Archives 10/2014

Inbox by Google

The new email client from Google is just around the corner… at the moment it is only available per invite, but it offers a ton of new useful features and really is looking pretty sleek! Find out more here…

SEO: Google Penguin 3.0

It’s been over a year since Google last unrolled a new Penguin update, and now it looks like they’re ready to catch up. Google recently confirmed that the most recent iteration of their large-scale “Penguin” algorithm update started rolling out late on Friday night (October 17th). One of Google’s Webmaster Trends Analysts recently hinted that the latest Penguin update would be coming out soon, but as of October 17, we have full confirmation that the update is live and currently unfolding. Penguin is an algorithm, originally launched in April of 2012, that identifies evidence of what Google identifies as “webspam” (occurring both on and off a website), and significantly penalizes websites identified as being guilty...

Streaming Movies

If you are a traditional broadcaster, you would have to face the fact that people are accessing content very differently than they did even a couple of years ago. Where content was previously only available on one medium, that has slowly shifted over to becoming available online as well – and there is no better example for that than entertainment. The immediacy of online content has generated a host of providers that offer their services for a small fee, giving users the content that they want, when they want it, without being tied down to a set broadcasting schedule. Altech launched its NODE offering today, which it bills as a “new complete entertainment and smart...

Just launched: Bopp Group (Atlas Nordhessen, Atlas Engel, Baucharter, Baucharter Greenline) (DE), Handmade Communications (SA). Coming up: Touch Spa @ Seasons (SA), Landhaus Bergkrone (DE), PeriPeri Communications (CH), AICR International (Int. Association for Deputy Managers and Front Office Managers of Luxury Hotels – UK), AGBIZ Grain (Agricultural Business Chamber – Grain Division – SA)….

Cars of the future

The People’s Car Project is an initiative launched in 2012 by VW in China to design the new people’s car, an open-source project where citizens can submit ideas to VW’s R&D in China.

eCommerce Paypal and ebay

eBay and PayPal are going their separate ways, with the payments company moving out from under the eBay umbrella to form its own, publicly-traded company. The move follows a strategic review conducted by eBay, Inc. and its Board of Directors, and is intended to help both businesses grow faster in their respective markets. The spin-out of PayPal is expected to be complete by the second half of 2015, provided all regulators sign-off on the agreement. As TechCrunch reported, both companies will get new CEOs as part of the deal, with eBay Marketplaces President Devin Wenig taking over at eBay, and PayPal President Dan Schulman presiding at PayPal. This is a split that many, including activist...