• Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google to face antitrust regulators
    Posted - 11th June 2012 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin are scheduled for questioning by US antitrust regulators. The case will pay particular attention as to whether Google ranks itself unfairly in its own SERPs and the advertising rates it offers competitors.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Facebook app store introduced
    Posted - 8th June 2012 in Social Media
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Facebook has launched its own App Centre, similar to the app store used for the Apple iPhone. The platform allows Facebook members to view the apps that are most used and highly rated by their friends.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google speaks out on mobile SEO best practice
    Posted - 7th June 2012 in Design
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google has published an official blog post containing recommendations for optimising mobile websites, which reveals conclusively that responsive web design has many benefits for SEO. Google's Matt Cutts also spoke at SMX Advanced on the reasons for the recent Penguin algorithm update.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google modifies search service
    Posted - 6th June 2012 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google users in China are set to benefit from a new search service which will prevent errors that are triggered by sensitive words. Users will now have the option to edit their search terms via a drop-down menu.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google to buy .LOL domain
    Posted - 1st June 2012 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has applied for a range of domains including .LOL. The experiment will enable the search engine giant to see how the new domains fare against the typical top level domains.

  • Liane Baddeley, Journalist Local recommendations from Google Plus Local
    Posted - 31st May 2012 in SEO
    by Liane Baddeley, for theEword

    Google's latest innovation, Google+ Local, will allow logged-in users to see which local places their friends, family and acquaintances recommends, as well as scores compiled by Zagat and essential information such as images and opening hours.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Penguin update launched
    Posted - 30th May 2012 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Matt Cutts has confirmed that the Penguin 1.1 algorithm update is now live, but will affect less than 0.1 per cent of English searches. We offer some Penguin recovery tips for cleaning up webspam and improving rankings after the algorithm update.

  • Richard Frost, Journalist ASA reviews record year
    Posted - 30th May 2012 in Copywriting
    by Richard Frost, for theEword

    The ASA has announced that it received more complaints about advertising than ever before in 2011. The UK advertising regulator explained that much of the extra workload was down to its new remit. In March 2011, it began investigating online ads as well as print, TV and radio.

  • Liane Baddeley, Journalist Facebook may launch a smartphone
    Posted - 29th May 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Liane Baddeley, for theEword

    Following its launch on the stock market and an admission that its mobile strategy needs improvement, Facebook has reportedly hired smartphone engineers and is putting serious thought into developing its own hardware, according to internal sources.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google tackles copyright infringement
    Posted - 25th May 2012 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has added a copyright section to its Transparency Report, showing the growing number of piracy problems upon the web while also highlighting how the search engine giant tackles the increasing number of copyright removal requests.

  • Liane Baddeley, Journalist Knighthood for British Apple designer
    Posted - 24th May 2012 in Design
    by Liane Baddeley, for theEword

    Apple designer Jonathan Ive, born and raised in Britain, has been honoured with a knighthood for his contribution to design and enterprise by being responsible for the iPad, iPod and iPhone. The ceremony was undertaken by Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace.

  • Richard Frost, Journalist So.cl goes public
    Posted - 23rd May 2012 in SEO
    by Richard Frost, for theEword

    So.cl, the social-search research project devised by Microsoft, has been made available to the general public. Users are encouraged to share and discuss Bing search results on the site, and they can even cross-post content to Facebook.

  • Liane Baddeley, Journalist Waterstones and Amazon team up
    Posted - 22nd May 2012 in Internet News
    by Liane Baddeley, for theEword

    Waterstones is to sell Amazon's Kindle in its bookstores and introduce new digital reading services.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Alibaba and Yahoo announce buyback deal
    Posted - 21st May 2012 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Alibaba is set to buy back half of Yahoo's 40 per cent stake in the company for $7.1bn.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Hewlett Packard faces cutbacks
    Posted - 18th May 2012 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Hewlett-Packard plans to make significant reductions to its workforce, cutting thousands of jobs.

  • Liane Baddeley, Journalist Google launches Knowledge Graph
    Posted - 17th May 2012 in SEO
    by Liane Baddeley, for theEword

    Google's new search results system will highlight the details users most want to see.

  • Richard Frost, Journalist Half of Britons own a smartphone
    Posted - 16th May 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Richard Frost, for theEword

    A study from Google shows that 51 per cent of the UK now has a smartphone.

  • Liane Baddeley, Journalist Twitter has 8m UK mobile users
    Posted - 15th May 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Liane Baddeley, for theEword

    Twitter now has 10m UK users - and 80 per cent of them opt for mobile access.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Minor dips in May search engine market share
    Posted - 14th May 2012 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Search volume relatively stable, but Yahoo suffers yet another blow.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Mozilla blasts IE only Windows 8
    Posted - 11th May 2012 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Mozilla and Google have joined to together to express concerns over IE-only Windows 8 tablets.

  • Liane Baddeley, Journalist Facebook App Centre to launch
    Posted - 10th May 2012 in Social Media
    by Liane Baddeley, for theEword

    Facebook's own app store will select the best web and mobile applications.

  • Richard Frost, Journalist Smartphone users depend on Google
    Posted - 9th May 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Richard Frost, for theEword

    Independent figures show that Google reached 96.9 per cent of all smartphone users in March 2012.

  • Liane Baddeley, Journalist Facebook admits comment block mistake
    Posted - 8th May 2012 in Social Media
    by Liane Baddeley, for theEword

    Facebook's automated systems are being improved following the blocking of a harmless user comment.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Samsung Galaxy S3 unveiled
    Posted - 4th May 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Samsung has released the new Galaxy S3 in a bid to remain ahead in the smartphone market.

  • Liane Baddeley, Journalist Microsoft sales ban in Germany
    Posted - 3rd May 2012 in Design
    by Liane Baddeley, for theEword

    Motorola, which is being taken over by Google, has won a sales ban on Microsoft products in Germany.

  • Richard Frost, Journalist BlackBerry 10 prototype released
    Posted - 2nd May 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Richard Frost, for theEword

    RIM is trying to encourage app developers by giving away BlackBerry 10 smartphones.

  • Liane Baddeley, Journalist Microsoft invests in electronic reading
    Posted - 1st May 2012 in Internet News
    by Liane Baddeley, for theEword

    An investment in Barnes & Noble sees Microsoft ready to do battle with Amazon and Apple.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google releases full FCC Street View investigation
    Posted - 30th April 2012 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    US report finds several staff were aware of personal data collection.

  • Richard Frost, Journalist Samsung leads smartphone sales
    Posted - 27th April 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Richard Frost, for theEword

    Samsung has become the world's most popular smartphone manufacturer, according to independent figures.

  • Liane Baddeley, Journalist O2 Wallet launches
    Posted - 26th April 2012 in Mobile Marketing
    by Liane Baddeley, for theEword

    O2 has launched a digital wallet app which allows users to makes purchases and monitor finances.

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