Digital Marketing Blog
-owned indie music station
is preparing to launch an interactive online radio player which will allow listeners to build personalised playlists from its music library.
Mi-Xfm, as it is called, will feature four different music genres; Chill, Loud, X-list and Hits; and will be sponsored by Microsoft’s Xbox 360.
The American Express Retail Monitor has found that, as shoppers become more clued up about the products they are buying, retailers have realised the importance of providing product information.
The survey found that 85% of retailers view the provision of product information as a key factor in attracting the kind of consumers who now demand comprehensive product information before making a purchase.
All of which sounds a lot like common sense, yet we all know that many etail sites still fail in this area.
Israeli vice premier
has told a gathering of internet entrepreneurs they can help bring peace to the Middle East using capitalism and innovation.
The comparison engines sector has enjoyed strong growth in recent years, buoyed by sharp increases in the number of web users and the level of online researching before purchase.
However, to maintain their level of progress, it is clear that shopping comparison sites are facing major challenges to keep both consumers and merchants happy.
Research by Ernst & Young has found that the volume of cash invested in venture capital globally has reached the highest levels for four years, which may prompt some folk to talk about dotcom bubbles once again.
Worldwide, VC investment is predicted to top $32 billion, which would make 2006 the highest year for VC investment since 2002, when the global figure was $51.22 billion. In the first three quarters of 2006, $25.39 billion in venture capital was invested.
Dean Hunt at Deano’s World blog has received a hilarious / threatening letter from a bemused retailer who doesn’t remotely understand how Google works.
Too many people are starting up Web 2.0 companies, according to the man who has funded the likes of Fon, Last.fm and Spot Runner.
Index Ventures UK partner Danny Rimer told the Le Web 3 conference here in Paris that there is room to innovate but because ideas are so easily replicated, creating an advantage is difficult.
2006 has been a great year for 'web 2.0' with the continued rise of blogs, podcasts and social networks becoming more mainstream.
The rise of 'user generated content' has been seen by many companies, brands and marketers as a great opportunity to grow a site from nothing into a world beating website.
Congratulations to Matthew O’Riordan at Lemon Foundation, which has offloaded subsidiary Lemon Traffic to Operative, the online advertising operations firm.
Surely Google, the denizen of word of mouth marketing and customer-centricity, hasn’t turned to cold calling to help it recruit clients?
Search Engine Roundtable has linked to a Webmaster World post that claims the web giant's Chicago office has been using automated calls to sell ads.