October 2009 - 8-digital

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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GOOG. Profits Rocket…

Google has reported its highest quarterly profit, suggesting that the internet advertising market is bouncing back from the recession. Shares of GOOG are at a 52-week high of $535 a share Google reported net profit of $1.64bn (£1bn) between July and September, up 27% on the same period a year ago. “The worst of the
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YouTube – More then just a video site

Video sharing site You Tube (which is owned by Google) has announced that they are receiving over one billion hits per day! The co founders said when they started You Tube: “We wanted to create a place where anyone with a video camera, a computer, and an internet connection can share their life, art, and
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