Internet monitoring group Hitwise has declined to comment on reports it has put itself up for sale for a whopping £180m.
The directors of defunct online wine exchange
are facing a government investigation following its Web 1.0-style collapse in September.
Solicitors Howes Percival have been appointed by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to look into the conduct of the company, which entered administration with debts to its members totalling around £1.5m.
Security concerns are proving a major barrier to the growth of e-commerce, according to a study by Gartner.
Gartner estimates that online sales to the value of $2bn were lost in 2006 because of concerns about malware and the theft of personal and credit card information.
In the past few years the travel industry has formed such a close relationship with the internet that travel web sites became the equivalent to operators shop fronts.
They achieved this by keeping pace with the high speed world of e-commerce and offering customers the possibility of booking their travel with just a click of their mouse. The industry adapted to the internet business model very quickly and is now reaping the returns from this.
A new report from
predicts that the download market will grow from £112m to almost £500m by 2011.
For some internet users, online communities are so important in their lives that they value their online experiences as much as the real world.
The 2007 Digital Future Project’s survey reveals that 43% of online social network members ‘feel as strongly’ about their virtual communities as their real lives.
It seems that internet usage across Europe is continuing to rise, with a European Interactive Advertising Association survey revealing that time spent on the internet has increased since last year.
The EIAA Mediascope Survey interviewed over 7,000 people in 10 mainly Western European countries. As well as time spent online, the report revealed an increase in broadband use and the rise of social networks.
has hired two former MTV Networks executives to launch interactive services for users of its place-shifting devices, according to various media reports.
At a recent conference of big retailers in the US, Google paid search marketing was described as ‘crack cocaine’. Highly addictive, but dangerous and destructive in the long term, and something you should wean yourself off.
So what about the UK? Are site owners also wanting to kick their Google habit? And if so, how can they?
Press Complaints Commission
director Tim Toumlin has called for a voluntary code of practice to be introduced for bloggers, according to a
report on the BBC website