• Ben Dudley, Journalist Amazon AutoRip arrives in the UK
    Posted - 27th June 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Amazon AutoRip has proved highly popular in the United States, offering users a free digital copy of all the music they buy. The service has now been expanded to the UK.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist FTC tells search engines to label ads more clearly
    Posted - 26th June 2013 in PPC
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    24 search engines including Google, Bing and Yahoo have received letters from the US Federal Trade Commission, urging them to ensure there is clear distinction between their paid and natural search results.

  • James Riches, Journalist Top EU lawyer says Google not responsible for data
    Posted - 25th June 2013 in SEO
    by James Riches, for theEword

    According to a leading EU lawyer, Google is not to blame for the data that appears on its SERPs. Instead, Niilo Jaaskinen suggests individual sites must be held more accountable for their content.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Google given ultimatum to delete data
    Posted - 24th June 2013 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Internet giant Google has been given 35 days to delete the data it harvested without authorisation between 2008 and 2010, while collecting panoramic images for its popular Street View service.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist Instagram launches new video feature
    Posted - 21st June 2013 in Social Media
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Facebook-owned Instagram and Twitter-owned Vine go head-to-head as Instagram announces the introduction of 15 second video clips. With 130 million monthly users compared to Vine's 13 million, will the new feature become a success for Instagram?

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Xbox One announces changes after backlash
    Posted - 20th June 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    Microsoft has announced a number of changes to the upcoming Xbox One, following a largely negative reaction from gamers since the console was unveiled.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist DuckDuckGo sees huge increase in search volume
    Posted - 19th June 2013 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    The US government's PRISM surveillance programme is believed to be the cause of a huge rise in search volume for DuckDuckGo. The anonymous, tracking-free search engine surpassed the three million daily searches milestone yesterday, just eight days after passing 2 million.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist ISPs to attend summit at Downing Street
    Posted - 18th June 2013 in Internet News
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Culture Secretary Maria Miller has said that solution talks between politicians and ISPs have so far been a "dialogue of the deaf" in the lead up to today's summit.

  • James Riches, Journalist Facebook linked to Google Reader replacement
    Posted - 17th June 2013 in Internet News
    by James Riches, for theEword

    Facebook is rumoured to be putting together an alternative for Google Reader, which will close down for good on July 1. The social network will attempt to tempt users away from other options such as Summly and Feedly.

  • Lauren Knowles, Journalist How to stay safe from the top heavy algorithm
    Posted - 14th June 2013 in SEO
    by Lauren Knowles, for theEword

    Matt Cutts explains that if Google search results were run through the top heavy algorithm, they would be safe.

  • Ben Dudley, Journalist Facebook to introduce hashtags from today
    Posted - 13th June 2013 in Internet News
    by Ben Dudley, for theEword

    From today, Facebook users will be able to discover a wealth of information on a range of topics, following the introduction of Twitter style searchable hashtags.

  • Rachel Hand, Journalist UK search market share revealed for May 2013
    Posted - 12th June 2013 in SEO
    by Rachel Hand, for theEword

    According to the latest search engine market share data from StatCounter Global Stats, Bing and Yahoo enjoyed an increased share in May 2013. Meanwhile Google has dipped but remains at over 90 per cent of UK search volume.

  • Danielle Middleton, Journalist Apple to switch search engine to Bing on Siri
    Posted - 11th June 2013 in SEO
    by Danielle Middleton, for theEword

    Apple's voice search app, Siri, will use Bing as its default search engine following the iOS 7 update. The company announced the change yesterday at their worldwide development conference in California.

  • 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.

Matt Cutts reveals details of Google updates

Costolo steps down from Twitter UK director role

Facebook Home passes one million downloads

YouTube unveils advert leaderboard

Nokia investors tell CEO to rethink Microsoft ties