Passport to the Web
CDNetworks is fanatical about Web Performance and we combine this with our expertise of regional markets. In this blog we’ll discuss many topics including business and marketing topics like emerging market strategies (e.g. China, Russia) and deep dive into technical topics including end user experience, web acceleration best practices, and other issues seen by our customers. We hope that this blog will help us to better connect with you and you with us and that you will find our postings relevant, informative, and actionable.
As people wished each other “恭喜发财 – Gong Xi Fa Cai” (wealth and prosperity) during the first day of Chinese new year last Friday, millions of red envelopes (红包- hong baos) stuffed with cash were exchanged among family and friends. Giving hong baos, a tradition dating back to the Qin Dynasty (221-207 B.C.), is a symbolic gesture of wishing someone good luck and a prosperous new year.
However, this tradition has taken on an online format as China increasingly embraces the benefits of ecommerce and online transactions. Online hong bao giving has gained enormous popularity as more and more recipients prefer to receive their ‘lucky money’ via electronic means. A recent study by Avanti Research Partners shows that 58% of respondents preferred having hong baos directly deposited into their accounts…
Recognizing that global CDNs provide the best means for serving an international audience, it would seem reasonable to sign up for CDN services with an ecommerce platform vendor’s CDN partner.
On January 21st 2014 during China business hours, there was a big internet outage in China. This article explains what occurred and the impact on internet users and websites in China. What happened during the outage For unknown reasons (so far), a root DNS server in China was hijacked and any DNS query resulted a […]
See the infograph detailing the top performance issues online game sites faced in 2013, and how a CDN can be used eliminate the performance issues associated with today’s massive number of online users.
The holiday shopping season shifted into full gear this past holiday season as consumers packed into stores on Black Friday to get their hands on the hottest deals. However, it wasn’t just the brick and mortar shops that benefited. Shoppers are now, more than ever before, are going online to purchase their holiday gifts. Statistics […]
The way we engage with our brands and our continuous and increasing need for a more personal experience will lead marketers, loyalty managers, digital folk and web developers down an interesting path in 2014. Three of the most important focus areas for the marketer next year should focus around internationalisation plans and increased personalisation to satisfy the new breed of savvy consumers.
Congratulations to Amazon Web Services on their expansion into China! CDNetworks has long recognized the potential for retail customers opening new markets in mainland China. For the past seven years, CDNetworks has been trusted partner with leading retailers (sample: Tesco, Bally, Net-a-Porter, Patek Philippe) to ensure proper licensing and reduce risk of content blocking. CDNetworks has built infrastructure in China including 25 points of presence (PoPs) in 20 mainland China cities as well as Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Mongolia.
Back in September, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved a series of new generic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) in Chinese (along with Arabic and Russian). Here is the latest press release from October. The new Chinese gTLDs are expected to go live between Christmas and Chinese New Year (Feb 10th). China […]
In a new report of 230 UK retailers by consultancy group Summit “£8.5 billion down the drain: the real cost of slow websites to UK retail” they indicated that over 92% are falling behind the industry’s 3-second page load benchmark, while some are running as high as eight seconds or more.
This blog covers suggestions for avoiding the top online game developer challenges of 2013. A relevant read for anyone involved in cloud gaming, MMOG development, social and all other online gaming via PC or console.