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Trust is Down But ad Spends up Online

24.1.2007 by Mother Superior

I got an email this morning from eBay's Head of Trust and Safety. It's a job title that you don't often come across. The role might seem odd to some but it doesn't surprise me at all. Just today a…

UK Firms Get Venture Capital for Web Projects

23.1.2007 by Mother Superior

There’s an interesting piece about UK companies attracting investment in 2006 that provides an insight into some big developments coming online this year. Paul Fisher provides a great list of all the venture capital ploughed into European companies last year.…

Spam and Google Blog Search

11.1.2007 by Mother Superior

All across the news today are reports about spam levels. Image spam is one of the biggest problems in everyone's inbox but it's not just email that delivers spam. Chris Richardson believes that search results spam is a frontier on…

Browser Wars Continue

10.1.2007 by Mother Superior

Browser usage statistics for 2006, provided by Net Applications show that Mozilla has once again decreased the margin between IE and Firefox. Two years ago Microsoft was providing the web interface for 90 per cent of Internet users. Now more…

The ‘Next’ Big Thing

9.1.2007 by Mother Superior

One High Street PLC that has announced its trading figures for the latter part of 2006 is Next. An overall increase, period on period, of 2.8% is attributed to strong sales through Next Directory and I was therefore interested…

Should eCommerce Compliment the High Street?

4.1.2007 by Mother Superior

Music Zone announced its file for administration this week and it's very telling that it never sold online to compliment a burgeoning high street presence? As a relatively new retailer in the entertainments sector it's hard to understand why e-commerce…

Awards That Encourage Competition

3.1.2007 by Mother Superior

At UKFast we've been running awards for the businesses on our network for a number of years now and the last group really has set a standard. Not only did we have 100% more entries in 2006 but the judges…

Can Wikia Search Strike a Difference?

2.1.2007 by Mother Superior

I notice that Don Dodge (of Microsoft's Emerging Business team) has started the New Year with his views on where the Search market has room for innovation. It's interesting that he says 'The Next Big Thing will be the old…

The Internet’s Big Three for 2007

20.12.2006 by Mother Superior

As this is one of my last posts for 2006, I think it's worth projecting forward to next year, considering what the biggest areas of Internet advancement will be and what businesses need to think about in order to maximise.…

Any Brits in the Alexa 100?

19.12.2006 by Mother Superior

Not as many as we'd like is the answer. Lets take the top 50 sites ranked by Alexa for traffic in the UK. There's only one British company in the top 10 and that's the BBC. In fact only one…