A decade ago, the music world was reeling from the effects of Napster, the file-sharing website which was shut down amid growing legal battles. Apple’s iTunes service provided a solid income stream for labels and a user-friendly experience for consumers. By Gregory Mead.more
Four in 10 (39%) finance directors cite ‘opportunity to exaggerate experience/skills’ as the main reason for lack of trust. Experience (65%), references (38%) and education (37%) deemed the most important elements in a LinkedIn profile. Directly received employment applications considered more trustworthy than LinkedIn profiles. By Phil Sheridan.more
A pioneering neuro science study of social TV viewers by MEC Australia and the country’s biggest TV network has revealed that interacting with social media while watching television drives a 9% increase in program engagement. By James Hier.more
As we head into 2010 the big question is what will the year ahead deliver for search marketing. In its ‘Year in Review Briefing’, Greenlight, the UK’s leading independent search marketing agency, provides a summary of developments in natural and paid search.more
Global search queries have increased year-on-year since the creation of the web. Between July 2008 and July 2009 the number of searched increased from 80.56 billion to 113.69 billion (comScore Worldwide Search Market Overview July 2009 vs. July 2008). For the vast majority of us the first thing we see each morning is Google, Bing or Yahoo. Google’s instantly recognisable screen is synonymous with the internet and has long reigned as the dominant search tool for businesses and consumers alike. Google searches for last year alone accounted for 67% of the global market- a staggering 76.68 billion individual requests. In this article, Paul Dawson, Experience Director and Head of Interactive Media at EMC Consulting, analyses the future of searching on the Internet.more
Engagement with customers is becoming more and more fragmented across multiple touchpoints. During a normal day, consumers typically interact with a broad range of media, from radio, TV and newspapers, to digital interaction channels such as websites, mobile web on our phones and PDAs, set-top iTV boxes and gaming platforms, as well as social media such as Facebook and Twitter. more
The Online Information Conference 2009, to be held next week, brings together a range of seminars of key interest to any company or professional concerned with information management. A core topic of the event is the semantic web, which brings new forms of organising content. The semantic web revolution is becoming a reality and solutions are imminent that will permit people to organise content in much more sophisticated fashion.more
Dr Gregory Grefenstette, from Exalead explains in this article how the semantic web is changing our way of managing information within organisations. He explains the main advantages and challenges of the solution, and clarifies the concept of real time Internet from the perspective of the semantic web. more
The role of search in the marketer and vendors' repetoire is becoming ever more dominant as online search blends with everyday life in broadband Britain. This half-day event will focus on some of the key issues in search - marketing tactics and local versus international search. Incoming trends will also be addressed, from RSS and semantic web to the challenges of mobile search...
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