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Aug

11th

Facebook launch an instant messaging services for mobiles in the States

Facebook has introduced an instant messaging service for mobile phones, similar to BlackBerry Messenger. The app will work for both iPhone and Android devices and allows consumers to get in touch with a group of people or individual friends. There is speculation about why it is being released now, some believe it is because Apple...

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Aug

11th

Yahoo! Updates Image Search

Yahoo! have unveiled a brand new design for their Image Search results page. The new results page is neatly tiled, with each image now equally sized.  Each image becomes large once you hover over it. In addition to displaying the ‘Top Images’, Yahoo!’s new Image Search includes three new category tabs: Latest: Appears only for...

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Aug

8th

Channel 5 Launching Big Brother with Apps

Channel 5 will be launching its first apps for the Apple iPhone, iPad and mobile devices using Google’s Android operating system. The launch of these apps coincides with the launch of the reality TV show ‘Big Brother’ which airs on Thursday 18 August. Channel 5 plans to launch their apps with the content from the...

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Aug

2nd

Yahoo!’s Showing Us Bing Results from Tomorrow

Those of us in the United Kingdom (and France, Germany, Italy and Spain for that matter) will be seeing Microsoft Bing results on Yahoo! as of tomorrow. Yahoo! sent out an email to let us know they are migrating Bing results into their organic search results for the above-mentioned European countries, as of Wednesday 3...

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Jul

28th

Google Transit Descends Upon London

Today, Google has launched their latest product, Google Transit. This means, from today you can access London’s public transport directions through Google Maps. Google Transit adds public transport information to Google Maps, to aid users to plan trips using bus, tube and DLR routes around the Greater London area. This latest feature can be used...

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Jul

28th

Facebook Moving into Covent Garden

Facebook is moving into a new office in London as it expands its UK team. The new office will be in Covent Garden, central London.  Facebook will be renting a 36,000 square foot listed building spanning three floors, from January 2012. Facebook opened an office on Carnaby Street in 2007; within walking distance of their...

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Jul

28th

BT Ordered to Block Newzbin 2

A High Court judge has ruled BT must block access to a website providing links to pirated movies. This is the first time that an ISP has been ordered to block access to such a website. The website, Newzbin 2 is a members-only website that aggregates a large quantity of illegally copied material from Usenet...

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Jul

28th

TalkTalk Provides UK’s Most Dissatisfied Broadband Customers

Ofcom.com have revealed their research carried out in February looking at communication providers who have 4% or more of the marketshare. They interviewed thousands of customers asking to rate the customer service they received and if they had contacted their provider within the past three months. The table below shows the number of customers who...

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Jul

27th

Confused.com “18 Million Strong” False Claim

The advertising watchdog has scolded Confused.com’s claim to be "18 million strong", telling the price comparison website to revise its ads after discovering their numbers do not stack up. Confused.com introduced the claim at the end of one of their TV ads which aired in November. The ad featured a voiceover that stated "Confused.com, 18...

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Jul

26th

How the BBC lost 65,000 twitter followers in a matter of seconds

Last Thursday, the 21st July 2011, the BBC lost over 65,000 followers on twitter – straight to a main rival. ITV. Laura Kuenssberg, formerly the BBC’s Chief Political Correspondent, recently left for greener pastures over at ITV, and in doing so, changed her Twitter feed from @BBCLauraK to @ITVLauraK, taking her 65,000 Twitter followers with...

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