Millennials are strongly inclined to find and book hotels via digital and social means and judge them accordingly, a survey by Knightsbridge found. Four in five respondents found hotels using Google, and nearly three-quarters checked a hotel's social media presence before making reservations.
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Hypercasual games possess several marketing advantages, such as easy monetization and appeal that transcends language barriers and national boundaries. VentureBeat identifies the five best countries for quickly gaining scale with these games: Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, India and Argentina.
Netflix and YouTube are dominant in many places, but may soon face a challenge in South Korea. Three of the country's major broadcasters are joining SK Telecom in an effort to create content that can compete with the giants.
Samsung is planning to launch a budget smartphone series in India as the phone-maker tries to keep up with Chinese competitors in the second-biggest phone market in the world. The new series will include three phone models available only through Samsung's website and Amazon's India service.
Spanish delivery startup Glovo is targeting Latin America for expansion, building on the region's existing familiarity with ordering groceries and pharmaceutical products. Growth plans for the area include a second tech center, as Glovo builds out its presence from Brazil.
Subscriber growth lifted calendar Q4 results at Indian carrier Reliance Jio, likely giving the company enough impetus to pass Bharti Airtel's mobile revenue, analysts say. This would be a first for Jio, which is reporting its fifth quarter of profit in a row, while higher costs are expected to hold down results for Airtel and Vodafone Idea.
Latin America's ongoing tech growth is largely a China-backed phenomenon. US investment used to predominate in the region, but foreign direct investment from China has since swooped in, with funds in the region totaling $90 billion between 2005 and 2016.
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