3 September 2015

How big will #ForceFriday be?

Nearly 40 years ago, millions of Star Wars fans rushed to purchase branded toys and figures from their favourite film. Unable to cope with unexpectedly high demand, the race for merchandise famously left many children disappointed at the prospect of a Skywalker-less Christmas. A lot has changed since those days, but fandom’s excitement remains. As the release date of Star …

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29 July 2015

Twitter joke plagiarism

It’s been brought to everyone’s attention this week that Twitter is removing allegedly ‘stolen’ jokes, without investigating the accusations. It was brought to everyone’s attention by the twitter account @PlagiarismBad, although they themselves have admitted they don’t think they’re responsible for Twitter’s crackdown, they simply noticed it first. So what if people steal jokes on Twitter? People steal jokes all the time. But to …

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24 July 2015

5 things which happened in SEO this month

SEO is a very fast moving industry. With Google and other search engines constantly moving the goal posts, it’s essential for us to keep up with the latest news and stay ahead of the game. Here are 5 things which happened in SEO so far this month. Panda 4.2 After 10 months wait, Google has rolled out yet another Panda …

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10 July 2015

Is Google’s algorithm sexist?

    It’s not a good month for Google is it? Last week they were forced to issue an apology after their new Photos app misidentified black people as ‘gorillas’, and it wasn’t long ago that the news came out that if you search for ‘CEO’ on Google Images, the first woman that shows up is Barbie. Now fresh research …

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26 June 2015

3 SEO tips for DuckDuckGo

How often have you asked someone a question about something you don’t know, and their response is “why don’t you Google it?”. There’s even a site called Let Me Google That For You where you can create a searches for people in a very addictive and mocking way. We all know that Google is poised for world domination, but there …

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22 June 2015

3 Things We Learnt At London Tech Week

  With the hustle and bustle of London’s annual tech week now a distant memory, we decided to take a look back at three of the most important lessons that the industry as a whole can take away from the events of the capital’s technological symposium. 1. London is Kind of a Big Deal for Tech What became abundantly clear …

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19 June 2015

Customer Service is key on social

For most customer facing companies, social media is often the first port of call for people who use their products or services to complain or ask questions. Unlike with an email address, it’s public – so you know you’re more likely to get a response, a more positive response for that matter, in order to protect the brand’s image. Response Time …

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17 June 2015

Why are people so upset by the new Spotify logo?

A lot of angry Spotify users took to Twitter this morning to complain about the colour change of the Spotify logo on iOS devices. Like any great consumer uproar, it’s even got it’s own hashtag: #50ShadesOfGreen. Despite the arguably minor change, in general the response has been full of negativity and confusion. i’m considering deleting the spotify app simply because the …

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16 June 2015

Twenty Memories of Twenty Years

There have been awards, events, parties and successes, but one of the best parts of Tamar has always been the people, (the dogs), characters and the friendships made. So forgive us as we indulge in a few memories… 20. Henry’s Interview Just over 10 years ago Henry (yes 10 years!) came for his first interview at Tamar, where Neil Jackson said to …

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15 June 2015

5 potential consequences of Adblock on iPhone

Last week, Apple announced that the latest set of changes to Safari, it’s internet browser, would allow users to use Adblock on iPhone and iPad. Of course, Adblocking’s been around for a while on desktops. It is incredibly popular, with an estimated 140 million people using it, especially among the younger demographic. As online usage is increasingly edging towards mobile, the introduction …

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