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Interview: Miniclip founder Rob Small

Hugely popular games site Miniclip has seen its user base increase from 22m to 35m this year, helped by a redesign and the launch of new services and content. We spoke to founder Rob Small about its future strategy.

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Interview with the producers of BBC Backstage

Ian Forrester and Matthew Cashmore of BBC Backstage, the Beeb's developer network, talked to us about the challenges and opportunities of opening up your data to third parties.

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Interview with Spot Runner's Keith Wiley

Spot Runner interview Small businesses have traditionally been locked out of the TV market because of the prohibitive costs of running ads. However, one California-based company is looking to change this by allowing companies to  produce and plan ads online.

Set up by entrepreneurs Nick Grouf and David Waxman, Spot Runner offers a ‘self-service’ platform for businesses to create and plan ads, and says it can allow firms to run campaigns for as little as $1,500. It recently received funding from a string of big media companies, after previously attracting the interest of Google.

Although the firm is focused solely on the US for now, Spot Runner’s Keith Wiley spoke to us about how its service can be used by advertisers and ultimately be adapted to other forms of media.

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Interview with AllPeers founders Cedric Maloux and Matt Gertner

Skype founder Niklas Zennström recently named AllPeers among Europe’s four most innovative tech start-ups - and you can't really argue with him.

Launched at the end of August after four years of development work, AllPeers’ private P2P platform allows users to share videos, photos, webpages and other paraphernalia with their family and friends.

But next year, it also intends to expand its technology to allow files to be shared publicly, and to offer content creators a chance to earn money through micro-payments, rather than through advertising.

We met up with CEO Cedric Maloux and CTO Matt Gertner to find out more.

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Interview with Martin Stiksel of last.fm

Interview with Martin Stiksel of last.fmLast.fm has become one of my very favourite web apps – it helps me find new music and figure out what I've been listening to most (Cocteau Twins, for the record).

I recently hooked up with Martin Stiksel, one of the company's founders, in last.fm's new offices near Old Street in London, to discuss progress to date and to find out more about the service.

The interview with Martin is right after the jump...

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Ellen Siminoff on Panama and paid search

Ellen Siminoff is the CEO of search advertising agency Efficient Frontier, having previously been part of the founding executive team at Yahoo!

Efficient Frontier applies mathematical models developed on Wall Street to calculate the best keyword prices and positioning advertisers should go for, and now manages over $250m in media spend.

Having recently launched an office in the UK, she talked to us about the company's plans to expand globally and into new areas of online advertising.

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The Slingbox Q&A - shaking up the TV industry with technology

Launched six months ago in the UK, Sling Media’s ‘place-shifting’ devices have shaken up the TV value chain to such an extent that broadcasters, ISPs and mobile operators are all seeking deals with the firm.

They use a disruptive technology that allows people to watch TV content remotely from PCs, laptops or mobiles.

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We asked Stuart Collingwood, the company’s VP of Europe, how mobile, web and IPTV developers can make sure they're not left out of the action.

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Torsten Jacobi on blogging and blog networks

Fresh back from a trip to Greenland, Torsten Jacobi answers some questions about his fast-growing blog network, Creative Weblogging.

The firm, which aggregates over 80 blogs, was founded in Hamburg in January 2004 by Torsten and Raik Hoffmann, and is now based in Palo Alto, California.

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WPP's Martin Sorrell on Google, China and the internet

Sir Martin Sorrell talks to E-consultancy Sir Martin Sorrell’s WPP has made a series of investments in the online space this year, most recently the purchase of a 10% stake in Spot Runner, the US-based online ad agency which had also attracted the attention of Google.

He told us why...

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Eric T. Peterson on the difficulties of Web 2.0 measurement

Eric T. Peterson is a veteran of web analytics and author of Web Analytics Demystified, Web Site Measurement Hacks and The Big Book of Key Performance Indicators.

He spoke to us about how Web 2.0 features and concepts are shaking up the measurement space, the need for standards and the implications for site owners and advertisers.

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David Miliband on wikis and UGC

This summer saw David Miliband, secretary of state for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, launching the government’s first experiment with wikis, only for the move to be scrapped after the “accidental or malicious editing or removal of material” by pranksters.

But the wiki is now open again, albeit with tighter moderation and registration policies, and Miliband has promised to continue testing new ways to engage with the public via the web.

We talked to him to find out more...

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