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SEEMEA.com will start again on 01/12/2016

SEEMEA regionHi everyone, sorry for being silent for a too long time. We were busy with some other things but now decided to get back to SEEMEA project and make it even better that it was. SEEMEA will continue to cover business and technology news from the region of Southern and Eastern Europe Middle East and Africa (SEEMEA). We want to be the central hub for all people interested to do business in this, most likely one of the most exciting regions in the world. We are always open to get in touch with people who wants advice, who want to give us advice, with whom we can do some great things together…Also, if you want to write for SEEEMA or you have a company and want to make sure we don’t miss your important news, feel free to contact us. We will be happy to cover all interesting companies.

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Mobile Internet: Europe ahead of the USA

Only 19% of the American Internet users use it via their mobile phones – indicates the research firm comScore. In five Western European countries  does it 29% of Internet users.

Mobile internet is the most popular in Germany and Italy, were 34% of the Internet population in these countries uses Internet on their phones. The next places go to: France (28%), Spain (26%) and the United Kingdom (24%). In the United States only 19% of Internet users use the Web on a mobile phone. Unfortunately the conducted study has not included the countries of Central – Eastern Europe.

Portals, independent from the mobile operator, are much more popular in the USA than in Europe.  Three-quarters of the Americans who browse their mobile devices, visit sites such as Google, Yahoo! or MSN. Such portals are visited by only 30% of the Europeans – says Bob Ivans, managing director of comScore Europe.

Increasing control of the Internet in Turkey

Turkey’s parliament passed a law increasing the powers of state to control the Internet. The new rules give it, among others, the right to block websites without judicial decision and the right to access browsing history of chosen citizens.

With the new regulations, the Turkish Telecommunication Authority will now be able to block a website without the court’s consent, if it considers that necessary for “national security, restoration of public order and crime prevention”.

The Turkish Telecommunication Authority will also have access to the history of online activity of selected persons.
The law still requires the signature of the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The current Internet law in Turkey belongs to the most restrictive ones, anyway. On its basis there have been blocked thousands of websites from sites deemed conducive to the Kurdish separatists to gay men dating sites. In February there were introduced the first changes in the Internet regulations. Critics were then accusing the government led by Erdogan of trying to lock in this way corruption investigations against him and his ministers.

Internet is the leading source of information and entertainment for the Poles

If the Poles were to choose only one medium of information and entertainment,  82% of them would choose the Internet. Only every 10th person would choose TV and 3,6% would choose the radio and 2,5% prefers the printed press.

SW Research survey results indicate the respondents’ age does not significantly affect preferences for selecting the key medium. In each age group the predominant answer was “internet” over other media, which seems to be very significant.

Internet’s advantage in marketing is a matter of conscious choices of the recipients. It is obvious that it is no longer effective to communicate brands without  participating in online media. Even only through blogs, which are one of many available Internet communication platforms, the marketers can already reach almost 10 million of Poles. Facebook provides even greater reach.