All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘international’

Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” Ushers in International Day of Happiness

It appears that people all over the world are feeling a stream of joy lately-uploading funny dancing videos to YouTube and posting lighthearted tweets with hashtags #gethappy or #HappyInternationalDayofHappiness. So, who is to blame for all this happy fever going around? Well, of course music artist Pharrell Williams and his Despicable Me 2 theme song, “Happy.” Ever since the song has hit airplay, thousands of people across the …

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Skyway Accident Manila: Speeding Bus Kills At least 22

At least 22 people were killed Sunday morning in Manila, Philippines after a passenger bus plunged off of an elevated highway. After falling 32 feet below, the bus landed on a van in suburban Paranaque city. Although the horrific accident is still under investigation, the elevated road, also referred to as Skyway, was allegedly wet and slippery. However, there have …

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T-Mobile Now Offers Unlimited International Data

Traveling to other countries can be a once in a lifetime experience for most, but it can also be incredibly expensive. It doesn’t help when your wireless carrier gouges you for using data overseas. Unfortunately, international roaming fees are just a part of the business, or so we thought until T-Mobile decided to change the rules. T-Mobile, the carrier that …

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Google Shares International Optimization Tips

Google took to its Webmaster Central blog on Friday to share some tips for international sites. This comes at a time when an increasing number of online marketing professionals are viewing international SEO as gaining importance. “Many websites exist in more than one language, and more and more websites are made available for more than one language,” Google’s Web Studio …

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AT&T Launches New Global Packages For Voice, Text, and Data

One of the most frustrating experiences to deal with when planning a trip overseas is how to keep a smartphone working without paying hundreds of dollars in international roaming fees. AT&T today unveiled its new global add-on packages, which it claims will make traveling abroad more affordable. The new packages will debut on November 16. The wireless carrier’s new Travel …

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Facebook Launches Global Brand Pages

Facebook announced the launch of Global Pages for bands. The company describes this as a new structure to provide the best, localized experiences for brands’ customers. The company has been testing the feature for months, but is now making it available to all brands “working with Facebook”. Global Pages allows users to be directed to the best version of a …

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New International Spider-man Trailers + Posters

The first trailers we saw for The Amazing Spider-man were mostly teasers, eluding to the story of spiderman, and the new twists this next installment will bring. These new international trailers give us a lot more to go on. They show spider-man in action and more scenes from his past. Finally, we see our hero in action against the villain, …

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iPhone 4S Comes To 22 More Countries

Although the iPhone 4S has been available in the States for two weeks, it’s just now arriving in many European countries as well as a couple of other locations like Mexico and Singapore. Today, Apple’s “best iPhone yet” hits the shelves in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, …

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iPhone 4 Releasing To 17 More Countries This Week

Waiting for iPhone 4? you may be in luck if you happen to be in one of the following countries… Beginning this Friday, customers can purchase iPhone 4 in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, New Zealand, Singapore, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. iPhone 4 will be available for purchase through Apple’s retail and online stores and Appler Authorized Resellers.

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Facebook Taking Over The World

Not only has Facebook gathered huge numbers of members – half a billion at the last count – but the social network has also become the number one social presence in many countries, displacing some home-grown domestic social networks.

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Facebook Is Now Ahead Of MySpace In The US and Globally

New data from ComScore shows Facebook passing MySpace in total unique US visitors for the first time in May. Facebook had 70.28 million U.S. users in May beating MySpace’s 70.26 million. According to ComScore, Facebook users almost doubled from last year while MySpace lost 5%.

The story is much the same worldwide with 123.9 million unique visitors globally visiting Facebook in May beating MySpace’s 114.6M Facebook had 50.6 billion page views compared to MySpace’s 45.4 billion.

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Internationalizing Without Duplicate Content Worries

Priyank GargThe SMX Confernece was in Sydney Australia last week, and one topic discussed by representatives of both Google and Yahoo was that of duplicate content filtering across international domains. Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz notes that while the subject has been discussed in the past, many people including experts in the field have been in the dark.

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