Skype now available for Outlook.com for users in the UK
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 07:08
Microsoft has announced that its email service Outlook.com will now support Skype, allowing users to make audio and video calls right from their inbox.
The integration of the two services will also allow users to add their Skype contacts to Outlook.com contacts.
(Source: BBC News. Read more....)
IAB (Interactive Advertising Bureau) White Paper on Local Search
Tuesday, 30 April 2013 07:02
Local search can be defined as the experience when consumers search via the web or mobile-based sites and apps with a query that contains a geo-specific term such as a city name or zip code or where location is derived by the publisher to make the search results more relevant.
(Source: IAB. Read more....)
Link to White Paper....
Yellow-Pages Firm Hibu Aims for Restructuring by Summer
Saturday, 27 April 2013 06:46
As yellow-page companies struggle, U.K.-based Hibu PLC is aiming to complete an out-of-court financial restructuring by summer, according to people familiar with its plans.
The company, which has debt of around £2 billion ($3.05 billion), is trying to finalize an exchange of debt for equity with lenders, the people said.
(Source: The Wall Street Journal. Read more....)
EC seeks comments on Google search proposals
Saturday, 27 April 2013 06:39
The European Commission has published the proposals it received from Google to resolve concerns over possible anti-competitive behaviour in its search and advertising services. The EC is asking for comments from the market before it decides whether to agree to a settlement with Google and make the proposed changes binding on the company.
(Source: Telecom Paper. Read more....)
Forget Searching For Content - Content Is About To Start Searching For You
Thursday, 25 April 2013 12:23
The world of search is about to be flipped completely on its head. As part of that sea change, today's reactive Web-based searches are about to give way to proactive, geo-fenced answers that will pop up before you even frame the question.
In many cases, you won't be searching for content - content will be searching for you.
(Source: readwrite.com. Read more....)
Simplifying non-geographic numbers - Policy position on the introduction of the unbundled tariff and changes to 080 and 116 ranges (Ofcom UK)
Thursday, 25 April 2013 09:33
Non-geographic calls are those made to 03, 05, 070/076, 080, 0845, 0870, 0843/4, 0871/2/3, 09, 116 and 118 numbers. (-1-) Consumers use these number ranges to call businesses, financial institutions, helplines and government agencies, to get information and to make payments for services.
(Source: Ofcom. Read more especially items 1.20 and 1.26)
Is Google’s Antitrust Settlement Offer To Europe Dead On Arrival?
Thursday, 25 April 2013 07:39
The European Union has "accepted" Google's formal antitrust settlement proposal — subject to "market testing." As a practical matter, that means EU Competition Commissioner Joaquín Almunia is circulating it among Google's critics and competitors for reaction. However, there has already been plenty of (negative) reaction based on the information that came out last week in news reports.
(Source: TechCrunch. Read more....)
Google’s Got A Problem. Search Ads Aren’t Just For Search Engines Anymore
Thursday, 25 April 2013 07:36
The juggernaut that is search advertising grew so popular and lucrative because it offered businesses the ability to reach and persuade people with true purchase intent. But now keyword targeting is available on Twitter and Facebook, which could loosen Google's stranglehold on ads that convince us what to buy.
(Source: TechCrunch. Read more....)
- Groupon Adds Global Search To iPhone, Android, Now Supports Android Tablets To Sharpen Up For Yelp, Foursquare Rivalry
- Yelp Partners With Locu, Allowing Businesses To Post Menus, Daily Specials & Photos To Yelp In Real Time
- Don’t Tell The Kids: U.K. Social Networking Growth Strongest Among Middle-Age & Senior Internet Users, Says Ofcom
- KPN scraps dividend on weak Q1
- Apple: Experts' views on tech firm's next big product
- Yahoo cuts the deadwood with closures of Upcoming, Yahoo Deals, SMS alerts, and Kids products on April 30
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