Archive for September, 2011

Business Elite take to Twitter

Whether it is an attempt to be down with the kids, or simply identifying the networking and business growth potential of the Twittersphere, a new survey from CNBC entitled Europe’s Mobile Elite 2011, shows more than a third of Europe’s top business leaders are now using Twitter. 61% of the respondents said they believed social [...]


Secure all alternatives or risk potential fraud

A new report from the godaigroup has revealed how companies could be unwittingly compromising their own corporate security by using sub-domains and not registering relevant alternatives of their full domain, allowing cyber thieves to nab the domains and pick up sensitive information via innocent typing errors made by third-parties. The report suggests that around 30% [...]


Online shoppers more savvy than ever

News from IMRG who brand themselves as ‘the voice of e-tail’ shows that while online shopping continues to rise, the way people shop online is changing. Almost aping the traditional high street shopper, online shoppers take longer onsite, browsing, researching and comparing products far more than they did five years ago. The result of which [...]


SEO direct tips from Bing

However good your SEO, the key aim is always to get a higher listing in search engine directories. So when one of those search engines shares tips on optimising your site for SEO, it’s worth taking notice, after all they should know what works and what doesn’t. On the Bing Webmaster Centre Blog last month [...]


Fast-track closure for criminal domains

UK Police could find it easier to close down .uk domain names being used for suspected criminal activity if draft recommendations out for discussion are adopted by national Internet registry Nominet. Under the present system police need a court order before Nominet can act on ‘.co.uk’ domains that are being used for criminal purposes, but [...]


Government statistics show mobile web on the move

Wave after wave of reports indicate to us that the UK population are using their mobile phone to access the web an every increasing amount. Now however official government figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) prove it too. Nearly half (45 per cent) of Internet users accessed the Internet via a mobile phone [...]


Dictating the way we produce content?

In Florence, Italy they have spoken… and a computer noted it down…. These last few days have seen Interspeech 2011, the 12th annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association being held in Florence, Italy, and news coming from it suggests a bunch of Microsoft boffins may have finally cracked the science of speech recognition. [...]