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McKinsey: Riding Asia’s Digital Tigers

Interesting short piece from McKinsey on Internet in Malaysia, China and India.  In the conclusions, especially interesting is the observation: “Content and Web services providers need to foster the growth of local and regional advertising markets to help defray...

Clickz Asia: News Surges and Value

Through a friend in Hong Kong, I have started contributing a short piece for Clickz Asia.  This is the newest expansion for the Clickz network and one that I think online publishers in Asia will find valuable. Rather than re-post the entire article, I will just...

OpenWebAsia – Business Models in Southeast Asia

Looking for more background on developing sustainable business models for the independent online media in the region, I attended the OpenWebAsia conference that was held in Kuala Lumpur this past week.  This is a semi-regular event last held in Seoul in 2008.  This...

Newspapers and Content Models

Over the last several weeks I have watched the reporting and discussion about the crisis facing the newspaper industry in the US.  There has been some good reasoned reporting and analysis.  In my opinion, Clay Shirky’s post on the newspaper industry represents...