Illegal UK Film Downloads on the Rise

New figures suggest that the number of illegally downloaded films has gone up by nearly 30% in the UK over the past five years. Envisional, who carried out the research indicated that the top five box office movies were illegally downloaded 1.4 million times in the UK over the past […]

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Phone Your Friends from Facebook

Facebook have released a trio of new chat features, including the integration of Skype video chat. The new features of the newly redesigned chat interface include group chats and video chat. The group chat does exactly what you’d expect; allowing users to chat with multiple friends at once, simply by […]

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USA to Use Twitter for President Q+A

Tomorrow at 2pm Eastern Time in the United States, the White House will hold its first ‘Twitter Town Hall’ where President Barack Obama will answer questions from Twitter users regarding the American economy. This will be live at askobama.twitter.com. Questions addressed during the event will be selected both in advance, […]

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Google Realtime Search Offline as Twitter Deal Expires

Google’s agreement with Twitter to use its Tweets in the results has expired, leading to Google Realtime Search no longer functioning. Google had an agreement with Twitter since October 2009, to include their updates in the search results through a special feed.  This agreement has now expired and so far […]

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200 Million Tweets per Day

As we cross the half-way point of the year, Twitter users are now sending 200 million Tweets per day. In January 2009, users were sending 2 million Tweets a day, and this time last year the number was 65 million a day. Here are the top Tending Topics for the […]

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Fox News Hacked and Declared Barack Obama Dead

A Twitter account belonging to US broadcaster Fox News was hacked around 7.00 BST this morning and declared US President Obama dead. The @foxnewspolitics feed read: "BREAKING NEWS: @BarackObama assassinated, 2 gunshot wounds have proved too much." 4 hours have passed and the malicious post has still not been removed. […]

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Google Wonder Wheel has Disappeared

Following the initial Google site redesign, the Google Wonder Wheel feature has been taken down. The Google Wonder Wheel was released in 2009. One of the most beneficial uses of the Wonder Wheel, from an SEO and advertising point of view, was the ability to identify relationships between a search […]

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Google+ ‘Pages’ Coming for Businesses

Similar to Facebook’s ‘Fan Pages’, Google+ are apparently working towards ‘Pages’ for companies. Mike Blumenthal wrote the following on his latest blog: “Yes, we will have (smb) business profile pages on Google+. I can’t announce a launch date yet, but we want to make them *great*, and we’re coding as […]

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Dixon discusses Google's Panda update at the SEM conference in Poland

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Google+ – The Latest Attempt to Challenge Facebook

Google has launched a new social networking website in its latest attempt to take on Facebook. Google+ as it’s named, allows individuals to share photos, comments and messages, whilst also integrating their Maps and Images tools into the service. Both of Google’s previous attempts to take on Facebook, with Google […]

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