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Google – the ultimate marketing tool?

With more 'toys' in the lab, Google could soon know what we listen to, as well as all the other information they can track (searches, clicks etc).

Will this become the ultimate marketing tool or the ultimate privacy nightmare?

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BT enters social networking space

BT has teamed up with American group Podshow to launch a UK version of the popular aggregation service for user generated content.

The site – an interesting link between social networking sites and traditional TV programming - provides a platform for individuals, record companies and media outlets to post and edit audio and visual content online.

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LiveWorld gets WPP cash injection

Ad giant WPP has continued its online spending spree, leading a $2m round of funding in internet marketing outfit LiveWorld.

The move comes after WPP and LiveWorld formed a joint venture in July, with both firms saying they have seen growing demand for marketing services focusing on online communities.

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Thoughts on d.Construct 2006 conference

If you’re watching the Web 2.0 scene in the UK then you might be interested in some thoughts on the annual d.Construct conference I attended last Friday.

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Digital music battle heats up

eMusic has announced plans to launch in all 25 EU countries in a bid to become Europe’s number two music downloading site behind iTunes.

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User generated content becomes a hit in UK

The popularity of sites featuring user-generated content (UGC) has increased dramatically in the UK over the last year, according to research by comScore.

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Facebook relents in privacy row

Facebook, the second most popular US social networking site, has backed down in a privacy row with its users, adding controls to two new services that allowed them to track their friends’ activities online.

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Beeb eyes social networking space

BBC Worldwide, the broadcaster’s commercial arm, is apparently looking for an acquisition to compete with Rupert Murdoch’s Myspace, according to the Mail on Sunday.

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TechCrunch launches UK site

I’ve just returned from holiday where I did my best to stay completely away from any technology other than my camera (for good reason), and am getting back into the swing of things nicely.

One of the pleasant not-so surprises on returning was the recent launch of a UK TechCrunch site which is focused on UK Web 2.0 and mobile startups.

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Classified ads rise in popularity

Traffic to the largest classified advertising websites has grown by almost 50% in the last year, according to new research.

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Yahoo debuts Answers in UK

Yahoo UK has officially launched its Answers social search tool in what the portal says its biggest ad campaign for five years.

The Q&A service, which has been in beta since April, presents user-generated answers to queries rather than algorithm-based results.

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Survey highlights sites' sway over music tastes

Recent moves by social networking sites into the digital music business have been backed by a new report.

The 2006 Digital Music Survey, carried out by Entertainment Media Research, shows the likes of Bebo and Myspace have a strong influence over the way listeners’ discover and purchase music online.

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