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Facebook is to team up with American broadcaster NBC to present up-to-date information and results from the London Olympics. And exclusive content is to be made available to anyone who 'likes' the specially-created NBC Olympics Facebook page. This will include images available to be shared, polls, and a range of Olympics trivia, according to Imediamonkey.com…. Read more »

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Amazon has toppled the likes of Marks and Spencer and the BBC to be named the UK's favourite brand. A poll by YouGov asking people about the companies they most trusted and used returned 850 different brands, and the online retailer beat Google to top spot, with the BBC pushed into third place. Retailgazette.co.uk believes… Read more »

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Russia's Wikipedia website was shut down yesterday in a one-day protest against what it claimed were President Vladimir Putin's plans to censor online content. A new Information law was due to be discussed by the Russian parliament today (Wednesday). Reuters news agency reported that supporters of the new law claimed it was needed to safeguard… Read more »

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American competition watchdogs could be about to hand out their biggest fine yet to Google, over claims that iPhone and iPad users' privacy was breached when the company overrode device users' requests to reject cookies. The Wall Street Journal claims to have seen documents which show that the US Federal Trade Commission is close to… Read more »

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The internet is a veritable garden of assorted sites – a happy mixture of invention, information and possibility. Everyone will have had a different browsing experience and whilst mainstays such as Google, Youtube and Facebook will be at the forefront of the general users visits, there are some real gems out there that deserve your… Read more »

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The boss of a company which is taking on Google in the European courts in an effort to clear up suspicions of anti-competitive practices says new scientific evidence shows that Google's placing of images in advertisements for its own products on search results pages means they attract up to 80 per cent of the clicks… Read more »

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A predictive 'auto-complete' function, similar to that used by Google's search engine, is among a raft of changes which Twitter has announced to its search facility. This was just one of a series of changes which the microblogging site has introduced. Others include letting users search only tweets posted by people they follow, and search… Read more »

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Search engine optimisation – to some it's the key to unlocking the potential of the internet, while to far more it's probably a closed book. But a Spanish SEO company has just shed some light on this mysterious and changing art of helping people and companies make as much noise as possible on the leading… Read more »

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Spending on online advertising in the UK has grown 10 times faster in the past year than the overall amount dedicated to all forms of ads. The amount spent on all forms of online advertising rose by 11.1 per cent in the first quarter of 2012, compared with the same period a year earlier. Yet… Read more »

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Facebook has been forced to deal with a number of technical problems, just days after it upset many members by issuing new '@facebook.com' email addresses. The change obscured any other email addresses which members had made visible on their accounts. Some rivals saw this as an attempt by Facebook to get users to switch over… Read more »