• Danielle Middleton, Journalist Facebook looks to buy drone maker
    Posted - 4th March 2014 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    In an effort to increase internet access in developing countries, Facebook looks to make a deal with Titan Aerospace, an innovator of drone technology.

  • James Riches, Journalist Oscars 2014 lights up social media
    Posted - 3rd March 2014 in Social Media
    by James Riches, for theEword

    The 2014 Oscars ceremony saw many viewers once again using social media as a 'second screen' during the event, with over two million retweets for a celebrity snap from host Ellen DeGeneres.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist The largest Bitcoin exchange faces collapse
    Posted - 28th February 2014 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    A series of cyber attacks which led to the shutdown of Mt. Gox has resulted in an outcry from investors over the solvency of the exchange.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Cutts explores simple vs scientific content for SEO
    Posted - 27th February 2014 in Copywriting
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Matt Cutts has addressed writing styles in his most recent Webmaster Help Video. He has addressed whether it is more valuable to go for more simple or technical content, and how to get writing to appear in the search engine results pages.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Cutts announces action on two Polish link networks
    Posted - 26th February 2014 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google has taken action against two unnamed Polish link networks, according to a tweet from the company's head of webspam Matt Cutts.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Samsung launches Gear 2 and Galaxy S5
    Posted - 25th February 2014 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    On Sunday, smartphone market leader Samsung launched its latest devices the Galaxy S5 and partner technology, the wearable Gear 2 and Gear 2 neo.

  • James Riches, Journalist Bing says spelling and grammar does affect rankings
    Posted - 24th February 2014 in Copywriting
    by James Riches, for theEword

    A Bing spokesman has said that sites containing a large number of spelling and grammar mistakes are likely to find their rankings will drop.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google unveils 3D capable smartphone
    Posted - 21st February 2014 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has launched Project Tango to build smartphones with 3D capability. Early prototypes are able to sense 3D motions and geometry, and have been described as experimental devices for the adventurous.

  • James Riches, Journalist Facebook spends $19 billion on WhatsApp
    Posted - 20th February 2014 in Social Media
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Facebook has bought WhatsApp for $19 billion (£11.4 billion), in a bid to reassert itself in the minds of younger users and make a play for the mobile sector.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Travellers switch off to avoid roaming charges
    Posted - 19th February 2014 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    According to a recent EU survey, the threat of costly roaming charges causes 1 in 4 to turn off their phones when travelling, and many more to drastically cut mobile internet usage.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist VO5 and Brit Awards team up for Twitter Amplify video
    Posted - 18th February 2014 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    VO5 and the Brit Awards will become the first British brands on Wednesday, to use Twitter's multi-screen video service alongside a live broadcast.

  • James Riches, Journalist Kickstarter CEO apologises after security breach
    Posted - 17th February 2014 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Kickstarter fell victim to a security breach last week, triggering an apology from CEO Yancey Strickler after user data was left vulnerable to hackers.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Facebook expands gender options
    Posted - 14th February 2014 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Facebook has added a range of gender options to the site, which is says will allow users to better express themselves than ever before.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Fashion outperforms all other sectors for e-retail
    Posted - 13th February 2014 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Fashion is ahead of the online retail pack, increasing sales by 258% between 2009 and 2013.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Bitcoin hack prevents withdrawals
    Posted - 12th February 2014 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Virtual currency Bitcoin has experienced another setback after a series of hacks has left some consumers unable to withdraw coins.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist HTC counts on cheaper devices to halt decline
    Posted - 11th February 2014 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Smartphone manufacturer HTC reveals slumping sales and revenues in its latest financial results. The Taiwan company hopes to reverse two years of decline with a new focus on cheaper smartphones.

  • James Riches, Journalist Flappy Bird maker kills off creation
    Posted - 10th February 2014 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Independent game maker Dong Nguyen has taken his Flappy Bird game off app stores after suggesting the reaction to the game was causing him too much distress to continue.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Twitter shocks with stagnant user growth
    Posted - 7th February 2014 in Social Media
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    In its first ever earnings call since going public, Twitter has reported of stagnant user growth and a drop in engagement over the past three months. Discover what the social networks plans to do over 2014 to turn this around.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google antitrust case finally settled in Europe
    Posted - 6th February 2014 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    The long running European antitrust accusations against Google have been settled at last, with the case brought to a close over a year later than the identical action in the United States.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist YouTube to audit video views
    Posted - 5th February 2014 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Google owned video sharing site YouTube is fighting fraudulent use of the site's viewing system, and will begin periodically checking views to assess whether they are genuine.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist January 2014 UK search engine market share
    Posted - 4th February 2014 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The latest UK search engine market share stats have been published by StatCounter Global Stats, showing Bing made a small gain in volume in January 2014 while competitors declined slightly.

  • James Riches, Journalist YouTube challenged over music industry support
    Posted - 3rd February 2014 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    YouTube's vice president of content Tom Pickett faced a mixed reception at the music industry's annual Midem show in Cannes, as insiders debated the merits of the site's involvement with artists and labels.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google discourages the use of article directories
    Posted - 31st January 2014 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Head of webspam at Google Matt Cutts has confirmed that article directory submission - a technique that has fallen out of favour with most webmasters - is an ineffective and potentially damaging tactic.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google punishes French link network Buzzea
    Posted - 30th January 2014 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    French link network Buzzea has permanently shut down, following an announcement from Google head of webspam Matt Cutts that action was to be taken against the website.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Cutts advises refreshing old sites to keep rankings
    Posted - 29th January 2014 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google head of webspam Matt Cutts has revealed in his latest Webmaster Help video why older sites may not maintain their rankings over time; citing complacency as the enemy.

  • James Riches, Journalist Angry Birds brought into surveillance row
    Posted - 28th January 2014 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Further information released by whistleblower Edward Snowden suggests that UK and US surveillance companies use popular smartphone apps such as Angry Birds to gather information on users.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Google invests in artificial intelligence
    Posted - 27th January 2014 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Google joins Yahoo, Facebook and IBM in its efforts to further the progress of artificial intelligence through deep learning programmes.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google encryption could end censorship
    Posted - 24th January 2014 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google is currently improving its encryption, according to executive chairman Eric Schmidt, with the intent of overcoming strict censorship laws in countries such as China and North Korea.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Yahoo begins secure search rollout
    Posted - 23rd January 2014 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Former search giant Yahoo is following market leader Google by moving to secure search, with all terms entered by users to be encrypted by the end of March.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Superfast internet coming to rail, sea and air
    Posted - 22nd January 2014 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Telecoms regulator Ofcom has approved the use of earth stations, a satellite-based technology which could boost broadband speeds on moving vehicles by up to ten times.

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