16 January 2013

Facebook’s Internal Search Engine – Introducing ‘Graph Search’

For those of you who have been following our blog, you will know that just over a month ago, Tamar’s CEO, Tanya Goodin, predicted that Facebook would unveil its own search engine. Yesterday, at the social network’s Menlo Park headquarters, Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and CEO of Facebook, announced ‘Graph Search’ – an intuitive internal search engine that allows users …

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16 January 2013

Google Cracks Down on Authorship

In an attempt to reward credible sources on the internet and filter out the spam Google could introduce what is known as Author rank.  Author rank works by assessing the reception of content written and then ranking it accordingly to its success and relevancy.  In doing this Google can ensure that the search results it returns are of the highest …

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2 January 2013

Online vs. High Street – The Fight Continues…

2012 saw the highest annual total spend on digital entertainment ever. Over £1bn was spent on digital films, music and games. Director of the General Entertainment Retailers Association, Kim Barley, said that breaking the £1bn barrier was “an incredible achievement. This reflects retailers’ huge investment in new and innovative services, which means you can buy music, video and games literally …

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23 December 2012

23rd December- Remember the Olympics Opening Ceremony?

23rd December:  All that British cynicism and apathy finally vanished, as we were all stunned by Danny Boyle’s creative, eccentric and totally, wonderfully British opening ceremony.  ‘Isles of wonder’ featured athletes from over 200 countries. Actors, volunteers and musicians celebrated contributions that Britain has made to the world. It really was spectacular, and we’d challenge you to find someone who wasn’t ‘wowed’ …

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22 December 2012

22nd December – Remember When Mo Farah Won 10km Gold?

22nd December:  A moment that will forever go down in sporting history: Mo Farah’s Olympic Gold for completing the 10km in just 47 minutes. With one medal in hand, Farah went on to win ANOTHER Gold in the 5,000km. Double Gold! Did you do the ‘mobot’ in celebration? Outtakes:  Despite the prediction based on the Mayan calendar, December 21st  was …

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21 December 2012

21st December- Remember When Andy Murray Won Gold?

After a tumultuous relationship borne through several frustrating Wimbledon appearances, the country finally warmed to Andy Murray in 2012, as we all cheered him for winning Gold. The chilly Scot finally had a massive grin on his face – Murray described beating Federer as the ‘the best week of my life. Will Murray’s tennis career be complete in 2013, by …

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20 December 2012

20th December: Remember When Jessica Ennis Won Heptathlon Gold?

Golden Girl Jess Ennis started Team GB’s Gold rush on Super Saturday – the image of her with the flag around her shoulders, the tears, the cheers… What an incredible day for British sport. Add to that her second place in this week’s “Sports Personality of the Year”and you’ve got a pretty good year for the girl from Sheffield. And …

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19 December 2012

19th December – Remember Usain Bolt’s 100m Victory?

“Number one baby, all day, every day!”… Today we celebrate Usain Bolt’s 100m victory. Bolt beat off the likes of Blake and Gatlin to win Olympic Gold, completing the sprint in just 9.63 seconds. If the two billion people watching Bolt had blinked, they could have missed it. Bolt really did show why he is so often regarded as the …

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18 December 2012

US Sees Twitter and Nielsen Establish Social TV Rating

A new social reach metric for Social TV and analytics has been announced in the US by Nielsen. During a year where second screen viewing has become even more popular, this is a significant move for the industry and programmers developing increasingly more captivating TV. Nielsen are the leading provider of insights into what consumers watch and buy. Twitter, have …

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