Free Speech Coalition has challenged Utah email law. Utah’s Child Protection Registry Act prohibits email marketers from sending promotional emails to addresses submitted by parents of children under 18.
Monthly Archives: January 2006
Microsoft’s MSN Spaces will partner with Amazon and Kanoodle to include pay-per-click Ads. Bloggers using MSN spaces will have the option to display ads and earn revenues.
MSN advertising revenues have grown 12%. Display ad dollars have grown 20% in the fourth quarter compared to the previous year. MSN total revenues have reached $593 million.
Google AdSense is beta testing rich media ads. Rich media ads will include interstitials (an ad is shown while the user is waiting for the page to load), expanding ads and floating ads.
AOL is going to partner with broadband providers BellSouth, Time Warner Cable and Verizon. Consumers in these markets will be able to access AOL services with DSL connections for $25.90.
A survey by Knexus Community has revealed that 70% of the respondent marketers have changed their web analytics package over the last 2 years. 62% of the respondents would recommend their web analytics package to other marketers.
MSN has added new features to MSN Spaces. The new features are the ability to add a description and comments to photos, associates ID signup with Amazon, adding Xbox 360 information to MSN Space, themes, multiple email address blogs, and the ability to search for blogs on specific topics.
A study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office has found that it is possible to tax acquired services, like wires, cables, fibers and other hardware belonging to VOIP and ISP providers. The Internet Tax Freedom Act prevents the government from taxing services provided over the Internet.
A group of communications experts at The Communications Research Network have discovered security issues due to VOIP. Experts say that VOIP applications could provide a cover for launching denial of service (DOS) attacks.
InfoUSA, a database marketing services provider, has announced a 10% increase in their Quarter 4 revenue in 2005. InfoUSA’s revenue for the fourth quarter of 2005 was $98.8 million, whereas it was $90.1 million during the same quarter of 2004.