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theEweekly Wrap – Mashable, Google and Bing

Cashing in on Twitter Pete Cashmore, founder and CEO of social media blog Mashable has been crowned the most influential Britain on Twitter, in a survey by INQ.

The report by the mobile phone developer examined the ‘influence rating’ of Twitter users. The study focused on not only the amount of followers each account had, but also the number of times comments were re-tweeted by other members and how often the account was updated.

The 24-year-old (yes, depressing isn’t it?) founder of Mashable was deemed to be the most influential tweeter, not only in the UK, but also in the world. The Scottish entrepreneur fought off competition from comedian Stephen Fry, the Prime Minister’s wife Sarah Brown and US chat show host Oprah Winfrey to claim the title.

Google’s game It’s been a busy week for Google.

The search engine giant has launched a number of new features, including universal search results in Google Suggest, a URL shortener, and an analytical browser tool for web designers.

2010 is already looking like a busy year for the search engine. The company is set to rollout ‘Caffeine’, the new search algorithm and the visual search tool ‘Google Goggles’.

Google launches new products
The rise of Bing Christmas came early for the folks at Microsoft as search stats from comScore revealed that Bing had increased its search market share for the month of November.

The research revealed that the search engine enjoyed a 10.3 per cent share of the US market last month. It wasn’t such a good month for Yahoo though; the struggling engine suffered a 0.5 per cent share drop.

Bing increase search share
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29% of all updates on Twitter during 2009 were entertainment related according to data from the site. Politics was mentioned in 12% of all tweets.

Searches for the iPhone made up 17.5% of all UK product searches this week. The iPod Touch was second in the Experian Hitwise study.

Google was revealed to be the most visited website in 2009. Yahoo Mail, Facebook and Yahoo Search were 2nd,3rd and 4th respectively.

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