By Richard Morris Brits are spending the equivalent of almost one day in every month surfing the internet, according to new research. The UK Online Measurement company (UKOM) says the average web user is online for 22 hours and 15 minutes each month – 65 per cent longer than three years ago. A report by […]… Read Article
British users of Google’s email system will soon be able to have an account ending @gmail.com rather than @googlemail.com. For the past five years the search firm has been prevented from using the shorter name due to a trademark disagreement with a company called Independent International Investment Research. According to a report by the BBC, […]… Read Article
Apple has unveiled details of a mobile advertising platform which is to be included in an update for the company’s iPhone later this year. iAd, which will be used to allow advertisers to place adverts in third party applications, is the company’s first attempt to enter the potentially lucrative market, according to a report by […]… Read Article
A plan by the BBC to release an iPhone app to bring its news and sport coverage to a wider group of people has stalled. Following “representations from industry”, the BBC Trust, the corporation’s governing body, has decided to delay the release of the new iPhone apps. Publishers such as the Guardian and Sky already […]… Read Article
The University of Sheffield is leading a project designed to bring together a range of documents for historical research in one place. The Connected Histories project centres around a search engine which will provide links between separate databases of historical information in order to assist academics and members of the public with research projects. Professor […]… Read Article
The European Court of Justice has decided Google isn’t breaking the law by allowing companies to bid for trademarked keywords through its Adwords sevice. The LVMH Group, which is behind luxury brands including Moet and Chandon champagne, Louis Vuitton, Dior and Tag Heuer, said Google had breached trademark law by allowing other companies to bid […]… Read Article
Nearly four out of five people think having access to the internet is a basic human right, according to a BBC World Service survey of 27,000 people. The poll, which was conducted across 26 countries, also shed light on people’s views with regard to state regulation of the internet. More than half of the people asked […]… Read Article
Google's new social networking tool, Buzz, bypassed external trials according to a report by the BBC. Speaking to the BBC News, the product manager of Google Buzz, Todd Jackson, has apologised for the privacy issues raised since the product’s release and admitted people were “rightfully upset”. It’s understood Google decided not to put Buzz through […]… Read Article
The UK economy has finally emerged from recession according to figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) this morning. According to a report by the BBC, the economy grew by 0.1 per cent during the final three months of 2009. The true figure was below the 0.4 per cent growth anticipated by experts, […]… Read Article