Posts Categorized: Google News

Google claim Bing are copying their search results

Google have taken a pop at a rival search engine, Microsoft’s Bing, accusing them of cheating by copying their search results. In reaction, Bing have strongly denied Google’s claims, saying they use “multiple signals and approaches” to compile their search results list and refute any accusations of copying and have… Read more »

The value of natural SEO and search positions

Many companies want position 1 in Google, the idea being that the number 1 spot will drive lots of traffic; but how true is that? Is it company ego, the kudos of being top dog, or are there real benefits to being listed as number 1 for a particular keyword?… Read more »

Virgin Media email recycling practice could lead to privacy breach

A recent report has highlighted an email recycling practice currently being used by Virgin Media which could potentially lead to breaches of security. The report discovered that Virgin Media have been handing out the email addresses of previous customer to new Virgin Media and broadband customers. Issues could arise in… Read more »

Google reveals its most searched terms for the year

Google has recently unveiled its most searched terms of the year as part of the leading search engine’s Zeitgeist 2010. For the first time ever, Google also released a video to accompany the Zeitgeist list of the most popular search terms of the year. Technology, celebrities and disasters topped this… Read more »

Yahoo reveals its most popular searches of 2010

The search engine Yahoo has revealed its annual list of the most popular searches made throughout the year of 2010. While the list is mainly dominated by celebrity names, heading up the poll in the number one spot of subjects searched on Yahoo this year was the BP oil spill… Read more »

Google bars Facebook from accessing Gmail

Google have thrown a spanner in the works of Facebook’s growth plans by barring the social network from accessing its contacts data on its email service Gmail. The change has come about as a result of Google’s decision to re-write their terms and conditions. Under their new terms, Google say… Read more »

Google offers cash rewards as part of its Bug Bounty scheme

Google has launched a new programme whereby it will offer cash rewards to anyone who spots potential vulnerabilities in any of its systems. Known as The Bug Bounty Program, computer whizz kids can earn anything from $500-$3,133 for uncovering a flaw which could potentially lead to the confidentiality or data… Read more »

Google set to spend $2 billion on New York offices

According to recent newspaper reports, Google are in negotiations to buy offices in New York with a price tag just shy of $2 billion. The search engine giant currently rents office space in the Manhattan office block, however the company is now said to be in talks with the owners… Read more »