• Danielle Middleton, Journalist Google unveils VR gadget
    Posted - 26th June 2014 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Google makes its first move into virtual reality with the DIY head piece and app set designed for Androids - Cardboard.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist AdWords set to roll out parental status targeting
    Posted - 25th June 2014 in PPC
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google has confirmed it will be rolling out a new feature to US advertisers that allows AdWords campaigns to be targeted at parents or non-parents.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Google Glass on sale in the UK
    Posted - 24th June 2014 in Internet News
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Google has released its much awaited Glass device to the UK. Early adopters will pay £1000 for the device, while critics pose questions about its usefulness in its present form.

  • James Riches, Journalist UK music chart to include streaming
    Posted - 23rd June 2014 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Streaming websites such as Spotify, Napster and Deezer will contribute to the official UK music chart from July 6, in a move designed to "future proof" the process.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Facebook goes down around the world
    Posted - 20th June 2014 in Social Media
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Facebook went down for the first time in four years on Thursday morning, when users lost access to the site for nearly half an hour.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google introduces Made with Code initiative
    Posted - 19th June 2014 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has introduced its Made in Code initiative in order to inspire more girls to code, study computer science and get more involved in creating technology.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist YouTube to remove videos from indie music labels
    Posted - 18th June 2014 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    YouTube is launching a paid-for music subscription service, but labels that don't agree to the terms could see their artist's videos removed from the site.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Study claims search ads improve brand awareness
    Posted - 17th June 2014 in PPC
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Google has published the results of a co-produced Ipsos MediaCT study, the results of which appear to show that the people who see a search ad retain stronger brand awareness.

  • James Riches, Journalist Twitter user retention scrutinised as execs resign
    Posted - 16th June 2014 in Social Media
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Twitter lost two executives in one day last week, with the departures of COO Ali Rowghani and VP of Media Chloe Sladden. This is thought to be linked with the company's failure to hit user retention targets since its IPO last year.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Feedly suffers from second DDoS attack
    Posted - 13th June 2014 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    RSS reader Feedly has been hit by a second cyber attack, potentially from the hacker attempting to extort money for the initial attack, which has caused the company to have to pull its service as it looks to fix the issue.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google acquires Skybox Imaging satellite company
    Posted - 11th June 2014 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google is set to acquire Skybox Imaging for $500m. The company builds small, low cost satellites capable of high definition images and videos - and potentially much more.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Google to flag right to be forgotten search removals
    Posted - 10th June 2014 in Internet News
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Google has said it wants to show searchers a generic notification which would inform them of any results that have been removed under the new and controversial right to be forgotten.

  • James Riches, Journalist Cyber crime costing 265 billion pounds a year
    Posted - 9th June 2014 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Cyber crime is costing the global economy around £265 billion every year, according to a new study from the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Facebook talks about organic reach drop
    Posted - 6th June 2014 in Internet News
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Facebook has addressed concern over the drop in organic reach experienced by many businesses, saying it is not an attempt to make more money, and stressing the importance of relevancy to users.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google sets up warnings for faulty redirects
    Posted - 5th June 2014 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has included warning messages in its SERPs, where search results that contain faulty redirects to mobile homepages rather than specific mobile web pages are flagged to users.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist May 2014 search engine market share revealed
    Posted - 4th June 2014 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The UK's search engine market share data for May 2014 has been published by StatCounter Global Stats, showing a slight dip for Google.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Instagram defends terms and conditions
    Posted - 3rd June 2014 in Social Media
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom has defended the company's nudity policy following criticism from celebrities and advocators of the service.

  • James Riches, Journalist Samsung unveils new operating system
    Posted - 2nd June 2014 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Samsung will release a smartphone featuring its Tizen operating system, created in partnership with Intel.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google launches right to be forgotten form
    Posted - 30th May 2014 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    In response to European Union court rulings, Google has set up a right to be forgotten webform where European citizens can request that links to information related to them are removed from search results.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Apple buys Dre Beats
    Posted - 29th May 2014 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Dr. Dre closer to becoming hip hop's first billionaire thanks to a $3bn deal for the star's music technology company, Beats Electronics.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Skype unveils real-time translation feature
    Posted - 28th May 2014 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Microsoft has unveiled a new audio translation feature for Skype, which means video calls can be instantly translated for easier communication.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Google reveals tablet with 3D camera
    Posted - 27th May 2014 in Internet News
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Project Tango, a research and development effort at Google, has yielded another new piece of cutting edge hardware. The search engine giant has revealed a tablet with 3D camera technology.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google Panda update affects eBay rankings
    Posted - 23rd May 2014 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    eBay has seen a dramatic drop in organic rankings following the Google Panda and Payday Loan update. The site has also recently suffered a database hack that resulted in users being urged to change their passwords.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Politicians use social ahead of elections
    Posted - 22nd May 2014 in Social Media
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    The Conservatives, Labour, the Liberal Democrats and UKIP take to social media to promote their parties ahead of today's UK EU elections.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google rolls out two major algorithm updates
    Posted - 21st May 2014 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google has confirmed two algorithm updates, having recently launched Payday Loan 2.0, and now Panda 4.0 - which is set to impact 7.5 per cent of search queries.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google tables $1 billion Twitch offer
    Posted - 20th May 2014 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google has put in a $1 billion offer for gaming service Twitch, and hopes to use it alongside similar 'Let's Play' content already available on YouTube.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Facebook joins the race to forget
    Posted - 19th May 2014 in Internet News
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Facebook is to enter the race to forget when it releases its Slingshot, the Snapchat competitor it wants to become the new leader in the race to capture the market for ephemeral information.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Bing vouches for the importance of Schema
    Posted - 16th May 2014 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Duane Forrester - senior product manager at Bing - has verified the importance of marking up content with Schema to help search engines provide users with richer search experiences.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Google Glass enters open beta
    Posted - 15th May 2014 in Internet News
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Google Glass, the highly anticipated wearable technology, has entered a brand new phase of testing in which early adopters can buy and use the device to help improve it before release.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist EU court rules on right to be forgotten in SERPs
    Posted - 14th May 2014 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    A ruling by the European Court of Justice means Google may need to amend its search results if a member of the public requests it, in the ongoing 'right to be forgotten' debate.

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