Men and women in Great Britain rank first among industrialized western nations on the international "Promiscuity Index," a measure that incorporates their total number of sexual partners and one-night-stands, according to Bradley University, as reported in London’s TimesOnline.
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News Corp's MySpace is giving users the ability to view streaming, ad-supported video clips on mobile devices, Reuters reports.
Supported devices include the BlackBerry Bold, Palm Centro, Motorola Q9, LG Voyager, Nokia N95, and Samsung Instinct. iPhone — notably missing... continue reading »
Over one in 10 (11%) young adults aged 18-34 watches TV online at least once a week. They also spend an extra hour each day with media, compared with their same-age counterparts, according to new data from Knowledge Networks, writes... continue reading »
The relatives of a 34-year-old Wal-Mart employee, killed during a Black Friday stampede at a store in Long Island, are filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the big-box.
Defendants include Wal-Mart, the Green Acres Mall and the security company hired to... continue reading »
Consumers will continue to shift gift buying online this holiday season, citing convenience, time constraints and price among the primary reasons for shopping on the web, according to (pdf) a Nielsen Online pre-holiday survey, writes Retailer Daily.
With the current... continue reading »
A Specific Media study finds the presence of display advertising significantly affects click-through and search style across both paid and organic searches.
In the "travel and tourism" category, display advertising engendered a 274% lift on both paid and organic search. A... continue reading »
When entering a query into Yahoo's search box, users are presented with text suggestions to narrow down what they're looking for. Image Search will soon provide a parallel feature, with queries for images providing thumbnails for top related search terms.
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Despite gloom-and-doom reports for traditional print and broadcast media, C-Suite execs in the US — the highest echelon in business — remain heavy consumers of newspapers, TV and magazines in addition to online sources, according to the Business Elite: USA... continue reading »
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Online contextual display ad firm LucidMedia secured $8.8 million in its third funding round, including converted debt. Leading investors included Lake Street Capital, RLI Partners and Melton Investments.
Agencies and Marketing Execs:
Silicon Alley Insider claims ex-AOL exec Jonathan... continue reading »
Online classifieds ad vendor Oodle is taking the reins on Facebooks's "Marketplace" application, according to Oodle CEO Craig Donato.
Donato feels Facebook users and advertisers will benefit from Oodle's capacity to serve as a "weirdo filter" — that is, to stalwartly... continue reading »