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2009-07-07 10:55:10

Shares in Internet tracking provider Phorm took a beating on Tuesday following an announcement by BT PLC on Monday that the UK-based telecom firm would not be using Phorm's advertising services. Shares in Phorm fell 40 percent just after BT's announcement was made on Monday. Shares fell 4.4 percent during morning trading on London's AIM Market at 270 pence, according to the Associated Press. "We continue to believe the interest-based advertising category offers major benefits for consumers...

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2009-05-21 11:20:00

Internet ad company NebuAd Inc has shut down after facing opposition to some of its methods of gathering information. The Redwood City, California-based ad firm is known for being involved in questionable tactics of gathering information on Web users' surfing patterns. The company's behavioral targeting advertising system was intended to track Web traffic so that ads could be made relevant to the interests of individual surfers. But Web subscribers failed to see NebuAd's tactics in the same...

2009-05-11 05:49:00

CAMBRIDGE, England, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Data released today by Cambridge-based broadband comparison website Broadband Genie has revealed the depressing truth that the average consumer is getting less than half of the advertised 'up to' speed they think they are paying for. The data also shows long term broadband subscribers are even confused about what package they are on. As ISPs upgrade customers to faster services, while advertising all kinds of other new packages, the message...

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2009-04-14 10:50:00

The European Commission has launched a lawsuit against Britain for failure to protect the privacy of its citizens particularly in relation to an Internet advertising tracker known as Phorm. Since its conception, Phorm has driven controversy. By teaming up with ISPs in the UK including Virgin Media, TalkTalk and BT, along with advertisers from other agencies, Phorm monitors the online surfing habits of users in order to "make online advertising more relevant." As with other online advertisers,...

2009-03-04 09:00:00

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- eTelecare Global Solutions (PSE: ETEL), a leading provider of complex business process outsourcing (BPO) solutions, has completed the acquisition of The Phone House (Proprietary) Limited, a BPO Services subsidiary of Talk Talk Group Limited, the telecommunications division of The Carphone Warehouse Group PLC (LON: CPW). In conjunction with the purchase of The Phone House, eTelecare entered into a three year agreement to provide BPO services to Talk...

2009-02-17 08:05:00

CAMBRIDGE, England, February 17 /PRNewswire/ -- It has been a tough 12 months, with the credit crunch turning into a full-blown recession, but it hasn't stopped the broadband market's continued growth. According to telecoms regulator Ofcom there were almost 17 million broadband connections in the UK by the end of September 2008, and the number is still rising. But as purse strings are drawn tighter and competition for customers hots up between the broadband providers, there is plenty...

2009-02-01 18:01:00

LONDON, February 2 /PRNewswire/ -- - Move Will Undercut BT by 60% - Opal to Claim 20% Market Share and Create Schism - More Than 10,000 Customers Already Signed, Contradicting Current Economic Downturn Opal, the UK's leading provider of next generation communications technology for business, is today announcing plans to move against the economic slump by launching a high-end premium business broadband service which aggressively undercuts its competitors on price. This...

2008-10-14 06:00:17

LONDON, October 14 /PRNewswire/ -- XLN Telecom - the UK's leading telecoms company serving the small business community - has been ranked above both BT and TalkTalk by Topcomm. Topcomm measures key performance indicators such as delivering on-time orders, providing accurate billing and promptly handling and resolving complaints and faults. Topcomm, the independent, co-regulatory group made up of Communications Service Providers (CSPs), reports on the quality of customer service provided by...

2008-09-17 16:51:14

du, the UAE's integrated telecom operator, has introduced first of their kind broadband offers for both consumers and business customers, from September 2008. Consumer Three new broadband offers from du will allow residential customers serviced by du to now access the internet at speeds of 4Mbps, 8Mbps and an unprecedented 12 Mbps, the fastest accessible broadband speed in the UAE for home users. The high speed broadband access is ideally suited to meet demands of high-bandwidth...

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2008-09-01 09:30:00

Each of the telephone and cable companies that had been working with NebuAd Inc., a Silicon Valley startup that was tracking subscribers' personal Web surfing habits, have indefinitely suspended expansion plans. The move is most likely the result of Congress' current consideration to take action and tighten federal oversight. Each of NebuAd's potential partners, the Internet service providers, failed to make the case that they should be in the ad business at all, rather than simply being the...


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