Engage Web August 2014 - Engage Web

Amazon acquires Twitch for $970 million

Posted on August 29, 2014

Online retailer Amazon has purchased video-streaming site Twitch in a deal that sees the company fend off many of its online tech rivals, including Google and (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Design specialist acquired by Google

Posted on August 28, 2014

American search king Google has bought website-building and marketing firm Gecko Designs to bolster its technological projects. The financial terms of the deal have not been disclosed to (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Instagram introduces time-lapse app

Posted on August 27, 2014

Photo-sharing service Instagram has unveiled a new app that allows its users to make high-quality videos before adjusting the speeds of their recordings.

The software, known as Hyperlapse, is the company’s first (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Facebook to limit news feed spam

Posted on August 26, 2014

Social media site Facebook has announced that it will be curbing the amount of spam, or ‘clickbait’, that appears on the news feeds of its users by introducing a new (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Google to design child-friendly products

Posted on August 22, 2014

Online search company Google is reported to be working on developing versions of its products that would be designed solely for the use of (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Snapchat plans to install ads to its service

Posted on August 21, 2014

Popular photo messaging app Snapchat is reported to be planning to introduce adverts, news clips and other non-messaging content to its service in a bid to generate revenue.

News suppliers understand that the company have been (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Google set to buy city-guide firm

Posted on August 20, 2014

Internet search phenomenon Google has agreed a deal to buy Jetpac, a company that provides personalised city-guides for travellers. The financial aspects of the acquisition have not been (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Social media rules for country’s police force unveiled

Posted on August 19, 2014

New guidelines for online behaviour have been set for police forces all over the country, after data showed that there were over 800 investigations into alleged breaches of (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler
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