Thailand joins countries with broadband rates of 50%

Topping the list in Akamai report for the second quarter was South Korea, which saw 85% of its connections to Akamai take place at 4 Mbps or more. Japan was not far behind, with four of every five connections to Akamai at 4 Mbps or better. Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand, and Taiwan joined South Korea and Japan in having broadband adoption rates of at least 50%.

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Managing Digital Teams

As digital becomes part of every line of business, effective marshaling of digital capabilities is a critical competency. Management is often maligned (sometimes for good reason!), but strong management is an important differentiator in both digital delivery and in aligning that delivery to strategic goals.

Shanghai police crackdown on 170 suspects for online rumors

Just last week we ran a quick story about several Chinese black PR operatives getting arrested for starting online rumors about, among other things,

Thailand Now Has 18 Million Social Media Users

Our ZocialInc buddies in Bangkok always keep a close eye on Thailand’s social media scene. In their newest infographic report, the crew has found that the biggest social gainer in Thailand is Instagram, which has seen 163 percent growth in users in the country in the past 12 months.

China to require Real Name for All Phone and Mobile Network Connections

Soon, you may have to register with your real name even if you make all your calls on phones like this. China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) is very enthusiastic about real-name registration. The rest of the country is decidedly less so, and when MIIT introduced the real-name requirement for mobile phones in 2010, it’s thought that as many as 320 million users ducked the requirements.

Jailbreaking in China shrinks Down to 32.3% of iOS Devices

Earlier today we looked at how many active Android and iOS users there are in China. In the same report where we found those stats there’s also some insightful data about the jailbreaking of Apple iPhone and iPad devices by Chinese buyers. The good news for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) is that jailbreaking – which is often, but not always, done to enable app piracy – is on the decline in the long-run. The Umeng report explains the downturn in jailbreaking here: 5th February 2013, the iOS 6.1 jailbreak solution was announced

7 Must-Read Tech Stories in China This Week

This week’s biggest China tech news stories swayed towards apps and mobile, startup insights, and e-commerce figures. Here’s our top seven list: 1. Report: Nearly 35% of Chinese Android apps are secretly stealing private data A new report from China’s awkwardly-named Data Center of China Internet (DCCI) shows that the country’s Android landscape of third-party app stores is a bit of a wild west. See lots more alarming stats on what else these apps are snooping upon