Posts Tagged 'international'

The bubble is flat – Cloning the success

The bubble is flat. In 2008, the the only advantage in developing web apps in the US is the marketing and funding advantage – being close to the web 2.0 clique in the silicon valley. In huge emerging markets like China and Russia quick and smart entrepreneurs are taking existing, trendy apps and localize them. Is this a blocker for the facebooks and bebos? It might be if they will gain momentum and will adjust their features and content to the local culture.
Here are the cloned facebooks of China and Russia:

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http://hainei.com/

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http://vkontakte.ru/

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nirotest2 I'm Nir Ofir. Social Media and the way it transforms our culture excites me and keeps me busy. I'm in the process of launching my new startup company iamnews.com - Open newsroom, powered by you. In the past I co founded blogTV.com , and created blogDay. I'm always involved in other exciting UGC & web communities projects. This is my blog.

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