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AOL keyword suggestion tool published

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.

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Microsoft recruits users for Xbox games

Another sign of big players' growing interest in user-generated content has come with Microsoft’s announcement of game development tools for the Xbox 360.

The software, called XNA Studio Express, will enable amateur developers to create their own games and share them via the Xbox Live online service.

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PPC Management Software Firms – Feeling Nervous?

Over the last few days I have been learning about the new pay per click management tools that Yahoo! Search are soon to launch and the already live Google Adwords Editor in BETA.

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Web 2.0 to have high impact, says Gartner

Analyst group Gartner has included mashups, Ajax and other elements of Web 2.0 in a report that predicts which key technologies are likely to impact on businesses over the next decade.

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We don't need no television

Britain’s youth is driving a ‘radical shift in media consumption’ away from TV, radio and newspapers and onto the web, according to industry regulator Ofcom.

Ofcom’s Communications Market Report for 2005 shows declining interest in TV among 16-24 year olds, who watched one hour of TV less per day than the average viewer last year.

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Web 2.0 and UK newspaper groups

On a scale of one to two point zero, how are the UK’s newspaper groups doing in terms of their adoption of Web 2.0 concepts, tools and approaches?

Ian Delaney, a UK journalist who blogs about Web 2.0 over at twopointouch.com, alerted me to a fine piece of analysis conducted by the BBC’s Robin Hammon, who has looked into this topic in some detail.

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Paypal refunds users after technical error

Paypal, eBay’s online payment system, has refunded some of its UK customers after a technical glitch saw them charged twice for transactions.

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Search industry goes deep into social media and online PR

Search goes super holistic at San Jose. Blogs, reputation management, content and communities are big on the agenda as well as the return of creative advertising, this time by way of Google and Yahoo!

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CrunchBoard launched with apparent initial success

Michael Arrington has launched the latest addition to the Crunch Network, CrunchBoard, which is a job board aimed at the tech savvy Web 2.0 crowd. Adds another player to the Web 2.0 job finding options...

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Virgin Atlantic launches text messaging service

Virgin Atlantic is preparing to launch an in-flight text messaging service which will allow passengers to have their questions answered at 35,000 feet.

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AOL search data still available

The AOL search data saga continues, with news from Techcrunch that the first web interface to the 20 million search queries ‘mistakenly’ released by the firm last week has been published. 

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Blogosphere doubling in size every six months

The blogosphere is 100 times larger than it was just three years ago, according to new figures from weblog tracking site Technorati.

The site's latest 'State of the Blogosphere' report shows blogging activity is doubling in size every 200 days, or about once every six and a half months. About 175,000 new weblogs were created every day in the last three years - the equivalent of two every second.

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