18 February 2008

UK political parties failing miserably online

Back in October, we posted a note on how the Tories were winning the battle for the (web 2.0) popularity contest. Well, according to a paper posted by the Centre for Policy Studies today, the only political party who are actually utilising anywhere near the full power of the social web is the controversial BNP. The study, written by Robert …

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15 February 2008

Yahoo! Who want a piece of them?

News Corp show interest, or do they? The saga of who actually ends up owning or partnering with Yahoo! once Microsoft tabled a bid was always going to run a wee bit. Rarely is anything as simple as I want to buy you, here is an offer, its agreed and everyone walks away happy. The latest information over the last …

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14 February 2008

The influence of Microsoft’s bid on Yahoo in China Search Market

Microsoft’s bid to buy Yahoo has a significant influence not only in Silicon Valley, but in China as well.  What will happen in the Chinese search market, if Microsoft successfully buys Yahoo?  At the end of 2007, Microsoft Live Search was not a strong competitor in Chinese Search engine Market.  Meanwhile Yahoo China is already China’s third biggest search engine …

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14 February 2008

The impact of a Google penalty

A Hitwise report on Go Compare One thing we are often asked is what would the result be of a penalty or ban by Google. The answer is often ‘it depends’.  Is it a penalty or ban, and how long or deep is the penalty or ban? Recently Go Compare suffered from a reduction in rankings on Google for some …

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13 February 2008

Your site can be number 1 in Google Search

Have you considered Google Products? There are various channels for selling products online. The most popular is eBay – Amazon and Yahoo also have online sales programs too. But did you know that your products can also show on Google search? For example, search for "Telecaster Guitar" on Google.co.uk and you will find some Google Products in the first results. …

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13 February 2008

UK ALMOST beating Canada on Facebook Users

The battle for second place in the "Facebook Active Users" chart continues at pace, with the UK now showing signs of a late charge. As of this morning there are only 15,000 users separating the two, and if the UK continues to rise at the pace they have been for the past few months, we could soon be stealing the …

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13 February 2008

Yahoo! in trouble?

Are Yahoo! making a comeback? As I was surfing the interweb this morning I found some interesting developments regarding “struggling” Yahoo! In the past week there has been a lot of news surrounding the Yahoo! and Microsoft saga. This was intended to be a follow up post, but what I found instead was some clarification as to why Yahoo! rejected …

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12 February 2008

Yahoo! to reject Microsoft’s £23bn bid?

According to a report released by The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo’s board plans to reject the £23bn offer made by Microsoft. Citing ‘persons familiar with the situation’, the WSJ reported that Yahoo! board members concluded that the offer from Microsoft massively undervalued the company. The £15.93 per share bid, that was made public on February 1, is believed to be …

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12 February 2008

Microsoft scanning British Library archives

25 million pages from the British library set to be indexed The war for market share in search is being fought on many fronts, not least the race to see who can index the libraries of the world. While Google has been cannily working its way through over 30 world libraries including 1 million books Microsft is in the middle …

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11 February 2008

TLC website is live!

The official website for the Tamar Lifeline Charity is now live at:http://www.tamarlifelinecharity.org Visit the TLC website to learn more about this year’s project, our upcoming fundraising events and anything else you might like to know about the charity’s activities.

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