NTT DoCoMo, Japan's premier mobile carrier (and proud McDonald's sponsor), is joining forces with Google to bring online search, email, scheduling and photo-saving functionality to handsets, reports the Boston Globe via AP.
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Customer satisfaction with online retail over the 2007 holiday season is down slightly from last year, according to the Holiday 2007 edition of the ForeSee Results Top 40 Online Retail Satisfaction Index, writes MarketingCharts.
Aggregate satisfaction with leading online retailers scored... continue reading »
Once seen as a sector with promising long-term potential, the market for ringtones has flattened in some markets and declined in others, reports The New York Times.
As more outlets for buying songs in ringtone form have appeared (with iTunes being... continue reading »
Google is negotiating with several unidentified UK papers seeking to help the search giant expand its print ad sales program, reports Editor & Publisher.
The expansion would grant Google a huge new audience. A debut outside the US, where Google has... continue reading »
Rap superstar-cum-reverend MC Hammer is dancing his way into online video with DanceJam, a site he has co-founded, reports The Associated Press.
According to MC Hammer — known in the board room as Stanley Burrell — DanceJam is a destination for... continue reading »
Eight of the 10 demographic segments most likely to contribute to a US presidential campaign — including the most affluent, influential and well-educated voters — made most of their contributions to Democratic candidates in the first half of '07, according... continue reading »
Following the success of kid virtual worlds like Club Penguin, Habbo and Webkinz, analysts predict 2008 will see more online playgrounds as kid and tween marketers catch onto the trend.
According to The New York Times, Disney — the parent company... continue reading »
In just eight months, the use of online and mobile devices for entertainment rocketed among online US consumers, according to the second edition of the State of Media Democracy survey from Deloitte & Touche, reports Reuters (via MarketingCharts).
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Persistent bloggers with decent traffic now have a good chance at bringing in decent ad revenue, reports the Associated Press.
For bloggers hoping to fast-track on the bonus train, it pays to go Gawker. Valleywag — a Gawker property — reports... continue reading »
Subvert & Profit — which allows advertisers to pay for higher rankings on communities like Digg and StumbleUpon — is bringing its astroturf might to YouTube.
TechCrunch finds that the site's founders operate under pseudonyms and proxied whois records.
Some compare the... continue reading »