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30 Apr 2012

POSTED BY DJackson | Apr 30th, 2012

OMGPOP Sold Out … (to Zynga)!

Zynga may have lost some of its special executives to some other digital technology giants in the online industry, but that obviously cannot deter it from acquiring new opportunities for business. So OMGPOP – the company that created popular video game “Draw Something” has been bought by Zynga now! There were several others bidding for ONGPOP in the interactive entertainment industry, but the gaming giant...

30 Apr 2012

POSTED BY DJackson | Apr 30th, 2012

Yahoo Takes Facebook to Courts

By David Jackson. When it comes to legal battles and opportunities to sue each other, Samsung and the Cupertino company (Apple) are not alone. This time it’s the big daddy of social media that has been sued over not one, not two but 10 patents! Yahoo Inc has filed a lawsuit against Facebook over these patents that include methods and systems for advertising in the web world. This triggers the first major legal...

30 Apr 2012

POSTED BY DJackson | Apr 30th, 2012

Google Ahead As Always, Microsoft Comes Second

By David Jackson. Online search data for February 2012 has been released by Internet marketing research company ComScore and predictably Google stays ahead while also gaining by 0.2 percent over the previous month. Its share has risen from 66.2 percent in January 2012 to 66.4 percent in February. Microsoft’s online search engine Bing has taken the second position. But Yahoo’s share has dropped from 14.1 percent...

30 Apr 2012

POSTED BY DJackson | Apr 30th, 2012

Facebook’s Reply to Yahoo

By David Jackson. Earlier this month, Yahoo had raised an allegation that Facebook infringed 10 patents including some that cover online advertising technology. Now, to counteract the lawsuit filed by Yahoo, FB has bought 750 patents for networking, software, and other technologies from International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). With the recent purchase, the social networking giant may be in a safer...

30 Apr 2012

POSTED BY DJackson | Apr 30th, 2012

What’s new in Samsung Galaxy S2?

By David Jackson. The competition between these two mobile technology giants is always interesting. It may be the patent battles in courts or the efforts to improve the technology of their products – Samsung and Apple never say die! This time it is Samsung Galaxy S2 smartphone (a crucial challenger to Apple’s iPhone) that will be launched with the eagerly awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. With...

30 Apr 2012

POSTED BY DJackson | Apr 30th, 2012

Google Motorola Deal Not Yet Approved in China

By David Jackson. The news that Google is to acquire Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion is rather old in the online world now. But that is primarily because the search engine giant is still waiting for an approval by China’s antitrust agency for the deal. The U.S. Justice Department, the European Union and other jurisdictions around the world approved the deal but predictably China is still a hurdle – Google...

30 Apr 2012

POSTED BY DJackson | Apr 30th, 2012

Technical developments to push online activity in Australia

Technical developments to push online activity in Australia 31 March 2012 By David Jackson. Oracle Digital, the leading SEO company of Western Australia has just announced its latest offering – a package designed to support local online businesses to reap the benefits of increasing popularity of advanced technological gadgets like iPads and other tablet PCs. This has created a lot of buzz in the online world....

30 Apr 2012

POSTED BY DJackson | Apr 30th, 2012

Twitter Expands Mobile Promoted Tweets for More Advertising

By David Jackson. There are indeed many advertising and marketing jobs in the online industry. At least this is what some trends suggest. Facebook is already giving a lot of prominence to ads displayed on users’ profiles and allows them to subscribe to stories and updates for products of their choice. Google Plus is also leaving no stone unturned to deliver ‘tailored’ search results with ‘Search Plus Your...

30 Apr 2012

POSTED BY DJackson | Apr 30th, 2012

Google Chrome Back in Top Search Results

By David Jackson. We reported back in February how Google had set a good example in the online world by penalising its own browser for not conforming to its paid link policy – a blogger had linked back the Chrome video to its download page, and did not use a “no follow” attribute. Now Google was always known to penalise such defaulters by lowering their page rank in its online search results and it did the...

30 Apr 2012

POSTED BY DJackson | Apr 30th, 2012

Twitter to create new jobs in Ireland

Twitter to create new jobs in Ireland 05 April 2012 By David Jackson. Microblogging site Twitter has announced plans to ramp up its operation in Ireland and this will create more jobs in the country. Twitter started its Dublin office last year and is now advertising for twelve profiles in sales, customer support, public relations and IT support. It is expected to increase recruitment in the months ahead. Among...

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