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New flaw found in Internet Explorer 7

A flaw in Internet Explorer 7 has been found which could mask phishing scams, exposing surfers to the kind of risk that the browser was meant to have dealt with.

Security monitoring company Secunia discovered that IE7 allows a website to display a pop-up window which can contain a spoofed web address, which may trick users into accessing malicious pages.


Irony shocker as Forbes lists ‘10 most dangerous online activities’

In a somewhat sensationalist article called ‘The 10 Most Dangerous Online Activities’ Forbes outlines – yup, you guessed it – the 10 things people should be wary of when online.

Most of these activities are obvious no-go areas, though one or two amount to madness. Such as “using Linkedin”. I’m not kidding, folks. Be scared, be very scared...


Visits to European job sites grow 11%

European visits to career-related websites jumped by 11% year on year in Q3, according to new figures from comScore.

The study showed sites dedicated to online career resources, job searches and training attracted 50 million visitors per month during the quarter, with Monster leading the category.


UK digital divide driven by internet 'refuseniks'

According to new research from Point Topic, resistance to the internet is growing among the portion of the population currently without access.

By early 2006, an estimated 11.2 million households in the UK (44%) had no internet access at home. Of those households, 74.6% don’t think it is important to, a rise from 51.7% in the same survey last year.


BBC and Sky dominate mobile TV market

The BBC and Sky are dominating the nascent market for mobile video and TV services in the UK, according to a study by audience measurement group Telephia.

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Steve Wozniak interviewed by The Guardian

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, aka ‘The Woz’, is here in London and doing a little PR to promote the release of his new biography. While we’ve yet to bump into him in the local Borders our neighbours over at The Guardian have published a great interview with him.

Snippets from the interview after the jump...


Online games retailer goes out of business

Gadget etailer Lik-Sang.com has been forced to shut down following a London High Court ruling last week that it was illegally importing Sony's PSP consoles from Asia to Europe.


Opinion - Search paths to success

By Andrew Hood, Lynchpin Managing Director

The concept of keyword success is hardly new. The growth of search marketing has, arguably, been fuelled by the ability to track the sales delivered by individual clicks, conversion rates and keyword return on investment.


Tips on B2B email newsletter content

Mark Brownlow at Email Marketing Reports has published some useful tips on creating quality content for B2B email newsletters.

Mark has eight years' experience in writing various newsletters and his article contains 31 tips in total: 10 on managing your content, plus another 21 to give you ideas for your newsletter’s content.


Google refines its recruitment process

Google’s recruitment process is famously difficult, with candidates having to face multiple interviews (we've heard stories of 'double figures') while those with sound work experience have been turned down due to having less than perfect college grades.

As the company continues its rapid expansion, it has been forced to streamline this process, with Google co-founder Sergey Brin acknowledging last year that the company's high bar for hiring was holding back its expansion.

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Mozilla releases new Firefox 2.0 to compete with IE7

Firefox 2.0 released Just a week or so after Microsoft launched Internet Explorer 7, Mozilla has released the new version of its open source browser - Firefox 2.0 - prompting some people to suggest that the browser wars of the ninieties are back on.

Features of the new Firefox browser include phishing protection, which reports if a web site may be malicious; session saving, which restores windows or Firefox tabs if the browser crashes; improved access to Web feeds; spell checking; and search suggestions.


ITV swells crew to chase online ads

ITV has hired three new online sales managers in a bid to add some digital lustre to its flagging fortunes.

The struggling broadcaster reportedly appoined Rob Hicks, Alexis James and Fiona Stedman to a team led by online sales controller Vanessa Kent, who took to her newly created post in July.