Planet Google

Here is an interesting graphic showing Google’s market shares around the world, made by Visual Economics.

Half of the countries that Google shares less than 50% of the market are Socialist Republics. See these numbers:

S. Korea: 3%, Mainland China:26%, Hong Kong: 26%, Russia: 32%, Japan: 38%, Malaysia: 51%, Singapore: 57% (Google must be very frustrated about its Asian market!) Czech: 34%, Estonia: 53%

Does it mean Asian countries and Socialist Republics reject the information renovation? Or it just shows that Google is a bad player in Eastern culture?

Source: Visual Economics

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About Yifei Liu
I am a senior research assistant at International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). I received a master’s degree in journalism from UW-Madison with a focus on international and economic reporting in 2011 and a B.A in journalism from Renmin University of China in 2009. I am now living in Alexandria, VA.

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