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Facebook opens Graph Search to more users

Facebook is offering its social search tool to more users, following a beta test earlier this year, as the social network looks to make its vast archive of user data more useful to users and advertisers alike.

09/07/2013  |  Full story...

Location based marketing - New mobile couponing application seamlessly deployed to millions of phones

Apple's Passbook feature, baked into all their phones since September last year, is providing a real competitive advantage to many retailers who are using it for location based marketing purposes particularly mobile coupons. Retailers are beginning to wake up to the fact that there is now a massive installed base of high value consumers who have this application and can simply download mobile coupons or even have them emailed to them. The functionality inside the application is great for high street retailers enabling location based triggers to prompt consumers to use the coupons when they are near a store, enabling them to time limit the coupons and even update the coupon if they want to change the offer or the value.

27/06/2013  |  Full story...

Google given 35 days to delete Street View wi-fi data

Google has been given 35 days to delete any remaining data it collected ‘mistakely’ from its Street View mapping service.

24/06/2013  |  Full story...

Google buys social sat-nav Waze for $1.3bn

Google has bought crowd-sourced navigation app Waze for a reported $1.3bn (£835m), as the firm looks to extend its sat-nav tools.

Watch this video from Bloomberg discussing the deal here:


12/06/2013  |  Full story...

Google wins bidding war to by map app Waze?

Google is to buy social mapping app Waze for around $1.3bn, after an intense bidding war with rival Facebook, according to news reports.

11/06/2013  |  Full story...

Global internet trends: Latest Mary Meeker presentation shows mobile accounts for 15% of global web traffic

Internet analyst Mary Meeker’s slideshow presentations on global internet trends have become something of a major industry event, with this year’s data showing huge mobile growth.

View the slideshare presentation below:

31/05/2013  |  Full story...

Wikipedia offers ‘Nearby’ articles based on location

Wikimedia Foundation has launched a ‘Neaby’ tool, filtering relevant Wikipedia articles to users based on their location.

30/05/2013  |  Full story...

Is Facebook blocking Google’s 1bn bid for Waze?

Social media mapping firm Waze has become the target of a bidding war between Google and Facebook, according to news reports.

28/05/2013  |  Full story...

Google woos local advertisers with Map ad icons

Google has overhauled its popular Maps web service with more personalisation features and icons highlighting businesses running ads and promotions.

Watch a Google video explaining how the service works below:

16/05/2013  |  Full story...

Facebook extends ‘structured updates’ to mobiles to boost targeting

Facebook is expanding its ‘structured status updates’ to its mobile service, letting people add emotions and actions to their posts while on the move.

16/05/2013  |  Full story...

Facebook to buy mobile mapping firm Waze for $1bn?

Facebook is in talks to buy Israeli mobile satellite navigation start-up Waze for $800m to $1bn, according to a news report.

Watch this video report from Bloomberg discussing the rumoured deal:

10/05/2013  |  Full story...

AccuWeather debuts 30-day forecasts

Weather app AccuWeather has extended its forecasts to 30-days, helping people plan events up to a month ahead of time.

09/05/2013  |  Full story...

Google Glass gets first video user guide

Google have launched the first video user guide for their latest project Glass, revealing some of the upcoming devices key functions.

Watch the minute-long user guide here:

03/05/2013  |  Full story...

Siri rival Google Now comes to iPad and iPhone users

Google’s predictive search tool Google Now has launched on Apple’s iOS, giving iPhone and iPad users access to the Siri rival for the first time.

01/05/2013  |  Full story...

Google fined €145,000 for German Street View privacy breach

German regulators have fined Google for collecting massive amounts of personal data including emails, passwords and photos illegally via its Street View mapping service.

23/04/2013  |  Full story...

Google lets users edit maps ‘Wikipedia-style’

Google has launched its Map Maker in the UK, letting users add their favourite places, in a similar style to user contributions on Wikipedia.

12/04/2013  |  Full story...

Apple to boost mapping tools with Wifislam buy

Apple has bought indoor-mapping specialist Wifislam as it looks to expand its maps product to compete with Google.

Watch this video explaining how Wifislam works:

27/03/2013  |  Full story...

Tesco begins Street View Easter egg hunt

Tesco has launched an online Easter egg hunt, using Google Street View technology to allow players to explore their local streets to find virtual Easter eggs.

25/03/2013  |  Full story...

Mobile search habits by location and context

Conducting mobile searches whilst in store is the most popular action taken by the sample group. The opportunity to conduct searches whilst shopping provides peopel with the opportunity to make more informed decisions. Restaurant searches were the only term that reported the highest volume whilst people were on the go with 150 searches conducted of the sample 6,000 analysed.

Mobile search habits by location and context. Conducting mobile searches whilst in store is the most popular action taken by the sample group. The opportunity to conduct searches whilst shopping provides peopel with the opportunity to make more informed decisions. Restaurant searches were the only term that reported the highest volume whilst people were on the go with 150 searches conducted of the sample 6,000 analysed.

22/03/2013  |  Full story...

Google fined £4.6m for Street View data snooping

Google has been forced to pay £4.6m to US authorities after it collected people's personal information, including emails, passwords, web histories as it compiled data for its Street View mapping service.

14/03/2013  |  Full story...

Google+ overtakes Twitter as ‘world’s second biggest social network’

Google+ is now the second largest social network in the world in terms of monthly active users, overtaking Twitter for the first time, according to new data.

29/01/2013  |  Full story...

Google denies killing donkey with Streetview car

Trying to stay true to its mantra of ‘Don’t be Evil’, Google has assured web users that no animals were harmed in the making of its maps, after a picture surfaced on the web showing a donkey lying on the side of a road next to a Streetview car. The search engine giant was forced to issue the denial saying the animal was simply enjoying a dust bath.

18/01/2013  |  Full story...

Google Maps gets 10m iPhone downloads in 48 hours

Google’s new maps app for the iPhone has become one of the most successful app launches ever, getting over 10 million downloads in just 2 days. The Google Maps iPhone app had been highly anticipated by many iPhone users after the recent iOS 6 update saw Google’s mapping software replaced by the iPad mini manufacturer’s own Apple Maps service.

19/12/2012  |  Full story...

Google Maps returns to Apple store with new features

Google's new standalone Maps app for iOS has just gone live in the App Store, following Apple’s controversial decision to replace it with their own brand of mapping software. The move was widely criticised after numerous mistakes were found in Apple Maps' search results. The new Google app offers iOS 6 users unhappy with the experience on Apple's new in-house Maps app the ability to switch back to Google's free offering.

14/12/2012  |  Full story...

Top search terms of 2012: Euro 2012 beats Olympics in Google Zeitgeist report

Euro 2012 was the most searched-for sporting event in the UK, ahead of the Olympics, according to Google’s review of the year. Though Olympics tickets finished second in the overall ‘Zeitgeist’ trends list, there were plenty of searches for Olympic athletes. Topping the list of British Olympians was Andy Murray, who won tennis gold and went on to win his first Grand Slam tournament at the US Open.

12/12/2012  |  Full story...

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