Archive for March, 2013

Yahoo spends £15 million buying UK teen’s Summly news app

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, March 28, 2013

An news app created by a UK teenager has been bought by Yahoo in a deal worth about £15 million.The 17 year old’s Summly app summarises news stories from online media companies. The app itself will now close, but its features will be used in mobile products at Yahoo, where Mr D’Aloisio has been given […]

YouTube now has one billion monthly users

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, March 25, 2013

YouTube, the video sharing website which is owned by Google has said that  it now has one billion regular users.Announcing the milestone on its blog, the site said a recent growth in smartphones had helped boost the numbers visiting the site every month. YouTube’s popularity provides Google with a lucrative channel through which to sell […]

Value of Google’s PPC Adwords is questioned by eBay

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, March 22, 2013

The value of advertising on Google’s AdWords PPC platform is questioned by eBay.The research- Consumer Heterogeneity and Paid Search Effectiveness: A Large Scale Field Experiment by eBay has found that paying for advertising in the form of keywords on search engines has little effect on sales. Search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing sell companies […]

Average UK broadband speed finally crawls over 10 MPS rate

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The average speed of home broadband in the UK is now 12Mbps (megabits per second), according to research from the regulator Ofcom.The rate has risen by a third since its last report in May 2012 and trebled in the past four years. However even this rate is slow compared to global competitors. In the USA […]

Google fined $7 million for Street View data collections

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, March 18, 2013

Google has agreed to pay a $7 million (£4.6 million) fine for collecting people’s personal data without authorisation as part of its Street View service.In a settlement with 38 US states, the company finally agreed to destroy emails, passwords, and web histories. The data was harvested from home wireless networks as Street View cars photographed […]

Martha Lane Fox to get peerage

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, March 15, 2013

My fellow Millennium Product award winner and ecommerce pioneer Martha Lane Fox is to join the House of Lords.The co-founder of travel website lastminute.com – who is Prime Minister David Cameron’s “digital champion” – will sit as an independent peer. She will take the title Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho in the City of Westminster. Ms […]

Healthcare technology- the benefits and the myths

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013

In theory, the use of technology in healthcare- telehealth can cut the cost of care while at the same time improving its quality of it’s delivery.That’s a powerful argument for governments and health maintenance organisations grappling with the soaring cost of long term care throughout the developed world. In practice, however, proving telehealth’s benefits is […]

Microsoft fined over web browser again by European Commission

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Microsoft has been fined £484 million (561m euros) for failing to promote a range of web browsers, rather than just Internet Explorer, to users in the European Union (EU).This is one the daftest and most avoidable self inflicted fines ever levied against a company. This case dates back to 2007 when Opera – a Norwegian […]

Mobile internet usage growth also rockets in the USA

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, March 11, 2013

Further to the Dyenamic Solutions post last week: Huge rise in UK internet usage reported which reported on the growing usage of mobiles to browse the internet- more research from the USA has reinforeced the need to have a mobile website strategy.According to the US online reserach company comScore- 2012 was another milestone year in […]

Huge rise in UK internet usage reported

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, March 8, 2013

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) in it’s lastest survey of internet useage in the UK reported that online growth is still expanding rapidly. The key points from their research are that: In 2012, 33 million adults accessed the Internet every day, more than double the 2006 figure of 16 million, when directly comparable records […]