Archives by Tag 'Online Marketing Professionals'

Seven million Brits have still never used the internet

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, May 15, 2013

More than seven million adults in the UK have never used the internet- new research suggest. Research from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) said 43.5 million adults were now online – one million more than in the same period last year. But 7.1 million remain offline, with the elderly and disabled still the least […]

Mobile phones celebrate 40th anniversary

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, April 4, 2013

The first mobile phone call was made 40 years ago- on 3 April 1973.Martin Cooper, a senior engineer at Motorola, called a rival colleague at another telecoms company and announced he was speaking from “a ‘real’ cellular telephone”. In 2012 a report carried out by the International Telecommunication Union found that there were six billion […]

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 […]

Twitter launches Vine video sharing service

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, January 28, 2013

Twitter has launched Vine- which lets users embed six second videos within their tweets.The service was used first by Twitter boss Dick Costolo, who posted a clip of himself making steak tartare. Twitter bought out developer Vine Labs, a start-up based in New York, in October last year. The program is as yet only available […]

Millions in UK lack basic online skills

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, November 12, 2012

About 16 million people in the UK lack basic online skills- a new survey suggests.The report, conducted by consultancy firm Booz & Company, defines basic skills as using a search engine, sending and receiving emails, completing online applications and accessing information online. Go ON UK, a charity chaired by the UK digital champion- and fellow […]

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 […]

New cookies data law kicks in

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, May 28, 2012

From yesterday UK websites must obtain “informed consent” from visitors before saving a cookie file on a visitor’s machine.Cookies are small text files that allow a website to recognise and track users. The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) is to launch a tool for the public to report non compliant sites and they threaten a £500,000 […]

Facebook plans even bigger floatation

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Facebook increases the number of shares on offer by a quarter.Facebook says it will sell 25% more shares than first planned in its flotation in response to strong demand. The move comes one day after the social networking giant said it would raise the price of the shares by 21% to between $34 and $38 […]

Digital book sales increase by 54pc in 2011

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Digital book sales have risen by 54% in the past year and are now worth £243 million according to the Publishing Association.Figures released by the Publishers’ Association (PA) showed the market for ebooks, downloads and online subscriptions had more than trebled since 2007, when it was worth £74 million. Digital content now accounts for 8% […]

Scottish brewer uses Twitter to sink Goliath Diagio

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, May 14, 2012

A small Scottish beer company BrewDog has used Twitter to shame Diageo into a public apology after exposing the global drinks giant for using “dirty tricks” to manipulate the results of an awards ceremony.BrewDog, a five-year-old brewer from Aberdeenshire, mounted a Twitter campaign after representatives from the FTSE 100 heavyweight threatened to pull its sponsorship […]