Mpire, a shopping comparison site which searches for best deals from Amazon, eBay, Yahoo and other sites, has launched an 'experimental' visual shopping site.
Shopwave is the first project from Mpire Labs, which Mpire calls its 'little work area for experimenting with new ideas' , and is a Flash based application for browsing through goods.
Open Business Club AG, which operates German business social network
, has announced its preliminary results for 2006.
Back in December, Xing became the first web 2.0 company to go public, and its results for the past year show some pretty impressive growth.
The BBC has announced that it is partnering with IBM to develop a range of new technologies across its departments, starting with a video search system for its CBeebies and CBBC programming.
Under the deal, the BBC will introduce an IBM system called Marvel, which has the ability to analyse images and video and categorise the content based on appearance.
With the high levels of online fraud, the police are unable to investigate every complaint they receive about instances of online crime and, in some cases they are unable to investigate.
Cases where individuals have been defrauded to the amount of a few hundred pounds are being pushed to the back of the queue, as police do not have the resources to cope with the problem.
Even if your search engine optimisation strategy is successful it is still important to promote your brand using paid search, according to Susan Minniear at the Official Google CPG Blog.
Babelgum is a new internet TV service, using P2P technology to stream video to your PC at near -TV resolution, very much like Joost.
Like Joost, Babelgum has plenty of financial backing. While Joost's founders Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis raised around £1.3bn from the sale of Skype, Babelgum founder Silvio Scaglia has just sold a quarter of his stake in Italian broadband firm Fastweb for £148m.
The Guardian is reporting today that online gambling group PartyGaming has closed its French website, without notifying investors. One shareholder has offloaded around £50m of stock in the firm.
Meanwhile, John Anderson, the former chief executive of 888 Holdings, has been summoned for interview by the French authorities, prompting speculation that French authorities are about to crackdown on online gambling.
This in itself is prompting speculation that the French and American governments actually agree on something.
Nectar is the UK's largest customer loyalty programme, and since its launch in 2002, more than ten million UK households regularly collect Nectar points.
The Nectar website, which allows users to spend the points they have earned on everything from CDs and DVDs to discounts on holidays, has recently relaunched with a view to improving usability.
We caught up with Roger Sniezek of Loyalty Management Group (which owns and operates the Nectar brand) to find out more about the site's relaunch.
From next month, Google is to provide more data, as well as tools to help its pay per click advertisers detect and combat click fraud.
The online ad giant will allow PPC advertisers to specify which IP addresses will be prevented from receiving their ads, in order to stop unscrupulous rivals wasting ad budgets with repeated clicks.
This is a smart move towards the greater transparency many advertisers have been demanding.
Advent Venture Partners has announced that it has invested $5m (£2.5m) in online customer feedback provider Fizzback Group.
Formerly known as 'Instant Market Intelligence', Fizzback works with a number of companies, National Express included, to help them capture and analyse feedback from their customers.