This month’s latest trends in digital: Household spending falls for first time in 10 years | Smartphones drive mobile adult content | Personal navigation on the rise | Customer support | Economic cyber terror | Indian mobile data | Global spam trends | Xmas greeting cards | Festive fraudsters
Shopping deal webiste Groupon has rejected a $6bn bid from Google, saying it is planning a possible public offering instead.
Google plans to crack down on pirated content, pledging to remove material which infringes copyright from its main search service “within 24 hours”.
The majority (74%) of consumers are always or sometimes actively looking for adverts related to entertainment brands and products online, from home cinema and audio equipment, to video games and gadgets, according to new research.
Japan’s anti-monopoly watchdog has approved a tie-up between Yahoo Japan and Google but warned it will keep checking for possible violations.
UK shoppers buy more products online and spend more money than internet users in any other European country, according to new research.
The Association of Online Publishers (AOP) unveils its first research study “The New Rules of Engagement”. The new research examines advertising engagement: the relationship between consumer engagement with website content and particularly their reaction to advertising on different website types: original content sites, portals and social networks.
Motoring website Auto Trader has launches a new floating advertising format running exclusively on its mobile homepage.
The US holiday shopping season is starting earlier, with Thanksgiving now marking the start of the online shopping frenzy this festive season, according to new research.
The Daily Telegraph is considering going behind a paywall, just months after The Times began charging readers £1 a day for online access. Steve Elsham, head of media at business analytics company SAS looks at how newspapers can make the paywall pay.