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Why doesn’t S. Korea like Google?

May 01, 20061 min
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South Korea is one of the most ‘Net-savvy countries, yet Google is about as successful at cracking it as Charlie Brown is kicking a football held by Lucy.

Google’s dominating the search engine race in most other countries, yet in tech-savvy South Korea it gets only 17% of the search engine love (worldwide it averages better than 60%). No. 1 in South Korean searching is the local Naver site at 58%, followed by Daum Communications (48%) and Yahoo’s Korean-language site at 32%.

So what’s the holdup? Experts say Google’s issues stem from “unique factors in the Korean market.” Hmmm, it’s obviously not the issue Korea had with that horrible “Happy Days” spinoff “Joanie Loves Chachi”. Click here for speculation on those “unique factors.”

Via My Way News