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BizReport : December 21, 2007 Archive

December 21, 2007 Archive

Ecommerce | December 21, 2007

U.K. traffic to Google Checkout exceeds PayPal

The battle of the payment systems continues to rage in the U.K., as demonstrated by Hitwise’s recently gathered data. While the two major players are competitors, data shows that their traffic comes from rather different sources. >>

Ecommerce | December 21, 2007

Online sales surge as delivery deadlines loom

Bricks and mortar stores may currently be working extra hard to attract shoppers in off the street, but online e-tailers saw a surge in online sales at the start of this week. >>

Advertising | December 21, 2007

Can ad networks help save newspapers?

Earlier this year Merrill Lynch predicted that newspaper advertising revenue would drop nearly 4% by the end of 2007. With circulation dropping, as well, many newspapers have begun looking in a new direction to help stem the tide: online ad networks. Can ad networks help newspapers rebound? >>

Viral Marketing | December 21, 2007

How advertisers can take advantage of the viral video trend

Teens may be downloading online video like crazy but when it comes to uploading favorite clips or user generated content, boys are tops. According to a recent report from the Pew Internet and American Life Project about 19% of teenage boys have uploaded a video clip while only 10% of teen girls have done the same. >>

Advertising | December 21, 2007

Hola Networks extend to reach nearly 5 million users

After launching their Hispanic-targeted online advertising network, the first of its kind, just a few months ago Hola Networks reports expanding their reach to nearly 5 million unique users. The fast growth is thanks in part to new relationship with publishers including the Hispanic version of and, a home improvement site focused on the Hispanic market. >>