Montag, März 19, 2007

Masashi Kobayashi on Web 2.0 in Japan

Chang Kim wrote on his blog web20asia

"Masashi gave me the '101 lesson' on the Japanese web and blog market status. It was perhaps the best description of Japanese web/mobile industry a man could give in one hour ..." interesting read

Main points Masashi Kobayashi (A VC and blogger) made:

- The main focus of the Japanse web service has been shifted to mobile.
- New profit models are popping up.
- Blogs are being tied up with vertical industries to create new values and profit models.
- UGC (User-generated Content) is booming, but Japanese Media industry is extremely slow to the change.

via Paul Woodward