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Yahoo! has just announced an agreement to acquire Right media, Largest Emerging Online Advertising Exchange for approximately $680 million

“The acquisition of Right Media will further Yahoo!’s goal to create the industry’s most open, accessible and vibrant advertising marketplace, which will help democratize the buying and selling of digitally enabled advertising,” said Terry Semel, chairman and CEO of Yahoo!.

The Right Media Exchange is the industry’s largest emerging online advertising exchange, and as publishers increasingly turn to exchanges to monetize their ad inventory, this acquisition will help Yahoo! establish a leading position in this large, attractive and fast growing segment of the online ad market.


Demand Media, Inc. announced today that premium .TV domain names will be made available tomorrow, May 1st, at 1:00 p.m. PT. Interested parties can go to to register the nearly 53,000 names that have been off the market for close to five months.

In conjunction is the release of its proprietary tools to create video-centric websites with social networking with every .TV registration, free of charge.

“Internet sales have exploded over the past six years, growing by 3,553% between April 2000 and December 2006.

“SHOPPERS will spend £78 billion a year online by 2010 – doubling the web’s share of retail sales to 20%.  

The London Sunday Times has more in their Online sales ‘will hit £78bn’ article

The EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit)  & IBM have ranked e-readiness of 69 counties 

Here are the top 20  in terms of infrastructure and the ability of their consumers, businesses and governments to use ICT.

4….Hong Kong
14…New Zealand
16…South Korea

Download the full report  (.pdf) has a neat .info map showing .info market share by country. They have compared the number of registrations for each of the 5 largest gTLDs (.com .net .info .org .biz) and produced a map showing the relative market penetration of .info for each country in the world. This means you can quickly see in which countries .info is the nearest contender to .com and in which countries .info is slow getting established. 


The HearldNet has details on a licensing deal for Microsoft’s barcode technology

“Microsoft said this week that the small square symbols, filled with red, green, yellow and black triangles, will appear on DVD and video game cases later this year, thanks to a licensing deal with the ISAN International Agency.

“… [ISAN] assigns codes to movies and other works and keeps a database about each title – director, cast members, release date, for instance. Once the group starts issuing the barcodes, studios and producers will be able to link their Web sites to that database.

Google Web History allows you to

    “View and manage your web activity
     Get the search results most relevant to you 
     Follow interesting trends in your web activity”

Summary and Login

Google Blog has more details

PIR (Public Interest Registry intends to raise .org wholesale prices 18th October 2007 to $6.15.

Afilias announced rises for .info a few days ago and Verisign announced similar rises for .net and .com wholesale prices earlier this month.

Microsoft wants to bring computing to a further one billion people by 2015.  

The Microsoft initiative was launched by Bill Gates in Beijing under the banner of its Unlimited Potential scheme, a program aimed at bridging the digital divide.

Five million of the laptops will be start to be delivered this summer to countries including Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Rwanda, Nigeria, Libya, Pakistan and Thailand.

BBC News has more details about Xo & Microsoft here 

Afilias intends to raise .info wholesale prices 15th October 2007 to $6.15, Verisign announced similar rises for .net and .com wholesale prices earlier this month.