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Asian internet users spend most leisure time online

A study entitled Digital World, Digital Life from TNS Global has found that Chinese internet users under 25 spend on average 50% of their leisure time online, writes ZDNet. Japanese and Koreans shared second place behind the Chinese, with each countries respondents Full story...

01/12/2008

Amazon UK moves into music downloads

Amazon UK has opened an online MP3 music store offering over 3m digital rights-free tracks from 59p and full albums from £3, writes Brand Republic. In contrast, the cheapest price for a single track on Apple's iTunes Music Store is currently 79p. Full story...

03/12/2008

Quarter of Brits access Web via mobiles

Internet research firm comScore has launched its first white paper examining how people in the UK are using their mobile and Internet together. The report, entitled U. PC & Mobile Internet Usage, provides a comparative insight into Internet behavior across the country’s Full story...

03/12/2008

ITV to re-brand online catch-up service

ITV is planning to rename its online "Catch Up TV" service to the "ITV Player", writes Marketing Week. The service was launched in March 2007 and provides access to popular ITV shows such as Coronation Street and the X Factor. The news Full story...

05/12/2008

UK online adspend set to slow

GroupM have forecast that online adspend in the UK will slow significantly during 2009, writes ClickZ. According to the firm's "This Year Next Year" report, GroupM expects year-on-year growth of just 3.7% in 2009, compared to 22% in 2008 and 36% in Full story...

05/12/2008

Mobile music ‘needs to be free’

Media analyst Screen Digest has released a report examining the market for mobile music in 27 countries worldwide, covering Europe, the US and Asia Pacific. With a number of companies now offering mobile music bundled for 'free' at point of delivery via Full story...

05/12/2008

Searches for online discount vouchers up 133% in UK

According to Hitwise, UK searches for discount vouchers have risen 133% during the last year. Visits to voucher websites have also grown, increasing by 45% during the same period. British internet users searched for over 20,000 variations on the term "voucher" during Full story...

09/12/2008

UK online shopping sets new record

New figures from the Interactive Media in Retail Group (IMRG) show that Monday 8th December was the biggest online shopping day in 2008. Sales volumes were up 18% as sales values rose 14%, reaching £320m as consumers looked for bargains online. It Full story...

09/12/2008

Over 30% of UK adults have listened to the radio online

The third Measurement of Internet Delivered Audio Services from RAJAR has found that 31.7% of UK adults have listened to the radio via the internet. According to the study 16.1m people now claim to have listened to the radio online compared to Full story...

10/12/2008

BBC sets out £120m partnership plan

The BBC has suggested a range of possible partnerships with other UK public service broadcasters which include the sharing of its iPlayer technology and the development of a free-to-view broadband internet-enabled digital TV set-top box, writes The Guardian. The proposals were included Full story...

11/12/2008

Google reveals top searches of 2008

Google has published a list of this year's top internet searches, writes Netimperative. The global top ten list includes two non-English language social networking sites: Spanish-aimed Tuenti and Polish-speaking Nasza Klasa. In the UK the success of the BBC's iPlayer service has Full story...

11/12/2008

Mobile revenues on course for $1bn by 2013

The latest forecast from Informa Telecoms & Media predicts that annual revenues for the global mobile market will surpass $1.03tn by 2013, with total worldwide subscriptions passing 5.3bn, writes Telecoms.com. The firm estimates that the world's mobile market will increase by 56% Full story...

15/12/2008

Virgin Media launches 50Mbps super broadband

Virgin Media has become the UK's first ISP to launch a super fast residential 50Mbps broadband service, writes Telecoms.com. The premium service costs £51/month, though this is reduced to £35 for users with Virgin phone lines. The service uses FTTC (fibre-to-the-cabinet) technology Full story...

16/12/2008

Online adspend up 42% in China

New research from Nielsen has found that online adspend in China grew 42% year-on-year to reach $541m in Q3, writes eMarketer. eMarketer predicts that the China's total online adspend will reach $1.4bn during 2008, up 37% on 2007. From eMarketer: http://www.emarketer.com, 16/12/2008 Full story...

16/12/2008

Top 10 popular websites in the UK, November 2008

This list features the most popular websites based on UK Internet usage for November 2008, ranked by market share of visits across all Hitwise industries. Source: Hitwise Datacentre, November 2008, based on market share of visits Hitwise: http://www.hitwise.co.uk/datacenter Full story...

18/12/2008

Mobile messaging set to soar

Despite warnings of turmoil throughout the global economy, growth in mobile messaging shows no signs of slowing, according to new research. The study, commissioned by mobile messaging firm Airwide Solutions and conducted by comScore M:Metrics looked at the use of mobile messaging Full story...

18/12/2008

Monthly top ten German parent companies for November 2008

Source: Nielsen/NetRatings Home/Work Panel monthly statistics Nielsen Online: http://www.nielsen-online.com Full story...

20/12/2008

Digital Intelligence December 2008

We hope you have enjoyed this year's editions of Digital Intelligence and in this final monthly review we show you how despite tough times on the high street online retail continues to break new records. In China online adspend continues to Full story...

23/12/2008

Stats from December 2008

Here are the latest stats and figures from the past month. Monthly internet usage statistics for Germany, November 2008 Source: Nielsen/NetRatings Home/Work Panel monthly statistics Nielsen Online: http://www.nielsen-online.com Full story...

23/12/2008

MySpace to generate revenues from copyrighted content

MySpace in implementing a novel way of generating ad revenues and resolving copyright issues with regards to copyrighted video clips uploaded by users, writes Netimperative. Using new technology from Auditude all clips uploaded to the social networking service will be scanned and Full story...

06/11/2008

Online retail set for 15% increase over Christmas

The latest figures from the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index forecast that online retail will grow 15% year-on-year during the fourth quarter to reach £13.16bn, writes Netimperative. The figure represents a £215 online spend for every person in the UK. However growth Full story...

10/11/2008

Mobile phone market worth $200bn by 2012

Revenues from mobile phone sales are expected to grow at 6.8% between 2007 and 2013, and should exceed $200bn by the end of 2013, according to Informa Telecoms & Media in its latest Future Mobile Handsets report. Emerging markets, including Brazil, Russia, Full story...

10/11/2008

Yahoo! debuts voice search for mobiles

Yahoo! has launched a new service that lets mobile users search the web using voice commands. Yahoo!’s ‘oneSearch’ service is designed to allow users to conduct searches more quickly than entering text. For example, a search query like ‘Arsenal’ returns a rich Full story...

13/11/2008

Google uses AdWords model to profit from YouTube

Google is bringing in a variation of its AdWords model to YouTube in an effort to raise revenues from the leading online video site, writes The Financial Times. The new YouTube Sponsored Video service will allow YouTube users to promote their videos Full story...

13/11/2008

64% of UK consumers have entered contests with their mobiles

The "2008 Annual Global Mobile Attitude and Usage Survey" from the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) has found that 8% of Western European consumers have taken part in some form of mobile marketing during the last year, writes ClickZ. In addition, one third Full story...

17/11/2008

UK now a nation of web-obsessed surfers

67% of Brits now think that internet access is more vital than access to a car (54%) or washing machine (58%), writes Netimperative. The results, taken from new research by YouGov on behalf of AMD also found that 57% of respondents use Full story...

19/11/2008

BBC to broadcast BBC1 and BBC2 live online

British viewers will be able to watch both BBC1 and BBC2 live online through the bbc.co.uk website and the BBC's iPlayer service from the end of November, writes Brand Republic. The corporation already provides BBC News, BBC3, BBC4, CBBC and CBeebies online Full story...

19/11/2008

Q3 online adspend revenues up 11% in US

The latest online adspend figures from IAB US and PwC show that revenues grew 11% year-on-year to reach $5.87bn - the second-highest quarterly result ever achieved. Against Q2 though, revenues only grew 2%. For the first nine months of the year US Full story...

20/11/2008

"Ads for calls": a new culture emerging in mobile

The latest wave of research into consumer attitudes for mobile advertising is confirming consumer acceptance of lower call charges in exchange for exposure to advertising, writes Marketing Vox. What began as a youth behaviour appears to be spreading with two-thirds (61%) of Full story...

20/11/2008

"Ads for calls": a new culture emerging in mobile

61% of mobile users would be willing to view advertising on their mobile phone in return for a discount on their monthly bill, November 2008 Full story...

20/11/2008

"Ads for calls": a new culture emerging in mobile

50% phone bill discount is top incentive in "ads for calls", November 2008 Full story...

20/11/2008

UK tops US and France for digital TV

The third International Communications Market Report from Ofcom has found that the UK has the highest penetration of digital TV services of all the larger countries surveyed, with 86% of British households now using digital services on their main TV sets (up Full story...

20/11/2008

Online sales in US to grow 7.2% during 2008

Based on the latest Q3 e-commerce data from the US Department of Commerce (DOC), eMarketer now predicts that online sales (excluding travel) will grow 7.2% year-on-year in 2008 to reach nearly $137bn. This compares to last year when online sales grew 19.8%. Full story...

24/11/2008

Mobile internet usage grows 25% in UK

The first Mobile Media study from Nielsen Online has found that mobile internet use has grown eight times more than traditional PC-based usage during 2008, writes Brand Republic. Between Q2 and Q3 mobile internet use rose 25% (from 5.8m to 7.3m users) Full story...

24/11/2008

Alex Wright

Alex Wright, Agency.comNovember 2008 Alex is a fan of Brands 2.0, eagerly talking about how people value brands and brands value people. Chatting with him at the regional internet congress in Zagreb, his passions about where brands are vs where they should Full story...

25/11/2008

Worldwide Active Internet Home Users, September 2008

Source: Nielsen/NetRatings Nielsen Online: http://www.nielsen-online.com Full story...

25/11/2008

Top 10 popular websites in the UK, October 2008

This list features the most popular websites based on UK Internet usage for October 2008, ranked by market share of visits across all Hitwise industries. Source: Hitwise Datacentre, October 2008, based on market share of visits Hitwise: http://www.hitwise.co.uk/datacenter Full story...

26/11/2008

Mobile spam on the rise

The number of unsolicited mobile marketing messages is on the rise, according to a new pan-European study. The independent study, commissioned by Airwide Solutions and conducted by comScore M:Metric, looked at the way mobile subscribers use their phones across five European markets Full story...

26/11/2008

Monthly top ten French parent companies for October 2008

Source: Nielsen/NetRatings Home/Work Panel monthly statistics Nielsen Online: http://www.nielsen-online.com Full story...

27/11/2008

Digital Intelligence November 2008

Tough times trigger changes in strategy. As growth in the US online ad sector slows to just 11%, Google and MySpace unveil new models for monetising their social media content. In the run up to Christmas retail sales forecasts make depressing Full story...

28/11/2008

Stats from November 2008

Here are the latest stats and figures from the past month. Monthly internet usage statistics for France, October 2008 Source: Nielsen/NetRatings Home/Work Panel monthly statistics Nielsen Online: http://www.nielsen-online.com Full story...

28/11/2008

Online adspend slows in US

New US figures from the IAB and PwC show that online adspend grew 15% year-on-year in the first half of 2008 to reach $11.5bn, writes ClickZ. Q2 adspend was up 13% year-on-year to $5.7bn but was down 0.3% from Q1 this year. Full story...

07/10/2008

UK online adspend keeps rising as total ad market drops

The latest IAB/PwC figures show that online advertising in the UK grew 21% year-on-year in the first half of 2008 to reach £1.7bn as the total ad market fell 0.7% to £9bn. Online took 18.7% of UK adspend, behind total press display Full story...

07/10/2008

Young men in US prefer internet to TV

A new study from Hall and Partners has found that nearly 75% of 18-34 male internet users spent over 10 hours/week online during Q2 2008, writes eMarketer. The study, carried out for Break Media, reported that 69% of those asked said that Full story...

09/10/2008

Mobile marketing to increase 150% by 2013

A new survey by Vanson Bourne on behalf of 02 has found that budgets for mobile marketing are expected to rise 150% by 2013, writes Brand Republic. 60% of those polled thought that mobile marketing was better for close targeting, in particular Full story...

10/10/2008

YouTube finds new ways to bring in the money

Two significant moves from YouTube this month point at how Google plan to effectively monetise the online video giant. Brand Republic report on a new deal with iTunes and Amazon which will see YouTube integrate "Click to buy" buttons directly into videos. Full story...

10/10/2008

Saturation of broadband subscribers per region

Source: Point Topic Point Topic: http://point-topic.com/ Full story...

13/10/2008

Bellwether Report finds online sector still positive

The latest Bellwether Report from the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising (IPA) has found that 35% of companies revised their marketing budgets down in Q3 against only 12% reporting a rise, writes The Guardian. The last quarter has seen the worst advertising Full story...

13/10/2008

Obama campaign uses in-game advertising

Barack Obama's presidential campaign has gone after the youth vote with a high-profile use of in-game advertising, writes Brand Republic. The election campaign paid for adverts across 18 video games including "Burnout Paradise", "Guitar Hero" and "Madden 09". Adverts in the racing Full story...

14/10/2008

51% of UK music downloaders are now legit

The 2008 Digital Music Survey from Entertainment Media Research has found that for the first time the majority of music downloaders are using legal means, writes Netimperative. 51% of consumers now use legal download services, up 9% from 47% in 2007. The Full story...

14/10/2008

China now the world's leading broadband nation

New research from Point Topic shows that China overtook the US in high-speed and broadband lines in August, writes ClickZ. China is also adding new broadband subscribers at twice the rate of the US. In the US, the number of new broadband Full story...

14/10/2008

Broadband Subscribers by Country, Q2 2007-Q2 2008

Source: Point Topic http://point-topic.com/ Full story...

14/10/2008

Google profits up despite economy

Third quarter revenues at Google were up 31% year-on-year, beating Wall Street expectations, writes ClickZ. Revenues for the quarter totalled $5.54bn, up 3% on Q2. Net income in Q3 was $1.35bn (from $1.25 in Q2). 67% of revenues came from its own Full story...

16/10/2008

9 out of 10 British consumers shop online each month

A new study from price comparison site Shopzilla.co.uk has found that over 11m British consumers buy products online at least twice each week, writes Brand Republic. The study further found that 9 out of 10 consumers shop online at least once each Full story...

21/10/2008

Yahoo! to cut 10% of workforce on the back of disappointing results

Yahoo! has announced that it is to cut 10% of its staff (over 1,500 people) following poor quarterly results, writes vnunet. Q3 profits were down 64% to $54.3m, compared to $151.3m in 2007. The firm now hopes to save $400m through the Full story...

22/10/2008

Twitter: rapid growth in an emerging channel

The latest data from the US digital audience market flags up micro-blogging technology Twitter as being the hottest of the toolkits in terms of growth, writes CNET. Rising almost 350% in the last period, Twitter is a great tool for delivering simple Full story...

22/10/2008

Web ad rates drop over 25%

Challenges in the wider economy spilled onto the web, pushing ad rates in the US down 27% according to PubMatic. Their AdPrice Index tracked a big slump in Q3 2008, with prices down 21% from Q2 and 27% from Q1. Full story...

23/10/2008

Amazon posts 48% profit rise but remains cautious

Third quarter profits at Amazon were up 48% with revenues climbing 31%, writes The Financial Times. Net income was $118m, from $80m in 2007, while revenues reached $4.26bn from 3.26bn in 2007. International sales continued to grow and represented 46% of all Full story...

23/10/2008

Emerson Calegaretti

Vice-President and General Manager, MySpace BrazilOctober 2008 When we interviewed Emerson Calegaretti in Caracas on the eve of their launch in Venezuela, it was clear why Latin America is so compelling. Social media has been big in Latin America since YouTube opened Full story...

27/10/2008

Profits at Microsoft beat the forecasts

Profits at Microsoft reached $4.37bn during Q3 from $4.29bn in 2007, writes Netimperative. Turnover rose 9% during the same period to $15.06bn. However the firm has now warned that it is unlikely to meet Wall Street predictions during the next quarter due Full story...

27/10/2008

Mobile ads to go ‘mainstream’ by 2010 - IAB

Clients and agencies believe that mobile advertising will become a mainstay of UK marketing plans over the next two years, but there is a current disconnect between usage and understanding of the medium, according to new research by the IAB. The IAB’s Full story...

28/10/2008

Worldwide Active Internet Home Users, August 2008

Source: Nielsen/NetRatings Nielsen Online: http://www.nielsen-online.com Full story...

28/10/2008

Top 10 popular websites in the UK, September 2008

This list features the most popular websites based on UK Internet usage for September 2008, ranked by market share of visits across all Hitwise industries. Source: Hitwise Datacentre, September 2008, based on market share of visits Hitwise: http://www.hitwise.co.uk/datacenter Full story...

29/10/2008

Monthly top ten UK parent companies for August 2008

Source: Nielsen/NetRatings Home/Work Panel monthly statistics Nielsen Online: http://www.nielsen-online.com Full story...

30/10/2008

Over 14m UK internet users visited a blog during August

New research from comScore has found that 14.5m people in the UK visited at least one blog in August, writes Netimperative. The figure equates to 41% of the UK's total internet audience. The top individual blog for the month was Engadget.com (with Full story...

31/10/2008

A selection of leading individual blogs ranked by total UK unique visitors (000)*

Age 15+ - Home & Work Locations, August 2008 * Excludes traffic from public computers such as Internet cafes or access from mobile phones or PDAs Source: comScore comScore: http://www.comscore.com Full story...

31/10/2008

Key Note survey forecasts strong growth for online advertising

A new study from Key Note predicts that online adspend will continue to show strong growth through the rest of 2008 and into 2012, writes Brand Republic. The firm expects online to grow 31.4% in the UK over the course of this Full story...

31/10/2008

Digital Intelligence October 2008

Tough markets trigger creative thinking, which means a wave of rebuilds on the way for failing brand sites, weak online media and under performing e-retailers. Collating this month's stories for Digital Intelligence, we're seeing the innovation start. For those getting it Full story...

31/10/2008

Stats from October 2008

Here are the latest stats and figures from the past month. Monthly internet usage statistics for the UK, September 2008 Source: Nielsen/NetRatings Home/Work Panel monthly statistics Nielsen Online: http://www.nielsen-online.com Full story...

31/10/2008

WARC: UK online adspend to remain strong

A new study from the World Advertising Research Centre (WARC) remains confident that the UK online advertising market will remain strong in the face of the global economic slow-down. The firm predicts that internet advertising will grow 17.6% during 2008 and 12% Full story...

01/09/2008

Nokia set to launch Comes With Music

Nokia is close to launching its Comes With Music subscription service, with Carphone Warehouse already taking pre-orders for phones with the platform pre-loaded, writes Telecoms.com. The service was first mooted at the end of 2007 and will launch in the UK on Full story...

02/09/2008

Google launches new browser

Google celebrated its ten year anniversary this month with the beta launch of a new browser in 100 countries, writes Brand Republic. Google Chrome will be competing with Microsoft's dominant Internet Explorer (which claims 72% of installed browsers) and Firefox (with 20% Full story...

02/09/2008

Amazon moves into video-on-demand

Online retailer Amazon US has launched its new Amazon Video On Demand service, writes The Financial Times. The service replaces its digital download service Amazon Unbox which launched in 2006. The new service focuses on paid-for instant streaming of advertising-free films and Full story...

04/09/2008

BBC iPlayer comes to Nokia

The BBC has announced that it is about to launch a version of its iPlayer service for Nokia N96 mobile phones. This will be the first mobile version of the service which will allow users to download and not just stream programmes, Full story...

08/09/2008

Yahoo! re-launches ad network

Yahoo! has re-launched its online advertising network, and now claims to be able to reach 80% of web users in the UK and Ireland, writes The Guardian. The renamed Yahoo! Network now provides access to a combined audience of over 29m unique Full story...

08/09/2008

3 offers unlimited mobile email for small firms

Mobile network operator 3 has launched a new service for small firms, giving them free unlimited email. 3 Business, the new small business division of 3 (www.three.co.uk), now lets small businesses to send and receive work email, as well as web-based email Full story...

12/09/2008

User generated content to generate mobile revenues of $7bn

New research from Juniper Research has predicts that total revenues from mobile user generated content (UGC) will reach over $7.3bn (£4.1bn) in 2013 from $1.1bn (£617.5m) in 2008, writes Telecoms.com. Social networking will become the leading mobile UGC revenue generator (ahead of Full story...

16/09/2008

Affluent users spend more time online

A new study by Ipsos Mendelsohn in the US has found that the average number of hours spent online increases with income, writes eMarketer. The study surveyed affluent heads of household and found that users in the highest earning tier (above $250,000) Full story...

16/09/2008

78% of UK web users viewed online videos in June 2008

New figures from comScore Video Metrix show that over 27.4m UK internet users (or 78% of the UK's internet population) watched 3.2bn videos during June, writes Netimperative. The average British online viewer saw 117.7 videos during the month - the highest figure Full story...

17/09/2008

Mariate Arnal

MSN MexicoSeptember 2008 Eight years ago Mariate left the world of management consultancy and joined the team of just over a dozen people at MSN in Mexico City. She has played an instrumental role in helping to expand the role of commercial Full story...

24/09/2008

Google debuts mobile platform with T-Mobile

Google is to launch its much-anticipated mobile operating system ‘Andriod’ on T-Mobile’s upcoming G1 handset. The handset, set to launch on 22 October, will use the open source Android platform. It will include a full-featured Web browser and support for Google services Full story...

24/09/2008

Sony Ericsson launches PlayNow plus

Sony Ericsson are launching their own version of an all you can eat mobile phone music download service, writes Telecoms.com. The new service, dubbed PlayNow plus, will go live in Q4 and will be based on the firm's current PlayNow music store. Full story...

24/09/2008

IAB expands into mobile arena

The IAB has officially widened its remit to serve the mobile advertising industry, partnering with the ‘Big 5’ UK mobile network operators in the process. As of September 2008, the five UK networks - 3, O2, Orange, T-Mobile and Vodafone UK have Full story...

24/09/2008

MySpace Music service goes live

MySpace has launched its new MySpace Music service with content from Sony BMG, EMI, Warner and Universal, writes Brand Republic. The service allows users to listen to free streamed content, buy MP3s and create music playlists. Users can search for music by Full story...

25/09/2008

Mobile phone networks overtake Wi-Fi on the move

Mobile phone networks are now more a more popular to access the Internet on the move than Wi-Fi, according to new research. Point Topic’s recent survey of mobile broadband users shows that the UK mobile phone companies have managed to grow their Full story...

25/09/2008

Internet access speeds: Brazil

Types of connection with their respective use and percentage reach Full story...

26/09/2008

Digital Intelligence September 2008

With financial markets in turmoil and marketing budgets tightening we're going against the trend by forecasting relatively strong times for online marketing. When marketing budgets need proof, marketers will stick with the internet. Partly it's the accountability of knowing you only Full story...

30/09/2008

Stats from September 2008

Here are the latest stats and figures from the past month. Monthly internet usage statistics for Germany, August 2008 Source: Nielsen/NetRatings Home/Work Panel monthly statistics Nielsen Online: http://www.nielsen-online.com Monthly top ten German parent companies for August 2008 Source: Nielsen/NetRatings Home/Work Panel monthly Full story...

30/09/2008

Brits head online to weather credit crunch

New research from Hitwise has tracked how the behaviour of British internet users has changed since the onset of the credit crunch, writes Netimperative. Firstly consumers are heading online to save money: traffic to price comparison websites was up 20% year-on-year in Full story...

30/09/2008

Online ads more effective on branded websites

Online ads on branded sites consistently perform above those on other sites, writes Netimperative. Research from the US-based Online Publishers Association (OPA) has found that sponsorships on branded content sites perform 36% above those on portals and 42% above Dynamic Logic's MarketNorms Full story...

01/08/2008

Mobile purchases for digital goods set to soar - research

A new analysis of the global mobile payments opportunity forecasts that 2.1bn mobile subscribers will "pay by mobile" for digital goods downloaded to their mobile phones by 2013. Juniper Research defines digital goods as music (ringtones and full tracks), tickets, TV, user-generated Full story...

06/08/2008

Vodafone debuts mobile music store

Vodafone UK has launched "Vodafone Music" a new mobile music store. The service lets customers preview songs for free or download tracks straight to their mobile and immediately play them through the music player on their phone. Singles and albums cost on Full story...

07/08/2008

US online adspend to overtake newspaper advertising by 2011

According to the annual media sector study from Veronis Suhler Stevenson (VSS) online advertising will surpass newspaper adspend by 2011, writes The Financial Times. VSS expect online to grow over 21% per year to reach $62bn (£30.63bn) in 2011 against a predicted Full story...

08/08/2008

"Extreme Gamers" play games for 45 hours per week

A new study from NPD Group has found that Extreme Gamers play games for an average 45 hours per week and have bought 24 titles in the past three months. The "Games Segmentation 2008" report identified 7 gamer segments based on usage, Full story...

11/08/2008

Global mobile adspend to reach $2.4bn in 2009

The latest Wireless Trends Outlook from Strategy Analytics predicts that global mobile adspend will reach $2.4bn in 2009 up from $1bn this year, writes Cellular-news. The firm predicts that the increased use of Adobe's Flash and the launch of Nokia's "Comes with Full story...

12/08/2008

Mobile advertising spending: worldwide

Spend is predicted to increase to $2.4 billion in 2009, 2008-2009 Full story...

12/08/2008

88% of UK searches looking for branded terms

New research from Hitwise shows that UK internet users are moving away from generic search terms such as "cheap flights" in favour of brand names and terms. In May 2008, 88% of UK searches for the 2,000 most popular search terms were Full story...

14/08/2008

Online adspend now greater than mainstream TV

The summer report from the UK government's Ofcom group revealed a stark picture of a nation migrating into the digital networked society. The latest figures show that online adspend in the UK overtook spending across the mainstream analogue channels. According to Ofcom, Full story...

14/08/2008

Media multi-tasking: now the norm

The summer report from Ofcom report has quantified the emergence of high levels of multi-tasking between the TV and other channels and how they have become the norm. TV attention is now clearly divided as many consumers switch on their mobiles and Full story...

14/08/2008

Social media: growth continues

This summer's news from MySpace confirmed there's no slowdown in sight to the growing desire for people to build their own web pages and footprints online, writes MarketingVOX. While Facebook offers the simple 'plug-and-play' approach to templates, the more advanced interface of Full story...

15/08/2008

Brits using mobile Web to find high street bargains

Retailers need to be ready to face a new breed of savvy consumers, according to new research into the way people use broadband-enabled mobile devices to access the web while they are out and about. The research, which was carried out among Full story...

18/08/2008

Online spending in UK rises 11.3% in July

The latest e-retail sales index from IMRG and Capgemini shows that online retail grew 11.3% in July from the previous month, writes vnunet.com. Total online sales for the month reached £4.8bn, equivalent to £79/person in the UK, as consumers avoided the rain Full story...

20/08/2008

Guardian.co.uk holds on to top spot

The latest figures from the Audit Bureau of Circulations Electronic (ABCe) show that traffic to the Guardian.co.uk website grew 28% year-on-year in July to reach a record 20,622,063 unique users (up 1% on June 2008). Other sites also had record months: traffic Full story...

21/08/2008

Ben Saunders

Polar explorer, Motivational speakerAugust 2008 Ben Saunders is a record-breaking polar explorer and by his own admission an "extreme blogger". From the North Pole he wrote to millions using his blog, a PDA, a matchstick and a satellite phone. While becoming the Full story...

25/08/2008

Two-thirds of British homes online

Nearly 16.5m UK households are now connected to the internet according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), reports the BBC. The figure represents a year-on-year increase of 1.2m homes and represents almost two-thirds of all UK households. Full story...

26/08/2008

BBC adds series stacking to iPlayer

The BBC is to expand the selection of episodes available to watch through its iPlayer service with the implementing of series staking in September, writes Brand Republic. Individual episodes of TV programmes will no longer be removed after seven days but will Full story...

26/08/2008

Global mobile phone sales up 12% in Q2 2008

Worldwide mobile phone sales grew 11.8% during Q2 to reach 305m units according to new figures from Gartner. Sales of mobile phones in Western Europe reached close to 42m units during the quarter, up 16% from the previous quarter. However, quarterly year-on-year Full story...

27/08/2008

Russia has Europe's fastest growing online population

New research from conScore shows that Russia has the fastest growing internet population in Europe, writes Netimperative. Year-on-year Russia's online audience grew 27% to reach 17.m people in June this year, followed by France (up 21% to 31.5m), Spain (up 15% to Full story...

28/08/2008

Digital Intelligence August 2008

In this summer's edition we track why rain on the high street accelerated the growth of online retail, how China emerged as the country with the largest internet population, Russia as Europe's fastest growing digital nation, and the BBC iPlayer continued Full story...

30/08/2008

Stats from August 2008

Here are the latest stats and figures from the past month. Monthly internet usage statistics for France, March 2008 Source: Nielsen/NetRatings Home/Work Panel monthly statistics Nielsen Online: http://www.nielsen-online.com Monthly top ten French parent companies for March 2008 Source: Nielsen/NetRatings Home/Work Panel monthly Full story...

30/08/2008

Adobe working with search engines to make Flash files searchable

Flash media files (SWF files) will now be searchable according to a new announcement from Adobe writes IT Week. The firm is working with Google and Yahoo! so they can incorporate Flash Player code into their search algorithms. This will mean that Full story...

01/07/2008

Global online adspend on course to take 10% during 2008

A new forecast from ZenithOptimedia predicts that online advertising is on course to take 10% of all global adspend during 2008, writes ClickZ. The firm has revised its last forecast from March to take into account the current economic problems. ZenithOptimedia now Full story...

01/07/2008

Mobile payments set for $300bn within five years

The latest mobile sector study from Juniper Research predicts that total payments made by mobile phones will be worth over $300bn by 2013, writes Telecoms.com. 40% of such sales are expected to come from mobile ticket purchases for transport, sport and entertainment Full story...

01/07/2008

Online radio attracts 9.4m listeners

New research from radio audience measurement body Rajar has found that 9.4m people are now using online radio services on a weekly basis, writes Brand Republic. In total 14.5m people listened to online radio services during April and May, up 2.5m from Full story...

02/07/2008

Mobile internet reaches its critical mass say Nielsen Mobile

New figures from Nielsen show that 15.6% of mobile phone users in the US (40m people), 12.9% of users in the UK and 11.9% of users in Italy are now using mobile internet services, writes BBC News. According to the firm a Full story...

10/07/2008

Mobile internet use penetration: Worldwide

US has highest internet penetration across 16 measured countries, Q1 2008 Full story...

10/07/2008

Yahoo! opens up in radical strategy leap

We're really interested in the latest developments at Yahoo. The decision to open up its search technology to let users create their own engines feels like a classic long tail strategy and one that could step-change the firm's search volumes. The Build Full story...

11/07/2008

Online remains on top as UK marketing budgets cut

The IPA's latest Bellwether report has found that online remained the only marketing sector not to experience budget cuts during Q2 writes Brand Republic. Growth in online marketing slowed to 6% over the previous quarter. In total 19% of firms surveyed increased Full story...

14/07/2008

1/4 of the world now connected

Latest research from IDC confirmed that almost a quarter of the world's population (1.4bn) were now connected to the internet, using it on a regular basis. This is another threshold in the progress towards a Digital Networked Society and the IDC are Full story...

14/07/2008

1m 3G iPhones sold in first weekend

Apple has announced that it sold 1m of its new 3G iPhone during the first weekend they were on sale, writes The Financial Times. The firm also revealed that users downloaded over 10m application from the App Store in the three days Full story...

15/07/2008

Microsoft to stream Netflix movies on Xbox 360

Microsoft is expanding its available catalogue of video downloads with the addition of 10,000 films and TV episodes from the Netflix library, writes ENN. The service will launch in the Autumn and will be free to users who have accounts with both Full story...

15/07/2008

Coming to a PSP near you

Sony and Sky are teaming up to launch a video-on-demand service dubbed Go!View for Sony's portable PSP device, writes Netimperative. PSP owners will have access to films, TV Shows and sport from a range of media suppliers including the BBC, Disney, ABC Full story...

15/07/2008

UK online shopping up 38% on 2007

Internet retail in the UK was up 38% in the first half of 2008 as consumers headed online to go shopping, writes The Guardian. According to the IMRG-Capgemini online sales index £26.5bn was spent online during the period, equivalent to 17p in Full story...

18/07/2008

Top 5 social networking websites ranked by market share of US internet visits

Note: Data is based on a custom category of 57 of the leading social networking websites ranked by market share of U.S. visits, which is the percentage of online traffic to the domain or category, from the Hitwise sample of 10 Full story...

22/07/2008

Apple beats quarterly predictions with record Mac sales

Higher Mac and iPod shipments have contributed to Apple posting higher-than-expected quarterly results, writes Silicon.com. The firm reported revenues of $7.46bn and net profits of $1.19 for its third fiscal quarter, ending 28 June. Mac sales rose 41% with 2.5m units shipped Full story...

22/07/2008

ISPs agree to tackle online piracy with music industry

The UK's six biggest ISPs have signed a memorandum of understanding with music industry body the BPI and the Motion Pictures Association of America, writes The Financial Times. The deal was brokered by the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform (BERR) Full story...

23/07/2008

Facebook takes 45% of all UK social networking traffic

New figures from Hitwise show that traffic to Facebook in the UK has grown 188% in the last year, writes Brand Republic. The site accounted for 45.29% of all UK social networking traffic in June, 80% more than its closest rival. The Full story...

23/07/2008

Top 10 social networking sites in the UK, June 2008

Source: Hitwise Hitwise: http://www.hitwise.co.uk Full story...

23/07/2008

Microsoft in search and ad deal with Facebook

Microsoft has agreed a new deal with Facebook under which it will integrate its Live Search product and serve paid search ads on the social networking site writes The Financial Times. According to sources close to Facebook, the firm is aiming for Full story...

24/07/2008

Active Home Internet Users by Country, May 2008

Source: Nielsen/NetRatings Nielsen Online: http://www.nielsen-online.com Full story...

28/07/2008

57% of Brits now spending over 6 hours per week online

New research from BT shows that 57% of all internet users now spend over 6 hours per week online, compared with 14% in 1998. writes Netimperative. In addition, 7% of users now go online for over 30 hours per week. Brits are Full story...

28/07/2008

China now the world's leading internet nation

China has overtaken the US to become the world's biggest online market, writes the BBC. New figures from the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) show that over 253m Chinese now go online, eclipsing for the first time the 223m people using Full story...

28/07/2008

Monthly top ten UK parent companies for June 2008

Source: Nielsen/NetRatings Home/Work Panel monthly statistics Nielsen Online: http://www.nielsen-online.com Full story...

29/07/2008

Top 10 popular websites in the UK, June 2008

Note: This list features the most popular websites based on UK Internet usage for June 2008, ranked by market share of visits across all Hitwise industries. Source: Hitwise Datacentre, June 2008, based on market share of visits Hitwise: http://www.hitwise.co.uk/datacenter Full story...

29/07/2008

Digital Intelligence July 2008

While marketing budgets across the board are feeling the pinch the IPA's latest data shows that online remains the only sector experiencing positive growth. In addition, revised forecasts from ZenithOptimedia now expect online to take 10% of this year's global advertising Full story...

30/07/2008

Stats from July 2008

Here are the latest stats and figures from the past month. Monthly internet usage statistics for the UK, June 2008 Source: Nielsen/NetRatings Home/Work Panel monthly statistics Nielsen Online: http://www.nielsen-online.com Full story...

30/07/2008

European online adspend up 40%

The latest IAB Europe / PwC figures show that online adspend in Europe grew 40% during 2007 to reach €11.2bn (£8.9bn) - from €7.2bn (£5.7bn), writes ClickZ. If current trends continue, European online adspend will overtake the US market by 2010. Between Full story...

03/06/2008

Online shopping continues to grow in UK

A new consumer study by Verdict Research has found that online retail spending grew 35% in the UK during 2007 to reach £14.7bn, writes Netimperative. Verdict expect the trend to continue as consumers become used to making make more frequent and more Full story...

04/06/2008

BBC One to go live online

The BBC is to broadcast its flagship channel BBC One online as a live video stream, writes Brand Republic. This is the first time that the corporation has broadcast one of its original analogue channels via the internet. The BBC announced the Full story...

05/06/2008

Q1 ad revenues up 24% in US

New figures from IDC show that online ad revenues in the US rose 24% year-on-year in Q1 to reach $7.1bn (£3.6bn), writes ClickZ. IDC predict that quarterly online ad revenues will continue to grow between 15% and 20% during each quarter of Full story...

10/06/2008

Online adspend breaks £3bn barrier in UK

Total online adspend surpassed £3bn for the first time during 2007 according to new figures from the Advertising Association and WARC, writes The Guardian. Online now represents 16% of the total UK advertising market. Online grew 39.5% year-on-year to remain the UK's Full story...

10/06/2008

Free mobile broadband 'inevitable'

Mobile broadband is now cheaper than ever and ‘free’ mobile broadband could be offered as early as 2009 according to broadband comparison site Top 10 Broadband. "With competition reaching its zenith in the mobile broadband market, it is only a matter of Full story...

12/06/2008

Mobile ads appeal to young consumers

Mobile advertising is nearly ten times more effective on 16-24 year-olds than alternative forms of advertising, writes Telecoms.com. The findings were revealed in new research commissioned by mobile ad firm JumpTap. 9% of 16-14 year-olds said that they would probably purchase a Full story...

12/06/2008

Online taking over 50% of UK marketing budgets

New research from Clash-Media has found that over half of an average marketer's budget is now dedicated to online marketing, writes Netimperative. The research shows that over 70% of firms use search engine optimisation, paid search and e-mail marketing. The use of Full story...

13/06/2008

UK online on course to overtake TV during 2008

Enders Analysis predicts that internet advertising will overtake TV as the UK's biggest ad platform during 2008, writes Broadcast. The firm forecasts that online adspend will grow 26.4% to reach £3.56bn against TV which is expected to fall 2.5% to £3.39bn. The Full story...

18/06/2008

Yahoo! partners with Google to avoid shotgun wedding to Microsoft

The long-running acquisition talks between Yahoo! and Microsoft have finally come to an end following Yahoo's decision to work with Google, writes The Telegraph. The deal builds on the firms' recent ad partnership and will see Yahoo! displaying Google ads next to Full story...

18/06/2008

Internet access speeds : Brazil

Types of connection with their respective use and percentage reach Full story...

19/06/2008

UK comes first in Western Europe for mobile advertising

65% of all mobile phone ad requests in Western Europe come from the UK, writes Netimperative. The research from AdMob show that it served 196,323,883 ad requests in the UK during May, equivalent to 65.1% of the total Western European figure. Spain Full story...

20/06/2008

Mobile advertising requests by country: Europe

65% of mobile phone ad requests in Western Europe come from the UK, June 2008 Full story...

20/06/2008

Facebook overtakes MySpace

Facebook has surpassed MySpace in terms of global unique users according to new data published by ComScore, writes Brand Republic. Facebook's user base grew 162% year-on-year from 47.2m to 123.9m in May 2008. MySpace grew 5% during the same period from 109.5m Full story...

23/06/2008

Interactive adspend on course for 15%

GroupM predict that global interactive marketing (including online, mobile and gaming) will take 15% of all adspend budgets by 2009, writes Brand Republic. GroupM expects interactive to continue to grow as traditional advertising media decline. According to the firm's study "Interaction: Addressable, Full story...

25/06/2008

Digital Intelligence June 2008

The figures are in for 2007, showing that online passed the £3bn threshold last year and now makes up 16% of the UK's ad market. In Europe online adspend grew 40% during the year and is on course to overtake the Full story...

30/06/2008

Vodafone launches music community on MySpace

Mobile network operator Vodafone has launched a service that lets users share photos and videos of music events on MySpace. The "Vodafone Music Reporter" interactive profile, hosted on MySpace, builds on the 2007 launch of MySpace on Vodafone mobile internet. Vodafone will Full story...

30/06/2008

Almost half of all Brits will use social networks by 2012

A new report from Datamonitor estimates that nearly half the UK will be using social network sites by 2012, writes The Telegraph. The UK already has the highest levels of membership in Europe, with 9.6m Brits members of sites such as Facebook Full story...

01/05/2008

Digital radio audiences crosses 30% threshold

Here in the UK, the latest radio listenership figures (Rajar Q1 2008) give an upbeat tempo for the radio industry with listening up one percentage point in a year. 45m adults tune into the radio each week and 31% now use digital Full story...

01/05/2008

TV ads more effective in conjunction with online

A new joint study from the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) and Thinkbox has found that consumers who see an advert both online and on television are more likely to purchase products than those who have only seen an ad on one of Full story...

07/05/2008

MySpace opens up... Facebook follows suite

MySpace is to allow its users to share their public profiles and data directly on other sites, writes ENN. Yahoo!, eBay, Photobucket and Twitter have already signed up to the so-called data availability initiative. Users will be able to have single updates Full story...

09/05/2008

Americans spend the most time online

Americans spend more time on the internet than anyone else according to new data from Nielsen Online, writes The Telegraph. The average American spends nearly 28 hours/month online, way ahead of France and Spain on 20 and 18 hours respectively. The study Full story...

09/05/2008

Mobile Web 2.0 services to generate $22.4bn by 2013

A study from Juniper Research predicts that global Mobile Web 2.0 services (including social networking, user generated content (UGC), mobile search and mobile instant messaging) will be worth $22.4bn (£11.39bn) by 2013, from $5.5bn (£2.8bn) in 2008, writes Telecoms.com. Social networking and Full story...

15/05/2008

CBS buys CNET for $1.8bn

CBS is buying CNET Networks for $1.8bn (£0.91bn), writes Netimperative. The deal will propel CBS into the top 10 list of US websites with 54m unique monthly users and roughly global 200m users. CNET owns a stable of websites including ZDNet, GameSpot.com Full story...

16/05/2008

Yahoo! partners with WPP in ad deal

Yahoo! has signed an ad partnership deal with WPP which lets the latter firm buy ads on Yahoo!'s online ad exchange, writes Brand Republic. Under the initial deal WPP-owned GroupM and 24/7 Real Media will develop a proprietary media trading platform which Full story...

16/05/2008

Vodafone shops for mobile social network service

Vodafone has bought social networking and online management service ZYB for £25m. The service is targeted at mobile users and allows users to back-up and share their contact and calendar data. The service also allows PC-mobile communication using SMS, pictures and IM. Full story...

19/05/2008

BBC iPlayer up 27% during April

1.4m people used the BBC's iPlayer on average each week during April as traffic rose 27%, writes Brand Republic. Traffic has nearly doubled from January's weekly average of 750,000. Driven by "Doctor Who" and "The Apprentice" total monthly requests for April came Full story...

20/05/2008

Google opens AdSense to third party ad serving and tracking

Google has opened up its AdSense content network in the US to allow advertisers to serve and track ads using approved third-party providers, writes Netimperative. Previously advertisers had to use Google's own technology for managing ads through AdSense as Google did not Full story...

20/05/2008

New portal offers ad-funded mobile games

123play.com has launched offering over 40 mobile phone games for free in exchange for receiving mobile ad messages, writes Netimperative. The website has partnered with a number of games firms including THQ Wireless, RealArcade and Vivendi Games Mobile. Users are presented with Full story...

21/05/2008

44% of mobile Brits on social networks

Nielsen Mobile has found that 44% of UK mobile phone subscribers are members of online social networks, writes Netimperative. 25% of this group now also use their mobiles for social-networking activities. Facebook comes top of mobile social networking sites, with visits from Full story...

21/05/2008

Top 10 mobile social networking activities: UK

55% of Brits send messages or emails when social networking on mobiles, Q1 2008 Full story...

21/05/2008

Top 10 social networks on mobile phones: UK

Facebook is the most popular social network on mobile, Q1 2008 Full story...

21/05/2008

Microsoft launches mobile display ads

Microsoft has now enabled advertisers to run banner ads on Windows Live Messenger and Windows Live Hotmail, writes Netimperative. The firm has launched the ads in the US, France, Spain and the UK. Microsoft also intends to roll-out keyword advertising on Live Full story...

21/05/2008

US online ad revenues reach $21.2bn during 2007

The latest IAB US / PwC online adspend report puts total online ad revenues for 2007 at $21.2bn (£10.78bn) - up 26% on 2006's record figure, writes eMarketer. Q4 2007 revenues reached $5.9bn (£3bn) - the highest ever quarterly figure and a Full story...

23/05/2008

Ireland: offline sales influenced by online ads

The latest "State of the Net" report by AMAS suggests that Irish consumers are highly influenced by online ads, writes ENN. According to the study 67-87% of visitors to 18 sites tracked went online to research offline purchases. AMAS also said that Full story...

23/05/2008

Digital Intelligence May 2008

The latest US online adspend data shows continued strong growth as brands continue to move budgets online. New research is also continuing to identify online's specific strengths and role in cross-media campaigns. Days away from the launch of Apple's new model Full story...

30/05/2008

Peter Ashman

Publishing Director, British Medical JournalMarch 2008 Peter Ashman leads the strategic, commercial and operational development of BMJ Journals and has business responsibility for the Group’s flagship journal, the weekly British Medical Journal (BMJ). He was previously from Nature Publishing Group, where he Full story...

01/04/2008

TradeDoubler launches contextual advertising service

TradeDoubler has launched td AdMatch a new contextual ad service, writes Netimperative. td AdMatch works by scanning web pages for content and then contextually matching relevant ads using automated and manually specified keywords. The service supports text, image and display advertising and Full story...

02/04/2008

Online close to 10% of global adspend

ZenithOptimedia has upgraded its predictions for online adspend's share of the total global ad market for 2008 from 9.4% (from its December forecast) to 9.7%, writes Netimperative. Online is expected to show strong growth despite a slowdown in US and Western European Full story...

02/04/2008

Top websites: Hitwise chart toppers in 50 categories (UK)

The Hitwise UK Annual Online Performance Awards serve up a list of best in class category winners for website traffic throughout 2007. Published this month, the Hitwise team collate data and compare across a large number of services in the same category. Full story...

02/04/2008

MySpace set to provide legal music downloads

MySpace is close to signing a deal with Sony BMG and Warner Music to offer legal music downloads, writes The New York Post. The firm is also close to coming to an agreement with Universal Music. The joint venture is expected to Full story...

03/04/2008

Top UK searches: 2007 retrospective from Hitwise

Latest data from Hitwise looks back on 2007 and firms up the most searched for terms on the web among UK audiences. Ranked in order: 1 ebay, 2 bebo, 3 youtube, 4 facebook, 5 myspace, 6 argos (the UK retailer), 7 amazon, Full story...

03/04/2008

UK online adspend grew 38% during 2007

Online adspend in the UK grew 38% last year to reach £2.813bn - an annual increase of £797m. The figures, from the latest PricewaterhouseCoopers/IAB study, saw online spend break £750m in a single quarter. Search advertising grew £345m to reach £1.6bn (57.6% Full story...

07/04/2008

Behavioural advertising gets a narrow thumbs up from consumers

Latest findings from Harris Interactive suggest that if privacy safeguards are in place, most consumers are okay with the ideas and models behind behavioural advertising targeting. With 15% of UK display inventory probably served through behavioural tools today, there's a lot riding Full story...

10/04/2008

Revenues for British digital publishers up 52%

UK digital publishers saw a total year-on-year increase in digital revenues of 52% according to the Association of Online Publishers' (AOP) sixth annual census. Online advertising revenues were also up 33% while content revenues grew 68%. According to the census AOP members Full story...

10/04/2008

BBC iPlayer to launch on Nintendo Wii

The BBC is to make its iPlayer catch-up service available through the Nintendo Wii, writes Brand Republic. This will bring the iPlayer directly to the televisions of the UK's 2.4m Wii owners. iPlayer usage has grown 25% each month during its first-quarter Full story...

11/04/2008

Mobile phone use : Brazil

Growth in the number of active devices in Brazil Full story...

13/04/2008

Online retail on course for £45.5bn by 2012

New research from Verdict Research predicts that the British online retail sector will grow by over £20bn in the coming four years to reach £44.5bn or 13.6% of all retail, writes Brand Republic. The research forecasts that online retail will grow 32% Full story...

14/04/2008

Advertising budgets tighten as economic confidence falters

The following story in the FT isn't unexpected, but it does have some uncomfortable implications for classic media and dotcoms alike. The Bellwether survey has been a pretty solid predictor of offline advertising trends in the past and the advertising budget are Full story...

14/04/2008

Online retail on course for £45.5bn by 2012

New research from Verdict Research predicts that the British online retail sector will grow by over £20bn in the coming four years to reach £44.5bn or 13.6% of all retail, writes Brand Republic. The research forecasts that online retail will grow 32% Full story...

16/04/2008

Mobile banking set to take off

Juniper Research's latest study claims that mobile banking is set for a major surge in popularity, writes ENN. The study predicts that by 2011, 816m customers will bank via their mobile phones - a tenfold increase on the figure for 2007. The Full story...

16/04/2008

Mobile banking set to take off

Juniper Research's latest study claims that mobile banking is set for a major surge in popularity, writes ENN. The study predicts that by 2011, 816m customers will bank via their mobile phones - a tenfold increase on the figure for 2007. The Full story...

17/04/2008

AOL buys Sphere Source

AOL has bought contextual content service provider Sphere Source for $25m (£12.7m), writes Netimperative. Prior to the purchase AOL had partnered with Sphere to offer its widget technology on AOL News and myAOL. AOL intends to use Sphere to widen the content Full story...

18/04/2008

Revenues at Google up 42% year-on-year

Google has smashed analysts' expectations, with Q1 revenues of $5.19bn (£2.6bn), writes Brand Republic. The figures represent a year-on-year rise of 42% and an increase of 7% from the last quarter of 2007. Earnings rose 31% to reach $1.31bn (£656m). Google-owned sites Full story...

19/04/2008

Yahoo! beats expectations with Q1 revenues of $1.35bn

Yahoo! has posted Q1 revenues of $1.35bn (£681m), beating analyst expectations, writes the Financial Times. Income reached $542.2m (£271.5m) in total against $142.4m (£72m) in Q1 2007. However profits were boosted by a one-off gain of $401m (£202m) from the IPO of Full story...

23/04/2008

Digital Intelligence April 2008

As the e-retail economy forges ahead, this month's summary of new research reports upbeat figures for the US and UK, along with a similar lifts in online advertising in spite of the wider concerns about the ad market. Opinion polls suggest Full story...

28/04/2008

MSN mobile offers location-based services

Microsoft plans to extend its contract with the UK company, Mobile Commerce, to continue providing RoundTown, MSN’s branded mobile location-based service. RoundTown is a mobile search service which allows users of any internet-enabled mobile phone to access a comprehensive range of location Full story...

29/04/2008

Mobile advertisers adopt rich media formats

Mobile advertising using TV, video, user-generated content, games & music formats are forecast to reach $2.79bn by 2012, according to a new report. The report, from Media Analyst Screen Digest, is entitled 'Mobile media advertising opportunities: The market for advertising on TV, Full story...

29/04/2008

Microsoft looks at ad yield management specialist Rapt

The announcement in March that Microsoft was interested in advertising yield management specialist Rapt (reported by vnunet.com) was particularly interesting because of the effect Rapt has had on the pricing of online advertising in the US domestic market. The smart technology creates Full story...

14/03/2008

Microsoft looks at ad yield management specialist Rapt

The announcement in March that Microsoft was interested in advertising yield management specialist Rapt (reported by vnunet.com) was particularly interesting because of the effect Rapt has had on the pricing of online advertising in the US domestic market. The smart technology creates Full story...

15/03/2008

Mobile search market to reach $4.8bn by 2013

The latest estimate from Juniper Research expects annual revenues from mobile search to reach $4.8bn (£2.4bn) by 2013, writes ENN. 40% of mobile search advertising budgets will go to local search services. From ENN: http://www.enn.ie, 18/03/2008 Juniper Research: http://www.juniperresearch.com Full story...

18/03/2008

Top ten video sites in the UK, February 2008

Source: Hitwise Hitwise: http://www.hitwise.com Full story...

21/03/2008

UK internet traffic to the top 25 online video websites

Source: Hitwise Hitwise: http://www.hitwise.com Full story...

23/03/2008

Yahoo! joins OpenSocial initiative

Yahoo! has joined forces with Google, MySpace, Bebo and others in the OpenSocial initiative, writes The Guardian. The initiative was formed last November in order to make it easier for developers to create applications which will automatically work across numerous websites. The Full story...

26/03/2008

Brits head online to watch videos

UK traffic to online video sites grew 178% year-on-year from February 2007 to 2008 reports Hitwise. According to the firm the top 25 video websites accounted for 2.22% of all UK internet visits - equal to one in every 45 visits that Full story...

26/03/2008

UK online adspend set for £5bn by 2012

Online adspend in the UK is set to reach £3.4bn this year, up 27% from 2007 according to new findings from eMarketer, writes Brand Republic. Double-digit growth will continue for the next three years with online advertising expected to exceed £5bn by Full story...

28/03/2008

Digital Intelligence March 2008

The outlook for digital advertising growth remains strong with new research putting online at 10% of all adspend in the US, and here the UK market topping £5bn by 2012 - that's on top of our own forecasts that now put Full story...

31/03/2008

Online set for 10% of all US advertising

Further projections from eMarketer estimate that US advertisers will spend $25.8bn (£12.9bn) online during 2008 - down from their previous forecast of $27.5bn (£13.77bn) made last October. However eMarketer predict that online is still on course to grow 23% from last year Full story...

31/03/2008

3 launches ad funded music videos

Mobile network operator 3 UK has launched an ad supported, commercial mobile music video service in conjunction with record label Sony BMG. The service, powered by Rhythm NewMedia, is available to all 3 UK customers and is accessed through 3’s music homepage. Full story...

31/03/2008

Google is UK's most popular site of 2007

Google has come top of a Nielsen Online study looking at the UK's most popular websites of 2007. Google search averaged 25.1m British users/month, followed by MSN / Windows Live Messenger (14.7m) and eBay (14.5m). Beat That Quote was the UK's fastest Full story...

03/02/2008

Digital Thought Leaders Discussion: Martin Oxley & Danny Meadows-Klue

February 2008 When it comes to helping businesses accelerate, the web is one of the most powerful of tools. In this discussion, Martin Oxley, CEO of the British Polish Chamber of Commerce, talks with Danny Meadows-Klue about how firms can harness online Full story...

20/02/2008

Mobile calls set to overtake fixed line usage

The latest Telecoms Market Matrix report from Analysys predicts that UK calls made on mobile phones will overtake those made on fixed networks by the end of Q2 this year, writes Computer Weekly. Mobile calls across Western Europe are expected to overtake Full story...

20/02/2008

Over 60% of Brits now online

eMarketer's latest look at the UK market has found that nearly 37m people went online in an average month during 2007 - over 60% of the UK's population. eMarketer expects the number to keep rising and predicts that 70% of the population Full story...

20/02/2008

MySpaceTV introduces first pre and post-roll ads

MySpaceTV is using pre and post-roll ads for the first time in a music video shown on the site, writes Brand Republic. The ads will feature in the Mark Brown featuring Sarah Cracknell single "The Journey Continues". MySpace signed a deal with Full story...

20/02/2008

BBC iPlayer streams over 17m programmes during first seven weeks

t's been a busy month for the BBC's iPlayer service with traffic stats and new partnership deals being announced at every turn. The re-launch of the iPlayer on Christmas Day certainly seems to have certainly been successful with the corporation reporting 17m Full story...

21/02/2008

ABC combines print and online reporting

The Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC) has for the first time started to publish combined print circulation and website unique user figures in a single monthly report. The Multi-platform Monthly Report will cover circulations and unique user figures from the Daily Mail Full story...

21/02/2008

Sales of digital TV set-top boxes exceeds 100m units

The latest digital TV forecast from Strategy Analytics shows that global sales of digital set-top boxes surpassed 100m units for the first time during 2007, rising 12% to reach 102.4m units sold writes DTG News. IPTV's market share for the year grew Full story...

23/02/2008

January online sales up 75%

Online shoppers looking for bargains sent sales figures soaring in January, spending £4.5bn during the month - a 75% increase on the year before, writes BBC News. According to the IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index the equivalent of £74 for every person Full story...

23/02/2008

Google is now UK's strongest brand

According to the latest Superbrands study Google is now the UK's strongest brand, pushing ahead of Microsoft and the BBC, writes Brand Republic. Google is the only brand in the list which was formed after 1990 - in comparison the average top-50 Full story...

26/02/2008

Mobile music market to reach $17.5bn by 2012

Juniper Research predict that the global mobile music market will be worth $17.5bn by 2012, writes Netimperative. Subscription music services and full-track downloads will contribute to the rise as the ringtones market will shrink from 68% (in 2007) to 38%. Ringtone prices Full story...

27/02/2008

Digital music sales take off

New data from Point Topic shows that digital music sales now account for nearly 30% of the US market and 20% of the European market, writes VNUnet.com. Total revenues from digital sales grew 40% during 2007 to reach $2.9bn with revenues split Full story...

28/02/2008

Digital Intelligence February 2008

The acquisition frenzy continues this month with some of the world's biggest internet brands still in battle for taking over each other (and still finding time to buy more smaller internet companies along the way). The economies of scale mean a Full story...

29/02/2008

UK web users get older

New data from Nielsen Online has found that British web users are getting older, writes StrategyEye. In October 2007 the average age was 37.9, up from 35.7 at the same time the year before. During the same period the proportion of under Full story...

01/01/2008

Google to bring Print Ads to UK

Google is planning to launch its Print Ads service in the UK, writes The Sunday Times. The service launched last year in the US and lets advertisers bid on print inventory in the same way as Google AdWords. Google Print Ads now Full story...

01/01/2008

Radio facing 2% fall in revenues in US

Radio advertising could fall up to 2% this year as the local advertising sector slows, writes Mediaweek. Revenues could drop below $20bn for the first time since 2002 as the industry faces its eighth year of slow-to-no-growth. Radio is said to be Full story...

01/01/2008

Radiohead profit from In Rainbows experiment

Radiohead have made more money from digital sales of In Rainbows than from all their other EMI albums combined, writes StrategyEye. The band's contract with EMI included no provision for digital rights, leaving them with nothing from official online sales of their Full story...

03/01/2008

Netscape to be shelved

AOL is to discontinue its Netscape browser from the 1st of February, writes StrategyEye. The firm is to encourage users to switch to Firefox. Before the launch of Microsoft's Internet Explorer Netscape had over 90% of the browser market but has now Full story...

03/01/2008

Digital ad revenues to overtake TV by next year in UK

GroupM predicts that UK digital advertising revenues will eclipse TV ad revenues by next year, writes The Guardian. The firm expects online adspend to grow over 30% during the next year, reaching £3.4bn. TV advertising will grow less than 1% during the Full story...

03/01/2008

Digital music sales double

Music retailers are reporting a sudden leap in sales of online music here in the UK, and a 100% growth in sales in the week after Christmas (based on year on year comparisons) - reports The Financial Times. This is more than Full story...

04/01/2008

Sony brings Skype to PSP

Sony has confirmed that it is adding Skype VoIP functionality to its PlayStation Portable (PSP) gaming device, writes Telecoms.com. Sony are releasing a firmware update at the end of January for the PSP-2000 series which will allow users to make VoIP calls Full story...

08/01/2008

European Commission makes iTunes lower costs in UK

The European Commission has ruled that it is unlawful for Apple to charge more for iTunes downloads in the UK than in the rest of Europe. Costs for single downloads in the UK are 79p - nearly 10% higher than the continental Full story...

10/01/2008

T-Mobile gives free Wi-Fi to customers

Subscribers to T-Mobile's Web 'n' Walk 3G service are going to be offered free Wi-Fi access writes Netimperative. Users will be given free use of T-Mobile's network of 1200 UK Wi-Fi HotSpots (39,000 worldwide). Web 'n' Walk costs £12.50 per month in Full story...

11/01/2008

Blogging for news

The rise of blogs to the heights of official news sources was confirmed this month when a survey by Brodeur and MarketWire reported by Marketing Pilgrim showed 75% of journalists using blogs as a place for story ideas and research. 30% of Full story...

14/01/2008

Mobile marketing set to take off

The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) has released its inaugural Mobile Attitude and Usage Study covering five markets in Western Europe. The study polled 1,535 mobile users in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain and suggests that conditions are right for strong Full story...

15/01/2008

Telegraph to launch seven new online programmes

The Telegraph website is planning to launch seven new online TV-style programmes covering subjects such as food and drink, culture, technology, finance, motoring, fashion and travel, writes The Guardian. The new line-up includes "Right On" a weekly politics talk show featuring Ann Full story...

15/01/2008

Viewers watch 3.5m BBC programmes with iPlayer in two weeks

Online viewers watched 3.5m programmes using the BBC's iPlayer service in the first two weeks following its relaunch on Christmas Day, writes Brand Republic. The iPlayer site attracted over 1m visitors during the period with an average of 250,000 programmes being downloaded Full story...

16/01/2008

Mobile marketing set to take off

The Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) has released its inaugural Mobile Attitude and Usage Study covering five markets in Western Europe, writes Mobile Europe. The study polled 1,535 mobile users in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain and suggests that conditions are Full story...

16/01/2008

Chinese internet population passes 200m mark

China's online population grew 53% to reach 210m at the end of 2007 from 137m the year before, reports PC World. The figures, from the China Internet Network Information Centre, put China only 5m users away from becoming the world's largest internet Full story...

18/01/2008

Online sales grow 50% at Christmas

The latest IMRG Capgemini e-Retail Sales Index has found that Q4 online sales grew from £9.61bn in 2006 to £15.2bn in 2007, writes Netimperative. Online shopping peaked in the first week of December with sales up 9% year-on-year. Firms with both online Full story...

19/01/2008

Print publishing sector: ad revenues sliding for another decade

Another depressing report for the print publishing industry as the latest WARC figures point to an acceleration in the contraction of the newspaper ad industry. The World Advertising Research Centre - the group behind the official Advertising Association stats for the UK Full story...

21/01/2008

Web makes perfect match for online dating in the UK

Staggering to reflect on, but half of the UK's single population are now logging-on to dating sites. That's the latest finding from web dating specialists Parship who reckon almost eight million Brits tried online dating last year, an increase of around 50% Full story...

22/01/2008

Print publishing sector: ad revenues sliding for another decade

Another depressing report for the print publishing industry as the latest WARC figures point to an acceleration in the contraction of the newspaper ad industry. The World Advertising Research Centre - the group behind the official Advertising Association stats for the UK Full story...

22/01/2008

European telcos head for new markets

Broadband connections in Central and Eastern Europe rose 44% during 2007 and three of Europe's five biggest telcos are moving in to take advantage. Research from Screen Digest shows that France Telecom, Deutsche Telekom and Spain's Telefonica all now have stakes in Full story...

23/01/2008

Bob Cauthorn, President at CityTools

Is the newspaper industry stuck in the wrong advertising model?January 2008 Newspapers are still fishing for advertising in the wrong place. That’s the conclusion of newspaper veteran Bob Cauthorn in looking at how the advertising model has failed to adapt in spite Full story...

26/01/2008

Digital Intelligence January 2008

January saw a great start for the digital marketing, media and retail sectors. Consumer spending was even greater at Christmas than most e-retailers had forecast with a leap of around 50%, online advertising looks set to overtake television spend in the Full story...

31/01/2008

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