has expanded its ‘Gadgets’ programme by allowing its mini-web applications to be added to independent websites and pages.
The company has launched a gallery where users can browse through the 1000-plus widgets, which include games, calendars and weather reports.
The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has predicted that UK online ad spend will overtake national newspaper advertising by the end of 2006, after reporting that the web’s share of the ad market reached double figures in H1.
Bebo’s recent decision to allow users to decide which types of ads they want to see highlights the need to make banner advertising more relevant. The next generation of ad serving tools will learn what consumers are interested in and will lead to a renaissance for direct response banner advertising.
Google boss Eric Schmidt gave the Tories a glimpse of the internet's future today, including a suggestion for the party restructure itself to become more creative.
eBay has teamed up with The British Museum and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council in an attempt to cut down on the illegal sale of antiquities on eBay.co.uk.
Eric T. Peterson is a veteran of web analytics and author of Web Analytics Demystified, Web Site Measurement Hacks and The Big Book of Key Performance Indicators.
He spoke to us about how Web 2.0 features and concepts are shaking up the measurement space, the need for standards and the implications for site owners and advertisers.
The John Lewis Partnership has
a direct services company called
, which will market a range of financial, travel and leisure products online and by phone.
Wal-Mart’s brief fling with online networking appears to have come to an end, with several
saying the retailer has closed its teen-oriented social networking site - called ‘
’, among other things.
The site, temporarily launched this summer as a promotion for the start of the school year, aimed to copy Myspace et al by encouraging ‘hubsters’ to set up their own personalised web pages.
Tesco has posted a 28.7% rise in sales at its online division, with revenues coming in at £554m in the first half of this year.
The supermarket giant, which dominates the UK’s online grocery sector, said profit at Tesco.com increased 43.1% to £33.8m, excluding the launch costs of its non-food operation Tesco Direct.
Only 3% of SMEs are planning to start a corporate blog, according to a
by hosting provider Fasthosts.
The firm, which questioned 2,000 small businesses, found nearly half would use a blog to drive traffic and interact with their customers, but far fewer were actually preparing to launch one.