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CNET News.com reports that movie rental chain Blockbuster is in talks with all the major mobile phone makers about partnerships aimed at making it easier for consumers to watch movies on the go. "We're talking with virtually all of the major manufacturers about the opportunity to provide greater mobility and convenience," Chief Executive James Keyes said on Tuesday. Blockbuster is looking for new ways to expand...

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Google has decided to go green in an attempt to reduce the environmental strain caused by the company's large appetite for power to run its servers. The philanthropic arm of Google (google.org) has pledged hundreds of millions of dollars into finding a way to lower the cost of producing electricity by utilising renewable energy such as sun and wind (Gooo Planet!) If Google realises its goal,...

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The Hollywood Reporter via Reuters reports that the internet division of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation plans to roll out an online network to sell advertising across its online properties and even to other media companies as early as the first half of 2008. Fox Interactive Media president Peter Levinsohn told the Reuters Media Summit in New York on Monday that the network, internally dubbed...

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[youtube]_avwGFsv60U[/youtube]   In this video from Google's YouTube channel, Sergey Brin and Steve Horowitz discuss the availability of the Android SDK, that it will be open source in the future, and demo applications on the Android platform - Google's open source platform for mobile phones. Sergey also mentions the prizes for developers that we previously talked about....

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According to a new report by PricewaterhouseCoopers online advertising spend for the September 2007 quarter in Australia increased 6.8% to $347.8 million - a result that pushes the total online advertising spend for 2007 to $1.4 billion, a 40% increase over 2006 figures. This surge in spending on online advertising in the three months to September will see it leap ahead of radio and magazines...

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In an effort by Google to ensure Google Maps are up to date and accurate, they have now changed the service to allow users with a Google account to log in and move the markers on the maps so that they are in the right place. If you see something misplaced, such as a marker for your business address or even your own home you...

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An article on Reuters.com has suggested that Microsoft is preparing a strategy for the next three to five years with the ultimate goal of having a 40% market share of Web search, page views, percentage of time on the Internet and percentage of advertising dollars. Speaking at a UBS investor conference, Kevin Johnson, president of Microsoft's platforms and services division, laid out the company's strategy to...

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For the first post on Social Media Marketing for our blog I wanted to direct our readers to a great article on Dosh Dosh. This is one of my favourite blogs, and this particular article is a great opener to the power of Social Media Marketing in bringing in traffic and links to your site.

Social media marketing is the process of promoting your site or business through social media channels and it is a powerful strategy that will get you links, attention and massive amounts of traffic.