The UK Affiliate Census Report, published this week by E-consultancy in association with Affiliate Program Advice, contains all sorts of information which we hope will be of great interest to the affiliate community.
Google plans to extend its online advertising network to offline billboard ads, according to reports of a new patent filing.
The search leader would allow retailers to buy space on local interactive ad hoardings that would display corresponding ads when the advertiser has items in stock.
Talkr, a text-to-speech web service that lets readers
to written blog posts, has put itself up for sale after failing to turn a profit in two years.
Founder Chris Brooks revealed that 2,173 bloggers had bought into the service but that only 1,179 of them had agreed to accept audio advertising in the posts that Talkr converts.
AOL could be set to pay almost $1bn for Swedish online ad group
in a bid to increase its ad revenues in Europe.
The internet giant said Tradedoubler’s board had recommended that its shareholders accept the bid, which at $900m (£450m) represents a 20% premium on the average price of the firm’s shares in the last 90 days.
Asda parent Wal-Mart is reportedly placing banner ads on under-fire BitTorrent trading site The Pirate Bay.
Sweden-based The Pirate Bay grew into the world's largest torrent tracker last year, doing a roaring trade in illegally shared TV shows, movies and more. Law enforcers shut the site down in May, but it resurfaced, more popular than ever, just days later to torment the entertainment industry again.
Google looks set for another ad partnership with a social networking site – although this one's not on the same scale as the huge, £500m deal it struck with Myspace last year.
Bambi Francisco reports that the search giant has tied up an agreement with Friendster, one of the first social networking ventures, but one that has since fallen way behind the likes of Myspace and Bebo.
British magazine publisher Future has launched a new website to serve the appetites of technology and gadget lovers -
The site uses content and writers from existing and mothballed titles including Digital Home, PC Plus, Mac Format and What Home Cinema.
America's top three newspaper publishing companies are looking to team up to offer advertisers a one-stop clearinghouse for buying online adverts.
Gannett, McClatchy and Tribune want to form a single gateway, codenamed "Open Network", with the intention of challenging the big three portals - Yahoo!, Google and Microsoft - which command the greater share of advertisers' spend.
Yahoo! has signed a
with mobile phone network 3 to carry its Go 2.0 mobile service on 3G handsets.
The portal announced the new version of its internet search and content application at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Tuesday; it lets users search for pages, directions, listings, news and more from a single interface.
at Mashable reports that Myspace has blocked its members from another third-party service – this time
, an application that lets you see who has been visiting your Myspace profile and view them on an interactive map.