• Rachel Hand, Journalist Twitter shares soar by 35 per cent
    Posted - 30th July 2014 in Social Media
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Twitter shares have gone up by 35 per cent due to an increase in monthly active users. This is despite a reported net loss of $145 million in its new earnings report.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist OkCupid defends experimenting on humans
    Posted - 29th July 2014 in Internet News
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    OkCupid defends the implementation of human experiments on websites. The site founder Christian Rudders says that this is how websites work, adding that modern internet users should expect to be subject to hundreds of tests each day.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Amazon Fire phone released in US
    Posted - 28th July 2014 in Mobile Marketing
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The Amazon Fire smartphone is now available to the US market. Its many features include a 4.7-inch screen, a 13-megapixel camera, 3-D imagery, a scanning app and round-the-clock interactive technical support.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google to meet EU privacy groups over link removal
    Posted - 24th July 2014 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Representatives from Google, Bing and Yahoo will today meet EU privacy watchdogs in Brussels to discuss the 'right to be forgotten' ruling - meanwhile in the UK, media editors write to the PM urging him to resist the ruling.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Apple releases quarterly earnings report
    Posted - 23rd July 2014 in Mobile Marketing
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    iPhone sales are up by four million units compared to this time last year, despite the iPhone 6's release expected sometime this autumn.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Company cultures must change for digital transformation
    Posted - 22nd July 2014 in Internet News
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    A report looking into the digital transformation of businesses has shown that while many believe they are in the process of change, the reality is different, and that company cultures may need to change.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Yahoo holds under 10 per cent of US search market
    Posted - 21st July 2014 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Whilst almost 20 per cent of the US search currently takes place on Bing, Yahoo has an all-time low grasp of 9.8 percent, according to fresh statistics gathered by comScore.

  • James Riches, Journalist Bing begins assessing right to be forgotten
    Posted - 17th July 2014 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Microsoft search engine Bing has followed Google's lead and introduced a 'right to be forgotten' form, which European users can fill in to request that embarrassing search results related to them are removed.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google announces Project Zero security team
    Posted - 16th July 2014 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google has announced the assembly of its new online security team, Project Zero, which is comprised of experts including hackers. The team will explore the internet, identify software vulnerabilities and fix them.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Google adds pressure to make websites mobile friendly
    Posted - 15th July 2014 in Mobile Marketing
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Google has added a new indicator to its search results. Now the site's users see a warning if the search engine algorithm believes a website is incompatible with the device being used.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Apple denies iPhone threatens Chinese security
    Posted - 14th July 2014 in Mobile Marketing
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    In response to claims by the Chinese government that the iPhone's 'frequent locations' feature puts the country's national security at risk, Apple have said that information is only stored on handsets and not recorded elsewhere.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google Ventures to invest in European start-ups
    Posted - 11th July 2014 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google Ventures has opened a new office in London, which will be used as a base to discover Europe's best new entrepreneurial projects and provide them with funding.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google orders censorship of explicit album covers
    Posted - 10th July 2014 in PPC
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google has asked music website Drowned in Sound to censor album covers featuring nudity, because they appear near its ad network ads. The site risks losing the ads and a chunk of its revenue should it not comply.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Study reveals extent of organic search use
    Posted - 9th July 2014 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The director of product management at Groupon has hosted a de-indexing experiment, and the results are rather interesting with regards to 'direct' traffic and organic search - and specifically how analytics programs perceive them.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Gartner predicts tablet to overtake PC
    Posted - 8th July 2014 in Mobile Marketing
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Gartner, the influential research and advisory company, has predicted that tablet sales will overtake those of traditional PCs by 2015. And technology companies such as Cisco say users will increasingly browse the net on mobile and tablet devices.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist YouTube blames ISPs for slow buffering
    Posted - 7th July 2014 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    YouTube have launched a name-and-shame campaign of internet service providers, insisting that poor playback and buffering difficulties are down to internet service providers as opposed to themselves.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Facebook buys start-up LiveRail
    Posted - 3rd July 2014 in Social Media
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Facebook invests in video ads for the web and mobile with latest purchase LiveRail, a tech start-up with a real-time bidding platform.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist June 2014 search engine market share revealed
    Posted - 2nd July 2014 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The UK's search engine market share stats for June 2014 have been published by StatCounter Global Stats, showing small gains for the three major search engines.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Twitter launches mobile app promotion service
    Posted - 1st July 2014 in Social Media
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Twitter has released its new service, mobile app promotion, to advertisers around the globe. The social media site hopes to show that its users are engaging, and that its site has business appeal.

  • James Riches, Journalist Facebook under fire over emotion experiment
    Posted - 30th June 2014 in Social Media
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Facebook has been accused of experimenting on users without permission, after it published the results of a study looking into how people responded emotionally to certain content.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google removes author photos from search
    Posted - 27th June 2014 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has announced that it will remove author photos and Google+ circle counts from search results. How will this affect the future of the Authorship program and author rank?

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Google unveils VR gadget
    Posted - 26th June 2014 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Google makes its first move into virtual reality with the DIY head piece and app set designed for Androids - Cardboard.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist AdWords set to roll out parental status targeting
    Posted - 25th June 2014 in PPC
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google has confirmed it will be rolling out a new feature to US advertisers that allows AdWords campaigns to be targeted at parents or non-parents.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Google Glass on sale in the UK
    Posted - 24th June 2014 in Internet News
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Google has released its much awaited Glass device to the UK. Early adopters will pay £1000 for the device, while critics pose questions about its usefulness in its present form.

  • James Riches, Journalist UK music chart to include streaming
    Posted - 23rd June 2014 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Streaming websites such as Spotify, Napster and Deezer will contribute to the official UK music chart from July 6, in a move designed to "future proof" the process.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Facebook goes down around the world
    Posted - 20th June 2014 in Social Media
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Facebook went down for the first time in four years on Thursday morning, when users lost access to the site for nearly half an hour.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google introduces Made with Code initiative
    Posted - 19th June 2014 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has introduced its Made in Code initiative in order to inspire more girls to code, study computer science and get more involved in creating technology.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist YouTube to remove videos from indie music labels
    Posted - 18th June 2014 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    YouTube is launching a paid-for music subscription service, but labels that don't agree to the terms could see their artist's videos removed from the site.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Study claims search ads improve brand awareness
    Posted - 17th June 2014 in PPC
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Google has published the results of a co-produced Ipsos MediaCT study, the results of which appear to show that the people who see a search ad retain stronger brand awareness.

  • James Riches, Journalist Twitter user retention scrutinised as execs resign
    Posted - 16th June 2014 in Social Media
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Twitter lost two executives in one day last week, with the departures of COO Ali Rowghani and VP of Media Chloe Sladden. This is thought to be linked with the company's failure to hit user retention targets since its IPO last year.

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