Archive for July, 2012

Baidu profits jump as online advertising growth continues

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, July 31, 2012

China’s largest internet search engine Baidu, has reported a 70% jump in profits in the second quarter with continued growth in its online advertising revenue.The firm reported a net profit of £282 million (2.8 bilion) in the three months to the end of June. Its advertising revenue rose almost 60% during the period to £55o […]

Google lied to UK Data watchdog over personal data agreement

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, July 27, 2012

Google has admitted that it had not deleted users’ personal data gathered during surveys for its Street View service.The data should have been wiped almost 18 months ago as part of a deal signed by the firm in November 2010. Google has been told to give the data to the UK’s Information Commissioner (ICO) for […]

Vodafone reports revenue growth slow

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, July 23, 2012

Vodafone has reported that its sales growth has slow in the first quarter- dragged down by a weak performance in Europe.Group service revenue grew 0.6% on an organic basis to £9.98 billion. In the fourth quarter it had recorded growth of 2.3%. Sales in Italy and Spain shrank, as conditions remained “challenging”. UK growth was […]

Google reports sales and profits increases

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, July 20, 2012

Google Inc has reported an increase in sales and profits for the three months to the end of June in its first results statement since taking over the mobile phone maker Motorola Mobility Holdings (MMH).Net income for the quarter was £1.77 billion, ($2.79 billion)  up 11% compared to £1.59 billion a year earlier. Google said […]

The best way to complain

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, July 19, 2012

Nowadays 76% of people are likely to complain about poor service- so what is the best way to do it?The Institute of Customer Service asks 26,000 people, twice a year, about the quality of customer service in the UK. It says people tend to find “putting it in writing” the least satisfying approach, rated by […]

Multi screen approach required for online marketing

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, July 13, 2012

The multi device revolution is here and online marketers must ensure they understand consumer behaviour if they are to achieve sales and profits.The days of internet access as the domain of a single device are long over. The desktop computer, once the universal gatekeeper of the world wide web, is now frequently bypassed by users […]

Google hired former ICO data official

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, July 11, 2012

It has emerged that Google UK’s privacy policy manager held a senior role at the UK’s data privacy watchdog during the time of its original probe into Street View.A freedom of information request has revealed that Stephen McCartney left the Information Commissioner’s Office to join Google in November 2011. The ICO had been criticised for […]

Spam and online marketing complaints rise by 43% in UK

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, July 9, 2012

Complaints about spam and other unsolicited electronic marketing in the UK jumped 43% last year warns the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).The ICO says it received 7,095 complaints in the year to March in 2012. However, none of the cases have resulted in fines or other punishments for the companies involved. In January, it was granted […]

Microsoft in £4 billion online marketing writedown

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, July 6, 2012

Microsoft has written down the value of an online advertising firm it bought five years ago by £4 billion ($6.2 billion).Microsoft bought Aquantive for $6.3 billion in cash in an attempt to catch pay per click rival Google in the race to increase revenues from search related advertising. The writedown virtually wipes out the entire […]

Higgs boson find claimed by CERN- biggest 21st Century discovery

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Cern scientists reporting from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) have claimed the discovery of a new particle consistent with the Higgs boson.The discovery has been the subject of a 45 year hunt to explain how matter attains its mass. Both of the Higgs boson hunting experiments at the LHC have seen a statistical level of […]