Diginews - Wiki launches mobile site - Dell made $1mn thru Twitter - Serious flaw in IE - Legal notice thru Facebook - BT to go ahead with Phorm


While the Wikipedia is one of the most popular destinations on the Internet, it surprisingly lacked an official mobile version until today. Over the years, a number of companies released their own mobile versions of the service, but an official version the Wikipedia itself was never available through a dedicated mobile interface. Now, you can surf to mobile.wikipedia.com to see a stripped down but highly functional version of the Wikipedia on your favorite mobile device.

Dell says Twitter has produced $1 million in revenue over the past one and half year through sale alerts. People who sign up to follow Dell on Twitter receive messages when discounted products are available at the company`s Home Outlet Store. They can click over to purchase the product or forward the information to others.

Users of Microsoft's Internet Explorer are being urged by experts to switch to a rival until a serious security flaw has been fixed. The flaw in Microsoft's Internet Explorer could allow criminals to take control of people's computers and steal their passwords, internet experts say. Microsoft urged people to be vigilant while it investigated and prepared an emergency patch to resolve it.

In what may be a world first, lawyers from Canberra law firm Meyer Vandenberg persuaded a judge in the Australian Capital Territory's Supreme Court to allow them to serve the documents over the internet after repeatedly failing to serve the papers in person. Lawyer Mark McCormack came up with the Facebook plan after it became clear that the couple did not want to be found. Carmel Rita Corbo and Gordon Poyser had failed to keep up repayments on a $150,000 (£44,000) loan they had borrowed from MKM Capital, a mortgage provider. The pair had ignored emails from the law firm and did not attend a court appearance on Oct 3. Mr McCormack said the pair had "vanished". So he looked to Facebook, better known for its tendency to break up marriages and ruin careers, for inspiration.

BT has concluded its trial of the Phorm online advertising programme and is set to go ahead with its wide-scale deployment. Phorm has run into trouble with privacy campaigners who believe its technology gives too much information about consumers' buying habits to companies which use its services. Phorm's trials with BT were said by some to have breached the privacy of its customers if, as some allegedly, they were conducted without their knowledge.

Online ad will grow 29% in 2008, Advertisers will love facebook & Youtube, Hulu will fail, Digg will be acquired, Google killer will emerge, a big daily paper will go all digital, 2008 will be year of mobile ads, Kindle will flop, Web video will kill broadcast tv, will be the year of Internet stocks

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