Vodafone has cut a deal with News Corporation's MySpace to allow users of its mobile network to access the social network via their mobiles.
The service will launch first in the UK, followed by other major European markets, believed to be France, Italy and Germany.
Last.fm has teamed up with Warner Music Group in its first deal with a major music company.
The agreement will see Warner's music catalogue made available to the Last.fm's listeners. It will initially roll out in the US, with Europe to follow shortly after.
Google has announced that its free, web-based email service Googlemail will now be universally available, rather than invitation only, as it has been since 2004.
From today, any UK will be able to sign up for an account. Google is also launching a new, downloadable version of Googlemail for use with mobiles.
Bebo has announced that it is conducting a series of workshops to raise understanding among teachers and schools staff about social networks and the internet.
These 'Knowledge Transfer Workshops' are part of the campaign to highlight the risks of internet use, and coincide with today's European Safer Internet Day.
The new look Times Online site launched yesterday, ditching the old black and white design, in favour of colour-coding, though the site has been experiencing teething problems so far.
The Times' website, which was redesigned in-house by Tomaso Capuano and Jon Warden, now features lime green in the masthead, and green, blue and grey throughout the rest of the site. The information architecture was designed by Melissa Fleck.
Obvious font issues aside, we think it looks pretty good...
Auction giant eBay has prevented the sale of virtual goods for online games such as
World of Warcraft
on its site.
All listings related to these virtual goods, which include currency, characters, weapons, and online game accounts are being removed by eBay due to legal concerns.
Plazes, a social networking site based in Berlin, has announced that it has raised £1.8m in a first round of founding led by Doughty Hanson Technology Ventures.
Plazes is a social network site with the added dimension of location tracking. Plazes automatically detects your location and connects you with people or places nearby.
Viacom, the parent company of MTV and Comedy Central, has requested YouTube to remove 100,000 clips of its programming.
Viacom had been negotiating with Google over a deal that would allow the clips to be shown on YouTube in return for a share of ad revenues, but pulled out of talks after failing to reach an agreement.
The BBC is set to move into the web TV market, after the BBC Trust gave its backing to the corporation’s on demand plans, despite opposition from Ofcom.
Viewers will be able to watch programmes online or download them to a home computer up to a week after they are broadcast, through the BBC’s iPlayer application.
Congratulations to digital marketing agency AKQA, which has sold a majority stake to US private equity firm
for an estimated $250 million.
AKQA, which has clients including Nike, Microsoft and Coca-Cola, had hired Morgan Stanley last year to advise on a possible sale. Other interested parties reportedly included the WPP Group.