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2 December 2015

How Mobile won Black Friday

With the dust now settling on both Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there are likely to be a few puzzled faces in the retail departments of the UK’s favourite brands this week – especially the ones who didn’t anticipate the shift to digital. As has been widely reported in the press, Black Friday and Cyber Monday both set records, but …

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17 February 2014

5 key ways to improve your mobile seo

During the run-up to Christmas, we talked a fair bit about the value of mobile traffic to retailers. Recent findings confirm that traffic from mobile devices has almost tripled year-on-year, and now constitutes nearly 25% of the overall traffic – and more than 30% of the traffic from the search engines. If you need more convincing, here is a link to …

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20 November 2013

mChristmas – Native browser vs App, how do you choose?

There’s little argument that this is going to be a mobile Christmas for etailers. We’re undoubtedly at an inflexion point for ecommerce with handheld devices rapidly taking over from PC-based browser access. And whilst smartphone growth continues, it is tablet usage that is leading the way. More than half of all tablets sold in the UK last year were bought …

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11 May 2010

Apple boss Steve Jobs explains ban on Flash

Steve Jobs recently published an open letter defending Apple’s decision not to allow Flash on many of the firm’s products. Neither the iPod, iPhone nor iPad can run the software despite the widespread use of Flash technology on websites for video and animations. Jobs said Flash was made for an era of “PCs and mice” and performed poorly when translated to …

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5 March 2010

Google’s Babelfish

The latest tech buzz to get me excited is the news that Google is developing mobile speech-to-speech translation: a real life babelfish! The software would provide real-time, speech-to-speech translation to a smartphone, and will hopefully be ready in two years. The reason I particularly love this cross-over between  sci-fi and reality is that I spent nearly a year at uni …

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