Surfthechannel used to be one of the UK’s most popular sources of pirated content. 38 year old Anton Vickerman has been found guilty of conspiracy of defraud in June for “facilitating” copyright infringement. Surfthechannel.com had acted as an index of professionally made online videos - both legal and illegal - encouraging its users to send in new links and check that they worked. The site did not host the video files itself, instead it point the visitors to other sites such as mega video and china’s tudou.
Pinterest is a very large social networking site which has now opened his site for everybody to site up, instead of it been invite only. Pinterest became the fastest growing site ever which passed 10 million users within the first 9 months. The company has not yet disclosed a commercial plan but has tried many money raising techniques. They have tried a number of different methods such as using monetising links that bring in a revenue share, but they stopped that. Pinterest had a marketing strategy of having invites but now have opened it up for anybody to join.
Smartphone searches for information regarding the Olympics have passed those that are made on tablets and PCs, according to data recently released by Google.
The search engine released the data on their blog, explaining that Olympic related searches had dramatically increased in the first week of the games.
For example in the UK 46 percent of all Olympic searches where made on smartphones and tablets.
Facebook is to allow app developers to advertise their products on its members' mobile-device news feeds. Everybody knows that the Facebook shares have nearly dropped half their value very recently. Facebook had previously warned that’s its financial health would suffer if it could not find ways to make money out of its mobile users? So what happens now? It invites software developers to sign up to a "beta" test in which they can decide whether to target users of Apple's iOS App Store or Android's Google Play store.
Yesterday saw the launch of the first real-money gambling app for Facebook. Developed by a London-based online gambling operator, the app allows users age 18 and over to play games for cash prizes. This game is only available to UK Facebook users.
Zynga the websites largest gaming partner has also said that is plans to introduce real money gambling versions of its games next year.
The social network normally takes a 30% cut of the transactions but refuses to confirm that is the case regarding this game, stating that it is “commercially sensitive information”