The BBC’s iPlayer iOS app has been downloaded 1.1m times in the week since it was upgraded to run on the iPhone and iPod touch.
Daniel Danker, BBC general manager of programmes and on demand, said that 500,000 of the downloads were to users who had never installed the app before.
The iPlayer app, which was launched on iPad and Android in February, has been a key factor in the growth of tablet and mobile viewing of BBC content.
In these times of recession, online gaming is a boom industry, as witnessed by Zynga’s IPO today.
The deal values Zynga, the maker of FarmVille and CityVille, at $9bn and is the largest US internet IPO since Google raised $1.9bn in 2004.
Google is running a trial that sees adverts for its own hotel comparison site placed above sponsored ads from other travel companies.
The ads for Google’s new Hotel Finder site appear at the top of premium search listings under the heading ‘comparison ad’.
StumbleUpon broke into the top 10 of the most visited social networking sites this past November, exceeding MySpace for the first time ever.
This is the first time MySpace has failed to rank in the top 10 social networking sites, according to the stats compiled by Experian Hitwise.
Experian analyst James Murray said StumbleUpon owes its top 10 position to MySpace’s continuing decline rather than a boost in its own traffic.
Facebook is trialling coupon-based ads, providing brands with a new way of targeting their fans.
The coupons can be posted on a brand’s Facebook page wall, and then also appear as clickable ads on a user’s homepage.
If a user clicks on a coupon then Facebook posts the action to their wall and sends an email that confirms details of the offer, encouraging the user to share the deal with Facebook friends.
Seatwave, the online ticket brokering service, has launched a new software developer kit (SDK) for iOS that allows developers to sell tickets through their own apps.
The SDK gives third-party developers access to Seatwave’s entire ticket inventory and enables in-app purchases.
Newspaper publisher Johnston Press has launched mobile sites for each of its 211 regional titles, which include The Yorkshire Post and The Bucks Herald.
The new mobile optimised sites will include news, sport and entertainment content, as well as job listings.
In addition the sites will integrate JP's 'Find it' function which delivers user recommendations for local businesses.
Argos is the latest retailer to open a QR code pop-up shop in the run-up to Christmas.
In a move similar to the eBay store near Oxford Street and John Lewis' virtual shop window in Brighton, customers will be able to scan the code of a selected item on their smartphone and will then be sent to Argos’ online checkout.
There will be 75 Christmas gift ideas on display at Paddington today and Friday, and then in Waterloo on Wednesday and Thursday.
Virgin Games has launched a new mobile platform so that its
customers can gamble on the go.
The platform, called Virgin Casino Mobile, will host games such
as Roulette, Blackjack and Tomb Raider from a range of third party developers.
It is essentially an extension of Virgin’s current gambling
site, allowing users to login and pay using their existing membership accounts.
Toyota is targeting the apparently untapped 'geek' demographic with a new multichannel campaign for its 2012 Yaris.
This focuses around a mini-series called Your Dungeon My Dragon, as well as a Yaris avatar that's been designed for Xbox LIVE.
Toyota wants to reach the 'geek chic' market, as it says that competitors neglect this group while gunning after "cool hipster customers".