– iVillage: Women’s portal iVillage has hired former IPC online exec Rebecca Miskin as the new general manager of UK operations, Media Week reports. At IPC, Miskin had been international publisher, intellectual property director and business development director for IPC Electric (the publisher’s internet exploration fund circa 1999) and its digital titles. At iVillage, she’ll report directly to president Deborah Fine. NBC Universal (NYSE: GE) bought iVillage for $600 million in May 2006.
The women’s online content market is really hotting up now that more women are now online in the UK than men and spend more time on the net, according to Ofcom research published last month (via BusinessWeek)…
— iVillage rival Handbag.com continues to enjoy a strong following, with 1.4 million users in May (ABCe returns).
— Osoyou.com, the women’s fashion portal launched by ex-Emap (LSE: EMA) MD Dawn Bébe was launched this month.
— IPC is planning to pool content from Women