• 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.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Twitter introduces mute
    Posted - 13th May 2014 in Social Media
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    On Monday Twitter announced its newest feature that allows you to mute noisy users on your feed without their knowledge.

  • James Riches, Journalist Mozilla VP says Firefox will test sponsored tabs
    Posted - 12th May 2014 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    A senior figure at Mozilla has been forced to clarify its plans to introduce sponsored advertising in new tabs on its Firefox browser, after a negative user response to the proposed changes.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist New parents search twice as much as non-parents
    Posted - 9th May 2014 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    A growing number of new parents are turning to the web and using their mobile devices to find answers to maternity related questions.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Internet giants argue FCC plans
    Posted - 8th May 2014 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Tech giants are against plans proposed by Chairman of the FCC to change the rules of the Internet.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google up in April search engine market share
    Posted - 7th May 2014 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    According to the latest data from StatCounter Global Stats, Google has gained slightly and Bing has dipped in April 2014's UK search engine market share.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Twitter integrates with Amazon basket
    Posted - 6th May 2014 in Internet News
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Twitter and Amazon have created an integrated service which allows any user of the social media platform to add items they want to buy to their Amazon shopping cart using special hashtags.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Snapchat rolls out changes to service
    Posted - 2nd May 2014 in Social Media
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Snapchat has revealed its largest update so far, with changes including texting and video services rolling out to users over the last 24 hours.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google updates its Webmaster Guidelines
    Posted - 1st May 2014 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has updated its Webmaster Guidelines to include examples of sneaky redirects, helping webmasters to recognise the types of redirects that are prohibited.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Matt Cutts reveals the Google title tag policy
    Posted - 30th April 2014 in SEO
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    In a video posted online, Matt Cutts reveals the criteria Google uses to assess title tags and to discover whether they are suitable to use in search results.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Samsung reports a decline in mobile phone sales
    Posted - 29th April 2014 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Samsung is pinning its hopes on the new Galaxy S5 to boost sales in Q2 2014, after its latest earnings release showed a 4 per cent decline in sales for its mobile division.

  • James Riches, Journalist Government search for Wikipedia source
    Posted - 28th April 2014 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    A government investigation has been launched to try and find those responsible for a series of offensive additions to Wikipedia pages concerning the Hillsborough disaster, which were shown to have been made using computers within Whitehall.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Pinterest introduces Guided Search
    Posted - 25th April 2014 in Social Media
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Pinterest has added the smart search tool Guided Search in order to help users efficiently navigate through the app and find pins that are relevant to their interests.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Facebook shares exceed expectations in Q1
    Posted - 24th April 2014 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Facebook has paid attention to the shift in how its users access the site, and invested heavily in mobile advertising in an effort to boost revenue.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google announces several new AdWords innovations
    Posted - 23rd April 2014 in PPC
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google has unveiled several new AdWords features aimed at app marketers and enterprise users, in what it calls the 'future of AdWords'.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Google announces alerts for search trends
    Posted - 22nd April 2014 in Internet News
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Users can now subscribe to alerts from Google which will show information about trending topics and keywords; it is intended to help people stay on top of multiple topics in a fast paced world.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Marketers reveal their top social platform
    Posted - 17th April 2014 in Social Media
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    DMA has revealed that Facebook has come ahead of Twitter in the company's inaugural Social Media Scorecard.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Heartbleed fixes could slow browsing speeds
    Posted - 16th April 2014 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The latest Heartbleed fix involves revoking and reissuing the security certificate of affected sites; however, experts have warned that this could cause browsing speeds to slow significantly.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Yahoo local reviews are taken from search results
    Posted - 15th April 2014 in Internet News
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Search results from Yahoo will no longer show its local reviews as the service has been replaced with Yelp, causing difficulties for small business that have now lost reviews.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google increases UK advertising spend
    Posted - 14th April 2014 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google invested £45 million on UK advertising in 2013 to market features such as Chrome, Gmail and Nexus. This marks a 50% increase on its 2012 spend.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Facebook tweaks algorithm to combat spam
    Posted - 11th April 2014 in Social Media
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    The Facebook News Feed algorithm has been updated in an attempt to tackle spam activity and improve the visibility of relevant and important stories.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Security flaw Heartbleed makes top sites vulnerable
    Posted - 10th April 2014 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    The Heartbleed bug has affected sites and apps using OpenSSL, encryption software which is thought to be used by 66 per cent of the web.

  • Martin Lindley, Journalist Google releases new AdWords Editor update
    Posted - 9th April 2014 in PPC
    by Martin Lindley, for theEword

    Google AdWords platform gets several new features which will allow marketers and advertisers to use new engaging ads, bidding strategies, and more.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Microsoft ends support for Windows XP users
    Posted - 8th April 2014 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Today Microsoft will withdraw technical support for its 2001 Windows XP operating system, used by 8 per cent of the population including public sector organisations.

  • James Riches, Journalist 24 more companies adopt Google app indexing
    Posted - 7th April 2014 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google's app indexing, which it announced last October, has been adopted by 24 high profile companies, including AOL, Booking.com, Expedia, The Huffington Post, Pinterest, Tumblr and Tripadvisor.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google adds app content to search worldwide
    Posted - 4th April 2014 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has expanded indexing Android app content worldwide. When first launched in December, the feature was only available in the US.

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