• Rachel Hand, Journalist Nokia investors tell CEO to rethink Microsoft ties
    Posted - 8th May 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has been criticised by shareholders for his decision to switch to the Windows phone OS. The company appears to be struggling as new devices like the Lumia fail to grab sufficient market share from Apple and Samsung.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Bing It On challenge returns
    Posted - 7th May 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Bing has once again challenged Google for the title of top search engine, bringing back the much publicised 'Bing It On' challenge for a second time.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Android tops the tablet market
    Posted - 3rd May 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    There have been more Android-based tablets shipped in the first quarter of 2013 than any others. Android now has 56 percent of the market share, while the tablet market itself has also grown 142.4 percent year over year.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Facebook loses millions of users in US
    Posted - 2nd May 2013 in Social Media
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Nielsen statistics have revealed that significant numbers of Facebook users are leaving the service, with membership declining in both the UK and the US.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Gains all round in April 2013 search market share
    Posted - 1st May 2013 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    UK search engine market share data for April 2013 has been published by StatCounter Global Stats, showing slight gains for Google, Yahoo and Bing compared to March. The only dip was for other search engines, including AOL, Ask and Conduit.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist First ever website to be recreated
    Posted - 30th April 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    The first ever website is to be recreated by CERN, as the research group helps to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the internet.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google acquires news summariser Wavii
    Posted - 29th April 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google has bought news aggregating start up Wavii for a rumoured $30 million, and looks set to use the natural language processing skills of the company to help augment the service provided by Knowledge Graph.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Proposed changes to Google search results
    Posted - 26th April 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has proposed to make changes to its search results in a bid to settle an ongoing antitrust investigation. The European Commission is now looking for feedback from rivals and outside organisations regarding the alterations.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist BitTorrent Sync to challenge Dropbox
    Posted - 25th April 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    An experimental version of BitTorrent Sync has been launched to the public, with the peer-to-peer data synchronisation set to challenge cloud based services such as Dropbox.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Mozilla hit with Google manual spam penalty
    Posted - 24th April 2013 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google has levied a manual spam penalty at Mozilla, the non-profit software organisation. User-generated spam in blog comments and forums has been blamed, setting a worrying precedent for other webmasters, but Google says the penalty is 'granular' rather than site-wide.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist New Psy video sets YouTube record
    Posted - 23rd April 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    A new record for YouTube views in a single day has been set, with popular South Korean artist Psy surpassing the tally set by the viral Kony 2012 campaign.

  • James Riches, Journalist Huge revenue increase for Google Play
    Posted - 22nd April 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    With Google Play enjoying ever-increasing revenues, analysts are attempting to predict how long it will take before it catches up with Apple's rival product, the App Store.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google to focus on big bets in the future
    Posted - 19th April 2013 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Larry Page has provided insight into how he is running Google alongside his goals for the company during the Q1 2013 earnings call. Focusing on the future, he said that Google will be concentrating on big bets YouTube, Chrome and Android and moon shot projects.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Growing size of web pages revealed by Google
    Posted - 18th April 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Information obtained from Google Analytics has shown that the average size of a web page has increased by 50 per cent in the last year, with access speeds also increasing.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google tests features to speed up mobile search
    Posted - 17th April 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    New features have been launched to speed up Google mobile searches. Expanding sitelinks allow users to navigate to the right page before entering the site, while the Quick View button provides a condensed overview of a page.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google Person Finder launched in Boston
    Posted - 16th April 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Following the attacks on the Boston Marathon, Google Person Finder has been launched in the area, to allow worried friends and family to locate details of those who may have been caught up in the tragedy.

  • James Riches, Journalist WordPress founder plays down botnet attack
    Posted - 15th April 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg has moved to calm users after reports of a botnet attack on the site. He suggested account holders should ensure they have a strong password in place to guard against such attacks.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google crowned the safest search engine
    Posted - 12th April 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google search results are safer to use as they contain less sites including Malware than its primary competitors, a recent study has discovered. The results show that Bing has five times more than the search giant, while the globally used Yandex has 10 times more.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google Map Maker expanded to UK
    Posted - 11th April 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Google has expanded its Map Maker service to the United Kingdom, giving users the chance to make edits, add buildings and correct any errors within Google Maps.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist UK digital advertising hit record high in 2012
    Posted - 10th April 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The Internet Advertising Bureau has reported a record UK ad spend of £5.42bn in 2012. Mobile advertising has experienced huge growth, while paid search advertising makes up a significant proportion of the total in both online and mobile ad spend.

  • James Riches, Journalist Publishers predict digital revenue growth
    Posted - 9th April 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Online publishers have predicted a 15 per cent growth in digital revenue this year, according to a prominent industry survey.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google linked to WhatsApp purchase
    Posted - 8th April 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    WhatsApp is reportedly the subject of interest from Google, with the search giant thought to be strongly considering spending around $1 billion on the popular mobile messaging service.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Samsung forecasts large jump in profits
    Posted - 5th April 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Samsung has forecasted that its profits will be $7.7bn (£5.1bn) for Q1 2013, a 53 percent increase on last year. The South Korean tech company has enjoyed record-breaking profits for five consecutive quarters, and analysts suggest that things could get even better over this year.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Facebook to release smartphone
    Posted - 4th April 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    An event at the Facebook headquarters in San Francisco later today is expected to reveal the first Facebook smartphone, with the popular social media service working with HTC on the project.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist March 2013 search engine market share revealed
    Posted - 3rd April 2013 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    StatCounter Global Stats has published the latest UK search engine market share stats for March 2013, showing Google has made a recovery from last month's unusual low point. Bing meanwhile has remained above 5 per cent of search volume.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Bing April Fool targets Google
    Posted - 2nd April 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Bing used April Fools' as an opportunity to launch a thinly veiled attack on Google, with two jokes directed at the market leading search engine service.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Internet speed slowed by biggest ever attack
    Posted - 28th March 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    A large attack on the internet has been carried out, slowing speeds for many users around the world, with a dispute between Spamhaus and Cyberbunker alleged to be a possible cause of the attack.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Facebook tests retargeted ads in main News Feed
    Posted - 27th March 2013 in PPC
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Facebook Exchange is running a small alpha test where its retargeted ads will appear in the main News Feed. The ads - which use browser history data rather than the user's social data - have been appearing in the right hand sidebar since 2012.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google introduces vertical search opt out tool
    Posted - 26th March 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Matt Cutts, head of webspam at Google has announced a new feature for webmasters, which allows them to opt out of vertical search services, such as Google Shopping or Flights.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google seeks UK entrepreneurs
    Posted - 25th March 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    The Google Global Impact Challenge is set to help four UK not-for-profit organisations get started, provided they can impress a panel featuring Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Richard Branson.

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