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Months ahead of the actual wedding date, the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton has generated all sorts of media attention and page views, with people all over the world taking an interest. And now Google’s right in the midst of it, as the search giant’s been picked to host the official Royal Wedding website.
Last month, something called "World View" began when YouTube users were asked to submit questions for President Obama. Now, the series is continuing, as YouTube users have been asked to submit questions for Prime Minister David Cameron.
This is a big deal for Google’s video-sharing site. Many different politicians have been happy to use YouTube at various points, making the development something other than a breakthrough, but it’s not every day that one of the most important people in the world sets aside a chunk of time for a special Q&A.
Zoombu was founded by Rachel Armitage and Dr. Alistair Hann, who have moved into key roles at Skyscanner. With Zoombu, their goal was to provide multiple transport options in a single search.
The term "austerity" was almost omnipresent in British culture last year, with budget cutbacks being discussed on a regular basis by just about everyone. Only it seems the search industry came out more than okay, as a new report from Econsultancy indicates the UK marketplace for SEO came to be worth roughly $680 million.
Groupon has had a few ads flagged after some issues with the Advertising Standards Authority, an independent watchdog for ad standards in the UK.
The ads in question were found to be misleading, because they failed to make clear certain terms, such as the fact that one person had to pay full price for a meal to get a second one at a discounted price, or that another deal didn’t apply to weekends. One "misleadingly exaggerated" the savings it offered, according to the ASA.
Many retail sites that cater to people in the UK had a great time of things yesterday. In keeping with tradition (and barring some strange New Year’s Eve surge), new UK-specific Experian Hitwise data shows that Boxing Day turned out to be the busiest day of the year for online retailers.
If any Facebook employees were still manning their stations two days ago, you can be sure they sent up a cheer as traffic data rolled in. A report from Experian Hitwise has indicated that, at least in the UK, Facebook received more visits than Google for the first time ever.
At least in the UK, Google may finally be able to put its recent Street View privacy gaffe behind it. The company’s signed a commitment to improve its handling of data, and as a result, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office has given Google permission to delete the sensitive information it collected by accident.
In the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office has concluded its investigation of Google’s Street View privacy gaffe, and there’s good news and bad news for the search giant. The bad, which arguably outweighs the good: it’s been judged guilty of a "significant breach of the Data Protection Act."
In a formal statement, the ICO said, "The Commissioner has concluded that there was a significant breach of the Data Protection Act when Google Street View cars collected payload data as part of their wi-fi mapping exercise in the UK."
Amazon said today its 70 percent royalty option for its Kindle Digital Text Platform (DTP) is now available in the UK.
Amazon began offering the same 70 percent royalty option in the U.S. in June. For each book sold from the Amazon UK Kindle Store, authors and publishers can choose to earn a 70 percent royalty, minus the delivery costs.
Depending on their tolerance for awful writing and acting, YouTube users in the UK should now be able to watch around 400 movies for free on the site. YouTube’s expanded its movies section due to deals with companies like Blinkbox, Lionsgate, MGM, and Sony.
Online retail spending in the UK reached $7.8 billion (5 billion) in July the most of any month this year according to IMRG Capegemini e-Retail Sales Index.
Brits spent an average of $126 per person online, marking a turning point since the lows of the last two years.
The Index has grown by 18% compared to last July, in the biggest annual jump for the month of July since before the recession in 2007. As retailer promotions drew shoppers online, an impressive growth rate of 14% was recorded compared to June.