Subway has filed a lawsuit against competitor Quiznos and Viacom-owned website iFilm. The dispute is over the submissions of a user-generated contest Quiznos ran, which iFilm helped host.
Subway says many of the videos depict its brand in a negative manner.
The... continue reading »
Nokia is spending $153 million to buy Trolltech, a Norwegian developer of interfaces for mobile and embedded devices.
The purchase may help improve the functionality of Nokia's S40 and S60 phones. According to IDG News Service, Trolltech's Qt cross-platform development framework... continue reading »
An Aboriginal community in Australia's Northern Territory has developed a culturally-upheld means of digital rights management (DRM), the BBC reports.
The Mukurtu Wumpurrarni-kari computer archive, which houses historical photos of community events, asks participants for their name, age, sex, and social... continue reading »
A 20-year-old Estonian student has been fined $1,642 for contributing to the May 2007 cyber attack that left Estonian websites crippled, reports IDG News Service.
The attacks were first thought to come from Russia because they followed Estonia removal of a... continue reading »
The UK market for affiliate marketing grew an estimated 45 percent in 2007, taking the total value of online sales generated by this channel in 2007 to more than £3 billion, according to research published in E-consultancy's Affiliate Marketing Networks... continue reading »
Marketers that buy pay-per-click and pay-per-call ads on Superpages.com can also opt for inclusion into Marchex's network of local online directories.
This is part of a new relationship between the companies. According to ClickZ, placements will occur via Enhance Interactive, Marchex's... continue reading »
New York's Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has introduced legislation — described as a Megan's Law for the web –to keep sexual predators away from children online.
The Electronic Security and Targeting of Online Predators Act (E-Stop) focuses on social networks. According... continue reading »
EBay is introducing price changes and tighter sales standards designed to keep quality sellers, boost customer service, and revive growth.
Listing fees across the board will be reduced to drive sellers to list a higher number of items and use pictures... continue reading »
According to search marketing firm Efficient Frontier, Google gets over three quarters of all search engine marketing (SEM) dollars, reports ClickZ.
The firm examined purchases it made on behalf of clients from Q4 of 2006 to Q4 of 2007. It found... continue reading »
Like real estate site Zillow, PriceHub aspires to bring price transparency to a sector that thrives on inflated numbers: used cars. PriceHub is currently in beta.
PriceHub reveals transactions made on used cars, including model year, mileage, condition, location, sale date,... continue reading »
Yahoo saw a 23 percent drop in profits in the last quarter of 2007 and faces a rough 2008, said The Globe and Mail.
Profits totaled $205.7 million, down from $268.7 million in the same period of 2006. That's well below... continue reading »
Google is planning a change in policy that could severely impact its own revenue and that of domain "tasters," reports Silicon Alley Insider.
Domain "tasting" exploits the Add Grace Period (via ICANN), a window of time when purchased domains can be... continue reading »
Over 85 percent of the global online population has used the internet to make a purchase, increasing the market for online shopping by 40 percent in the past two years, according to the Nielsen Global Online Survey on internet shopping... continue reading »
Microsoft has added The Wall Street Journal Digital Network to its list of advertising partners, according to a company release.
Microsoft will be the exclusive vender for contextual and search text ads on WSJ's entire stable of sites. These include WallStreetJournal.com,... continue reading »
The vast majority of Americans know about the writers strike, and approximately one-third of the population has already changed media habits as a direct result, according to a national survey by Interpret LLC, writes MarketingCharts.
Between potential damage to the Academy... continue reading »
The MySpace Developer Platform is set to debut next Tuesday. The launch avails portions of MySpace's code to application developers.
The program shall accomplish two goals:
Enable developers to monetize creations with ad integration while improving MySpace's functionality.
Improve on mistakes Facebook made... continue reading »
Rock band manager Paul McGuinness of U2 delivered a passionate speech against online piracy at the MIDEM music conference, reports Reuters.
To great applause, McGuinness blamed ISPs, Silicon Valley, and record labels for the problem of piracy — not individuals.
McGuinness said... continue reading »