• 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.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Dogecoin aids Jamaican efforts for Sochi
    Posted - 21st January 2014 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Virtual currency Dogecoin successfully raises $25,000 towards Jamaican bobsleigh team's bid to reach the 2014 Winter Olympics.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google reviews 2013 bad ad battle
    Posted - 20th January 2014 in PPC
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google has compiled its annual report on how it has fought the problem of 'bad ads' in 2013, including taking down over 350 million adverts that flouted its guidelines.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Yandex search results to include Facebook content
    Posted - 17th January 2014 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Yandex has announced a deal with Facebook, which will see posts by Facebook users in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Belarus and Turkey appear in Yandex search results.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Yahoo chief operating officer leaves company
    Posted - 16th January 2014 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Yahoo has announced the unexpected departure of Henrique de Castro, the chief operating officer of the former search giant. No reason has been given as of yet.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Google invests in a greener future for Texas
    Posted - 15th January 2014 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Google has invested $75m into a greener future, this will be the search engine's second investment into renewable energy in Texas, and fifteenth internationally.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Google buys Nest in multi-billion dollar deal
    Posted - 14th January 2014 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Former Apple employee Tony Fadell's smart technology company Nest has been purchased by Google for $3.2 billion dollars.

  • James Riches, Journalist Microsoft becomes latest hack victim
    Posted - 13th January 2014 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    The Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has gained access to two Microsoft social media accounts and one blog, posting messages criticising the company for its privacy policies.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Matt Cutts on duplicate content in news stories
    Posted - 10th January 2014 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Head of search spam at Google Matt Cutts has provided insight into duplicate content in his latest YouTube video, explaining how news sites can avoid duplicate content issues and penalties from the search engine.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Twitter co-founder launches social search service
    Posted - 9th January 2014 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Following on from his strong involvement in Twitter, entrepreneur Biz Stone has unveiled Jelly, a social search project designed to help friends answer questions.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist December 2013 UK search engine market share stats
    Posted - 8th January 2014 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    According to the latest data from StatCounter Global Stats, UK search volume increased slightly for both Google and Bing in Decemeber 2013. Fortunately for the search engines, this coincided with seasonal growth in paid search spend and clicks.

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