The AOL search data saga continues, with news from
that the first web interface to the 20 million search queries ‘mistakenly’ released by the firm last week has been published.
The blogosphere is 100 times larger than it was just three years ago, according to new
from weblog tracking site Technorati.
The site's latest 'State of the Blogosphere' report shows blogging activity is doubling in size every 200 days, or about once every six and a half months. About 175,000 new weblogs were created every day in the last three years - the equivalent of two every second.
Nokia has agreed to buy Loudeye for US$60 million (£31 million) in a bid to expand its presence in the music downloading market.
This week’s Bebo acquisition rumour comes in the shape of Viacom, the also-rans in the MySpace courtship battle. With Bebo in no rush to sell, we don’t anticipate this latest industry gossip will become a reality anytime soon.
It is plainly obvious that Big Media Companies are now scrambling all of their M&A jets in search of social networking sites to buy. This was previously something that seemed a little bit like bandwagon jumping a few months ago, but now there is a real reason for it.
AOL has apologised after “mistakenly” releasing the search histories of around 650,000 users onto the web.
The internet giant has come under fire in the past week after its research division made public around 20 million keyword searches performed by its subscribers. Although the information didn’t include users’ names, the move has attracted widespread criticism that the company had breached their privacy and left them open to ID theft.
Search engines including Google, Yahoo and MSN have teamed up with The US’ Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) to develop ways of better measuring click fraud, according to the
Set to be announced later today, the initiative will attempt to develop guidelines that would introduce more accountability into PPC advertising.
YouTube has overtaken Myspace and risen to the top of the community website league, according to new research.
The study, compiled by internet analysts Alexa and covered in The Guardian, shows that the video-sharing portal has taken a 3.9% share of global internet visits a day, compared with 3.35% for News Corp’s social networking site.
Tony Blair took some time out from Middle Eastern politics on Sunday to pay a
to Silicon Valley’s brightest and best.
Hopefully the PM will have left with some ideas about how to create an environment in which dotcom and tech start-ups can flourish here in the UK.
BSkyB has announced plans to roll out a broadband service, to be bundled alongside its pay-TV and newly relaunched ‘Sky Talk’ telephone service. Triple play, baby!
If you’re a user of Digg, you should know that it recently redesigned and relaunched its website. This in itself is not that interesting since we always knew that was coming soon – however, what is interesting is that new categories have been added which make the site more useful to a wider audience.