It was a great 2007 and we are hoping for a better year this 2008. Happy New Year to everyone!
Archives for December 2007
Treemo, a real-time social media publishing platform dedicated to sharing any type of media anywhere, unveiled its new Channel Player widget that users can embed on websites, blogs, MySpace and integrate as a Facebook application to allow for automatic publishing of photo, video, audio and textual content uploaded to Treemo.
Each user gets their own Treemo Channel where they program their photos, videos, audio and text and share content within the Treemo community or among personal groups. The Channel Player lets users play the latest 24 content items from their or any other Treemo Channel. Users can simply embed the Channel Player in any web page, blog, or wiki to showcase the latest content from users’ favorite channels.
comScore released an update of holiday season e-commerce spending for the first 57 days of the 2007 holiday season (November 1 – December 27). Nearly $28 billion has been spent online during the season-to-date, marking a 19-percent gain versus the corresponding days last year.
“Even as the holiday shopping season winds down after Christmas, we continue to see some relatively strong online spending days,” said comScore Chairman Gian Fulgoni. “For example, the day after Christmas saw online sales of $545 million, more than double the sales on the same day last year. This would appear to indicate that consumers were willing, and able, to take advantage of the attractive late-season promotions and price discounts offered by retailers this year.”
Another means of gauging the strength of online holiday spending is to examine the period between Thanksgiving and Christmas, which represents the core of the holiday shopping season. This year, there were 32-days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, compared to 31-days last year. During this period in 2007, online sales grew by 21 percent versus year ago, a full 2 percentage points higher than the overall holiday season-to-date growth rate.
Netscape, the browser that we know since the onset of Internet, is dead. Okay, not yet. Give it until February 1, 2008.
Netscape, the portal, will still be around though.
GeoBeats.com, a video travel guide to international destinations, has inked a distribution agreement with TripAdvisor. TripAdvisor’s monthly audience of more than 25 million travelers will now have access to GeoBeats’ travel videos when searching for destination information.
Covering 30 countries, each of GeoBeats.com’s destination videos is filmed by a local filmmaker and creates an authentic experience for the viewer.