• Rachel Hand, Journalist Black Friday to generate record online sales
    Posted - 23rd November 2012 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    UK retailers are echoing the American tradition of Black Friday, with online sales predicted to reach a new high of almost £200m. Tablets such as the Kindle Fire are among the luxury items being offered at bargain prices.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google warns of risk to internet freedom
    Posted - 22nd November 2012 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    A UN conference on internet regulation has been met with anger by Google, who are asking internet users to sign a petition to keep the internet 'free and open' to resist government interference across the world.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Bing launches Webmaster Guidelines
    Posted - 21st November 2012 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Bing has launched its Webmaster Guidelines, which looks at what business owners should consider when optimising their site for the search engine. With content, links, social media, indexation and technical SEO highlighted as important, Bing also looks at the SEO mistakes to avoid.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Intel chief executive to retire
    Posted - 20th November 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Intel CEO Paul Otellini is to retire after the next shareholders meeting, announcing his decision to leave the technological giant after almost four decades at the company. This is just one of the several staffing changes made recently by large technology companies.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google Shopping gets global go ahead
    Posted - 19th November 2012 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google Shopping is being rolled out in ten more countries across the world. Google successfully introduced the new feature in the US, and will now expand it to include the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Switzerland, Netherlands, Italy, Japan, Brazil and Australia.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Twitter search results become more visual
    Posted - 16th November 2012 in Social Media
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Twitter is set to roll out a selection of changes for twitter.com and its iPhone and Android mobile apps. Images and videos will be a more prominent feature, appearing in a grid at the top of the screen and embedded in results.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Skype fixes account vulnerability
    Posted - 15th November 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    A loophole in Skype's security system which enabled hackers to access users' accounts simply by knowing their email address has been fixed, after a number of complaints were made. All accounts involved have now been restored.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google reports government requests are on the rise
    Posted - 14th November 2012 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google has published its latest Transparency Report for January to June 2012. The figures show a big increase in government requests for access to Google user data, as well as a rise in demands for content to be removed from Google services.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Head of Windows leaves Microsoft
    Posted - 13th November 2012 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Steven Sinofsky has left his position as president of Windows and Windows Live, the departure coming just weeks after the launch of the Windows 8 operating system. He is replaced by promotions for internal candidates.

  • James Riches, Journalist 4G bid timetable revealed
    Posted - 12th November 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    The UK's long-awaited 4G auction could finally be about to get underway, as regulator Ofcom released a timetable for those hoping to be part of the process.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Groupon Q3 results lower than expected
    Posted - 9th November 2012 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Groupon has reported disappointing Q3 earnings, causing shares to drop by 15 percent to $3.30 (£2.07) in afterhours trading. Last week, the company saw share prices fall to $4 (£2.51) as it was thought that daily deals would be less in demand after Hurricane Sandy.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Twitter suffers massive hijack attack
    Posted - 8th November 2012 in Social Media
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    A large account hijacking attempt has taken place on Twitter, with a great deal of users needing their account passwords reset. Further social media news comes from Barack Obama, as his four more years post breaks several records.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google rolls out revamped search results pages
    Posted - 7th November 2012 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google has announced in an official blog post that it is rolling out a redesign of its search engine results pages. The search options have been moved from the left hand side to the top, echoing the recent mobile and tablet SERPs redesign.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Social media presidency statistics put Obama ahead
    Posted - 6th November 2012 in Social Media
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    YouTube analysis of the sharing of adverts on social media outlets gives Barack Obama a slender six per cent advantage over rival Mitt Romney, with a particularly significant lead on Twitter.

  • James Riches, Journalist Senior executives shed Facebook shares
    Posted - 5th November 2012 in Social Media
    by James Riches, for theEword

    A number of senior Facebook executives took advantage of the expiration of a company lock-in period last week to offload some of their shares, following the social network's ill-fated arrival on the stock market.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google Wallet checkout for mobile websites
    Posted - 2nd November 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google Wallet is now available on mobile websites following its recent web content micropayments expansion. The checkout service aims to make mobile web shopping simple for consumers as Google has found that 97 percent of mobile shoppers leave their cart before making their final purchase.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Russia brings in internet blacklist laws
    Posted - 1st November 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    New laws in Russia relating to the internet have been brought into place, allowing the authorities to remove information that they deem to be offensive or having the potential to be harmful.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist October search engine market stats revealed
    Posted - 31st October 2012 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    According to the latest data from StatCounter Global Stats, Google has suffered a drop in October 2012's UK search engine market share. Meanwhile, Bing has seen a slight boost, perhaps thanks in part to the launch of Windows 8.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist 4G arrives in United Kingdom
    Posted - 30th October 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    4G mobile service arrives in Great Britain, with eleven cities currently able to offer the increased mobile internet speed. These include some of the biggest across the country, with London, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff and Birmingham amongst the locations now providing the fourth generation internet service.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google helps New York track Hurricane Sandy
    Posted - 29th October 2012 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google has put together a crisis map to assist New York residents hoping to avoid the worst of Hurricane Sandy, while the New York Times and Wall Street Journal have removed the paywalls from their sites to allow users to keep up with news on the storm.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Yahoo acquires Stamped app
    Posted - 26th October 2012 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Yahoo has made its first acquisition since Marissa Mayer become CEO. The nine-person team behind Stamped - a mobile recommendations app - will join the growing mobile product team following Mayer's recent announcement that Yahoo is set to embrace mobile technologies going forward.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Microsoft prepares to launch Windows 8
    Posted - 25th October 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Microsoft are preparing to launch their new Windows 8 operating system, with expectant PC users across the globe looking forward to getting hold of the most significant new Windows product for many years.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Apple unveils iPad Mini
    Posted - 24th October 2012 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Apple has unveiled a 7.9 inch version of its market leading tablet, known as the iPad Mini. However, criticism has been levelled at the hefty iPad Mini price tag, while many are unsure it can beat stiff competition from Samsung, Google and Amazon.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Three more piracy sites to be blocked in the UK
    Posted - 23rd October 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Three of the biggest illegal file sharing websites, Fenopy, H33t and Kickass Torrents look set to be blocked, after the British Phonographic Industry made a request to the country's major ISPs.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google offers more info on Knowledge Graph
    Posted - 22nd October 2012 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google Knowledge Graph was launched in May 2012 to allow users even more information about their search topic. This has now been taken a stage further with another layer of detail provided for suggested follow-up searches.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google shares suspended
    Posted - 19th October 2012 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Following the accidental release of its Q3 earnings, Google suspended its shares. The quarterly results showed that profits have fallen 20 per cent from last year, causing a sell-off in Google shares that wiped $20bn off the search engine's value.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Manchester Loop could provide superfast internet
    Posted - 18th October 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    The Manchester Loop was built as part of the cities hosting of the 2002 Commonwealth Games. It could soon have a new use, after plans were put in place to provide fibre optic broadband through the network of underground cables.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google announces disavow links tool
    Posted - 17th October 2012 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Matt Cutts announced yesterday that Google is launching a disavow links tool. The long awaited tool allows webmasters to 'undo' a link to their site, which could repair previous black hat techniques, or combat malicious negative SEO.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google closer to facing anti trust action
    Posted - 16th October 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Search engine giant Google appears to be set to face legal action from the US Government, after it was revealed much of the US Federal Trade Commission was apparently in support of such a case.

  • James Riches, Journalist EU to order Google privacy policy u-turn
    Posted - 15th October 2012 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    French data protection commissioner CNIL will reportedly indicate on Tuesday that Google's privacy policy changes are in violation of EU law, and request that the search engine reverts back to the original format.

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