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Catch up on the latest online marketing and e-commerce news from around the world.

Marketing

06 June 2011

Google, Microsoft, Yahoo Back Search Metadata Project

While Google competes with Microsoft and Yahoo in the search market, the three companies are cooperating to help web publishers make their content more comprehensible to search engines.

Marketing

27 May 2011

Google Unveils Mobile Wallet Service

Google on Thursday unveiled a mobile wallet platform and field tests in New York and San Francisco that will let people with special phones pay for goods in retail shops by tapping the phones against a payment terminal.

Marketing

23 May 2011

Google: Online Advertising Worth Over $200Bn in Few Years?

The online graphical advertisement market is likely to increase significantly within the next few years, Neal Mohan, the vice president of display advertising product at Google predicts.

Marketing

04 May 2011

Twitter To Buy TweetDeck For $40 Million - $50 Million

Rumours have been circulating for a week about the possibility of Twitter acquiring TweetDeck and it seems that the deal may finally have been done.

Marketing

19 April 2011

Google Shares Tumble as Operating Costs Trump Revenue Gains

Google's latest quarterly results have shown rising costs from recruiting new staff.

Marketing

19 April 2011

Twitter to Open UK Office to Serve Commercial Needs

Recruitment advertising for posts in the UK office, understood to be considered for an East London location, has already started, with vacancies for a sales account manager, sales executive, business development mobile/electronics and communications manager, all posted on the Twitter recruitment feed.

Marketing

19 April 2011

Google to Outdo ITV in UK Ad Revenue?

Google looks set to achieve more advertising revenue than ITV in the UK this year, as the search giant goes from strength to strength in this country, analysis has suggested.

Marketing

15 April 2011

Google Misses Earnings Expectations, but Sales Solid

Google's first-quarter revenues announced this afternoon were slightly better than what Wall Street was expecting, but earnings per share were lower than anticipated.

Marketing

14 April 2011

UberMedia Planning to Launch Twitter Rival

Social apps developer UberMedia is reportedly planning to launch a rival to micro-blogging service Twitter for users who are not happy with the platform.

Marketing

13 April 2011

Bing Scores 30% of all Searches in U.S.

Microsoft's Bing captured 30 percent of all searches run in the U.S.

Marketing

13 April 2011

Bebo Attempts to Take on Giants with Redesign

Bebo, the social networking site for teenagers, has relaunched with a homepage refresh and new features in the hopes of boosting users after a considerable decline of visiters.

Marketing

11 April 2011

Facebook Signs Deal with Baidu

Facebook has signed an agreement with Baidu Inc to set up a social-networking website in China, Sohu.com reported, citing unidentified employees at the Chinese search-engine company.

Marketing

11 April 2011

Live Channels for YouTube

Over the weekend, YouTube began hosting live streams a feature that for the time being has been reserved for pre-approved "trusted partner, not for the kitten-on-the-keyboard masses.

Marketing

07 April 2011

Google to Finance $100m of Original Programs for YouTube

Google plans to create 20 special channels on its YouTube site, and will spend $100 million to create original programming to populate them, according to sources who talked with the Wall Street Journal.

Marketing

06 April 2011

FTC to Investigate Google's Search Dominance?

The U.S Federal Trade Commission may soon be adding its name to the list of government agencies investigating Google's dominance of Internet search.

Marketing

04 April 2011

UK Spend Over £0.5bn a Year via Apps

About one in five UK smartphone users bought items via their phone last year, with an average spend of £33.46 per person, acccording to research carried out by polling firm OnePoll on behalf of digital marketing specialist The Bio Agency.

Marketing

31 March 2011

Microsoft Filing Antitrust Complaint Against Google

Google is set to be investigated some more with Microsoft announcing they will file a formal complaint against Google with European antitrust regulators today.

Marketing

31 March 2011

Google to be Audited on Privacy

It seems the world's governments are not letting up on Google with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ruling that they had "violated its own privacy promises."

Marketing

29 March 2011

Jack Dorsey Officially Returns to Twitter

Twitter inventor and co-founder Jack Dorsey is officially returning to Twitter as Executive Chairman, CEO Dick Costolo announced via Twitter yesterday morning.

Marketing

29 March 2011

Online Advertising Spend More Than £4bn

A study by the accountants PwC and the Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) found that online advertising spending increased three times as rapidly as in 2009.

Marketing

25 March 2011

Mobile Tickets from Thetrainline

Thetrainline.com is developing a mobile ticketing service that will allow customers to buy and redeem train tickets through mobile devices.