• James Riches, Journalist Google staff share stories of living at work
    Posted - 15th September 2014 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google staff past and present have been sharing stories of living on campus to help boost their career at the company. Some have said they spent time living in cars and vans in Google car parks, sometimes for up to a year.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google addresses algorithm update confusion
    Posted - 10th September 2014 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Webmaster trends analyst John Mueller has been answering questions about whether or not sites will need to wait for another Penguin update in order to see if their work addressing previous issues has been successful.

  • Dan Moores, Journalist Twitpic shutting down at the end of the month
    Posted - 8th September 2014 in Social Media
    by Dan Moores, for theEword

    Twitpic has decided to shut down for good on 25 September, after Twitter demanded the photo-sharing company withdraw its application for a trademark or risk losing access to the API.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist AdWords announces new Callouts ad extension
    Posted - 4th September 2014 in PPC
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google AdWords has announced the launch of a new ad extension known as Callouts. The short snippets of text are designed to highlight additional product or service information that will appeal to customers.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google stays put in August 2014 search market share
    Posted - 3rd September 2014 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google achieved an 88.82 per cent UK search engine market share for August, the same figures it posted the previous month. Elsewhere, Yahoo managed to take 0.3 per cent of the market share from rival Bing.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Uber smartphone app banned in Germany
    Posted - 2nd September 2014 in SEO
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    The mobile taxi app Uber has been declared illegal across all of Germany. A court in Frankfurt made the ruling yesterday, and said that the app lacked the necessary legal permits for drivers to carry passengers.

  • Dan Moores, Journalist Google announces delivery drone development
    Posted - 1st September 2014 in Internet News
    by Dan Moores, for theEword

    Google has published a video on its YouTube channel titled 'Introducing Project Wing', which shows a delivery drone dropping off a small package of dog food at a farm in the Australian outback.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Twitter makes Analytics available to all users
    Posted - 28th August 2014 in Social Media
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Twitter has announced that its analytics dashboard is rolling out to all users. The dashboard - showing tweet impressions and engagements - was previously only available to advertisers, verified users and Twitter card publishers.

  • Dan Moores, Journalist Smartphones in California to require kill switches
    Posted - 27th August 2014 in Mobile Marketing
    by Dan Moores, for theEword

    As of 1 July 2015, only smartphones that have been manufactured with a 'kill switch' will be sold in California, in an effort to prevent mobile phone theft in the state.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist You will not believe what Facebook just said
    Posted - 26th August 2014 in Internet News
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Facebook warns publishers that it is updating the newsfeed algorithm to target click-bait headlines. The social media giant says such headlines drown out the real content which users want to see.

  • James Riches, Journalist BBC reveals 12 news stories forgotten by Google
    Posted - 21st August 2014 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    The BBC has provided details of the 12 pieces Google has taken down because of 'right to forgotten' requests since the new legislation came into force in May.

  • Dan Moores, Journalist Google names top 10 improvements since 2004
    Posted - 20th August 2014 in SEO
    by Dan Moores, for theEword

    To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of Google's IPO, head of search Amit Singhal has written a blog post that lists his department's 10 biggest achievements since 2004.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Google AdWords gets two game changing updates
    Posted - 19th August 2014 in PPC
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Google has made two updates to its AdWords service. The first, a new feature which allows advertisers to track call conversions, has been praised; while the second, a change which forces the use of variant keywords, has been criticised.

  • Dan Moores, Journalist Google responds to recent SEO extortion emails
    Posted - 18th August 2014 in SEO
    by Dan Moores, for theEword

    Numerous SEO companies and website owners have received an extortion email in which the sender has threatened to permanently ruin their rankings on Google if they do not pay $1,500.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Survey reveals power of Facebook for local SMEs
    Posted - 14th August 2014 in Social Media
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    A survey of 18-29 year old consumers by G/O Digital has found that Facebook is the most popular platform for researching small and local businesses.

  • Dan Moores, Journalist Employee diversity report released by Apple
    Posted - 13th August 2014 in Internet News
    by Dan Moores, for theEword

    Apple has followed the example of Facebook, Google and Twitter by releasing a detailed report which divulges the ethnicity and gender structure of its workforce, and has commented that it needs to improve.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Facebook Messenger users face delete dilemma
    Posted - 12th August 2014 in Internet News
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    A viral article has led some to delete Facebook Messenger from their mobile phones. The article has made many feel that their privacy has been invaded. Yet Facebook and technology experts say that the problem is really in the wording.

  • Dan Moores, Journalist Andreessen Horowitz invests $50m in Buzzfeed
    Posted - 11th August 2014 in Internet News
    by Dan Moores, for theEword

    New York-based viral content website BuzzFeed has announced that Andreessen Horowitz, a leading venture capital firm from California, has made a $50 million investment in the company, bringing its value to $850 million.

  • James Riches, Journalist July 2014 UK search engine market share revealed
    Posted - 7th August 2014 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    July 2014's UK search market share stats show a slight decrease for Google, while Yahoo rises 0.33 per cent and Bing jumps back above a 6 per cent share for the first time since February.

  • Dan Moores, Journalist Apple and Samsung drop legal cases outside of US
    Posted - 6th August 2014 in Mobile Marketing
    by Dan Moores, for theEword

    Some three years since their bitter legal battle began, Apple and Samsung are set to drop all non-US lawsuits against each other, as the two technology giants have reached an agreement and released a joint statement.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Google launches News Publisher Center
    Posted - 5th August 2014 in SEO
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Google has launched a new service in the US, News Publisher Center. The search engine says that the new service will help it to discover new content by allowing webmasters to make changes to Google's record of the website.

  • Dan Moores, Journalist Apple releases new iPhone 5S advert
    Posted - 4th August 2014 in Mobile Marketing
    by Dan Moores, for theEword

    The long-anticipated iPhone 6 is expected this autumn, but Apple's new advert for the 5S indicates that they would like to push sales of the current model.

  • Dan Moores, Journalist Twitter shares soar by 35 per cent
    Posted - 30th July 2014 in Social Media
    by Dan Moores, 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.

  • Dan Moores, Journalist Amazon Fire phone released in US
    Posted - 28th July 2014 in Mobile Marketing
    by Dan Moores, 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.

  • Dan Moores, Journalist Apple releases quarterly earnings report
    Posted - 23rd July 2014 in Mobile Marketing
    by Dan Moores, 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.

  • Dan Moores, Journalist Yahoo holds under 10 per cent of US search market
    Posted - 21st July 2014 in SEO
    by Dan Moores, 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.

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