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Alphabet pips Apple as most valuable company

Posted on February 4, 2016

Alphabet, the parent company of Google, has been named as the most valuable company in the world, successfully overtaking Apple to the title.

The creators of the iPhone had (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Can your business become an online trendsetter?

Posted on January 29, 2016

Perhaps one of the biggest trends resulting from the rise of the internet and social media is the change of use of the word ‘trend’ itself. Did it ever used to be a verb? Once a pretty oafish word that your parents might use when they wanted to show off their latest dress sense or taste in popular music, it now refers to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Google Glass to switch target markets

Posted on January 28, 2016

It has recently been announced that search giant Google plans to relaunch its Google Glass product, but to an entirely different market.

The company revealed at the start of 2016 that it intended to cease the production of the eyewear technology to the general public, and has since began to close social media accounts dedicated to the product.

There were accounts on social media platforms Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Google’s own Google+, but these profiles have now been removed. Only the product’s Google+ page even acknowledged that its social media campaign was coming to an end, leaving a message for followers of the account thanking users for supporting the product and providing a link to the company’s help and support page for the product.

Google Glass was launched back in 2013 and received a mixed bag of reviews from experts and the general public. There were issues with the price of the product, which stood at around £1,000 each, as well as security concerns with people seemingly having the (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Google reveals top UK searches of 2015

Posted on December 24, 2015

Google has recently announced its annual list of top trending topics for the year.

This list is becoming something of a tradition for the search giant as it takes a trip down memory lane and reveals the most searched for queries of the year.

The company has produced a number of lists which are broken down by subjects such as top trending male and female celebrities, television shows, music hits, holiday destinations and even its “how to…” list.

It has been revealed that the UK’s top trending search topic of 2015 was Cilla Black, the Scouse entertainer who sadly passed away back in August.

Black was followed by Lady Colin Campbell, who (more…)

Posted by Alan Littler

Google reacts to Trump tirade

Posted on December 17, 2015

A major figure at search company Google has spoken out against the anti-Muslim rhetoric of U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, took a (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Google: You’re using it wrong pt. 2

Posted on December 15, 2015

Welcome to part 2 of our short series in how to get the best from Google. Once you’ve learned these tips, searching for stuff on the internet will never be the same again:

Use a hyphen to limit your search

Sometimes, you may find that you’re searching for a word that has several different meanings. For example, ‘fiesta’ could be a car or a Spanish party. Using a hyphen means that you can weed out unwanted results in your search. For example, to filter out results relating to cars, you would type:

Fiesta –cars

Want to a find a page that links to another page?

This may sound confusing, but it’s pretty straightforward: imagine you want to search for a page that links to an article on the Guardian newspaper’s site. You would use the following: (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Has Google cracked quantum computing?

Posted on December 14, 2015

Tech company Google has announced an extraordinary breakthrough in computing power -one that could see a revolution in artificial intelligence.

The search company teamed up with (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning

Google’s Schmidt calls for ‘anti-hate’ internet tools

Posted on December 11, 2015

Google’s chairman has spoken out about the need for a “spell-check for hate” on social media.

In a piece written for the (more…)

Posted by Mark Glenning
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