Report predicts huge growth in internet usage and revenues by 2016

Use of the internet among the G20 populations is forecast to rise substantially over the next four years; leading to a near-doubling in the value of the web economy in (more…)

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Facebook seeks to promote unique strengths of ‘f-commerce’

Leading social media site, Facebook, has signalled its intention to encourage marketers to maximise the potential of using its site to benefit from what it terms ‘social commerce’ or ‘f-commerce’. (more…)

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UK growth in smartphone usage revealed as largest in survey of five developed countries

An increase in smartphone usage among UK consumers between January and October last year was higher than in the US, Germany, Japan, France; according to a new survey commissioned by search engine giant Google. (more…)

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Tall hot blonde or talhotblond? – The dangers of dress-up online

Channel 4 aired the documentary talhotblond last night. For those who didn’t see it (SPOILER ALERT), it’s the true story of 47-year-old Thomas Montgomery, who meets 18-year-old tall hot blonde Jessi in a chat room. She is known as...

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Survey reveals lack of strategy and budget for paid search among major advertisers

A new survey claims that paying to ensure a prime location on a search engine results page is not something for which the majority of the world’s top companies either have a specific strategy or a specific budget. (more…)

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