• 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.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Barack Obama responds to users of Reddit
    Posted - 30th August 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Barack Obama opened himself up for questioning from users of the internet, answering various queries for half an hour. He discussed everything from the difficult decisions of the war in Afghanistan to his favourite basketball player.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Blizzard blackout for Iranian gamers
    Posted - 29th August 2012 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Blizzard has angered gamers in Iran this week by locking out thousands of users from titles including World of Warcraft. This has been blamed on legal circumstances and an increase on restrictions regarding international trade in America.

  • James Riches, Journalist Apple v Samsung - the fallout
    Posted - 28th August 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Apple's victory over Samsung in their long-running patent trial has created an ugly aftermath. Both companies have hit out at the other in statements, while share prices have shifted accordingly. Here's what else to expect in the coming weeks.

  • James Riches, Journalist RoboWorld Cup grips UK fans
    Posted - 24th August 2012 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    The RoboWorld Cup in Bristol has welcomed robots from 27 countries as they compete in events such as marathon running, weightlifting, football and wall-climbing. The sprint world record has been broken at the event by a machine from Singapore.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist August 2012 search stats show gains for Google
    Posted - 23rd August 2012 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Visitor counter service StatCounter Global Stats has published the latest search engine market share data for the UK in August 2012. Again, Google is leading by a long way and has improved slightly on last month, while rival search engines remain weak.

  • James Riches, Journalist Companies target Paralympic ad spots
    Posted - 22nd August 2012 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Following the success of the London 2012 Olympics, it seems many companies are now seeing the Paralympics as a great chance to put their brand forward. Channel 4's television coverage has many advertising spots available, and around 50 businesses are thought to be bidding.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Apple becomes most valuable company ever
    Posted - 21st August 2012 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Apple shares climbed to $644 on Monday, which sets the company's valuation at $623bn (£397bn). This makes Apple the most valuable company of all time, beating the record set by Microsoft during the 1999 tech boom.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google anti-piracy plan reaction
    Posted - 20th August 2012 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google's anti-piracy plans mean that any site which consistently attracts copyright infringement claims will be penalised on search results pages. However, owners of two of the sites set to be affected believe that their traffic will not suffer unduly as a result.

  • Richard Frost, Journalist Google Voice Search expands
    Posted - 17th August 2012 in SEO
    by Richard Frost, for theEword

    Google Voice Search can now support 42 languages, after another 13 were added. Android users can try out the new languages by downloading the free Google Play app. This expansion poses a significant threat to Apple's much-hyped voice recognition tool Siri.

  • James Riches, Journalist Apple and Samsung told to settle by judge
    Posted - 16th August 2012 in Design
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Apple and Samsung's patent trial has taken another twist as the judge tells them to try and reach a settlement. Lucy Koh advised the pair against letting the jury decide the outcome of their case, with both running out of time to cross-examine witnesses.

  • Richard Frost, Journalist Google dissects London 2012
    Posted - 15th August 2012 in SEO
    by Richard Frost, for theEword

    London 2012 was 'the most wired Games ever', according to Google. The search engine giant has published traffic figures showing a huge rise in Jamaican track and field searches and a significant spike in US swimming searches compared to four years earlier.

  • James Riches, Journalist Twitter shares Olympic stats
    Posted - 14th August 2012 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Twitter attracted over 150 million tweets during the London 2012 Olympics, as fans and athletes alike shared in the experience. The micro-blogging site has now revealed the ten athletes who attracted more than one million tweets, as well as some of the most discussed events.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google algorithm now punishes content pirates
    Posted - 13th August 2012 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google's search algorithm has been tweaked to punish pirates. Starting today, the number of copyright removal notices Google receives for a domain or URL will have a negative effect on its rankings. However, the pirate penalty will not affect certain sites including the Google-owned YouTube.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google hit by record FTC fine
    Posted - 10th August 2012 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    The FTC has ordered Google to pay a record fine after breaching its 20 year privacy order. It has been discovered that the search engine giant has been overriding Safari protections to track the online behaviour of Apple iPad and iPhone users.

  • James Riches, Journalist Starbucks invests in Square
    Posted - 9th August 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Starbucks customers will soon be able to pay for coffee using their smartphone, after the company signed a $25 million (£16 million) deal with electronic payment service Square. The new method will be made available in the autumn.

  • Richard Frost, Journalist London 2012 mobile search stats
    Posted - 8th August 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Richard Frost, for theEword

    London 2012 is the 'first multi-screen Olympics', according to Google. The search engine giant has published data showing that mobile search traffic around the Games is up ten-fold on the previous week, with Japan, the US and the UK leading the charge.

  • 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.

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