• Ben Dudley, Journalist Snapchat rejects $3bn offer from Facebook
    Posted - 14th November 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Snapchat has turned down a $3bn (£1.87bn) bid from Facebook, the largest bid ever made by the social media giant.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Baidu facing copyright infringement lawsuit
    Posted - 13th November 2013 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Baidu is being sued for 300 million yuan in a copyright infringement lawsuit brought by a group of online video providers. The Chinese search giant is accused of 'grabbing' video content from other sites.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Rumours surface of a large curved iPhone
    Posted - 12th November 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Apple is rumoured to be developing a larger screened curved iPhone, shortly after the release of Samsung's Galaxy Round in South Korea.

  • James Riches, Journalist YouTube comments process under scrutiny
    Posted - 11th November 2013 in Social Media
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google's alterations to the way YouTube comments are added and seen has provoked a backlash from users, with many unhappy that they have to sign up for Google+ before they can post.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Wikimedia launches Beta Features
    Posted - 8th November 2013 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Wikimedia has announced Beta Features, a program that gives logged-in users the opportunity to test new software before it is fully released. Find out which Beta Features have been rolled out this week.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Twitter share price announced
    Posted - 7th November 2013 in Social Media
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Twitter has released full details of its IPO, with 70 million shares to be offered at a price of $26 (£16.70)

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist October 2013 UK search engine market share stats
    Posted - 6th November 2013 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The latest UK search engine market share data for October 2013 has been published by StatCounter Global Stats, showing slight declines for Google and Bing.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google Helpouts opened to the public
    Posted - 5th November 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google has introduced Helpouts, a service where over 1,000 experts are on hand to answer practical questions from users via video.

  • James Riches, Journalist Wozniak wants Apple to work with rivals
    Posted - 4th November 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    In an interview with the BBC, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has expressed the hope that Apple can one day work alongside rivals such as Google and Samsung in order to create better products.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google launch Android 4.4 and Nexus 5
    Posted - 1st November 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    After a reported delay of two weeks, Google release the long-awaited Android 4.4 operating system and its accompanying smartphone, the Nexus 5, which boast impressive new search features.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Twitter sued for $124 million in Manhattan lawsuit
    Posted - 31st October 2013 in Social Media
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Two financial firms have filed a $124 million lawsuit against Twitter in Manhattan court, claiming the social networking giants tried to advantageously fix their share price for their upcoming IPO.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google Plus announces new features and 540m active monthly users
    Posted - 30th October 2013 in Social Media
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google+ has announced a range of 18 new features and tools, aimed at increasing its user base. Tools for photo and video editing as well as custom URLs could well increase its appeal.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Great growth in Google Search infrastructure
    Posted - 29th October 2013 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    A recent University of Southern California study has discovered that in the last 12 months, Google have added over 1200 search locations and more than 750 ISPs to their search infrastructure.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Twitter to trade shares on the NYSE in November
    Posted - 28th October 2013 in Social Media
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Following the success of an IPO trial run by the New York Stock Exchange, Twitter will sell 70 million shares on the New York Stock Exchange in early November, in an effort to start turning a profit.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google runs banner ad test in search results
    Posted - 25th October 2013 in PPC
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Banner ads have been appearing in SERPs as Google runs a "brand image experiment" with over 30 advertisers in the US. Find out how this would impact on organic search result pages if introduced for all branded keywords.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google updates Ad Rank algorithm for PPC ads
    Posted - 24th October 2013 in PPC
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google rolls out an update to the Ad Rank algorithm, used to determine the rankings of PPC ads. The improvements mean that ad extensions and formats will be used to calculate position, making them more important for advertisers.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Eventful week continues for Google
    Posted - 23rd October 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    The past week has seen a number of small updates emerge from Google headquarters, offering an interesting insight into the latest happenings at the search giant.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Nokia and Microsoft reveal a new phablet
    Posted - 22nd October 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Nokia reveals its first venture into phablets and tablets with the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 2520.

  • James Riches, Journalist Study suggests shift to mobile as main screen
    Posted - 21st October 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by James Riches, for theEword

    A survey from mobile marketers Weve has revealed that young adults are increasingly using mobiles as their main screen. With more than ever purchasing through their mobile device, this has created a vital way for brands to engage with potential customers.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google shares hit an all time high
    Posted - 18th October 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google shares have risen by 6 percent overnight following the announcement of better-than-expected third quarter results.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Yandex launches Cocaine open-source platform
    Posted - 17th October 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    The leading Russian search engine Yandex has launched 'Cocaine', an open-source development system which is expected to become a rival to Google's similar service.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Twitter prepares to list on NYSE as losses triple
    Posted - 16th October 2013 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Twitter has announced that it will list on the New York Stock Exchange rather than Nasdaq following problems with Facebook's IPO last year. Twitter's IPO is expected to go ahead in mid November despite growing losses.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Apple recruits fashion CEO
    Posted - 15th October 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Burberry CEO Angela Ahrendts is recruited by Apple for the newly created post of Senior Vice President for retail and online stores.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google to introduce shared endorsements
    Posted - 14th October 2013 in PPC
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google has updated its terms of service to include a new system whereby user interaction with a product can be shown to their friends' as a 'shared endorsement'.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Cutts looks at PageRank after Hummingbird update
    Posted - 11th October 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    As Google confirms that it has been updating PageRank less regularly than it once did, theEword looks at which signals the search engine giant is using to determine the ranking of pages following the Hummingbird update?

  • James Riches, Journalist PC sales continue to decline
    Posted - 10th October 2013 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Sales of PCs have declined the sixth straight quarter, as tablets become the device of choice for many. Optimising sites for mobiles has now become more important than ever.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google adds TV listings to Knowledge Graph
    Posted - 9th October 2013 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google has added the air dates for US TV shows to the Knowledge Graph. Users can therefore see when the next episode airs or search for details of a previous episode without visiting traditional TV sites like IMDb.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Raspberry Pi foundation celebrates millionth chip
    Posted - 8th October 2013 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    The Raspberry Pi Foundation has made its millionth chip in the UK since the company's move from China earlier this year.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google updates Penguin algorithm
    Posted - 7th October 2013 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google webspam chief Matt Cutts revealed via Twitter that the search engine has refreshed its Penguin algorithm, a move which could affect around one per cent of search queries.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Improved Google Analytics for Mobile Apps
    Posted - 4th October 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has announced that it has integrated Google Analytics and Google Play to further help app developers and marketers, providing them with a full view of their acquisition funnel in one easy to understand report.

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