The boss of Whole Foods Market, the organic food retailer that launched a huge store in London last month, has been caught using Yahoo!’s stock market forum to criticise a competitor, which he then proceeded to
John Mackey, chief executive of Whole Foods, used the moniker 'Rahodeb' to make postings about rival Wild Oats over several years, according to a filing from the Federal Trade Commission.
US shopping search engine
has received $15m (£7.3m) in third round funding, bringing the total raised by the company to $26m (£12.7m).
Unlike some other shopping search engines, TheFind searches products from as many sources as possible, not just from companies that have paid to be listed, though some sponsored links are included on the site.
US online video platform Brightcove has opened an office in London.
Fewer people are reading marketing emails, according to a new survey.
The study, conducted by agency eROI concluded: "We continue to see a decline in read rates across the board as more and more email clients are adopting the 'images off' default setting."
Even if you had a spy in the heart of your competitor's e-commerce team, you might struggle to answer this question.
It's far from impossible that your competitors are neither appropriately recording their web traffic nor confident in which metrics to analyse.
says it has achieved promising results from early tests of transactional banners - ads that allow customers to make purchases without having to click through to an online store.
A trial campaign for satnav company Navman produced a 15%+ response rate on three motoring websites in the month up to July 10th, according to Fhlame.
US venture capital firm Bay Partners has launched AppFactory, a program that will invest in developers creating applications for the Facebook platform.
The FT reports that Bay Partners is looking to make up to 50 investments of between $25,000 to $250,000 (£12,000 to £120,000) to help developers build Facebook applications.
Google Maps has launched an on-site applets platform that could do for the mapping tool what Apps have done for Facebook.
Mapplets are mini web applications that can be bolted on to extend a user's Google Maps experience with a range of new functions, from petrol prices to Manchester's Metro system.
Internet radio station / social network / E-consultancy's favourite web app Last.fm has concluded a content deal with Sony BMG, which the company's extensive back catalogue available to Last.fm listeners.
This deal will give Last.fm, which now has around 20m worldwide listeners, the largest music catalogue of any online radio service.
As the owner of a search marketing agency, I am constantly trying to find ways of increasing the awareness of search within the marketing community.
For too long now search marketing agencies have hidden their knowledge behind a wall of technical jargon in an attempt to keep ownership of these techniques, but this practice is holding back the growth of our industry.