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Google plugs in green car initiative

Google has announced a philanthropic initiative aimed at reducing carbon emissions by popularising electric-powered cars.

Part of the google.org philanthropy project, RechargeIT is offering $1m to think-tanks looking at ways to drive up use of electric and hybrid vehicles.

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Italian tourism crippled by malicious web bug

Italy's online tourism industry was thrown into chaos when thousands of tourism websites were shut down by a software infection that takes over users' computers.

Nicknamed 'The Italian Job' by security experts, the attack began last week and claimed around 10,000 sites by Monday morning.

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Semel replaced as Yahoo! CEO

The troubled reign of Yahoo!'s Terry Semel has come to an end with the announcement that he is stepping down as the company's CEO.

Semel will be replaced in the hotseat by Jerry Yang, and will remain at Yahoo! as non-executive chairman.

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Welovelocal launches local listings site

Welovelocal is a recently-launched local listings directory that serves the London area at the moment, but plans to expand the service to the rest of the UK.

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Makeover planned for eBay

eBay is planning some major changes to its site in a bid to make it more appealing to buyers and boost its auction revenues.

The changes, announced at the eBay Live event in Boston by chief executive Meg Whitman, will focus on improving eBay's homepage and search results.

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Virtual shopping mall to launch in UK

Japanese internet mogul Hiroshi Mikitani has apparently set his sights on the UK’s booming etail market with plans to launch his ‘virtual shopping mall’ here next year.

The Rakuten owner wants to attract UK retailers and consumers to the site, which generates leads for partners in return for monthly membership fees and a 2%-5% cut of sales.

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Txt msg T-shirt alerts marketers

A new T-shirt innovation that spreads messages via mobile SMS is piquing the interest of many marketers.

Reactee is a T-shirt on which companies and organisations can print a message including a unique text code.

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PartyGaming takes ads to offset US gaming ban

London-listed online casino operator PartyGaming is to run web advertisements to make up for the impact of recently-introduced US anti-gambling laws.

The company has signed with the Traffic Marketplace advertising network to place ads on PartyPoker.com and PartyPoker.net in the US.

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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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