Google Page Layout Algorithm Update Should Be Easier To Recover From

15 Oct

Remember the days when you could design your site any way you wanted to, and not have to worry about whether or not it would affect the chances of people actually finding your content in the first place? Those days are over. Design matters. More specifically, if you don’t have a substantial amount of content “above the fold” there’s a chance this will keep you from ranking in search results compared to your competitors who went out with a more Google-approved layout......

Microsoft Office 2013 Coming to iOS, Android Next Year [RUMOR]

12 Oct

Back in May of this year, a Microsoft source leaked the info that the full Office 2013 suite would be coming to Android and iOS platforms in November. Now, it appears that deadline may have been pushed back and the most popular mobile platforms won’t be getting Office apps until next year. Earlier this week, Microsoft’s Czech Republic subsidiary issued a press release stating that iOS and Android versions would be available next year and Petr Bobek, Microsoft Office produc.....

Reddit Challenges Policymakers on the Open Internet, Creating Jobs

12 Oct

This year’s internet blackout and the fights against SOPA and PIPA show that the community of the internet, as diverse and weird as it can be, does have a common intrest in keeping the web open for everyone. Reddit, the social news and entertainment website, led the charge for the internet blackout protest, and has now embarked on a tour across the middle of the U.S. The Internet 2012 Bus Tour has traveled from the first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado and made its way t.....

Twitter May Actually Spur People into Making Political Donations

11 Oct

We already know that this year, social media is a bigger part of the election than ever before. During the Republican National Convention, 4 million tweets were generated about the event. That number more than doubled the amount of tweets sent globally on election day 2008 – concerning all topics. A week later, the Democratic National Convention saw over 9.5 million tweets generated. Last week’s Presidential debatesaw more than 10 million tweets (it wa.....

Apple Was Warned About Maps App Issues

11 Oct

Soon after iPhone users got their hands on the iOS 6 update, it became clear that the new Apple Maps app sucks. Users quickly took to the internet to vent their frustrations and laugh at the incorrectly placed landmarks, distorted satellite imagery, and poor search quality. The issue even played a part in loweringcustomer satisfaction toward iOS 6 compared to iOS 5. The outcry eventuall.....