NHN (the Korean search engine/portal) who just launched a desktop search app (see: Leading Korean Search Engine Launches Desktop Search App) is planning to stop offering web search in Japan on January 31, 2004. However, "portal, blog, and other services will continue to be offered..." NHN began offering search services in Japan in 2003.
According to Asia Pulse, NHN will no longer offer its search services in Japan because the company, "has been unable to dent Yahoo Japan Corp.'s dominance in the country." The article goes on to say that Yahoo Japan has about 80 to 90 percent of the country's search market.
SES Denver (Oct 16) offers an intense day of learning all the critical aspects of search engine optimization (SEO) and paid search advertising (PPC). The mission of SES remains the same as it did from the start - to help you master being found on search engines. Early Bird rates available through Sept 12. Register today!