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Music Station plans October launch in UK

Music Station, a new service offering all-you-can-eat music downloads to mobiles, is reportedly planning to launch in the UK in October.

The Independent says Omnifone, Music Station’s owner, is in talks with Carphone Warehouse over a deal to preload the service onto new handsets.

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Powerset to launch a natural language search engine

Powerset is a San Francisco based startup which is generating a fair amount of buzz around its product - a natural language search engine which aims to 'break the confines of keyword search'.

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How to maintain your email reputation

Reputation is a crucial factor in the success of your email strategy, so what are the factors that affect how recipients view you?

Ken Magill of Direct has had a look at the issue, talking to Deirdre Baird of email delivery auditing firm Pivotal Veracity about three key metrics that affect reputation.

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Altoids, Yahoo! go gay for virtual branding

Altoids, the mint, is embarking on a Second Life branding campaign with a difference - it is sponsoring Gay Pride Month inside the virtual world.

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Fifth of Father's Day shoppers go online

Around a fifth of American shoppers will go online to buy their dad a gift this Father's Day, according to new research.

The National Retail Federation found 18.7% of people will turn to an e-commerce store to buy a gift for the occasion, which is marked this weekend.

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VC firm invests £2 million in Clash-Media

Congratulations to online lead generation specialist Clash-Media which has raised £2 million following an investment by venture capital firm MMC Ventures.

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Xing inks partnership with ZoomInfo

German based business network Xing has formed a partnership with  ZoomInfo, a US-based business information search engine, in a deal which could potentially give it a larger network than LinkedIn.

It also marks a move into the English speaking world for Xing, and gives its members access to profiles of nearly 36m business people and 3.8m companies.

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BBC, ITV and Channel 4 to partner for web TV?

BBC, ITV and Channel 4 are in talks about partnering to launch an on-demand broadband TV service, according to The Guardian.

A source told the paper that the new service would "do for broadband what Freeview did for digital television". It has been dubbed 'Project Kangaroo'.

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Usability market to grow 20% in 2007 - new report

The UK market for usability and accessibility will grow by 20% in 2007 to a value of around £180 million, according to a new report published this week by E-consultancy.

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Mahalo to pay for search results

Mahalo, the human-edited search engine founded by Jason Calacanis, is asking for part time guides to help produce its search results.

The search engine, which launched in alpha last month, aims to better Google's by having a team of editors filter out spam and irrelevant content and handcraft its results.

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eBay spoils Google's Checkout party - literally

Google has cancelled a party planned around its Checkout online payment system after pressure from eBay.

The search giant on Monday announced the bash would be held this evening on the fringes of eBay's own Live event in Boston.

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Widget use growing, says comScore

Just over a fifth of global internet users are now using widgets, but Europe is lagging behind North America in their adoption, according to new figures.

Web measurement firm comScore’s new ‘Widget Metrix’ reveals that 21% of internet users viewed one in April.

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