Finally, it’s Friday. But what have we been reading and sharing around the office this week? Here’s a quick round up of the content that grabbed our attention. 

Check back later to see what our UK and US offices have been taken by as well.


Infographic: Australia’s digital evolution 2010 vs. 2011

Published in the March issue of Marketing Magazine, this infographic shows some of the changes in Australia’s online behaviour between 2010 and 2011.

Originally published 26-Mar-12

When global money talks, it speaks English

“Having a proficiency to speak English is important, because if you’re going to communicate in any other language than the official one, more likely than not, it’s going to be English.”

Originally published 23-Mar-12

E-commerce to make even bigger gains in China 

China aims to double the value of its e-commerce sales to 18 trillion yuan ($2.86 trillion) by the end of 2015, which would make it the leading market for global e-commerce.

Originally published 28-Mar-12

Kamishibai: Lessons in visual storytelling from Japan

The origins of kamishibai are not clear, but its roots can be taced back to various picture storytelling traditions in Japan such as etoki and emaki scrolls and other forms of visual storytelling which date back centuries. 

Originally published 31-Oct-11

Smartphone growth set to double the Asia-Pacific games market to $30bn by 2016

The growth will be subject to a new ‘disruptive’ model which, due to a significant increase in casual gaming, is seeing gamers numbers grow faster than retail sales themselves… 

Originally published 29-Mar-12

Australian businesses: Winning on eBay

eBay joins with the government, Australia Post and the Australian Retailers Association in launching the third annual Online Business Index, a major study of eBay’s top 3000 Australian sellers.

Originally published 29-Mar-12

The social credit card, will you get one?

Citibank Singapore recently launched the Clear Platinum Card, which allows Facebook fanatics to check in, win badges, learn about deals and gain rewards. 

Originally published 09-Mar-12

The rise of the misfit economy

Across the globe, diverse innovators operating in the black, grey and informal economies are developing solutions to a myriad of challenges… 

Originally published 28-Mar-12

Tech companies dominate Fortune’s most influential China businessmen list

Fortune‘s Chinese edition’s list of the top 50 most influential business people in China. If there was anyone who was doubting how important — and how influential — the tech sphere in China has become, just take a gander at the top ten.

Originally published 29-Mar-12

Star Wars re-enacted by ponies

May the horse be with you.

Originally published 27-Mar-12