• James Riches, Journalist Larry Page distances Google from PRISM
    Posted - 10th June 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google CEO Larry Page has issued a blog post in which he denies claims that the search engine has been helping the US government gather the online history of any individual.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google can predict box office success
    Posted - 7th June 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has stated that by looking at data from searches and paid clicks prior to the release date of a film, the search engine giant is able to predict whether a movie will be a box office success or flop.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google AdWords image extensions in beta
    Posted - 6th June 2013 in PPC
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Google AdWords has announced full beta testing for images within PPC campaigns, following on from the success of sporadic testing which has taken place in previous months.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Apple loses patent battle to rivals Samsung
    Posted - 5th June 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    No love has been lost in the continuing battle for 3G rights between Apple and Samsung, as the latter won a ruling at the ITC in the US.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Stricter approach to adult content access
    Posted - 4th June 2013 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Blocking access to adult content on browsers has once again become a subject of public conversation, over a year after the proposal was rejected in government.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist The Great Firewall of China
    Posted - 3rd June 2013 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    On the anniversary of a protest against the Chinese government The Great Firewall of China has implemented its new censorship policy on online encyclopaedia, Wikipedia.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Rethink on web data plan rejected
    Posted - 31st May 2013 in Internet News
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Nick Clegg warns against a Communications Data Bill revival, suggesting that it could impact on personal privacy, while internet companies state that the legislation could affect internet freedom.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Wikipedia announces Nearby feature
    Posted - 30th May 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Colossal internet resource Wikipedia has begun beta testing for new feature Wikipedia Nearby, which can quickly provide information on significant landmarks in the user's near vicinity.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Apple CEO hints at future
    Posted - 29th May 2013 in Internet News
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Apple CEO Tim Cook has appeared at the All Things Digital D11 Conference in California, answering questions covering Apple's shares and taxes, promising 'game changing' products in development, and questioning the appeal of Google Glass.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist QR codes to help save car crash victims
    Posted - 28th May 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    QR codes are to be introduced on Mercedes-Benz vehicles, with the intention of helping in the event of a car accident.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google said to be planning $1 billion Waze bid
    Posted - 24th May 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Waze may shortly be the subject of a $1 billion bid from Google, with Facebook amongst the competing bidders for the map software service.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Google launches Penguin algorithm update
    Posted - 23rd May 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Matt Cutts has officially announced the roll out of Penguin 2.0, a major update to the Penguin web spam algorithm. This is set to target black hat spam, resulting in a noticeable impact on 2.3 percent of queries.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Interflora wins AdWords trademark breach case
    Posted - 22nd May 2013 in PPC
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    After a five year legal battle, the High Court has found in favour of Interflora in a landmark AdWords case. Marks and Spencer's bidding on the Interflora brand name for PPC ads has been ruled as trademark infringement, with a damages payment yet to be decided.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google launches AdWords Keyword Planner
    Posted - 21st May 2013 in PPC
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Google AdWords has officially introduced the new Keyword Planner tool, which will be replacing the existing Google Keyword Tool and the AdWords Traffic Estimator in the near future.

  • James Riches, Journalist Schmidt says Google supports tax reform
    Posted - 20th May 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Writing in a column for The Observer newspaper, Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has outlined his thoughts on how the UK should go about reforming tax law for big corporations.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Yahoo to potentially invest in Tumblr
    Posted - 17th May 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Marissa Mayer is in talks with Tumblr concerning a possible investment or acquirement, according to AllThingsD. Could this deal provide Yahoo with what it needs to gain access to a more youthful mobile-friendly audience?

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Google cracks down on link selling
    Posted - 16th May 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Action has been taken against thousands of link sellers who had been influencing rankings as part of a PageRank network.

  • James Riches, Journalist New Google Maps features leaked
    Posted - 15th May 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    New features expected to be added to Google Maps have been released earlier than planned, as the search engine briefly put the new site live ahead of the expected unveiling at Google I/O this week.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Matt Cutts reveals details of Google updates
    Posted - 14th May 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Matt Cutts, head of webspam at Google, has spoken out on a number of plans that the search giant has for the next few months, including details of a significant update to Google Penguin.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Costolo steps down from Twitter UK director role
    Posted - 13th May 2013 in Social Media
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Twitter UK director Dick Costolo is reported to have stepped down over the weekend, but is likely to remain CEO of Twitter's main operation. The move comes just days after UK subsidiary TweetDeck was dissolved by Companies House, following repeated failures to file accounts.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Facebook Home passes one million downloads
    Posted - 10th May 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Facebook has revealed that its app launcher interface for Android has been downloaded more than one million times since it launched four weeks ago. It has also been found that Facebook Home is now available on Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist YouTube unveils advert leaderboard
    Posted - 9th May 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    YouTube has launched a monthly rundown of the most popular adverts on their website, with April's top spot going to Evian's dancing babies.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Nokia investors tell CEO to rethink Microsoft ties
    Posted - 8th May 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has been criticised by shareholders for his decision to switch to the Windows phone OS. The company appears to be struggling as new devices like the Lumia fail to grab sufficient market share from Apple and Samsung.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Bing It On challenge returns
    Posted - 7th May 2013 in SEO
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Bing has once again challenged Google for the title of top search engine, bringing back the much publicised 'Bing It On' challenge for a second time.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Android tops the tablet market
    Posted - 3rd May 2013 in Mobile Marketing
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    There have been more Android-based tablets shipped in the first quarter of 2013 than any others. Android now has 56 percent of the market share, while the tablet market itself has also grown 142.4 percent year over year.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Facebook loses millions of users in US
    Posted - 2nd May 2013 in Social Media
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Nielsen statistics have revealed that significant numbers of Facebook users are leaving the service, with membership declining in both the UK and the US.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist Gains all round in April 2013 search market share
    Posted - 1st May 2013 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    UK search engine market share data for April 2013 has been published by StatCounter Global Stats, showing slight gains for Google, Yahoo and Bing compared to March. The only dip was for other search engines, including AOL, Ask and Conduit.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist First ever website to be recreated
    Posted - 30th April 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    The first ever website is to be recreated by CERN, as the research group helps to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the internet.

  • James Riches, Journalist Google acquires news summariser Wavii
    Posted - 29th April 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Google has bought news aggregating start up Wavii for a rumoured $30 million, and looks set to use the natural language processing skills of the company to help augment the service provided by Knowledge Graph.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Proposed changes to Google search results
    Posted - 26th April 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Google has proposed to make changes to its search results in a bid to settle an ongoing antitrust investigation. The European Commission is now looking for feedback from rivals and outside organisations regarding the alterations.

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