• Ben Dudley, Journalist Facebook accused of tax evasion
    Posted - 11th October 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Questions are being asked about Facebook's tax payments, after the profits announced for Britain are significantly lower than those predicted by a number of experts. The official figures are £150m lower than those that were predicted.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Matt Cutts gives guest blogging the thumbs up
    Posted - 10th October 2012 in Copywriting
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Matt Cutts, distinguished engineer at Google, has posted a new webmaster video explaining guest blogging for links. While high quality, insightful content gets the thumbs up, Google has several techniques in place to spot those abusing guest blogging.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Freefall from space to be streamed online
    Posted - 9th October 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Felix Baumgartner is an Austrian skydiver who will today attempt to make history for the highest ever parachute jump. The record attempt will be streamed live to viewers on the internet.

  • James Riches, Journalist Penguin algorithm updated
    Posted - 8th October 2012 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google has announced a second update to its Penguin algorithm which engineer Matt Cutts suggests will affect just 0.3 per cent of English language sites. It is the first time Penguin has been changed since May.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Live traffic data available in Google Maps API
    Posted - 5th October 2012 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has opened its Maps API to make live traffic data available for third party apps, a service that has been restricted to Enterprise customers since Marsh 2012. Now, developers and businesses can include the data in their own mapping applications.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Twitter survey tool for advertisers announced
    Posted - 4th October 2012 in Social Media
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Twitter has announced the launch of a new marketing tool - Twitter Surveys. Similar to Promoted Tweets, the surveys will appear within the user's timeline. The tool, developed in collaboration with Nielsen, is currently being tested by a small number of advertisers.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Simon Cowell to introduce the Tech Factor
    Posted - 3rd October 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    The creator of the X Factor and Britain's Got Talent Simon Cowell is reported to be working on a new project, which would see a number of new technology jobs created and increased support for wannabe entrepreneurs.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google introduces Tag Manager
    Posted - 2nd October 2012 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Google Tag Manager has been released by the search engine giant, a programme for webmasters which allows websites to be tagged quickly and accurately, helping with SEO and effective coding.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google optimises Flight Search for tablets
    Posted - 1st October 2012 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google has optimised its Flight Search feature for tablet users, after research indicated 46 per cent of tablet owners who looked for flights booked using that same device.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Importance of mobile friendly websites revealed
    Posted - 28th September 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    A recent survey from Google has shown an interesting insight into the preferences of people who use their mobile phone to research businesses and make purchases online, and how mobile optimisation can vastly improve profits.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Tweet shop opened by Kelloggs
    Posted - 27th September 2012 in Social Media
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Brands use Twitter to endorse their products, even using celebrities to spread the word. Kellogg's has taken a new approach, opening a store where Tweets are used as currency. People receive a snack in exchange for a Tweet, helping Kellogg's to promote its products

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google steady at top of September search market
    Posted - 26th September 2012 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    According to StatCounter Global Stats, Google and Bing both saw small gains in September 2012 search engine market share. Competition between the two companies seems to be hotting up, despite the huge disparity in UK search volume.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Social media storm for NFL
    Posted - 25th September 2012 in Social Media
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Twitter and Facebook are abuzz with criticism for the National Football League in America, after a highly controversial ending to a game was followed by a number of social media posts being amended to ignore the situation.

  • James Riches, Journalist Apple and Samsung unhappy with trial
    Posted - 24th September 2012 in Design
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Following their US patent trial verdict in August, Apple is asking for more damages while Samsung is pushing for a whole new trial.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Samsung to add iPhone 5 to US lawsuit
    Posted - 21st September 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Samsung is set to launch a lawsuit against the iPhone 5, claiming that the new smartphone infringes a series of patents. This is the latest round in the continual legal battle between the two companies, which recently saw Apple receive $1bn in damages from Samsung.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist New app combats drink driving
    Posted - 20th September 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    A new smartphone app is launching which will replace the need for the 'designated driver'. Users can arrange a driver to take them home in their own vehicle.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Facebook tests mobile ads
    Posted - 19th September 2012 in PPC
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Facebook is testing a mobile ad network, where profile data is used to target display ads. These ads appear on third party apps and sites while the user is logged into their account, meaning user experience on Facebook's own app is not affected.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Dragon novel written online in real time
    Posted - 18th September 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    The author Silvia Hartmann is writing her new novel The Dragon Lords in a completely unique way, a Google Document open to the public for viewing as she writes in real time. This comes after the announcement of soaring e-book sales figures.

  • James Riches, Journalist Manchester named UK piracy capital
    Posted - 17th September 2012 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    In a survey conducted by Musicmetric, Manchester was revealed to be the worst music piracy offenders in the UK, as more illegal downloads per person were registered than anywhere else in the country.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist German court orders Android product recall
    Posted - 14th September 2012 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    A court in Munich has ruled that Motorola Mobility has infringed an Apple patent. Apple can now apply to implement a sales ban, and even recall the smartphones and tablets in Germany that infringe this patent, in another blow for Google and Android.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Details of iPhone 5 revealed
    Posted - 13th September 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Details of the iPhone 5 have been released at an Apple press conference in San Francisco, with updates including a larger screen, 4G capability and a new charging system. The iPhone 5 is crucial to the financial future of Apple, making this launch highly important.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Yahoo to reduce its Alibaba stake
    Posted - 12th September 2012 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Yahoo is set to make billions as Alibaba buys back 20 percent of its shares, halving its stake in the Chinese internet giant. Earlier this year, Yahoo and Alibaba Group reached a taxable deal. Sources suggest that the agreed buy back will take place soon.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist 4G to arrive in the UK
    Posted - 11th September 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    EE is ready to bring the first 4G capability to the United Kingdom, launching in 16 cities including Manchester by the end of 2012. This will improve broadband speeds by up to five times once implemented and will have a positive impact for millions of people across Britain.

  • James Riches, Journalist Nokia Lumia could be UK 4G exclusive
    Posted - 10th September 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    The arrival of 4G in the UK could be imminent, as rumours suggest that provider Everything Everywhere could be set to offer the service on Nokia's new Lumia 920 device.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Microsoft and Google in Bing It On challenge
    Posted - 7th September 2012 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Microsoft has launched Bing It On - its own version of the Pepsi Challenge. The new side-by-side search engine comparison aims to prove that people prefer Bing results over Google. Users are invited to search for a term and pick whether the right or left search results are best.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist New technology set to radically change music
    Posted - 6th September 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    A new music system called Bronze is the creation of artist Gwilym Gold. This innovative new idea evolves music to ensure that thanks to the cutting edge technology included, each song is radically different every time you listen to it.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Zuckerberg vows not to sell shares for one year
    Posted - 5th September 2012 in Social Media
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Facebook CEO and founder Mark Zuckerberg has announced that he will not be selling his shares in the company for at least a year. The move comes as Facebook shares hit an all time low, after several high profile investors unloaded millions of shares.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Employers turn to robotic recruitment
    Posted - 4th September 2012 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Job recruitment techniques are changing and becoming increasingly high tech, as companies look to tackle the increasingly large numbers of applicants. These include programmes that put potential employees in a testing computer generated situation.

  • James Riches, Journalist Eye-controlled television unveiled
    Posted - 3rd September 2012 in Design
    by James Riches, for theEword

    A television operated by the human eye has been unveiled at Berlin's IFA trade show. It will allow users to bring up a menu by staring at the screen and choose what they want to do by moving their eyes and blinking.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist New twist in the case of Apple v Samsung
    Posted - 31st August 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    A court in Tokyo rules in favour of Samsung, stating that they did not copy Apple's intellectual property with the design of their smartphones. This comes just days after an American court ruled in favour of Apple.

Blizzard blackout for Iranian gamers

Apple v Samsung - the fallout

RoboWorld Cup grips UK fans

August 2012 search stats show gains for Google

Companies target Paralympic ad spots