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Online Business News for the Week from Website Magazine 07-02-2010

website magazineAs you scan the business headlines, new technology is being added every week.  One option to keep up is the Website Magazine.  

Thoughts to consider for your business as you scan the headlines:

  • Mobile payment options
  • Video marketing
  • Brainshark
  • Back to School Preparation

Here are headlines this week from Website Magazine:

PayPal Launches New Mobile Payment System
Online payment service PayPal has launched a mobile payment service for e-commerce merchants, and retail giants Buy.com and Nike are among the first to utilize the new platform.

Online Video Soaring as Users Accept Advertising
According to research from Frank N. Magid Associates, conducted on behalf of Metacafe, consumers still prefer short-form video online.

Amazon Offers 70-percent Royalties on Kindle eBooks
Amazon rolled out a 70-percent royalty option for authors and publishers who use the Kindle Digital Text Platform (DTP), a potentially more lucrative avenue for self-publishers than what the company first announced back in January.

Best Reason to Buy a dot CO Domain Name
Domain registration company LCN today announced they have begun offering one free year of web hosting to customers who pre-order a dot CO domain name.

Brainshark Mobile Creates All-access Business Presentations
Already viewed every 3.5 seconds worldwide, Brainshark business presentations have just become significantly more accessible with the launch of Brainshark Mobile.

ClearSight Launches New Audience-targeting Suite
ClearSight Interactive, an audience-targeting solutions provider for advertisers and publishers, has launched a new suite of software that will enable marketers to deliver banner ads to prospective customers based on privacy-compliant demographic, psychographic and geographic data.

Dex One Getting It Done
Local marketing solution provider Dex One entered into a distribution agreement with Jingle Network, an operator of an ad-supported directory assistance service (1-800-FREE411).

The Planet and the Cloud
Web hosting provider The Planet has introduced its own cloud platform dubbed Server Cloud.

31 Back-to-School Keyword Targets
For most students, summer is in full swing. Going back to school is far from the top of their minds.

SEO: All About the Long Tail
A new study from online ad network Chitika reveals that ranking high for popular queries between three and five words long should see both optimal traffic and conversions.

Chrome Passes Safari; You Go Chrome
Web analytics provider StatCounter is reporting that Google's Chrome browser has overtaken Apple's Safari in the US for the first time. Research is from the firm's StatCounter Global Stats report for the week beginning June 21.

HootSuite5 Includes Geo-search and Google Analytics
With HTML5 becoming the industry's technology standard, the new HootSuite5 takes advantage with a completely refreshed user interface. Other updates include geo-located search, native Twitter retweets and integrated Google Analytics.

Bing Will Show ResellerRatings Reviews in Search Results
Bing, Microsoft’s search engine that is slated to join forces with Yahoo! later this year, has announced its partnership with e-commerce merchant reviews provider ResellerRatings.

Rising Demand the Only Certainty About Online Video
Lots of factors are keeping the future of online video in a state of relative uncertainty these days, including the continued development of Google TV, Apple TV, Roku and other new platforms.

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