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theEweekly Wrap – Tweetdeck, Google and Facebook

Tweetdeck triumph Tweetdeck, the social media monitoring software surpassed 15 million desktop downloads this week. The platform, which can be downloaded for free, celebrated the benchmark – which made it the most popular social media client – on Tuesday.

The application, which recently expanded to include Facebook, LinkedIn and Foursquare information, now sends out 4 million social updates per day, making it five times larger than its nearest competitor.

The official TweetDeck blog noted the success on Monday:

“We believe the future holds even more fast-moving streams of socially relevant information. Our mission is to help our users manage and harness these information flows. To that end, we are moving towards being truly multi-stream, re-building our clients from the ground-up with multi-stream functionality ingrained rather than simply bolting on new disconnected networks.”

Google’s Week Google had a good week too. Tuesday saw the release of the monthly market share research from the number-crunchers at Nielsen; a report which declared that the search engine owned 65 per cent of the US’ browsers. This roughly equates to six billion queries during the month.

Indeed, the team at Google Towers will have been please to hear that their share only dropped by 0.1 per cent between May and June.

This success was repeated later in the week after the search engine revealed its second quarterly earnings report of 2010. The company recorded at 24 per cent year-over-year growth, depositing an additional $6.82 billion (£4.4bn) into the bank. Some highlights from the earnings report included:

  • Google-owned products brought in $4.5bn in revenue
  • AdSense and non-Google websites made $2.06bn
  • 52 per cent of total revenues during the quarter came from international sources
  • Revenues from the United Kingdom totalled $770 million (11 per cent of all revenue in Q2 2010)

If you feel so inclined, you can click here to read the full financial statement from Google.

Facebook panic After months of pressure, Facebook announced it was going to offer a ‘panic button’ application. The new feature, which allows minors to report abuse or bullying behaviour online, was initially resisted by Facebook when it was first suggested in November. At the time, the social network said that its own reporting systems were efficient to guarantee safety on the site.

However, after increased pressure from the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP), Facebook ultimately agreed to the request.

In a statement, Jim Gamble, Ceop’s chief executive said:

“Our dialogue with Facebook about adopting the ClickCeop button is well documented – today however is a good day for child protection. By adding this application, Facebook users will have direct access to all the services that sit behind our ClickCeop button which should provide reassurance to every parent with teenagers on the site.”

Written by Tom Mason

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We're partnering with Google for an event looking at digital trends for 2015 next week. More info here: http://t.co/etwwXV1fwq

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Next week we’re co-hosting a session with #Google on digital marketing trends for 2015 and how you can grow your business online!

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ICYMI: Read last week's blog on the final #LightAFire14 of the year. http://t.co/ka7Nnu4rsx

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theEword - 5 days ago

Thanks again to everyone who came to #LightAFire14 this week. Read all about the event in this blog post: http://t.co/ka7Nnu4rsx

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theEweekly Wrap: 21 Nov Friday 21st of November, 2014by Martin Lindley This week: Google uses giant billboard, Facebook launches groups app, and Couple get TripAdvisor fine.

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The final Light a Fire of 2014 Friday 21st of November, 2014by Dan Moores For the fifth and final Light a Fire of 2014, Liane Grimshaw joined Dan Nolan in the cosy Library room at the Great John Street Hotel, sharing career anecdotes and wise advice.

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Digital trends for 2015 on the agenda at our Google Partner ... Wednesday 26th of November, 2014by Dan Moores The Google North event will discuss the digital trends that will shape 2015, giving valuable insight into the ways in which businesses will be able to maximise the online presence.

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