Administrators of electronics chain Powerhouse have blamed rising competition from e-tailers after the firm closed its UK stores yesterday.
"Internet retailers and increased competition on the high street, coupled with the ongoing deterioration in the UK electrical retail market, has led to Powerhouse being unable to sustain its position in the retail marketplace," BDO Stoy Hayward said in a statement.
Manufacturers have launched a virtual ID card aimed at protecting children on the web.
Its makers hope the NetIDme system, which will cost £9.99-a-year, will reduce opportunities for paedophiles to hide their age when online.
T-Mobile has started offering its pre-pay customers web access from their mobiles for a maximum of £1 a day.
of a partnership with Apple’s iTunes yesterday has received a show of support from one unlikely source: Wippit, the UK’s second largest music download site.
An email sent out by the firm said it welcomed the Coke and iTunes promotion, arguing that it will drive more people to its service.
Search engines including Google, Yahoo and MSN have teamed up with The US’ Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) to develop ways of better measuring click fraud, according to the
Set to be announced later today, the initiative will attempt to develop guidelines that would introduce more accountability into PPC advertising.
More than 50% of UK adults made an online purchase with their credit or debit cards last year, according to new
Payments association Apacs says 25 million adults (52% of all adults and 74% of internet users) bought goods online during 2005, an 11% rise over the previous year.
Former BetonSports chief executive David Carruthers pleaded not guilty in his illegal gambling trial yesterday.
The 48-year-old, arrested two weeks ago in Texas and subsequently fired by the web gaming firm, is now being held in custody until negotiations over his bail arrangements are complete.
YouTube has overtaken Myspace and risen to the top of the community website league, according to new research.
The study, compiled by internet analysts Alexa and covered in The Guardian, shows that the video-sharing portal has taken a 3.9% share of global internet visits a day, compared with 3.35% for News Corp’s social networking site.
Technorati founder David L. Sifry has provided some tips for bloggers aiming to crack the search engine’s Top 100 list.
The Wired article also includes pointers from MySpace Hacks’ Matthew Price on how to increase your traffic on the community site.
Tony Blair took some time out from Middle Eastern politics on Sunday to pay a
to Silicon Valley’s brightest and best.
Hopefully the PM will have left with some ideas about how to create an environment in which dotcom and tech start-ups can flourish here in the UK.