China at your fingerprints!

China, being the most populated country in the world, has become a hotbed for mobile device and smartphone usage. Consumer, business, and advertiser behaviours are quickly becoming assimilated and adaptive to the mobile gadget phenomenon. Mobile is now the new “cigarette”. Here there is a video created by GroupM Interaction showing facts about Chinese smartphone usage in 2011. [3:40 mins]

Some key facts:
– Android accounted 68% of China smartphones
– 360 million Chinese used the internet on their mobile devices
– 67% of Chinese take photos before eating and post them on social network
– Smartphone users in China check their gadgets every six minutes
– 38% of smartphone users spend more than 5 hours a day on their phone
– 92% of the youth use their mobile phones in the toilet!
– More than 1000 people daily start romantic relationships using their smartphones

Russia on Rise: DLD comes to Moscow

Market leaders, Vkontakte and Yandex, together with a further 40 speakers and 400 guests, will debate Russia’s digital future at the digital conference, DLD Moscow, taking place from 27-29 May 2012, and is being held in the Russian metropolis for the first time. Russia is one of the fastest growing and leading European digital markets, as demonstrated by the user numbers and the capitalisation of internet giants such as :, Vkontakte and Yandex. Among the 40 speakers will be Dmitry Grishin (CEO, Mail.Ru Group), Pavel Durov (CEO, Vkontakte) and Arkady Volozh (CEO, Yandex), Other speakers (a selection) include: Paul-Bernhard Kallen (CEO, Hubert Burda Media), Yossi Vardi (DLD Chairman, Israeli Entrepreneur and Investor),Viktor Vekselberg (President, Skolkovo Foundation), Maelle Gavet (CEO, Ozon), Alexander Galitsky (Managing Partner, Almaz-Cisco Fund), Cindy Padnos (Founder, Illuminate Ventures), Gene Sokolov (Head of Russia, Badoo), Eric Hazan (Partner, McKinsey & Company), Oskar Hartmann (CEO, KupiVIP), Svetlana Mironyuk (Editor-in-Chief of RIA Novosti) and Ludwig Siegele (Deputy International Editor, Economist). 

The first DLD Moscow conference will take place in the “Digital October Center” at the heart of Moscow. The even will be hosted by The Skolkovo Foundation, which has played an essential part in bringing digital innovation to the country. DLD is the international conference and innovation platform of Hubert Burda Media. DLD Media organises Europe’s leading digital conference DLD, the women’s conference DLDwomen as well as international network events in places like Palo Alto, New York, London, Tel Aviv, Rio de Janeiro and Beijing. DLD produces media publications, online and video formats as well as studies on the content of the various conferences. It also advises DLD partner companies, start-ups, investors and institutions. Its managing directors are Stephanie Czerny and Dr. Marcel Reichart, who founded the DLD Conference in 2005.