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HONG KONG, China (24 May 2000)–The US is slowly losing its leading position on the internet. According to a study done by the US research agency International Data Corporation, Asia and Europe are quickly gaining ground. In 2003, the report states, the US will make up no more than a third of the estimated 600 […]

HONG KONG, China (24 May 2000)–The US is slowly losing its leading position on the internet. According to a study done by the US research agency International Data Corporation, Asia and Europe are quickly gaining ground. In 2003, the report states, the US will make up no more than a third of the estimated 600 internet users worldwide. In Southeast Asia the number of web surfers will skyrocket to some 75 million. The report also states that 80% of Japanese users prefer browsing in their own language and not in English. For Europeans, that number drops to 52%. (JW)

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