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    Google X home of bizarre inventions

    Posted on November 24, 2011

    The existence of a secret Google laboratory has been confirmed by a Google spokesperson. The location of the lab, named Googleplex, is reported to be Mountain View, California. Not all Google employees are aware of the secret lab, whose description is given as ‘Google X’, although the more adventurous of the search engine giant’s employees are given 20 percent of their time to dedicate (more…)

    Posted by Cheryl Mathews

    Microsoft takes a nibble at Google

    Posted on November 23, 2011

    The latest Search Engine and Social Analysis from Hitwise has shown that Bing and Ask search engines, both operated by Microsoft, have increased their market share.

    However, whilst this (more…)

    Posted by Matt Jones

    Pupils from top private school receive crash course in grammar

    Posted on November 22, 2011

    Grammar lessons are to be introduced to one of the UK’s top performing private schools, amid fears that pupils lack a command of basic English grammar. As the number of pupils struggling with punctuation and spelling increases, St Paul’s Girls’ school in Hammersmith (more…)

    Posted by Cheryl Mathews

    Google opens up about algorithms

    Posted on November 22, 2011

    In a bid to be more transparent, Google has started to discuss its constantly changing algorithms more and more. This sounds like great news for those with jobs in SEO, but in reality, it could be interpreted by some as (more…)

    Posted by Carl Hopkinson

    Google helps New York small businesses get online

    Posted on November 21, 2011

    According to the Google Group Product Manager, Ken Norton, 97 percent of people obtain business information online. However, Norton also reveals that only (more…)

    Posted by Cheryl Mathews

    Google improves search results yet again

    Posted on November 20, 2011

    Google has added a new search tool to their system, improving the search results for users without having to use the ‘+’ button. As a large number of users don’t know how to implement the ‘+’ tool correctly, it was proving to be inadequate. The verbatim tool will (more…)

    Posted by Carl Hopkinson

    Could Cyber Monday be headed to UK shores?

    Posted on November 19, 2011

    For more than five years ‘Cyber Monday’ has been cause for much celebration the other side of the pond, as online retail outlets benefit from a boost in (more…)

    Posted by Cheryl Mathews

    Occupying top spot this year is… Um… Occupy!?

    Posted on November 18, 2011

    The latest report from leading media analysis company, Global Language Monitor, is reporting that ‘Occupy’ is 2011’s most commonly used English word in the media stakes,

    The study by the US based firm looks at (more…)

    Posted by Matt Jones
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