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Twitter buy Mobile Location Company

Twitter is buying a location tracking company called Mixer Labs. Mixer Labs, was founded a couple of  former Google employees, who currently make the application for Twitter under the name of GeoAPI. Twitter  said the deal would allow Twitter users to show people where they are when they post updates to the site. The application
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Cyber Monday – Online Sales Record

The first Monday in December is thought to be the peak and one-day sales are expected to be in excess of £350m, analysts say, and the busiest hour is between 1pm and 2pm GMT. Online signs look good. Sales are up 17% on last month compared to the same month last year, the British Retail
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Google launches real time search

Live search is here – google search results will now include information from news organisations, blogs and platforms, such as Twitter, as soon as it is published. Live Search will also be available on phones, like the iPhone and handsets running the Android operating system. “Our users will get the results as they are produced,”
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Twitter will charge for services

Twitter will charge a commercial fee to give users access to extra data such as analytics a bbc interview has revealed. Watch it here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/8369459.stm
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Google Chrome Operating System

What is it? A new web based operating system from Google – they’ll keep all your data on their servers though. The idea is to have a web based op system where all the apps are under a seperate tab and there is no software to download or install. They have said they wanted it to
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Google buy mobile Ad company

Google has agreed a deal to purchase mobile advertising company Admob. The deal has cost Google £449m in stock allowing Google to take advantage of opportunities in the booming market for mobile devices. Admob’s platform focuses on adverts for small devices such as iphone and blackberry. Google has the android phone and may well plan
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Free Google sat-nav

With the announcement of Google’s new sat-nav technology which promises free real-time, turn-by-turn directions for people to follow on their phones using Google Maps – we feel its more important then ever to get your Google Local listings up to date. The potential of real time search results and this application is huge. Just imagine driving
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Instant on

“Search is the tip of the iceberg in being able to offer a lot of different web services, but when you think about where people spend their time online, it’s in search,” Mr Bottoms, senior director of product management, told BBC News. Mr Bottoms said the company estimated that by the end of this year,
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Twitter ‘costs businesses £1.4bn’

A recent report by IT group Morse says on average 40 minutes per week are spent on social networking sites such as twitter.  The survey was carried out with 1460 office workers. Although some businesses might see this in a negative light, we see it differently. Perhaps if a survey was carried out to see
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Tweet & Search – Change is here

Do you tweet yet? If not get an account and begin – real time search is going to be essential in search engine optimisation. Twitter has signed deals with Google and Microsoft to put messages into search indexes. This means messages could appear in Bing and Google as search results almost as soon as they
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