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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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Jul

26th

Mark Zuckerberg: Most Powerful Man in Media

Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook has topped this year’s Guardian’s top 100 most influential people in UK media list. Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey came in second place, as this list reflected the power of social networking sites. Wikileaks’ Julian Assange climbed from 58th place in 2010, to 32nd this year, following the release of...

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Jul

26th

Bing Tests Organic-PPC Mixed Search Engine Results Pages

You may have recently noticed that Bing is currently trialling a new look search results page that has pay per click ads merged in with organic results.   You will no doubt be familiar with the look of the traditional search results page (below), as it is the standard for the main search engines, with...

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Jul

25th

Tesco to Roll Out Free WiFi in Stores

Tesco is braced to roll out free WiFi in its UK stores. With this access, shoppers can compare prices and read product reviews on their internet-enabled devices as Tesco aim to drive competitive prices. Tesco is currently trailing this initiative in four UK stores, with the ultimate aim of rolling it out across all stores...

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Jul

22nd

Google+ buys Fridge. Shared Circles on their way!

Yesterday, news emerged of Google’s latest acquisition – Fridge. Fridge was a great, simple group management app that allowed users to curate their own groups share information, photos, videos, and chat (think Facebook groups that allow greater content and calendar sharing). It would appear to be more of a talent acquisition rather than that of...

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Jul

21st

Current Vacancies

Careers with Receptional   Other opportunities Even if we are not advertising any current roles, we are always interested to hear from any potential candidates who feel they may have something to offer us. Please forward your CV and a covering letter to Carol H Scott, HR Manager at carolscott@receptional.com and we will be in...

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Jul

21st

Web Developer (Expired)

Note: This position has now been filled. Check back soon for more vacancies! Job Description Responsible for developing PHP/database driven websites to achieve client driven outcomes, on budget, to deadlines. Candidate Requirements Intermediate/advanced experience of DRUPAL Proven experience in programming in PHP for good quality interactive websites. Demonstrable knowledge and experience using key front end...

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