• 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.

  • 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.

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