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The first Google index in 1998 already had 26 million pages, and by 2000 the Google index reached the one billion mark. Google blog has just posted that now in 2008 they have crawled 1 trillion (1,000,000,000,000) unique URLS with several billion pages being added each day.

The top 10 British brands have been publish by YouGov in their Brand Index Survey today 

  1. Google
  2. Microsoft
  3. Mercedes-Benz
  4. BBC
  5. British Airways
  6. Royal Doulton
  7. BMW
  8. Bosch
  9. Nike
10. Sony

The British Guardian has more details

The Scotsman has a summary of the IMRG internet retailing report

“The e-retail sales index shows internet shopping has comprised 17p in every £1 of retail spending this year, compared with 15p last year. And is predicted to reach 50p in every £1 by 2014

Nielen is reporting Mobile Internet usage is reaching critical mass for mobile marketing in the US

Announcement here
White paper here  (.pdf)

Reuters.com has an intersting article on networking between small businesses

“Raisecapital.com is another specialized social networking site. It matches entrepreneurs seeking financing with potential investors. Guru.com links freelancers with companies in need of their services.

“Many small businesses use social networks almost exclusively to market their products, finding they offer a quick and inexpensive way to get the word out to large groups of existing and potential customers

Reuters article here

Microsoft has released the specifications for the binary file formats used by pre 2007 Microsoft Office applications.  

More details in Microsoft’s formats press release