Facebook devising new advertising system: report

Facebook devising new advertising system: report
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Social networking Website Facebook is working on an advertising system to allow marketers to target users with ads based on the information people reveal about themselves on the site, the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition early on Thursday.[Lees verder]

MySpace, MTV to host presidential chat
NEW YORK (Reuters) – News Corp’s Internet social network, MySpace, and Viacom Inc’s MTV will unveil a plan on Thursday to host a series of discussions between U.S. presidential candidates and Internet viewers simultaneously.[Lees verder]

Google says mobile usage has surged this summer
SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) – Google Inc has seen a spike in usage of its mobile services since May, partly offsetting the traditional summer slump in computer-based Web surfing for the first time, an executive said on Wednesday.[Lees verder]

Study: TV is taking a back seat to Web
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – Personal time that consumers spend on the Internet is rivaling their TV time, with user-generated content and networking sites among the most popular destinations for entertainment seekers, according to a new survey issued Wednesday.[Lees verder]

Google Earth to launch new service for stargazers
LONDON (Reuters) – Popular mapping service Google Earth will launch a new feature called Sky, a “virtual telescope” that the search engine hopes will turn millions of Internet users into stargazers.[Lees verder]

Electronic books with musty book smell launched
NEW YORK (Reuters) – An electronic textbook Web site is launching a smelly e-book after finding college students like to be able to smell their books.[Lees verder]

Surge in international travel spurs online battle
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Surging growth in international travel is driving revenue increases at the foreign units of U.S. online travel agencies and has spurred heated competition for a bigger slice of the lucrative and expanding market.[Lees verder]

Briton held over wireless broadband “theft”
LONDON, Aug 22 (Reuters Life!) – A 39-year-old Briton has been arrested on suspicion of using someone else’s wireless Internet connection without permission, police said on Wednesday.[Lees verder]

Latvian president’s old clothes could go on eBay
RIGA (Reuters) – Latvia’s former president, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, is considering using eBay to auction off the wardrobe she wore in office in an attempt to recoup money she spent to look attractive and presidential.[Lees verder]

Facebook devising new advertising system: report
NEW YORK (Reuters) – Social networking Website Facebook is working on an advertising system to allow marketers to target users with ads based on the information people reveal about themselves on the site, the Wall Street Journal reported in its online edition early on Thursday.[Lees verder]

MySpace, MTV to host presidential chat
NEW YORK (Reuters) – News Corp’s Internet social network, MySpace, and Viacom Inc’s MTV will unveil a plan on Thursday to host a series of discussions between U.S. presidential candidates and Internet viewers simultaneously.[Lees verder]

Google says mobile usage has surged this summer
SAN JOSE, California (Reuters) – Google Inc has seen a spike in usage of its mobile services since May, partly offsetting the traditional summer slump in computer-based Web surfing for the first time, an executive said on Wednesday.[Lees verder]

Study: TV is taking a back seat to Web
NEW YORK (Hollywood Reporter) – Personal time that consumers spend on the Internet is rivaling their TV time, with user-generated content and networking sites among the most popular destinations for entertainment seekers, according to a new survey issued Wednesday.[Lees verder]

Google Earth to launch new service for stargazers
LONDON (Reuters) – Popular mapping service Google Earth will launch a new feature called Sky, a “virtual telescope” that the search engine hopes will turn millions of Internet users into stargazers.[Lees verder]

Electronic books with musty book smell launched
NEW YORK (Reuters) – An electronic textbook Web site is launching a smelly e-book after finding college students like to be able to smell their books.[Lees verder]

Surge in international travel spurs online battle
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Surging growth in international travel is driving revenue increases at the foreign units of U.S. online travel agencies and has spurred heated competition for a bigger slice of the lucrative and expanding market.[Lees verder]

Briton held over wireless broadband “theft”
LONDON, Aug 22 (Reuters Life!) – A 39-year-old Briton has been arrested on suspicion of using someone else’s wireless Internet connection without permission, police said on Wednesday.[Lees verder]

Latvian president’s old clothes could go on eBay
RIGA (Reuters) – Latvia’s former president, Vaira Vike-Freiberga, is considering using eBay to auction off the wardrobe she wore in office in an attempt to recoup money she spent to look attractive and presidential.[Lees verder]