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World Vision eLetter program

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday May 17, 2006 )

A little off topic, but it always heartens me to see online technology being put to *really* good use instead of things that whirr and spin and go “bing”!

Our family has been involved with World Vision for around 3 years now; (more…)


Repeat visit = purchase

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday May 16, 2006 )

Most of us know that people who return to our sites convert better, but by how much?

The results of a survey of close to 240 million visits to online retailers during the first three months of this year shows (more…)


Profile tracking – MySpace Pt.4

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday May 13, 2006 )

The mystery has been solved. As mentioned in my last post on MySpace, I’ve been seeing a stack of referrals to this blog resulting from search engine queries on the term: (more…)


IE 7 search box – DOJ approved

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday May 13, 2006 )

It seems that Google’s antitrust complaint about Internet Explorer 7’s search box defaulting to MSN has fallen on deaf ears at the Justice department. (more…)


ICANN douses .xxx domain

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday May 12, 2006 )

ICANN’s Board of Directors voted 9 to 5 against the implementation of a .XXX. Top Level Domain (TLD) a couple of days ago. I’m really scratching my head over this one. (more…)


70% of malware for financial gain

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday May 8, 2006 )

70% of malware discovered during the first 3 months of 2006 was related to generating financial gain according to a recently published security report. (more…)


Online population close to 700 mil.

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday May 5, 2006 )

Claimed to be the first true estimate of the world’s online population, a research company has pegged the global online audience at 694 million people aged over 15 years. (more…)


73% of Americans online

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday April 30, 2006 )

Internet penetration is now at 73% of all American adults. Users are noticing major improvements in relation to online shopping, their pursuit of hobbies and personal interests while on the web.

In a recently released (more…)


Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 review

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday April 29, 2006 )

Beta products that have a more than minimal potential of crashing my system I usually shy away from, but I’ve been waiting so long for IE7, the anticipation was killing me. I had already resisted the IE 7 Beta 2 Preview – enough of the waiting already – on Beta 2 went :).

My intial thoughts? (more…)


Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 release

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday April 25, 2006 )

Microsoft announced the release Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 a few hours ago. The IE team states that this release is not a preview or an update to the preview, but the real Beta 2 of IE7 – gets confusing doesn’t it :).

It’s available for download from (more…)