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Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Australia

The Far-eastern markets of Taiwan, Korea, Japan and Australia all have advanced digital markets displaying the following characteristics: high penetration of broadband internet; wide availability of digital products and services; 'sophisticated' consumers who have been in the vanguard of using, for example, advanced mobile services and social networking; high volume of e-commerce activity.

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Innovation in Manufacturing: Challenges for India

A report recently produced by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), ranks India 46th in the world for Innovation leadership in manufacturing. Singapore tops the list, followed by South Korea and Switzerland, with the United States ranked 8th. To effectively address the challenges of intensifying... More »

Sunday, March 29, 2009

NTT DoCoMo buys 26% stake in Tata Teleservices for $2.7bn

NTT DoCoMo, Tata Teleservices Limited (TTSL) and Tata Sons Limited, the prime promoter for Tata companies including TTSL, have announced their agreement on a strategic alliance in India, under which DoCoMo will acquire 26% of TTSL for US$2.7 billion More »

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Hollywood changes its distribution model-but only in Korea for now

Warner Brothers Entertainment will release its films online in South Korea before they are released in the country on DVD, in a major break from the established Hollywood distribution model which could lead to a big increase in movie downloads. The film studio, which is part of Time Warner, has... More »

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Idea buys Spice in $800m Indian mobile deal

Idea Cellular, India's fifth largest mobile operator, is buying smaller rival Spice Communications in a deal worth nearly $800m as consolidation continues. Idea is also selling a stake in the combined entity to Telekom Malaysia for $1.8bn, as it seeks to catch up with Bharti Airtel, Reliance... More »

Tuesday, September 9, 2008