Once again, Apple has started a new year by announcing a plethora of exciting goodies for technophiles, with the long anticipated iPhone taking centre stage.
As a fairly committed early adopter (I have not used a paper diary since 21st December 1996 – yes I do know the date exactly, because my latest Palm based PDA has all my diary entries since then), I am already drooling.
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.
Online auction giant eBay has acquired StubHub, an internet tickets marketplace, which deals in tickets for sports and entertainment events. The deal is worth $310 million.
Launched in 2000 and based in San Francisco, StubHub's site managed $400m (£206m) in ticket sales site last year, earning a profit of around $10m (£5m). The secondary ticket market in the US is estimated to have a turnover of $10bn per year.
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.
Accompanied by rapturous applause from Apple's legions of fans, many of whom queued for hours to see him, Steve Jobs unveiled the eagerly awaited iPhone at the Macworld Expo in San Francisco last night.
The new gadget from Apple certainly looks impressive, and will come in 4GB and 8GB versions, costing $499 or $599. It includes a touchscreen with virtual keyboard, a 2 megapixel camera, is WIFI enabled, as well as containing all the functions of an iPod.
Microsoft is due to release web metrics software that is expected to become a challenger to Google Analytics.
The company last night confirmed it was running a closed 'alpha' test phase for a "very limited' number of our existing customers".
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.
Indeed.com aggregates millions of jobs every month, providing users with an comprehensive overview of the recruitment market.
Backed by the New York Times, the company has gone from strength to strength, and now indexes ads from more than 5,000 jobs boards.
I caught up with CEO Paul Forster to find out more about the company's progress to date, and plans for the future...
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.