, a new website aiming to muscle in on touts' earnings from football matches, has gone live in the UK.
Backed by lastminute.com founder Brent Hoberman and David Katz, head of Yahoo’s sports and entertainment unit, the site provides an online exchange for fans to buy and sell unused tickets to games.
A new social networking site has gone live, providing user-generated information for holidaymakers and UK commuters.
Founded by 27 year old Oxford grad James Holmes, Travelhiker.com allows members to share photos, diaries and reviews, as well as to find companions for trips.
Over 7.5 million Britons visited online games sites during June, according to a report by Nielsen/Net Ratings.
The research group says the UK’s online gaming audience has grown 16% in the last year, largely thanks to demand from teenagers, with Miniclip being the most popular site.
US newspaper groups could face a US$20 billion shortfall in the next five years as readers and advertisers shift to the web, according to
Analyst group Outsell said a ‘perfect storm’ of declining circulation, pressure on print advertising and rapid growth of online news media would lead to a huge revenue gap for the newspaper industry by 2010.
WPP has made its second foray in a month into the social media space with the purchase of a stake in reputation monitoring company Visible Technologies.
The ad giant said it had agreed to buy a quarter of the Seattle-based firm and entered into an option to acquire a further 26%.
A consumer rights campaign group has called for a US government investigation into AOL's recent release of customer search data.
Filing a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on Monday, the Electronic Frontier Foundation said AOL should be ordered to reveal more details about its publication of 650,000 users' search queries on the web.
In another indication of growing interest among VCs in Web 2.0 outfits,
has raised US$15 million in a round of financing led by existing backer Index Ventures.
The Paris and London-based start-up, which claims to have recruited five million users of its customisable Ajax home page, plans to use the funding to help it take on rivals such as Microsoft's Live.com and Pageflakes.
Twentieth Century Fox is planning to use Myspace and other News Corporation websites to sell its movies and TV shows.
The move will see Fox Interactive Media, a division of News Corporation, marketing its content on the gaming download site Direct2Drive from October.
Disney has delayed the launch of a ‘family-friendly’ mobile service in the UK, according to
The Sunday Telegraph
The media giant announced in April that it would launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) using capacity on O2’s network, similar to its existing service in the US.
SEO Scoop has pointed out a keyword suggestion tool that has now been set up, based around the search data infamously published by AOL a couple of weeks ago.
The tool estimates the volume of searches for different keywords on the three biggest engines, based on their market share and the number of queries contained in AOL’s data.