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Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Supreme Court sets minimum price guidelines

In a change from their 1991 decision that minimum pricing standards violate US federal anti-trust laws, the US Supreme Court has mandated that minimum pricing standards can now be implemented. The change could hurt online retailers. >>

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Online shoppers will pay premium for privacy protection

A new study has found that online shoppers are willing to pay extra to protect their privacy. >>

Monday, April 23, 2007

Ad campaign targets concerned DoubleClick clients

Interactive agency 24/7 Real Media has launched an ad campaign to attract marketers who aren’t happy with Google’s acquisition of DoubleClick. >>

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Click fraud a problem for China's top search engine

Reports claim that China’s largest search engine, Baidu, has a serious click fraud problem, and advertisers may take their budgets elsewhere. >>

Thursday, February 22, 2007

eBay pull ad after ASA complaint upheld

The ASA has upheld a complaint against eBay from a consumer who could not find items depicted in an eBay ad for sale on the auction site. >>

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Online sales affected by low customer confidence in data security

Online consumers expect businesses, not banks, to compensate for fraudulent transactions. >>

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Fake blogs to be banned in U.K. from next year

Beginning in 2008, companies or individuals who post reviews of their own products online will be breaking the law in Britain. A new law in the United Kingdom prohibits even authors from reviewing their own books at sites like Amazon.com. >>

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Google´s search results violate Belgian copyright laws, Google is fined

A Belgian court has ruled that internet search giant Google violated copyright and data laws by posting bits of news stories and links to Belgian newspapers without permission. The ruling could change the way online search engines post search results. >>

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

British banks trial online credit card fraud prevention device

There could be good news ahead for British online shoppers. U.K. banks are piloting a scheme to issue customers with personal credit card readers. >>

Monday, February 12, 2007

Google accused of supporting film pirates

A group of media companies is accusing Google of favoring sites that offer illegal movie downloads. >>

Monday, February 12, 2007

European Union to put a ban on fake blogs and reviews

The European Union is working toward the eradication of “astroturfing”, with a ban due at the end of the year. >>

Monday, February 05, 2007

YouTube to remove 100,000 Viacom clips

Viacom is apparently tired of waiting for YouTube to remove copyrighted clips from the online video source. They have demanded that 100,000 clips be removed from their site and YouTube is complying. >>

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Should companies tell consumers when their net usage is being tracked?

In November, 2006, the Center for Digital Democracy and the U.S. Public Interest Research Group filed a hefty complaint with the FTC, claiming that some techniques used by behavioral ad networks were unfair and deceptive marketing activities. >>

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Cingular, Priceline, Travelocity settle adware suit

Three big brands have settled a suit over the use of adware. Cingular.com, Priceline.com and Travelocity.com have agreed to pay fines imposed by New York State's attorney general. >>

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Richter Scales MySpace Security

MySpace is drawing itself up against one of the world’s top three spammers. >>

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