Briefs

Private Eye, the satirical magazine, has revamped its Website (www.private-eye.co.uk) and launched an online version of its print title through a content-supplier deal with Microsoft Network (www.msn.co.uk).

The US Federal Trade Commission has warned over 1,000 senders of unsolicited junk e-mail to stop their activities or face legal action to prevent the distribution of deceptive or fraudulent offers. The move follows 60,000 examples of allegedly fraudulent offers being forwarded to the regulator by consumers (see Michael Page opinion piece, right).

Capital Radio has launched an online recruitment service that aims to capture revenue from the classified advertising market. JobFinder (www.CapitalFM.co.uk/JobFinder) has been developed in partnership with recruitment agency PeopleBank, and is designed to complement the station’s existing on-air job vacancy ads.

iCat, the software development company, is to launch Lemonade Strand, an electronic commerce system, aimed at smaller and media-sized companies in the UK market. The system is aimed at first time Web merchants, without any detailed computer knowledge. The package, to be launched in the first quarter of this year, will be offered on a month’s free trial followed by monthly subscriptions starting below 80.

SearchUK (www.searchuk.com), the British search engine, has formally launched its service, aimed at providing easy-to-use listings restricted to UK or UK-focused Websites. A beta version of the site launched last summer is currently attracting 150,000 searches each month.

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