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Broadband speed report sees UK slip in rankings

Posted on July 19, 2018

Cable.co.uk has published its Broadband Speed League 2018, which sees the UK falling a few places from its 2017 position.

The study assesses the (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Voice search – will it catch on among ‘normal’ people?

Posted on June 28, 2018

Yesterday, some of us at Engage Web attended the European Search Conference 2018. Held at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool and forming part of the city’s International Business Festival, the event goes some way to replacing SAScon, which was held for the last time in Manchester last year.

The event was certainly well staged – probably more so than (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Internet media to overtake TV next year

Posted on June 22, 2018

A report has estimated that 2019 will be the year in which internet media becomes more popular than television as the most used form of media consumption around the world.

According to data from (more…)

Posted by John Murray

The World Cup of the web – part 2

Posted on June 13, 2018

Just over 24 hours until the world’s biggest showcase of football kicks off, and if you need something to tide you over, here are some internet-themed titbits about the other 16 teams that will be on the pitches of Russia over the next few weeks:

Group E

Brazil

The 2014 World Cup in Brazil was perhaps (more…)

Posted by John Murray

The World Cup of the web – part 1

Posted on June 12, 2018

With the World Cup starting in Russia this Thursday, a celebration of not just football, but world culture is almost upon us, and nothing brings the world together more than the internet.

In celebration of the 32 footballing nations to be showcased on our screens over the next few weeks, here’s an interesting internet-themed fact about (more…)

Posted by John Murray

What website would you miss the most if it disappeared?

Posted on June 1, 2018

The recent news about Facebook being put on hiatus in Papua New Guinea got us thinking about how well we would function if we were no longer able to use some of the websites we’ve come to rely upon.

Facebook, aside from being the most used social media site in its own right, is a gateway to (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Three audio illusions popularised by the internet

Posted on May 22, 2018

The web loves a debate, especially if it’s a binary one. When a question takes the form of ‘is it this or that?’, people really nail their colours to the mast and argue forcefully that they’re right. Examples could include whether to put the milk in tea before or after the water, whether smooth or crunchy (more…)

Posted by John Murray

Nearly a quarter of a million small businesses cannot access adequate broadband

Posted on May 2, 2018

New statistics from Finder.com show that 230,000 UK businesses, and more than a million UK premises, have no access to “decent broadband”.

The study deems an upload speed of 1 megabit per second and download speed of 10 megabits per second as the minimum required for “decent” service, but 1.1 million UK premises are unable to achieve this.

In particular, difficulties remain in (more…)

Posted by John Murray
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