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MySpace 'to buy Photobucket for $250m'

MySpace is reportedly set to acquire image-sharing site Photobucket for around $250m (£125m).

Photobucket is currently the largest image-sharing site on the web, with a reported 41m registered users.

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Contacts start-up in European running

A British online contacts and calendar suite is among the finalists to be picked to contest the title of best European web start-up.

Anywr.com unifies address book entries from multiple webmail and offline email clients, and synchronises information with desktop applications and mobile phone handsets.

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Google points to VW.com over cloaking

Volkswagen's US marketing web team has made changes to the way its pages are constructed following an intervention from Google.

VW.com had been featured by Google's Enterprise blog last week for making search front and centre of a new design.

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Election fiasco shows importance of usability tests

The cost of failing to usability test designs before deployment has unfortunately been shown again in Scotland's controversial election results.

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Microsoft and Yahoo in merger talks?

The blogosphere is awash with rumours of merger talks between Microsoft and Yahoo! as the two companies seek to challenge the mighty Google.

The source of the speculation is an article in the New York Post, which claims that Microsoft is the driving force behind the possible deal and that Yahoo!'s price could be around $50bn (£25bn).

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Bloggers have 'crossed the line' - DRM group

Bloggers that published a key for the encryption on some High Definition DVDs are in big trouble, according to a copyright protection group.

The issue exploded on Digg this week, when users began posting the code on the site. Digg initially responded to a cease and desist notice from the AACS by removing the posts and blocking some accounts, but then backed down in the face of user protests.

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YouTube starts revenue sharing scheme

Video site YouTube has today started to share ad revenues with the creators of some of its more popular channels, including Lonelygirl15, LisaNova, and HappySlip.

The channels have been chosen from the 'most subscribed' lists, and the company is portraying the move as a way to allow amateur content providers to compete with the major TV networks.

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Yahoo! launches oneSearch in Europe

Yahoo! has launched its oneSearch mobile search service in Europe and Canada.

Making searching for information across a range of category types easier on mobile handsets, oneSearch was previously only available in the US and as part of Yahoo!'s integrated Go 2.0 search application.

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Ask.com ads expose its inner algorithm

Search engine Ask.com is launching an advertising campaign that aims to pull of the impossible - introduce the word "algorithm" into common parlance.

Ask.com's most recent campaign involved placing mysterious guerrilla-style messages on the London Underground that called for a revolt against Google's 'monopoly' on the search sector.

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Experian snaps up French email company

Credit information group Experian has made another attacking online manoeuvre with the purchase of French email service provider Emailing Solution.

The company, which provides email development, delivery and management services as well as database management and hosting, will be integrated with Experian’s email business, CheetahMail.

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Almost half of Europe's web users watch TV online - report

A study by mobile firm Motorola has found that almost half of European internet users are watching TV on the web.

The study found that 45% of European broadband users are already watching TV online, with the flexibility of internet TV being the main attraction.

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Tiscali launches on-demand TV service

Broadband provider Tiscali has become the latest company to launch an on-demand TV service.

The company has teamed up with Arts Alliance Media, a European digital film distributor, to launch a new service called Movies Now, which allows users to watch or download films.

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