Mashup Demo in October

mashup, which runs ‘digital’ events, is launching Mashup Demo on Oct 2nd. It’s been put together to provide startups and growing companies in the digital sector with a platform from which to demo their services to an audience of investors, corporates, bloggers, journalists and industry influencers. This allows them to overtly sell and flaunt their products and services, gain feedback on concepts, develop or find partners, seek investment, practice the

Brunch Bites 1.5 networking event

Event by: Sponsored by: NEXT EVENT: Brunch Bites 1.5 (BETA) Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2007 Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm Location: The Dana Centre Cafe The Dana Centre 165 Queen’s Gate South Kensington London SW7 5HD The nearest underground station is Gloucester Road, on the District, Circle and Piccadilly lines. Email: editor [at] Track this event on… FaceBook Upcoming Or join our groups on: Bites Media Facebook Group Bites Media

MashupCamp Dublin

Are you a developer with a strong interest in taking something like Yahoo Maps and mashing it together with your data to come up with some cool new innovative Web-based application? Or, are you thinking of building something unique and interesting on top of the application programming interfaces (APIs) from and Check out MashupCamp in Dublin Sept 12-13.

Facebook still running ads on racist groups

Adverts continue to appear beside far-right and racist groups on Facebook despite major advertisers pulling their campaigns following revelations that their brands were appearing alongside such groups. First Direct, Vodafone, Virgin Media, Halifax, AA, and Prudential have already pulled their ads after finding they were appearing next to the far-right BNP party, following a story broken by New Media Age this week. But research by tbites has found that adverts

Video of Bebo London office

The WSJ's Kara Swisher visits Bebo London. Why is it so small an office for such a high-profile startup? Its development team is in San Francisco, while much of the commercial deals take place in London, since Bebo is growing fastest in the UK and Europe. Featuring an interview with Joanna Shields, “President of International”, a former Silicon Valley executive with extensive European experience at companies like RealNetworks and Google.

Plaxo plans social network

Plaxo plans to release a social network “aggregator” on Monday. Its key features look likely to be an independence from platforms like Facebook, the ability to add information about the social networks your contacts use, feed aggregation and control over your owen data. Plaxo hopes its independence from closed networks like Facebook will give it a competitive edge, although all the evidence is to the contrary right now. While many

Facebook doubles ad rates inside four months

Since February, Facebook has doubled its ad rates for sponsored groups from $150,000 to $300,000 in the US, reports ValleyWag which has obtained Facebook’s PowerPoint rate-card deck. Facebook now says it’s the top photo site. The minimum sponsorship remains $50,000, and Facebook claims the click-through rate is 20 times that of banners. This higher fee means the number of homepage links and sponsored stories advertisers get also doubles.

Dvorak just doesn’t get it

John Dvorak is an old-fashioned tech jounralist in the US who thinks we’re going to have another dotcom bust: “Every single person working in the media today who experienced the dot-com bubble in 1999 to 2000 believes that we are going through the exact same process and can expect the exact same results—a bust…Today everything from YouTube to the local church has a social-networking angle. And this doesn’t even consider

King of Shave preps Facebook app

King of Shaves, the shaving brand and e-commerce site, is planning to release a Facebook application in what could be the first ever brand marketing use of the social networking site in this manner. Word leaked out via Twitter and a screen shot has been posted to Flickr. So far brands in the UK (outside of media companies like Virgin and the BBC, see comment) have hung back form developing