Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Broadband penetration is up 14% in Western Europe.


survey based on 7,036 random telephone interviews with over 1,000 respondents each in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden and Norway, and 500 respondents each in Belgium and the Netherlands. Interviews were conducted in September '06.

emarketer.com

Online advertising is racing ahead in Britain

Online advertising is racing ahead in Britain, growing at a roughly 40 percent annual rate, and is expected to account for as much as 14 percent of overall ad spending this year, according to media buying agencies. That is the highest level in the world, and more than double the percentage in the United States.
Search accounts for 56 percent of Internet ad spending in Britain, compared with 42.5 percent in the United States, according to the Internet Advertising Bureau.

In Britain, analysts predict that it will not be long until Internet advertising catches up with TV advertising. Group M, for instance, says the Internet could account for 25 percent of British ad spending by 2010. That would place it ahead of television, which accounts for just more than 20 percent now.

Hardest hit has been Britain’s biggest commercial broadcaster, ITV. Analysts at Numis Securities estimate that ITV’s advertising revenue will fall 13 percent for 2006. Weakened by its loss of advertising, ITV has become a takeover target.

Online ad revenues set to soar, says Zenith

By Saeed Shah
Published: 05 December 2006
The internet will take more than one-fifth of all UK advertising revenues by 2009, according to a leading media forecaster.

ZenithOptimedia predicted that advertisers' spending on the internet will jump from £1.6bn in 2006 - level with national newspapers - to £3.0bn in 2009, not far behind television which is forecast to take £3.4bn that year.

In the UK, online advertising revenues jumped 40 per cent this year, as it took a double-digit share of ad sales for the first time. By comparison, all other media sectors - TV, radio, newspapers - except outdoor, saw advertising income shrink in 2006.

The UK has the highest proportion of advertising going to the internet of any country in the world, even ahead of Scandinavia, with 13.5 per cent of ad revenues in this country going to the internet this year - compared with 7.1 per cent in the US. In 2009, Zenith reckons 21.5 per cent of UK advertising will be online, again ahead of the rest of the world.

Jonathan Barnard, head of publications at Zenith, said the internet was taking classified advertising away from newspapers and magazines. He said the greater sophistication of the consumers' internet access - advertisers are now able to produce online videos that are similar to television ads - meant that display ad revenues would face increasing competition from the web.

However, he added that the largest category of online advertising - based around web searches - is a new phenomenon and does not necessarily suck revenues from other types of media.

Mr Barnard said the three markets where the internet will account for more than 10 per cent of advertising this year - the UK, Sweden and Norway - all had strong public sector broadcasters.

"We think in the UK, the strength of the BBC in television and radio forces advertisers to look elsewhere," he said.

The internet will take more than one-fifth of all UK advertising revenues by 2009, according to a leading media forecaster.

ZenithOptimedia predicted that advertisers' spending on the internet will jump from £1.6bn in 2006 - level with national newspapers - to £3.0bn in 2009, not far behind television which is forecast to take £3.4bn that year.

In the UK, online advertising revenues jumped 40 per cent this year, as it took a double-digit share of ad sales for the first time. By comparison, all other media sectors - TV, radio, newspapers - except outdoor, saw advertising income shrink in 2006.

The UK has the highest proportion of advertising going to the internet of any country in the world, even ahead of Scandinavia, with 13.5 per cent of ad revenues in this country going to the internet this year - compared with 7.1 per cent in the US. In 2009, Zenith reckons 21.5 per cent of UK advertising will be online, again ahead of the rest of the world.

Jonathan Barnard, head of publications at Zenith, said the internet was taking classified advertising away from newspapers and magazines. He said the greater sophistication of the consumers' internet access - advertisers are now able to produce online videos that are similar to television ads - meant that display ad revenues would face increasing competition from the web.

However, he added that the largest category of online advertising - based around web searches - is a new phenomenon and does not necessarily suck revenues from other types of media.

Mr Barnard said the three markets where the internet will account for more than 10 per cent of advertising this year - the UK, Sweden and Norway - all had strong public sector broadcasters.

"We think in the UK, the strength of the BBC in television and radio forces advertisers to look elsewhere," he said.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Web 2.0 video interview with most successful

http://www.guardian.co.uk/video/page/0,,1942132,00.html

video stats

In 2001 the national statistics report stated that 99.33% of the UK population were on dial-up connection, by contrast the same survey in 2006 has found that 69.2% of all consumer connections are now on broadband.

YouTube and other online video sites are stealing viewers away from TV in the UK, according to a report by the BBC today. 43% of online video viewers said they watch less TV as a result of YouTube and similar sites, while 20% of those say they watch “a lot less”. Only 3% watch more TV than they did a year ago, while 54% watch the same amount. Three quarters of these viewers watch more online video than they did a year ago. However, it’s worth noting that these are the stats for those who watch video online at least once a week - 67% of the UK population don’t watch online video at all, and don’t plan to within the next year. Unsurprisingly, it’s young people who are leading the way: 28% of 16-24 year-olds watch online video at least once a week.

http://www.emarketer.com/Reports/All/Em_video_internet_nov06.aspx
As proof that the Internet video revolution is truly underway, Google paid $1.65 billion for YouTube, a company not 20 months old. The aftershock of that mash-up will, all by itself, contribute to Internet video's growth. In addition, eMarketer projects video ad spending will soar 82.2% this year and 89.0% in 2007.

.. just wait for more internet tv stats !

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Video site testing

vsocial - quick upload, easy embed, some of their navigation not working though:

Friday, October 27, 2006

SLURLs and KMLs

The SLURLs that allow people to link to places in second life are like KMLs for Google Earth which jump to different places in Google Earth with customized icons, labels, camera positions, image overlays attached to the ground or screen, include HTML descriptions, links etc… KML files can now be used on Google Maps for mobile

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Ceasefire

North Korea’s announcement of a nuclear weapons test last week was one more step down a nightmarish road: a new global nuclear arms race. Iran could be the next domino to fall in this dangerous game, and the situation is reaching a critical turning point this week as the UN Security Council debates sanctions.

Much depends on US President Bush. His threatening policies of regime change, preemptive strike, and the invasion of Iraq -- while also undermining global disarmament talks and developing a new generation of nukes -- have many countries rushing to build nuclear weapons. In Iran, as elsewhere, Bush has refused to engage his enemies in direct and unconditional talks. This policy is failing, and even prominent conservative Americans have called for Bush to finally talk to Iran. Please click below to join the chorus of voices and send a personal message to President Bush, calling on the US to negotiate with Iran:

www.CeasefireCampaign.org

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

$1.5 Bln

Grouper’s recent sale to Sony for $65 million suggests a YouTube valuation of around $2 billion when you look at relative traffic.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

motivating people !

Free hugs - ah fun, good start

how do you take dreams and fullfill them?

appreciation through contribution, give people joy and they will contribute to society.
achieve you goals by making decisions about how you can apply your resources.
be resourceful if you do not have resource ... like money and team to help you.
power up people - i want to hear good results today please

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

audio madness

What's the best audio site?

Odeo: Record and Share Audio
liveplasma music, movies, search engine and discovery engine
smb_super_synth.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object)
The Electric Hymn by As One - Find Music You'll Love - Pandora
UK Number One for 30/11/1973
Channel [V]
EMI Group
Sancho Panza Sound System - Notting Hill Carnival, Boat Parties, Warehouse Jams

podcast

Technology Leaders Audio Books, Podcasts, and Videos

music stats
TagWorld
kSolo.com - The Ultimate Online Karaoke Experience | Home Page.
Slawesome: Voice over Email - Welcome! This is alpha, baby!
Last.fm - The Social Music Revolution
MyStrands - Music Recommendations, Playlists, Tags and Community
UpTo11.net - Music Recommendations and Search
podOmatic Podcast Portal: Create, Find, Share Podcasts!
Loomia - Personalized Recommendations
Podcast Pickle: Focused on Podcasters and the Podcasting Community
Pandora Internet Radio - Find New Music, Listen to Free Web Radio

+ Does anyone else get their mac to read text at 300 words per min and want a better voice. There are some paid for versions but i think apple should do some free updates.. only been like ten years...

Was evolution of life advanced by comet showers

Was evolution of life advanced by comet showers?

 

Researchers analyzing the history of impact cratering on the moon has reported a surprising increase in the frequency of impacts over the past 400 million years.

 

This sudden increase coincides with the "Cambrian explosion," a period in which life on Earth took off with a dramatic burst in the number and diversity of species.

Full spaceflightnow.com article

Friday, September 15, 2006

What is religion

What the discussion about religion rarely addresses is that all
religions are based on a belief. People typically believe in religion based on
their parents belief and culture. Religion (apparently choice) is
typically determined by where people are born.
Luckily I've lived in many places, to see many religions and cultures. Are beliefs
advocating historic subjective views of communities that cannot be substantiated with fact or logic.

I can neither say there is OR isn't a God.

On expansive vibe, check out this video of Hubbles view of space.

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

i love lightning


In an electrical storm, the storm clouds are charged like giant capacitors in the sky.

Tonight i was lucky enought to take a photo just as sheet lightning was discharged !
(uk weather satellite image )

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Stats

emarketer.com forecasts that broadband will be in 12 million UK households by the end of 2006, up from approximately nine million a year earlier.

Heather Hopkins always seems to have amazing industry information!

Bambi Fransisco always has something to say. She is MarketWatch's lead reporter on the Internet and new technologies. She writes Net Sense, a syndicated weekly column on Internet companies and trends. H

cool interfaces

screens (multi-touch)
new multi-touch screen from lab

More:
mrl.nyu.edu/~jhan/ftirtouch
multi-touchscreen.com

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Stuck by spam? So am i.

Try forwarding your emails to Gmail as they have a good anti-spam filter !

Then read from there?

Saturday, August 12, 2006

ceasefirecampaign.org

As you know a tragedy is unfolding in the Middle East. Thousands of innocent civilians have been killed or wounded in the bombings in Lebanon, Palestine and Israel and the death toll is rising every day. If the US, Syria or Iran get involved, there is a chance of a catastrophic larger war.

UN Secretary General Kofi Annan has called for an immediate ceasefire and the deployment of international troops to the Israel-Lebanon border, and been strongly supported by almost every world leader. This is the best proposal yet to stop the violence, but the US, the UK, and Israel have refused to accept it.

We have just signed a petition calling on US President Bush, UK Prime Minister Blair, and Israeli Prime Minister Olmert to support Kofi Annan's proposal. If millions of people join this call, and we advertise our views in newspapers in the US, UK, and Israel, we can help pressure these leaders to stop the fighting.

If you have not already signed the petition please do so now by clicking below.
http://www.ceasefirecampaign.org

Thursday, May 11, 2006

My first Patent is Published

My radical new propeller design has just been Patent Published (0525498.2) !

It's a new type of water craft propeller that makes a jet thrust ! It work by having a shroud around the twisted, curved blades and travel through water is almost slient!

The full patent is viewable here:
http://v3.espacenet.com/textdoc?DB=EPODOC&IDX=GB2419861&F=0

(It's also my ambition to break the water speed record:)

Sunday, April 30, 2006

second life - awesome

well i'm on second life as peter barbecue, just got of the help island and now can't login cause i here the grid is down. (virtual reality on the internet that you can buy and sell equating to real money.)

second life application works better on a mac than my pc.

am thinking to make some objects to hope for buyers.. wondering what's the most popular?

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Sharing ideas - Collaboration

Sketch together with GEs imagination at work sketchpad

Allow all your buddies to edit a single webpage with 37signals writeboard

Can't believe i still have friends who don't have a Flickr account to dump photos
or
People who don't have Skype to make free phone calls !

Thursday, March 16, 2006

mobile animation


flash lite, content soon going to www.vidtonz.com
free mobile animation and video ring tones
thanks Cory for the content!

Monday, February 27, 2006

mother nature on your computer

Be a part of the BBC climate prediction bbc.cpdn.org that uses your spare computer processing ability.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Home Cinema

Well i had to share this... it's my new home cinema setup... Was viewing celestia till about 5am that night.. a must for anyone who's into stars!

Friday, February 17, 2006

url icon

just added the url icon by putting this in the head tag:

link rel="SHORTCUT ICON" href="http://www.digitalfishing.com/favicon.ico"

and renaming a 32 x 32 pixels .bmp file to .ico, then uploading to my site

Thursday, February 16, 2006

affliate ads

After years of getting emails from affliate network sites i've finally decided to give it a go.
Yeah milliondollarhomepage is better known but i'll be richr!

blood red photos

taken with my waterproof pentax optio wp digital camera

dan mentioned Max/MSP is a graphical environment for music
anja is an artist so she loved it when i dropped my digi cam into the vodka!
reminds me of fifth element end scene - i wish :). Well done Luc Besson.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

image matching

imagine that you can just upload a picture of yourself and i'll tell you, even better, show you the person on this planet who looks most like you. That's an experimental project i'm currently working on.

It has so far involved writing my own mac application and a couple of scripts, requesting more free web space, emailing ultra geek coders around the world.

The idea is something google would like i'm sure, especially in light of their recent picasa purchase. Which i had to just remind them wasn't available for mac yet.. Unlike google earth :)

video ringtones


started a video ringtone site called vidtonz. now all i need is for nokia to start sell more mobiles with video ringtone capabilities. Or for macromedia to offer free downloads of the flashlite 2 player. I hear that'll allow video.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

night vision

Was in a camera shop the other day waiting to get reciepts for a new digital camera... was talking ages so i stumbled over the desk where they were selling night vision scopes! asked if someone would come with me outside so i could test them but turned out that the only way to test was to buy.

Oh well i thought, a good excuse to have a play, so i purchased this low end scope and had a run around.. when i came back, here's a photo of inside my flat :)

Blinds down, all lights off, not bad eh.. Took the photo with the new digital camera (talking of which, there's another blog i must add about this waterproof digicam i got yesterday). Imagine the look on peoples faces as i dropped it into my glass!!

where i work

I love it at the Grand Union, best people ever...
has nothing to do with the fact that i can walk to work and love being a geek technical project manager :)

Party theme: anything beginning with S


One chap from the 'S' themed party last night, i found his dancing hillarious.

Well, it was freezing here in London so i thought it'd make sense to go as a snowboarder myself!

Others included a sandwich, sailor, salad (can you imagine :), s&m, slut oh and a couple of sunt men!

social bookmarking n collaboration

Up-to-date web links, on simpy.com/user/pwoodford which is better that del.icio.us
Simpy now have the group invite working! + the BetterSearch it's cool for previewing sites.

I was recently asked if i could setup a site for a friend to manage their massive birthday party... we're talking 100s of people, over 10 days and birthday boy is kinda of busy. So I started a rejourney into my collaboration marked sites to see which one would do the job. The winner was backpackit.com
Main reasons why it's cool are that you can setup a site for free with only a few buddies editing the content then when birthday boy gets too much communication, he can make the site public and everyone can go edit crazy.. (who's renting a car, which hotel / flight ...)

sundays are for blogging

forget the fine weather outside, social needs, just blog