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Aug

31st

My Top Tips for Marketing on Facebook

My Top Tips for Marketing on Facebook Making a Facebook page to market your brand is a challenge. Making it work well, before and after a visitor has “Liked your Page”, is even more difficult. Listed below are some suggestions of how you can improve your page and make it more worthwhile and engaging to...

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Aug

24th

Facebook Privacy Options Upgraded

Facebook has announced major changes to how users control their privacy on the site. One of the most noticeable changes includes items being posted online will each have their own share settings to determine who can see them. The social network has previously been criticised for burying privacy settings. These changes mean that when users...

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Aug

24th

Samsung Galaxy Phone Ban in European Countries

A number of European countries have banned Samsung from selling three models of their Galaxy smartphones. The injunction has been handed down by a Netherlands court following an Apple-filed claim for patent infringement. Apple had claimed Samsung had copied their technology in relation to way photos are displayed on mobile devices. The embargo is due...

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Aug

22nd

Schleswig-Holstein, Germany Does Not Like Facebook

On Friday, the privacy commissioner for the north German state of Schleswig-Holstein, Dr. Thilo Weichert said he would go after public and private sites featuring Facebook’s "Like" button. The local data protection authority is worried that Facebook is collecting too much information from users, even from something as simple as clicking the "Like" button. The...

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Aug

19th

‘Retweet’ Added to the Oxford Dictionary

‘Retweet’ is amongst the latest 400 words to be added to the newest Concise Oxford English Dictionary. "These additions are just carrying on the tradition of a dictionary that has always sought to be progressive," said OED editor Angus Stevenson. Other notable modern and technology-related words being added to the next edition include: CyberbullyingSextingTextspeakWoot The...

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Aug

17th

Facebook to Stream Live Football for First Time

Facebook is set to stream its first live football match with the opening match of this year’s FA Cup. The preliminary round match between Ascot United and Wembley FC will be streamed live on Facebook on Friday 19th August at 19:45 local time. FA Cup sponsors Budweiser anticipates the match attracting a global audience despite...

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Aug

17th

Firefox 6 Beta Released

Not long after Firefox 5 was released, Mozilla are now on the verge of releasing version 6 of their web browser. Firefox 6 is scheduled to be released to the public next week. There are no changes to the user interface, but noticeable changes include highlighting the domain name in the web address bar and...

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Aug

17th

Only 6% of UK Advertisers Fully Invest in Facebook?

According to research carried out by Marin Software, only 6% of us UK advertisers have “well developed” Facebook ad campaigns. This comes despite Facebook’s massive user database which you can target with very specific demographics. The research revealed 42% of UK advertisers are “experimenting” with Facebook ads, but the majority (52%) are yet to dip...

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Aug

16th

Google Updates Site Link Layout

Search results pages in Google have recently started displaying a new format for site links featuring short descriptions and URL snippets, as well as taking up almost all of the much coveted above the fold space. Site links are Google’s attempts at finding shortcuts for users. They analyse a site’s structure and help users navigate...

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Aug

15th

Google set to Buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn

Search engine giant Google has announced that they are to buy Motorola Mobility for $12.5bn (£7.7bn). A join statement said both companies had approved the deal, which should either be completed by the end of this year, or early 2012. The deal is subject to shareholder and regulatory approval. Motorola split into two separate companies...

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