• James Riches, Journalist Wikipedia downed by damaged cables
    Posted - 7th August 2012 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Wikipedia was inaccessible for around two hours on Monday after damaged cables affected its Florida server. Foul play has been ruled out by the company, but it remains unclear what caused the cables to be cut.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Curiosity tweets from Mars
    Posted - 6th August 2012 in Social Media
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The NASA Curiosity Rover landed on the surface of Mars early this morning. The robot will be exploring the planet for the next two years, and is using Twitter to share news and images with followers, the first of which were tweeted today.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Nokia partners with Groupon
    Posted - 3rd August 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Nokia has partnered with Groupon. In an attempt to turn around declining sales, the Nokia Lumia smartphone will contain local daily deals on its map. The inclusion of Groupon highlights Nokia's aim to monetize its location platform, which can also be found on social networks Foursquare and Yandex.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Facebook loses its top talent
    Posted - 2nd August 2012 in Social Media
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Following its IPO in May, a number of top employees have chosen to leave Facebook. Yesterday, another three announced that they would be departing from the social network. The news has caused investors to worry further about the future of Facebook as it has faced a number of problems since its initial public offering.

  • Richard Frost, Journalist Outlook preview launched
    Posted - 1st August 2012 in Design
    by Richard Frost, for theEword

    A preview of Outlook.com has been launched by Microsoft. The design of the new webmail service includes a number of unique selling points, including no display ads and more space for messages. Microsoft's Chris Jones described it as a 'fresh look at email'.

  • Richard Frost, Journalist Ambush marketing triumphs at Olympics
    Posted - 31st July 2012 in Copywriting
    by Richard Frost, for theEword

    Businesses are coming up with ingenious ways to navigate the restrictive Olympic branding guidelines using ambush marketing. Specsavers have produced posters in Korean that make reference to one of competition's biggest gaffes, while Paddy Power devised an ad campaign around a separate athletics event in London.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Apple v Samsung patents court case starts today
    Posted - 30th July 2012 in Design
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Samsung and Apple will be squaring up in a US courtroom today as their battle over smartphone patents reaches fever pitch. The chosen jury members will have to decide whether either company copied the other, with billions of dollars in fines and sales at stake.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Facebook smartphone launch rumours
    Posted - 27th July 2012 in Social Media
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Facebook smartphone rumours have resurfaced. It has been suggested that the social network is continuing to work alongside HTC, following its 'Buffy' smartphone project last year. It is thought that the company has even poached former Apple designers and engineers to help develop the smartphone.

  • James Riches, Journalist Internet ad spending higher than expected
    Posted - 26th July 2012 in PPC
    by James Riches, for theEword

    In 2011, media analysts GroupM predicted a 16 per cent rise in internet ad spending. They have now revised this prediction to 18 per cent, with print media suffering the biggest dip in advertising investment.

  • Richard Frost, Journalist Apple sales prove underwhelming
    Posted - 25th July 2012 in Internet News
    by Richard Frost, for theEword

    Apple has published its latest quarterly financial results, which show a 21 per cent growth in profits and a 22 per cent rise in revenue. Nevertheless, the figures have come as a blow to investors who were hoping for significantly higher iPhone sales.

  • James Riches, Journalist UK 4G rollout delay
    Posted - 24th July 2012 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    There will be no auction of UK 4G bandwidth until 2013 at the earliest, according to telecommunications regulator Ofcom. The organisation has denied that this represents a further delay to their original plan to run an auction by June 2012.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google tops July 2012 search engine market
    Posted - 23rd July 2012 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    StatCounter Global Stats has published the UK search engine market share data for July 2012. The figures show Google is still leading by a long way despite a drop on last month, while Bing is steadily gaining.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Nokia admits to smartphone blunder
    Posted - 20th July 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Frank Nuovo, former designer at Nokia, reveals how the company could have led the smartphone market. Despite spending $40 billion of research, Nokia never brought its smartphone or tablet ideas to market, a mistake that has cost the company dearly.

  • James Riches, Journalist Apple must say Samsung did not copy
    Posted - 19th July 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Apple will be forced to display adverts on its UK website and in the media that say Samsung 'did not copy' its iPad design for their Galaxy Tab 10.1. The high court ruling comes just a week after a judge rejected Apple's infringement claims.

  • James Riches, Journalist World Bank study says 75 per cent now have a mobile
    Posted - 18th July 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    A World Bank study indicates that 75 per cent of the planet's population now has access to a mobile phone, up from one billion in 2000 to six billion in 2012. Much of this increase can be found in developing countries.

  • Richard Frost, Journalist Yahoo poaches Google star
    Posted - 17th July 2012 in SEO
    by Richard Frost, for theEword

    Former Google executive Marissa Mayer has agreed to become Yahoo's new CEO. While at Google, she was responsible for overseeing products like local search, Google Earth, Google Maps and Google Street View. She is also credited with helping to shape the look of Google's homepage.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Microsoft ends sixteen year partnership with NBC
    Posted - 16th July 2012 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    MSNBC.com was a joint venture established by Microsoft and media giant NBC in 1996. Today it was revealed Microsoft has sold its 50 per cent stake in the digital network for a reported $300 million. The site has now been renamed NBCNews.com.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Yahoo passwords hacked
    Posted - 13th July 2012 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Over 450,000 password and usernames have been stolen from Yahoo. During a security breach, hacker group D33ds Company used an SQL injection to take passwords, which were then posted online. It is thought that Google, Microsoft and AOL services have also been compromised.

  • James Riches, Journalist O2 network failure enters second day
    Posted - 12th July 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    O2's network failure has continued into a second day, as hundreds of thousands reported a loss of coverage. The problem is down to a fault with the way some numbers are registered on the network, with engineers working through the night to find a solution.

  • Richard Frost, Journalist Google Plus for iPad launches
    Posted - 11th July 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Richard Frost, for theEword

    Google has launched a tablet-specific app for its flagship social network. Google+ for iPad features enhanced styling of posts in the news stream, while also making it easier for tablet users to post comments and share content. At the same time, the company has improved its Google+ for iPhone app.

  • James Riches, Journalist UK leads European online figures
    Posted - 10th July 2012 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    A flagship study from Mediascope Europe shows a far greater percentage of UK internet users than across Europe as a whole. The report also looks at smartphone and tablet use, as well as studying the importance of implementing a good online advertising strategy.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist FBI to shut down servers in DNSChanger virus war
    Posted - 9th July 2012 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    In an attempt to terminate the DNSChanger malware that has earned cyber criminals millions of pounds, the FBI is shutting down several servers. However, an estimated 300,000 computers that use these servers will be left without internet access from 5am today.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Samsung to see sales surge
    Posted - 6th July 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Samsung has predicted that profits will rise in the second quarter as a result of surging smartphone sales. The South Korean manufacturer believes that profits will rise regardless of an expected iPhone launch, current Apple patent issues along with the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy Tab US ban.

  • James Riches, Journalist Microsoft Surface is most shared June advert
    Posted - 5th July 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    The advert for Microsoft's new surface tablet was the most shared campaign in June, with over 250,000 people passing it on. This was more than ten times the amount of shares achieved by Apple's new Macbook ad and Samsung's Galaxy S III.

  • Richard Frost, Journalist Apple tops smartphone figures
    Posted - 4th July 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Richard Frost, for theEword

    Apple has emerged best from the latest set of US smartphone market share statistics. Strong iPhone sales mean that the company's share grew by 1.7 per cent, while Google also posted a significant rise. These gains come at the expense of RIM and Symbian.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google prepared to settle EU dispute
    Posted - 3rd July 2012 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google has offered the EU a resolution to its ongoing antitrust investigation, in which the company is accused of favouring its own sites over competitors, giving Google AdWords an unfair advantage over other advertising campaign trackers and using third-party content without permission.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Bing Disavow Links tool confuses SEO industry
    Posted - 2nd July 2012 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google was expected to launch a tool to disavow spammy links after hints from Matt Cutts last month. Now it seems Bing has beaten them to it, launching the Disavow Links tool last week - although its reasons for doing so are not yet clear.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist RIM suffers another financial setback
    Posted - 29th June 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Research In Motion (RIM) has announced its financial results, showing a revenue dip that is even worse than expected. The Q1 results are just one factor in RIM's deterioration as the BlackBerry manufacturer has also announced 5000 job cuts and BlackBerry 10 delays.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google explains Android 4.1 update
    Posted - 28th June 2012 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google's Android 4.1 has been officially unveiled, including several new features that will change the way mobile search results are presented. The biggest development is Google Now, which will take information it already knows about users to create tailored feedback.

  • Richard Frost, Journalist US judge bans Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
    Posted - 27th June 2012 in Design
    by Richard Frost, for theEword

    A judge has ruled that Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 cannot be sold in the US after rival Apple complained it had infringed design patents associated with the iPad. Samsung has also claimed that Apple used its patented method for connecting mobile devices to the internet.

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