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Newsletter Archive: 2006


TechCrunch UK - Filling The Void
It's nearly a week since Le Web 3 in Paris and it's still hard to find any meaningful commentary about the event that isn't overshadowed by talk about the political hijacking of the two-day conference.

Date:
2006-12-18


Redefining Quality Content For The Web
When I first started writing for the web as a freelancer, my conception of content was, naturally, focused on writing. As I was drawn further and further into the online world and my understanding of the web grew, I realized that content applies to a broader spectrum of web-related mediums besides writing. Recently I was browsing online and thinking about some forums I'd visited that were debating the definitions of quality content; needless to say, it got me thinking..

Date:
2006-12-04


PodcastCon UK
‘Podcasting: the road ahead' is a pretty good strapline for PodcastCon UK 2006, the one-day conference on UK podcasting that took place in London on Saturday. One major impression I have is how different this conference was compared to the first UK podcasting conference last year in its clear focus on the ‘business mechanics' of podcasting, so to speak.

Date:
2006-11-21


Link Developers And The Link Building Cycle
Better. Stronger. Faster. It's important to constantly redefine link training techniques. Understand the full value of links. Simplify the link value technique. After you have the fundamental understanding of placing a value on a link (which you should constantly revisit) - here's some information to simplify it even further.

Date:
2006-11-15


ChronoPay waives monthly and set up fees for EuroWebPro subscribers
ChronoPay is one of the leading online payment service providers in Europe and provides secure, reliable and multi-currency online payment solutions to online stores.

Date:
2006-11-14


Interview With Google's Adam Lasnik
One of the fun things about being involved with the search marketing industry is getting to meet really bright and interesting people. Whether they are long time SEO gurus, CEO's of fast growing corporations or employees of the major search engines, this industry rarely disappoints with its variety of perspectives.

Date:
2006-11-08


EU More Likely To Access Mobile Web
Almost three-quarters of Americans who access the Internet via mobile phones do so by using one of the major online portals such as Google, Yahoo! or MSN, according to comScore. Percentage-wise, fewer Americans than Europeans are accessing the mobile Web at all.

Date:
2006-10-25


Napster Hounded For Pounds In UKs
One of the most recognizable names in online music sales has signed a "digital royalties deal." Napster, along with MusicNet, "reached a settlement relating to the royalties paid to composers, songwriters and music publishers for the digital delivery of music for online and mobile use."

Date:
2006-10-11


ChronoPay waives monthly and set up fees for EuroWebPro subscribers
ChronoPay is one of the leading online payment service providers in Europe and provides secure, reliable and multi-currency online payment solutions to online stores.

Date:
2006-10-10


Google Still Irked Over Belgian Case
Google's VP for Content Partnerships, David Eun, posted a long entry to the Official Google blog explaining the company's approach to content, and its position that Google helps content creators while respecting their rights.

Date: 2006-08-30


Tips On Accepting Website Payments
Accepting electronic payments is essential to an ebusiness. The UK is Europe's largest ecommerce economy with 27.7 million UK having shopped online- and it is growing fast.

Date: 2006-09-27


Functionalism And Web Analytics
I'm going to start this series on Functional web analytics with a kind of intellectual history lesson. We've been doing web analytics consulting for about as long as anyone, and over the past (nearly ten now) years, our practice has embraced, built, used and abandoned a whole bunch of different tools, techniques and even comprehensive methods for doing web site analysis. Which is also to say that (at least until now) we've never found anything we could hang our hats on and say, with some confidence, this is "the" - or even "a" - right way to do web measurement.


Date: 2006-08-09


EU Domain Grabs Lead To Lawsuits
The European Registry of Internet Domain names (EURid) suspended the registrations of over 74,000 .eu domains and accused 400 registrars of warehousing names for resale.


Date: 2006-07-26


Rocketboom 2.0 Delayed, Fans Lash Out
Rocketboom fans have been hanging on for the next boom since Amanda Congdon's dramatic unbooming. The next incarnation is now two days late as the world awaits how the new hostess will handle her duties, and to see if Rocketboom 2.0 will reach liftoff.


Date: 2006-07-12


Smart fraud protection secures EU e-commerce websites
CHRONOPAY is the most effective new gear in the engine of global e-commerce. With a state-of-the-art processing infrastructure, the most effective anti-fraud system and unmatched commitment to Client and Customer Service, CHRONOPAY is your total solution for online credit card payment processing.


Date: 2006-07-11


European Expansion For MySpace
MySpace.com, the online social network, is often a topic I include in presentations and workshops about social media and social computing.


Date: 2006-06-20


Another Week, Another Zeitgeist
The Google Zeitgeist for the week ending June 5 (yes, it's slightly out of date) featured a smattering of sports-related items among the usual mishmash. In case you don't know, the Zeitgeist is a list of the top fifteen "gaining search queries."


Date: 2006-06-14


Tools for personal and business development
We live in a world with more choices and opportunities than any other time in history. Yet with them come increased responsibilities, challenges and changes. In this age of abundance, what’s the scarcest commodity of all? Time: We all need and want more time, but with today’s ever-increasing demands, how do we get it? The answer is in your hands.

Date: 2006-06-13


Smart fraud protection secures EU e-commerce websites
CHRONOPAY is the most effective new gear in the engine of global e-commerce. With a state-of-the-art processing infrastructure, the most effective anti-fraud system and unmatched commitment to Client and Customer Service, CHRONOPAY is your total solution for online credit card payment processing.

Date: 2006-06-12


Google, Ask Make Moves In Europe
The UK and Germany now have releases of Google Base for their Internet users; meanwhile, Ask.com has expanded its mapping imagery throughout Europe...

Date: 2006-06-01


Google Trendspotting: The World Is Funny
In recent news, the Emerald Isle has led the world in searches for [lonely], according to Google Trends. Before you start sniffling, you should know Dubliners are far from alone. They are joined from the Far East and America, depending on which form of the word you use.

Date: 2006-05-17


Smart fraud protection secures EU e-commerce websites
CHRONOPAY is the most effective new gear in the engine of global e-commerce. With a state-of-the-art processing infrastructure, the most effective anti-fraud system and unmatched commitment to Client and Customer Service, CHRONOPAY is your total solution for online credit card payment processing.

Date: 2006-05-09


ChronoPay Teams With Trusted Shops
European online retailers will be able to reassure shoppers of the safety of making purchases with them through the EU-backed Trusted Shops "Seal of Approval" for online retailers, formed through a partnership with online payment service ChronoPay.

Date: 2006-05-04


Google Contest May Jam Up Coders
Google's Code Jam Europe wants to find the best and brightest among European Java and C programmers, but its scheduling leaves something to be desired.

Date: 2006-05-03


Feedburner: Podcasts Growing At 15% A Month
In a report on podcasting, RSS feed management company FeedBurner say that their service is now managing just under 45,000 podcast feeds.

Date: 2006-04-19


Smart fraud protection secures EU e-commerce websites
CHRONOPAY is the most effective new gear in the engine of global e-commerce. With a state-of-the-art processing infrastructure, the most effective anti-fraud system and unmatched commitment to Client and Customer Service, CHRONOPAY is your total solution for online credit card payment processing.

Date: 2006-04-11


Get your .EU domain - just $14.95
450 Million People :: 25 Countries :: 1 Domain Extension! On April 7th, 2006 (11:00 a.m. CEST), the new .EU domain extension opens for public registration. Dotster Inc. will be ready to register names for you the moment registrations begin, at prices that can't be beat.

Date: 2006-04-06


Good Links Are Like Good Headlines
Writing a blog post is not really that different to writing any other type of copy, especially when it comes to the headline of a post.

Date: 2006-04-05


EU Has Microsoft Vista On Short Leash
Looking to avoid another half-billion dollar fine, Microsoft sent a feeler to European Union competition regulators inquiring about possible antitrust violations with its forthcoming Windows Vista operating system. The EU complied with a laundry list of concerns.

Date: 2006-03-29


The Sun Also Rises On MySpace
News Corp's British tabloid The Sun will offer various online services like blogging and media sharing through a "MySun" portal powered by MySpace.

Date: 2006-03-17


Google Cerf-ing For British Engineers
Google evangelist Vint Cerf, father of the Internet, will canvas several universities in the UK to help recruit graduates to work for his company's new research and development center in London.

Date: 2006-03-08


Microsoft Unconcerned About EU Antitrust Fuss
Facing daily fines of about $2.4 million from the European Commission, Microsoft has displayed a confident public face on their compliance with antitrust regulator demands. Microsoft's associate general counsel in Europe spoke to journalists in Brussels...

Date: 2006-02-15



Microsoft's Windows Live Power Play

Participating in the first UK preview of Windows Live in London last Thursday evening was a worthwhile experience. This event was the first public (ie, to a private group) UK presentation of and discussion about the collection of new internet-based services...

Date: 2006-01-30

The Quaero Oxymoron



If you've been following the story of the Franco-German Quaero project - a planned European multimedia search engine, the answer to Google and brainchild of the French government - you'll know that European politics have contributed to the mire it's been in for some months.

Date: 2006-01-18


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