All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘UK’

Google Names Another Country Where Mobile Searches Have Overtaken Desktop

Google Names Another Country Where Mobile Searches Have Overtaken Desktop

Last month, Google casually noted in a blog post that mobile searches have overtaken desktop searches in ten countries including the United States and Japan. It didn’t elaborate on what the other countries were. Now, Google has mentioned another country by name. You can add the United Kingdom to that list. Matt Jackson at SocialMediaToday reports: During a presentation at …

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Amazon Hikes Free Shipping Threshold in the UK

If you’ve been ordering stuff from Amazon for a while, you probably remember a time when Amazon’s free delivery would kick in no matter what you bought. In the UK, the first minimum spend threshold came in 2013, when Amazon forced customers to buy at least £10 worth of product to qualify for Free Super Saver Delivery. Now, that’s doubling …

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Revenge Porn Now a Specific Offense in the UK, Punishable by Up to Two Years in Jail

Revenge porn has been a hot topic in legislatures and courtrooms both across the US and abroad. Now, the UK is poised to pass a new law that will make the sharing of images without one’s consent a specific criminal offense. By changing the Criminal Justice & Courts Bill (currently making its way through Parliament), the UK will make the …

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March Madness: If UK Plays Duke, Lexington Will Burn, No Matter How It Ends

March Madness is a bigger deal in Kentucky than Christmas. Many outside the Bluegrass State may think that the running of the Kentucky Derby is a bigger event, but they would be wring. Sure, the Derby is a huge deal. But it’s one day and done. March Madness is more like a holiday season, without the annoying too-early end-cap displays …

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‘Black Mirror’ Is Likely Getting a U.S. Version

Black Mirror, the British sci-fi anthology that you should have already blown through on Netflix, could be hopping across the pond for an American spin. Speaking at a conference, prodcers Cris Abrego and Charlie Corwin of Endemol Shine North America told the audience that a U.S. version of the breakout series in in the works. Well, what he actually said …

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Google Rolls Local Update Out To More Countries

Back in July, Google launched an algorithm update that shook up local search results in the U.S. While Google never gave it an official name like Panda or Penguin that we’re aware of, Search Engine Land started calling it the “Pigeon” update, and that’s what people in the industry have, for the most part, adopted for it. That update has …

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Google Agrees To Remove Defaming Links In UK

Google has settled a defamation suit in the UK, which was filed in response to content Google simply indexed in its search results. The settlement is noteworthy as historically Google has not claimed responsibility for the content in its results. It is, after all, just pointing to websites. Things have gotten trickier on that front in Europe, however, since the …

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The Queen Sends Her Very First Tweet

Her Majesty The Queen has just sent out her very first tweet. Queen Elizabeth II tweeted that it’s a pleasure to open the Science Museum’s new Information Age Gallery. She sure hopes everyone will enjoy it. It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R. — …

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Instagram Ads Are Jumping Across the Pond Very Soon

As promised, Instagram is on the verge of taking its ad product global. In June, the company said that later in 2014 it would begin to introduce ads in Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Now, it appears they’re about to make the jump across the pond: 'Sponsored Posts' coming soon to #Instagram in the UK.. pic.twitter.com/j1MZdSkITM — Charlotte Williams …

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Westboro Baptist Calls Hornet Killing God’s Wrath on Entire UK for Banning Them

When the Compassionate Outreach Department of the Westboro Baptist Church decided to hop a plane and go protest yet another showing of “The Laramie Project” in England a few years back, they were met with a different kind of resistance than they face here in the good old U.S. of A. They were banned from entering the country, entirely. Usually, …

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Driverless Cars Will Hit UK Roads in January 2015

Business Secretary Vince Cable and the UK Department for Transport have just announced a “fast track” initiative for driverless cars, saying that the autonomous vehicles will hit public roads in about six months. As the BBC reports, The Department for Transport is a little late on its own projections. The technology was supposed to hit roads in 2013, but up …

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AOL Offers Up Ad Inventory Programmatically In UK

AOL UK announced on Tuesday that it is making all of its reserved advertising inventory available programatically. That’s 100% of if inventory from its owned and operated sites, which will be in its proprietary Demand Side Platform (DSP). Advertisers can buy on AOL, The Huffington Post, Engadget, TechCrunch, Parentdish, and MyDaily in an automated, self-serve fashion. Formats including Project Devil/IAB …

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