• Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google Shopping switches to paid listing ads
    Posted - 22nd February 2013 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google Shopping has rolled out new paid-for services in 11 new countries, including the UK. This change will see a global transition to paid product listings, where retailers will have to pay for their products to appear in the Shopping search results.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Sony reveals details of Playstation 4
    Posted - 21st February 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Sony has unveiled details of their next console, the Playstation 4. Speaking at an event in New York, the technology giant revealed superior graphics and increased sharing options with friends.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Mobile operators snap up bargain 4G bandwidth
    Posted - 20th February 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Ofcom has auctioned off UK airwaves to be used for 4G coverage, with winning bidders including Vodafone, O2 and Three. Despite huge benefits to the public, smaller mobile companies may have missed out, while the auction did not raise the predicted £3.5bn.

  • James Riches, Journalist Apple remains most valuable brand
    Posted - 19th February 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Apple is the most valuable company in the world, according to the annual rankings produced by Brand Finance. However, a strong showing from Samsung has seen it jump from sixth to second.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Facebook hacked in sophisticated attack
    Posted - 18th February 2013 in Social Media
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    A hacking attempt on Facebook described as a 'sophisticated attack' took place last month, however the social media giant revealed that all user data remained completely safe.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Twitter API gets top tweets filtering
    Posted - 15th February 2013 in Social Media
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Twitter has announced that its API is set to get two additions over the next few weeks. There will be the introduction of metadata for language detection, and developers will also be able to detect the quality of a tweet.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist 66 per cent of advertisers using paid social adverts
    Posted - 14th February 2013 in Social Media
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    A study into social advertising trends has revealed that 66 per cent of advertisers are including paid social advertising as part of their online campaigns, and around half include social promotions in their offline advertising material.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist January 2013 search engine market share revealed
    Posted - 13th February 2013 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    UK search engine market share stats for January 2013, published by StatCounter Global Stats, reveal that Google has suffered yet another dip in search volume, while Bing continues to grow. Meanwhile, coming changes could also spell success for the Microsoft search engine.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Bill Gates declares Bing superior to Google
    Posted - 12th February 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Bill Gates stated that he believes Bing to be 'the superior product' to Google, speaking on a range of technology issues during an 'Ask Me Anything' session on the popular website Reddit, which is also frequented by Barack Obama.

  • James Riches, Journalist Facebook sued over like button
    Posted - 11th February 2013 in Social Media
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Dutch patent-holders claim Joannes Jozef Everardus van der Meer was awarded the rights to the 'like' button in 1998, five years before Facebook appeared.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Russian search engine Yandex overtakes Bing
    Posted - 8th February 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Russian search engine Yandex has become the fourth largest search engine, pushing Bing down to fifth place. Google is still in first place, while China's Baidu and Yahoo are ranked second and third.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Significant Google AdWords changes to be introduced
    Posted - 7th February 2013 in PPC
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Google AdWords is to see significant changes today, with a number of updates to be made. Enhanced campaigns are being introduced to the service, with major differences to targeting and scheduling.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google wins landmark AdWords case in Australia
    Posted - 6th February 2013 in PPC
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The Australian High Court has overturned a previous ruling, deciding that Google is not responsible for misleading or deceptive content third parties include in AdWords PPC ads. Google's battle with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has lasted several years.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Top Google searches during Superbowl revealed
    Posted - 5th February 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Superbowl 47 saw the Baltimore Ravens take on the San Francisco 49ers in New Orleans. The Ravens came out on top in the game, but there was a very different winner in the race for most Google searches during the contest.

  • James Riches, Journalist Three announces no extra charge for 4G
    Posted - 4th February 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Mobile network Three has announced plans to give users an upgrade to 4G at no extra charge, in direct contrast to rival network EE's controversial price plan.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist RIM announces an upcoming name change
    Posted - 1st February 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    CEO Thorsten Heins announced that Research In Motion (RIM) will be trading under BlackBerry from 4 February 2013. At the BlackBerry 10 launch event, he also unveiled the touch-screen Z10 and the Q10, which comes with a keyboard.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist YouTube thought to be considering subscription service
    Posted - 31st January 2013 in Social Media
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    YouTube users may soon have to pay a monthly subscription fee for certain premium channels, as well as one off 'pay-per-view' videos. Unnamed sources have reported that YouTube are considering introducing these premium elements.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Yahoo reports growth and renews focus on search
    Posted - 30th January 2013 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer has revealed the company is launching a "big push" to regain search engine market share as well as an interface overhaul. Yahoo's Q4 2012 earnings published this week reveal growth for the first time in four years.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google Plus overtakes Twitter in active users
    Posted - 29th January 2013 in Social Media
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Twitter has been overtaken by Google+ in terms of active monthly users, becoming the second most popular social network behind Facebook.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google reveals data privacy approach
    Posted - 28th January 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google has moved to reassure users with a blog post outlining the processes it goes through whenever a government data request is received, including the reasons why it may or may not comply.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Facebook blocks new apps from social graph
    Posted - 25th January 2013 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Facebook has blocked its competitors from the social graph, preventing Twitter and Yandex apps from accessing Find Friends, an action it previously took against Twitter and Google.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Streamlined version of Google images to launch
    Posted - 24th January 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Changes to Google image search are to be introduced today, with the process of finding pictures through the search giant streamlined significantly. The new version is expected to benefit webmasters, with a higher click through rate and reduced load on hosting servers.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google posts record revenues for 2012
    Posted - 23rd January 2013 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google's Q4 earnings totalled $14.42bn, according to an announcement yesterday. This means the company made a record $50 billion (£31.5bn) during 2012, despite problems with declining cost per click and the Motorola Home deal not being included.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Obama inauguration inspires a million tweets
    Posted - 22nd January 2013 in Social Media
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Twitter has revealed tweet data related to Barack Obama's inauguration speech, with over a million tweets sent in total, compared to fewer than 100,000 in 2008. This huge increase shows not only the expanded influence of social media, but how successfully the President has utilised it.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google reveals bad ads removal stats
    Posted - 21st January 2013 in PPC
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google says it took down 224 million 'bad ads' during 2012 for violating its advertising policy. 889,000 user accounts spanning 223 countries were also removed.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist How Larry Page is improving Google
    Posted - 18th January 2013 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google CEO Larry Page talks about the search engine giant's moon shot projects and the importance of technology companies thinking further afield.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Popularity of mobile shopping boosts eBay profits
    Posted - 17th January 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    eBay has revealed their financial details for 2012, with the online auction company bringing in $757m in profit over the year. It is believed that the improvement in sales is largely down to the increased popularity of shopping on mobile devices.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Facebook announces launch of Graph Search
    Posted - 16th January 2013 in Social Media
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    At a press event yesterday, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg announced the launch of Graph Search. The new function, currently in beta, will use the searcher's friends, connections, location check-ins, personal information and Likes to provide uniquely social results.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist HMV calls in administrator as online sales boom
    Posted - 15th January 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    HMV has become the latest high street music store to enter administration, following the likes of Zavvi and Woolworths. The demise of physical music sales is being blamed on the popularity of online retailers, with Amazon the market leader.

  • 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.

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