• James Riches, Journalist Facebook reports UK user rise
    Posted - 14th January 2013 in Social Media
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Facebook has suggested it now has 27 million UK users accessing its site. In contrast, social media monitor SocialBakers claims 600,000 people left Facebook in December.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Chrome for Android gets new Beta channel
    Posted - 11th January 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has launched a Chrome Beta channel for tablets and phones. Available on Android 4.0+, this will provide users with early access to new features and bugs before launch, a channel that is already available on Chrome for Mac, Windows, Linux and Chrome OS.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist North Korea urged to increase internet freedom
    Posted - 10th January 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Eric Schmidt has completed his controversial visit to North Korea by urging the country to embrace modern technology. The executive chairman of Google has been in the secretive nation for four days to discuss the importance of a free and open internet.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Twitter reveals small profits for UK operations
    Posted - 9th January 2013 in Social Media
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The accounts for Twitter's UK subsidiary have been published, showing slender profits of £16,500, although global figures suggest this will not be a major concern for the company. Meanwhile in France, Twitter is under pressure to release the details of racist tweeters.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Smart televisions dominate 2013 CES
    Posted - 8th January 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has showcased a number of smart televisions, including ultra-high definition TV sets with a screen size of up to 110 inches. Many other impressive products have also been unveiled at the annual exhibition.

  • James Riches, Journalist BBC builds on Olympic success with sports app
    Posted - 7th January 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    The BBC has released a new mobile sports app that will offer live score updates, stats and text commentary to fans, as the broadcaster looks to build on the success of its Olympic coverage.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist FTC settles Google Antitrust case
    Posted - 4th January 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    The FTC antitrust investigation into Google's business practices has been settled. It found that allegations of search bias were not justified, while the search engine has agreed to review some practices following the FTC's concerns regarding competition.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Top Wikipedia searches of 2012 revealed
    Posted - 3rd January 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    A global study into Wikipedia search trends has revealed the most viewed articles for many different countries around the world, with the United Kingdom topped by Facebook, One Direction, Fifty Shades of Grey and deaths.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Search market stats for December 2012 revealed
    Posted - 2nd January 2013 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The latest search engine market share stats for December 2012 show Google at its lowest volume all year, while Bing is at its highest. The three top search engines have experienced very different fortunes in 2012, although Google remains the market leader.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist China adopts tighter rules for internet usage
    Posted - 28th December 2012 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    China has tightened its rules on internet usage. Under the new measures, which are currently in the early draft stages, individuals will need to provide genuine identification information as real name registration is needed for access to the internet, fixed-lines telephones and mobile devices.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Top Google Easter eggs of 2012
    Posted - 27th December 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Google as a company enjoys adding a touch of extra fun to their products with the inclusion of 'Easter eggs'. Some of the best in 2012 included references to the popular Gangnam style craze as well as references to Kevin Bacon and Lionel Ritchie.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google expands Search field trial
    Posted - 21st December 2012 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has recently been running Gmail and Search trials. A new search feature has been introduced, allowing users to search their Gmail inbox from Google.com, whether on a desktop, iOS or Android phone. Through this, you can track online purchases, reservation and events.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google launches Santa tracking service
    Posted - 20th December 2012 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Google has revealed a Santa tracking service, which allows internet users to get into the festive spirit by tracking the movements of Father Christmas as he delivers his presents around the world on Christmas Eve.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Icann reveals first new generic top level domains
    Posted - 19th December 2012 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The first one thousand generic top level domains that will be considered for launch have been decided by lottery. Icann will begin evaluating applications such as .gay, .london and .transformers in 2013.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Instagram changes anger users
    Posted - 18th December 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Instagram users have reacted angrily to recent changes to the website, with revised terms of service and the ability to display pictures on Twitter removed. Many are now threatening to stop using the service as a result.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google to combat accidental mobile ad clicks
    Posted - 17th December 2012 in PPC
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    In its latest bid to reduce accidental ad clicks, Google Mobile Ads has introduced a confirmation icon on its in-app image ad banners. Previously, Google has added a confirmation click to text links in an attempt to prevent users from unintentionally clicking on ads.

  • James Riches, Journalist Coalition clash over web privacy
    Posted - 14th December 2012 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    The government will look again at their plans to allow police and customs officials access to our online communications after a draft Bill faced strong opposition.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google Maps app for iPhone released
    Posted - 13th December 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Google Maps has been added to the app store for Apple users, several weeks after the service was replaced by Apple's own attempt at a mapping system. After a number of errors were found, they were forced to temporarily remove the function.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Twitter reveals the top trends and tweets of 2012
    Posted - 12th December 2012 in Social Media
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Twitter has published its annual year in review for 2012, revealing that Barack Obama's post-victory tweet was the most retweeted of all time. The report also celebrates some of the weird and wonderful moments that were shared via the social network.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google reveals fastest growing UK search terms
    Posted - 11th December 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    The top UK Google trends for 2012 have been released, with the Zeitgeist featuring a number of celebrities and sporting stars, as well as major events such as the presidential election in America and the London Olympic games.

  • James Riches, Journalist New look YouTube wants increased subscriptions
    Posted - 10th December 2012 in Design
    by James Riches, for theEword

    YouTube has changed the way it looks in order to encourage more people to subscribe to channels. The video is now at the very top of the page, with all other information, including the subscribe button, featured just below it.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google to focus on premium Business Apps
    Posted - 7th December 2012 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has announced that it will stop its free Apps for Business to concentrate on a premium paid-for service. New users can longer to sign up for free, while existing consumers can use their free accounts, upgrade or shift to Gmail and Google Drive.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist American Senate votes against internet regulation
    Posted - 6th December 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    The Senate in America has voted in support of a bill on internet freedom by an overwhelming 397 - 0 margin. A UN council meeting is currently discussing possible changes to the way the internet is regulated and governed.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist November search engine market share revealed
    Posted - 5th December 2012 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    In StatCounter's November 2012 UK search engine market share stats, Google has suffered another small dip, while Bing has climbed to 4.73 per cent. Meanwhile Conduit, which hijacks users' browsers, has overtaken Ask as the UK's fourth most popular search engine.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Pope Benedict XVI joins Twitter
    Posted - 4th December 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Leader of the Catholic Church Pope Benedict XVI has joined Twitter, with personal messages from the Pontiff being posted in eight different languages to a total global network of over 500,000 followers.

  • James Riches, Journalist Yahoo reveals top 2012 searches
    Posted - 3rd December 2012 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    The UK's 2012 search habits are detailed in Yahoo's traditional yearly review, which includes the Olympics, tablets and smartphones, football, F1 and Kate Middleton.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Microsoft tackles online click fraud
    Posted - 30th November 2012 in PPC
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    With 60 to 70 percent of malware today being used in click fraud, Microsoft Malware Protection Centre and Microsoft Online Forensics team are collaborating to prevent criminals from using malicious software to monetise from fraudulent clicks.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Nokia takes on Blackberry in new patent war
    Posted - 29th November 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Nokia are seeking a ban on the sale of Blackberry devices in a number of key smartphone markets, after controversy arose over a patent relating to Wi-Fi connectivity, the latest technological battle following on from the long running Apple and Samsung case.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Webmaster Tools security bug could wreak havoc
    Posted - 28th November 2012 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Rumours of a serious security breach affecting Google Webmaster Tools and possibly Analytics are causing panic. Old users - including former employees and agencies - could see their WMT accounts reverified, which in the wrong hands could be a serious problem for site owners.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Find a job through Google Maps
    Posted - 27th November 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Jobseekers and employers alike have a new way to recruit, with the launch of the JobKaster service. Vacancies are displayed on Google Maps, ensuring easy access to local vacancies and people looking for work.

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