revenues this year. In the fast-growing mobile ad market it is even

Four years ago there were no Chrome users in the world. Today there are 750 million. There are over 900 million Android phones in the world today. Five years ago there were none. That’s what awesome looks like. How does that play out in the real economy? Here is one