Thailand to install 300,000 free WiFi hotspot

Thailand’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Ministry has set a goal to install free 300,000 WiFi service points nationwide in the second quarter of this year.

China Gets New Chinese Domain Extensions Such as ‘.gossip’

Remember back when the internet was basically just .com and .org, and maybe a little .edu? Those were the days. There are now far more offerings for those little domain name endings, which are called gTLDs

Study: Actually Only About 20,000 Twitter Users in China [INFOGRAPHIC]

Remember that bizarre kerfuffle over the dubious stats showing that China had…

The Value of a Like Formula

Effective marketers expect to see clear cut, positive ROI for every other channel of online marketing including email, search, and display advertising. But for some reason, many seem to forget about return when it comes to channels like Facebook and Twitter.

BT among bidders in UK 4G spectrum auction

The bidders for the UK’s 4G bandwidth have been announced, with BT and a Buckinghamshire telecoms company amongst the more familiar names of the major UK networks. The auction for a bit swathe of the UK’s spectrum (800 MHz and 2.6GHz) occurs early next year, and communications regulator Ofcom has named the seven bidders for the sections of spectrum. The main networks are present and accounted for, including EE – which already holds the honour of the UK’s first 4G network, Vodafone, O2 (Telefonica) and Three (Hutchison Whampoa)

Google introduces new ad formats

Text ads have proven to be a great way to help advertisers extend their Google search campaigns to sites in the Google Display Network, enabling publishers like you to earn revenue from your content. This is why we’re continuing to work on improving text ads, even as we introduce new ad formats.

Android Google Now feature may be coming to Chrome browser

Google is preparing to integrate the Android-based Google Now technology into its Chrome web browser, judging by a new addition to the Chromium project.The personal assistant, which brings Android users all of the information most relevant to them at any given time, has proved hugely popular since it was launched in Android Jelly Bean earlier this year.The app brings weather updates, up to date traffic information, public transport updates, latest sports scores, and useful tips based on your current location, all under one roof.Now, it seems that Google is looking to bring this technology to the popular Chrome web browser, via Chrome notifications.CNET reports that developers within the Chromium project have accepted a submission for “Creating a skeleton for Google Now for Chrome implementation.”Not officialThe app, which also integrates Google calendars and searches into its reckoning, was unleashed at Google I/O back in June as a major new component of Android Jelly Bean.Just this week, the company added boarding passes to Google Now, just like Apple’s Passbook app in iOS 6.Users can access the software by swiping up from the Home icon on the Android homescreen.Google is yet to make an official announcement regarding the addition of Now to the Chrome browser, so this is definitely one to keep an eye on.Related StoriesOutlook.com hits 25 million users, welcomes own Android app

5 Insider Tips for Better Social Media Strategy

Social media analytics can be a boon for businesses that use it wisely. Two founders of social data start-ups explain what they’ve learned so far.At the Mashable Media Summit in New York on Friday, founders of two social analytics start-ups–Parse.ly’s Sachin Kamdar and SocialFlow’s Frank Speiser–spoke on a number of emerging trends they’ve seen from the heaps of social data they monitor.