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mBlox executive chairman: advertisers will need to pay for mobile ads

The nascent mobile advertising market is a fascinating one.

For all the hype and very real potential, it's hard not to observe that the market has failed to develop as rapidly as had been predicted - despite the fact that bullish sentiments have never really waned over the years.

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10 Twitter tools

Twitter's popularity is growing and regardless of the skepticism that exists about it, marketers and businesses are taking notice.

If you're thinking about giving microblogging on Twitter a try or are already using Twitter, here are 10 Twitter tools that you can put to work.

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Supermarkets ignoring SEO for major keywords

Last week Econsultancy's Graham Charlton took a look at Ten things Asda can do better online.

What I found surprising is that neither Asda, or any of the other leading UK supermarkets, rank above #9 in Google UK for the term 'supermarket'.

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Don’t let the economic downturn affect your online business

In the current economic climate, marketers and business owners need to take a close look at how they can improve the effectiveness of their websites.

Whilst the economic downturn is unlikely to result in any decline in online volume, we are already starting to see online business growth start to slow slightly, as consumers tighten their belts in the face of escalating food and fuel bills, as well as rising borrowing costs.

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The Web Week in Review

Admittedly it was difficult to pay attention to all of the news in the technology industry his week - the news in the financial markets more than overshadowed it.

This week's Web Week in Review has to touch on the financial crisis but there were other tech-only stories that did manage to make it onto my radar.

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An email every step of the way - a customer service best practice

Last week, I couldn't resist purchasing another computer. I found a great deal on a refurbished Dell through the Dell Outlet.

It's my first Dell and I'm looking forward to testing it out.

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Run multiple blogs with WordPress MU

Last week, E-consultancy's Graham Charlton discussed the benefits of running a corporate blog.

As more and more companies are asking employees to blog (or considering asking employees to blog) in an official capacity, one of the things that goes unrecognized is the importance of using a blogging platform that is easy to set up and easy to maintain for multiple users.

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Joost launches desktop player

Having come to the realisation that its standalone player was not attracting enough users, Joost decided to launch a web based version of its video player. 

Joost

The beta version of this desktop player was launched yesterday, so I've been taking a look to see how it performs...

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SEO vs Tynt: Storm In A Tea Cup 2.0?

There's been quite a bit of fuss recently about Tynt, a new web 2.0 site which many accused of scraping content. But how much should anyone worry about a site with no apparent business model?

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Six design tips for better URLs

It’s an area that is overlooked on many websites, but URL design is an important consideration. Bad URLs may mean that you website won’t be found, visited, or submitted to sites like Digg.

Ideally, URLs should be short, readable, descriptive and memorable. Visitors to your site, other sites linking to yours, and of course the search engines will appreciate the care you have taken over your URL structure.

Here are a few tips for URL design…

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Joost proves serial success is hard to achieve

By almost any measure, internet entrepreneurs Janus Friis and Niklas Zennström achieved more business success by the age of 40 than most entrepreneurs could hope to achieve in a lifetime.

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Site review: property search engine Globrix

Launched earlier this year, Globrix is a property search engine which claims to have nearly every property on the market in the UK listed on its site.

Globrix

Rather than charging estate agents a fee, as sites like Rightmove do, Globrix scrapes listings from estate agents' websites, hoping to make the site more comprehensive than its rivals.

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