Goodbye Google Wave, hello social searching

In the last week, Google has abandoned development on Google Wave due to underwhelming user adaption rates. The social collaboration tool promised big things: like aggregating your email with real-time chat and collaborative documents – but in the end, the idea may have simply been too ambitious and complex for most people to bother with, given the […]

Google changes even more and Android dominates

Following our latest report on Google’s changes, todays news concerns the “Yelpification” of Google Places. Verified Google Places business owners can now reply to user reviews on their businesses’ Place page – which is a great opportunity for business owners to engage with their customers and promptly react to any negative issues. Yelp introduced a similar[…..]

Social battles and Google changes

You probably know about the huge leak of secret information pertaining to the failing war in Afghanistan last week, which uncovered civilian killings, efforts to eliminate Taliban and al-Qaida leaders, and the involvement of Pakistan and Iran in supporting insurgents. Instead of releasing a statement or holding a press release, the US military’s public relations team have[…..]

Ask and you shall be social

Do you remember going to Ask.com in the oldern days long before Google started playing god with the interwebs? I do – but yes, that was a long time ago. Now Ask.com has reinvigorated its service by introducing a new focus on the social. Along with a new interface and improved semantic searches, Ask.com will offer a[…..]

Web hosting and SEO

Search engine optimisation (SEO) is a complex game of tiny, interrelated factors which can either make or break a website in the eyes of important search giants. While SEO companies are great at getting your website to page one, there are a few decisions which need to be made by you – like which web[…..]