Archive for September, 2012

Libraries to get digital transformation

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, September 28, 2012

The UK government is looking at ways to transform libraries and make the borrowing of ebooks more commonplace.Culture Minister Ed Vaizey has asked publisher William Sieghart to lead a review of e-lending with a panel of experts. While some libraries in the UK already lend books electronically but many still do not. There is little […]

Murdoch loses his pay per view content war with Google

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2012

After 2 years Rupert Murdoch has finally woken up to the fact that hiding his Times Online content beyond a pay wall means that not only people but search engines can’t find- or rank the stories.The Murdochs has been forced to back down in his “war” with Google- with fears that his newspapers are losing […]

Asos sees big increase in online sales

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, September 24, 2012

The online fashion retailer Asos saw a big increase in demand from US customers- which helped sales to grow 31% in the three months to the end of August.Overall sales increased to £141 million in that period, up from £107.4 million with 65% of the sales increase came from the US. The company said that […]

Sales of digital fiction book soar Publishers Association says

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A huge increase in the value of digital book sales in the UK has been announced by the Publishers Association (PA).The value of digital fiction sales in the first half of 2012 was up 188% on the same period in 2011. Meanwhile physical book sales saw a drop in value, dipping 0.4% year on year. […]

Chip and pin credit card weakness exposed by Cambridge researchers

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, September 17, 2012

Chip and pin credit card payment machines could effectively be cloned by exploiting a security flaw claim researchers.Credit cards were found to be open to a form of cloning, despite past assurances from banks that chip and pin could not be compromised. Poor implementation of cryptography methods were behind the flaw, researchers said. They accused […]

Apple iPhone 5 launched with 4G capability

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, September 13, 2012

Apple has launched a new iPhone 5 smartphone which is 4G enabled at an event in San Francisco.The device’s new size allows it to display an extra row of app icons on its home screen. The firm said it was 18% thinner and 20% lighter than the iPhone 4S. However, it does not feature an […]

EU threatens personal health data security

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Doctors leaders warn that changes to EU data protection rules could put existing patient confidentiality safeguards at risk.EC (European Commission) draft proposals on the processing and free movement of personal information suggest identifiable health data could be used for research without patient consent, the BMA says. BMA director of professional activities Vivienne Nathanson’s written evidence […]

4G mobile services to be launched in 16 UK cities

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, September 10, 2012

The UK’s fourth generation (4G) mobile service will launch in 16 UK cities before the end of the year.Everything Everywhere- which is being rebranded to EE, will continue the rollout into the new year, and aims to provide 4G to 98% of the UK by 2014. 4G coverage in London, Birmingham, Cardiff and Bristol is […]

Free v PPC search engine click through ratio- latest research

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, September 7, 2012

New research has published the latest search engine click through ratio which compares the number of people clicking on the “free” organic results against the “paid for” Pay Per Click ads results.Search engine users overwhelmingly click on organic results on Google and Bing by a massive margin of 94% over PPC ads at 6%. The […]

Amazon creates 2,000 new UK jobs

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Amazon is to create more than 2,000 permanent jobs in the UK over the next two years.The US based company will officially open a new distribution centre in Hemel Hempstead tomorrow, creating 600 of the new posts. It will open another two depots in the coming months. Prime Minister David Cameron welcomed the announcement: “This […]