Google to Start Charging for Directions Location Extensions

Google has announced it will start charging for searchers clicking on the directions of the location extensions founds on some of their AdWords ads. The Location Extensions feature adds an address and phone number to your Google AdWords ads.  Previously, clicking on the Directions option cost the advertiser nothing. Google […]

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UK Websites Given a Year for New Directive

Following the EU law change on web cookies, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has given UK websites a year to comply with the laws. The new directives come into action on the 26th of may and although websites must technically follow the directives, the government has said it is looking […]

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Sony Offers PlayStation Network Package as an Apology

Sony has offered incentives to return to their network following the recent major attack on the PlayStation network that exposed details of 77 million users. Their incentive package offers two free PS3 games, from a choice of five, and 1 month’s free membership to its premium services. The choice of […]

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Personalise Your Google News with New Settings

Next time you go to the Google News Settings page you will see two new options for controlling the news you see and how often you see these on the homepage of Google News. As well as the More news from, Less news from and the No news from options, […]

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Sony Relaunches PlayStation Network

As of yesterday, Sony has begun restoring its online PlayStation video game network. Sony has made this move more than three weeks after they discovered a huge security breach that resulted in the theft of personal date from millions of its users. The company said that it expects to have […]

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Facebook Paid PR Firm for Anti-Google Campaign

Facebook has been caught paying a top public relations firm, Burson-Marsteller to plan negative stories about Google in the mid over in the USA. Burson-Marsteller are one of the world’s largest PR firms, tried getting into the USA Today and the Washington Post amongst other high-profile USA news outlets.  Their […]

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Twitpic Irritates Users Over Copyright Change

Microblogging picture posting service Twitpic has apologised to its users after seemingly claiming copyright on every images its users upload. A row stemmed over photographs uploaded to Twitpic following changes made to the service’s terms on May 10th. This sparked many users to cancel their Twitpic accounts as the changes […]

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Google Street View to Launch in Poland before Euro 2012

In early June, the Polish streets of Warsaw, Wroclaw, Poznan, Gdansk and Krakow will be photographed by Google’s Street View cars. Google Street View is to publish these at the start of next year, to benefit tourists and those who intend to come to Poland for the Euro 2012 Football […]

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Google Claims More Accurate Traffic Estimates in AdWords

Google have announced an update to their traffic estimates algorithm found within AdWords. The result of this update according to Google, is that they will provide us with better statistics for estimated clicks, costs and ad positions.  This change has come into effect for AdWords accounts globally. The keyword traffic […]

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Google Braces to Pay $500m in Ad Probe

Google’s advertising system is under investigation by the US Justice Department. The leading search engine said that it had put aside $500m (£306m) to settle any potential charges. The investigation will look at how Google’s automated advertising system treats some unnamed advertisers. The European Commission is carrying out a similar […]

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