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Friday, November 17, 2006

WebSideStory: Give Popularity A Try

Think you left peer pressure behind in high school? Think again. A new content publishing platform from WebSideStory is bringing popularity back by allowing the inclusion or exclusion of content based on visitor behavior. >>

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Reuters Partnering With Pluck

In a first-of-its-kind move, news syndication company Reuters will begin syndicating blogs. The partnership will join the news service with social media firm Pluck; along with the partnership, Reuters reportedly will invest in the firm. >>

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Online Ad Spend Tops $4B in Q3

According to the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, advertising revenue on the Internet in the third quarter has topped $4 billion. That is a new record level for online advertising. >>

Monday, November 13, 2006

Expect 5% Boost to Holiday Sales

U.S. gas prices are headed down and the economy is on the rise, leading the National Retail Federation to expect a 5% boost to holiday sales in 2006. Will that boost be seen in traditional brick-and-mortar stores or online retailers? >>

Monday, November 13, 2006

"Making Life Easy” Goal of World Usability Day 2006

The largest user experience network in the world, the User Experience Alliance (UXA), will mark the second World Usability Day on November 14, 2006. >>

Friday, November 10, 2006

Yahoo! to Enable Instant Messaging in Yahoo! Mail

Yahoo! is to follow its rival Google’s lead by merging its email and instant messaging programs. >>

Friday, November 10, 2006

Are Social Networks Declining?

Despite indications that social networking is beginning to decline, it seems people continue to blog and visit social networking sites en masse. >>

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Local Search Revenue To Reach $31 billion?

That is the forecast from The Kelsey Group, a research and analysis firm. In their annual forecast, analysts indicate that both global local search and online classified advertising revenue will grow to $31.1 billion in 2010. >>

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Phishing Has Greater Hold

A new study indicates more users may be falling victim to phishing attacks than previously thought. Researchers at the Indiana University School of Informatics found that about 14% of users may be responding to each phishing attack. Previously, it was though phishers only received information from about 3% of the population per year. >>

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

U.S. Web Future In Doubt?

Is the U.S. moving too slowly to capitalize on next generation Internet? That is the fear of approximately 86% of online experts. They say countries like China, India and several other Asian and European countries may be moving faster toward Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6). >>

Friday, November 03, 2006

Quality Control Key For Marketers

In the quantity versus quality debate, quality seems to be losing out. According to a new study from Bluestreak, many online consumers are fine with the quantity of ads on the Internet, but not with the quality of those same ads. >>

Friday, November 03, 2006

Online Marketing in Second Place

If you aren’t already marketing on the web you should be. According to a new whitepaper from Omniture, online marketing ranks second as the preferential advertising medium behind only in-person advertising efforts for B2B campaigns. >>

Friday, November 03, 2006

Online Advertisers To Be Investigated?

A consumer group wants the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate the practices of online advertisers. They say the $100-billion dollar online advertising industry is impeding on the privacy of Internet users. >>

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Sears Launches “Social Shopping” Site

Just in the time for the holiday rush, retailer Sears has launched a new kind of website. The social shopping experience allows users to find gifts, talk about products and share information through an online hub. >>

Thursday, November 02, 2006

Yahoo Helps Consumers Find "Greener" Vehicles

Yahoo has joined hands with the nonprofit Environment Defense organization to help consumers make more informed decisions over the choice of more environment friendly vehicles. >>

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