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Money talks: Google to charge for new Translate tools

Google has launched a paid version of the Google Translate API which will translate between more than 50 languages, and can be used in commercial products. In May, Google announced it was phasing out the Translate API, shutting it down completely by December this year. However, Google later reversed its decision, saying it would instead provide a paid-for version of the Translate API.


26/08/2011  |  Full story...

Top 10 global retail sites: Amazon accounts for 1 in 5 of all web visits

In terms of retailers, Amazon sites reached the largest global audience with more than 282 million visitors in June, or 20.4% of the worldwide Internet population, according to new research. The study, from comScore, found other top brands included eBay, which reached 16.2 percent of global Internet visitors, China’s Corporation (11.3 percent reach), Worldwide Sites (9.7 percent reach) and Japan’s Rakuten Inc. (4.2 percent reach).


22/08/2011  |  Full story...

Android ‘to be top global mobile ad OS by the end of 2011’

Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility this month will strengthen Android’s ambitions to lead the global ad market by the end of the year, according to new data. Mobile ad network InMobi has released its Mobile Insights Report: Global Edition, Quarter Ending July 2011. Part of an ongoing series to analyse quarterly data trends on InMobi’s network, the report projects that Android will be the top global mobile ad platform by the end of the year.


22/08/2011  |  Full story...

$150 ‘economy smartphones’ to drive mobile sales

Economy Smartphones, with a retail price of $150 or lower, will account for nearly one-third of shipments in five years, helping to drive shipments to 1 billion annually, according to new research. The report published by analyst firm Juniper Research forecasts that the number of global smartphone shipments will reach one billion per annum in 2016, up from 302 million in 2010. Smartphones – traditionally high-end handsets – will make-up the majority of shipments in five years’ time, as this type of device becomes available at lower price points.


25/07/2011  |  Full story...

The rise of ‘social TV’- 4 digital media trends for 2016

Social Participation TV (S P-TV) will drive interactive behaviour to generate $2.9bn globally by 2016, according to a new report looking into the converging worlds of mobile devices, social media and interactive TV platforms. Mobile and digital technology business Mobile Interactive Group (MIG) today released a major research white paper on the trends and opportunities in participation TV (P-TV) services in particular social channels across global markets.

21/07/2011  |  Full story...

Consumers want mobiles to connect to TVs and cars- survey

People are demanding more quality and connectivity from their mobile phones and other devices… and are ready to pay for it, according to new research. Amdocs, a provider of customer experience systems, has announced the results of a global study that provides unprecedented insights into consumer behavior and attitudes as we move into the connected world, particularly that consumers are prepared to pay a premium for increased connectivity and quality of service.


18/07/2011  |  Full story...

Facebook cost-per-click ads up 22%

Demand for Facebook's cost-per-click (CPC) ad format increased by 22 percent in the second quarter of 2011, according to new research.

The Global Digital Marketing Performance Report from performance marketing company, Efficient Frontier and its subsidiary, Context Optional, a social marketing management company, found that Facebook CPCs are expected to reach 80 percent growth in a year, by the end of 2011.


14/07/2011  |  Full story...

Digital ‘to account for 17% of global advertising this year’

Group M has forecast digital advertising to account for at least 17% of the total global market in 2011, up 1% from its December forecast. The firm also predicted that online spend is set to top $100bn in 2012 on 15%-16% annual growth. However, Group M has dropped its overall forecast for global advertising spend in 2011 from 5.8% to 4.8%, with digital expected to top $100bn next year.


12/07/2011  |  Full story...

World’s data ‘more than doubling every two years’

The world’s data is doubling every two years. The amount of data created in 2011 alone would be enough to fill 57.5 billion 32GB Apple iPads, which lined up would be the length of the Great Wall of China and twice its height, according to a new study.

The research, from EMC forms part of its annual Digital Universe study. Now in its fifth year, the IDC Digital Universe report entitled “Extracting Value from Chaos” has found that 1.8 zettabytes of digital data will be created by the end of 2011.


30/06/2011  |  Full story...

Top 13 countries for mobile news access: UK tops list

Brits are the biggest consumers of newspaper content vie their mobiles, according to new data. The findings, from comScore’s new Device Essentials reporting tool looking on digital traffic by device, found 7.4% of the UK’s newspaper website traffic came from mobiles, and 9.8% if tablets and other non-PC devices were included too.


27/06/2011  |  Full story...

Top 13 countries for tablet and mobile internet use

Canada is the top country for iPad use, Japan has most iPhone users and the US prefers Android phones, according to new data from comScore. comScore has launched Device Essentials, a new service reporting on digital traffic by device, which includes computers and other devices, defined as mobile phones, tablets, music players, e-readers, gaming devices, and other web-enabled devices.

24/06/2011  |  Full story...

Top 5 global websites: Google breaks records with 1 billion visitors

Google attracted more than one billion people worldwide to its web sites in May, marking the first time that an Internet firm has drawn in that many visitors in one month, according to research from ComScore. The search giant saw the number of unique visitors to its site increase by 8.4% from 931 million a year ago. Across the world, Google saw its greatest numbers in India and South Africa, which accounted for 14.3% and 13.5% of all site visitors, collectively.


23/06/2011  |  Full story...

ICANN gives greenlight for ‘.brand’ domain names

ICANN’s board of directors has voted Monday to allow virtually unlimited new domain names based on themes as varied as company brands, entertainment and political causes, in the system's biggest shake-up since it started 26 years ago.

Groups able to pay the $185,000 application can petition next year for new updates to ".com" and ".net" with website suffixes using nearly any word in any language, including in Arabic, Chinese and other scripts, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers decided at a meeting in Singapore.


21/06/2011  |  Full story...

The rise of the ‘connected home’: Are consumers willing to pay for extra services?

With more and more household devices becoming connected to the internet, such as energy controls and security systems, are consumers willing to pay the extra costs these systems will entail? New research from Ovum takes a closer look at the home of the future…


17/06/2011  |  Full story...

Global Internet traffic ‘to quadruple by 2015’

The number of network-connected devices will outnumber people 2 in three years time, while a million minutes of Internet video to be transmitted per second, according to a new report. Communication network Cisco predicts that the number of network-connected devices will be more than 15 billion, twice the world’s population, by 2015.


13/06/2011  |  Full story...

NFC Mobile Payments: ‘Contactless’ transactions ‘to reach $50bn by 2014’

A new report from Juniper Research forecasts that global NFC mobile contactless payment transactions will reach nearly $50 billion worldwide by 2014. Following on from the Orange Mobile Payments service launch in the UK, 2011 and 2012 are expected to be banner years for NFC service rollouts. In researching the new report, Juniper concluded that prospects for NFC have improved markedly in the last half year.


10/06/2011  |  Full story...

IPv6 key to web’s future says Google

In the build up to World IPv6 day approaching on June 8th, high profile Internet companies are speaking out about of the importance of the new addressing standard to the future of the web. With IPv4 addresses beginning to run out globally and a huge increase in networked devices predicted, Erik Kline, IPv6 Software Engineer at Google has described the new standard as “critical to the long term prosperity of the open internet”.


09/06/2011  |  Full story...

60% of consumers ‘click on mobile ads once a week’

Most mobile users (60%) click on mobile ads at least one a week, according to a new poll. The survey, conducted by mobile ad network Mojiva, found that half of users indicated that they would play a game, download an application, or visit a Web site after seeing an ad. However, only 22% said they would make a purchase, and only 40% would download a coupon.


27/05/2011  |  Full story...

Google’s social search goes global

Google has launched its social search tool in 19 new languages, giving users around the world a chnace to refine search results based on friend’s online recommendations. First launched in October 2009, the tool gives Google account holders suggested connections to those listed as friends on users' publicly available social network profile information and by crawling their Gmail contacts.


23/05/2011  |  Full story...

World’s biggest online market: China tops 477m web users

The number of Internet users in China reached 477 million at the end of March 2011, according to government sources. The figure comes from the Telecommunications Administration Bureau, which falls under the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The country is already the world's largest online market, but the new data shows a rapid take up of new web users in the past three months alone.

18/05/2011  |  Full story...

Playstation Network back online... 26 days after hack

The SonyPlayStation Network is up and running once again, 26 data after it a hacker attack that resulted in the personal details of over 100 million customers being stolen. Customers will need to apply an automatic security patch 3.61 to their PS3s and change their passwords to get access to the revamped network.

They will have access to online play, the media service Qriocity, and third-party services including Lovefilm. Full restoration of services, such as the PSN store and purchasing through Qriocity, is scheduled for the end of May.


16/05/2011  |  Full story...

Mobile internet access – Smartphone use leaps 83%

Want to see a tipping point as it happens? Look at global smartphone penetration this year... Latest data on smartphones from Canalys uncovers a global leap in smartphone use as sales of smartphones rise 83% year-on-year. In the first quarter of 2011 over 100m mobiles with smartphone capabilities were sold. Android’s market share leapt from 10 to 35%, and Nokia’s Symbian operating system came in at 26%. More data on smartphone use…


10/05/2011  |  Full story...

Global web ad poll: Emerging markets ‘more open to online ads than mature markets’

Consumers in mature markets (including the UK) are less receptive to online advertising than those in emerging markets, while all users prefer integrated ad formats, according to a new global study. The research, conducted by Microsoft Advertising, MEC and Mindshare Worldwide, revealed a contrast in receptiveness to online advertising between the more mature markets – UK, France, Spain, Canada, Japan and US - and emerging markets like Brazil, China, Mexico, Russia and India.

21/04/2011  |  Full story...

The Webbys: 52 UK nominees for ‘Internet Oscars’

The UK boasts 52 nominees for the 15th Annual Webby Awards, a show often dubbed the 'Oscars for the Internet’, organisers has announced this week. Hailed as the "one of the most prestigious awards in the world" by the BBC and the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, online film and video, interactive advertising, and mobile Websites.


14/04/2011  |  Full story...

Mobile apps – Nokia’s Ovi apps store tops 5m downloads a day

New numbers from the world’s largest mobile manufacturer confirm apps adoption is still accelerating. Here in the UK it may feel like apps culture has saturated, but the increasing rate of use confirms mobile apps will play a much greater role in everyone’s lives even in markets that feel like they’ve already crossed their tipping point…


14/04/2011  |  Full story...

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