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Tesco takes on Argos with home shopping service

Not content with 30% of the UK retail market and a huge lead in the online grocery sector, Tesco has announced an aggressive drive into home shopping for non-food products.

In what is seen as a major challenge to Argos, the retailer is preparing to launch an internet and catalogue service that will offer customers a range of 8,000 goods.

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Jakob loves easy search words, but ignores labels and tags

Jakob Nielsen has been making some noise this week, ostensibly to promote his new book, about the benefits of speaking in the language that can be easily understood by users.

In the Age of Google this 20-year old ‘speak the user’s the language’ usability maxim has a fresh impetus, since many users begin a web journey on a search engine, by typing in a search query.

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Apple elects Google CEO Schmidt to board

Apple has pulled off a coup by luring Google CEO Eric Schmidt to its board of directors, in a move that was announced late last night.

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Not a bubble, reason #32 – messing about on boats

There are some sure signs that we’re not in a bubble, despite some of the big money being hosed at disruptive startups such as Zillow and Jobster.

However, as the pictures below prove, there are some signs that we are witnessing another – ahem – wave of dotcom madness. Notably, the hiring of powerboats…

Powerboats rocks our world

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Red Hat develops open source widget-based portal

Linux software maker Red Hat is quietly developing an open source portal that aggregates applications from mainstream sites such as Flickr and Rhapsody, reports Internet Financial News . 

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Daily Mail buys SimplySwitch.com

The owners of the Daily Mail have expanded their web presence with the £22m purchase of Simply Energy Limited.

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Pay-per-Call deal could help channel past tipping point

Google and eBay have joined forces in a pay-per-call deal which could act as a catalyst in helping the emerging channel gain a much bigger foothold.

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Google challenges Microsoft with 'Apps for your Domain'

Google today launched Google Apps for your Domain  - a set of hosted services aimed at small and medium businesses.

Just as we were getting used to Google as a new advertising powerhouse with MSN pushed to the fringes, the search behemoth reminds us that it wants an even larger slice of the action, this time carved from more familiar Microsoft territory.

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What should be measured - web pages viewed or events within a page?

A RedEye seminar with Jim Sterne last week brought out lots of new discussion in the world of Web Analytics.

One of the things which sticks out for me is the emergence of new web design technology and the implications for measurment. 

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e-Recruitment 2.0: The changing face of online recruitment

Dropping 2.0 on to the end of words seems to be in vogue at the moment, so I thought I’d better jump on the bandwagon and start my commentary on “e-Recruitment 2.0”  - the future of online recruiting.

So what’s in store for e-recruitment in the Web 2.0 era?

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Mix Album delays launch after Dragons Den appearance

New online music outfit MixAlbum.com , featured on the BBC’s Dragon Den last night, has postponed its launch until next week after receiving unexpectedly high traffic after the show.

Founder Ian Chamings told E-consultancy the site, which was due to go live before his TV appearance, would launch next Tuesday after an upgrade of its processing power.

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Frank Quattrone escapes third trial, charges to be dropped

Infamous dotcom banker Frank Quattrone has cut a deal with the US government to end his three-year prosecution for obstruction of justice.

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