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84% of people make purchases after reading reviews on a blog according to new research from market research agency Research Now. Bloggers have become an essential tool in any marketers online toolkit but just what role do they play in the path to purchase? Over half of those studied…

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Apple Reveals iPhone 6 All eyes were on Apple on Tuesday as they unveiled  the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus (its first phablet) and the Apple Watch. Reviews (and parodies) were mixed – CEO Tim Cook also revealed a new mobile-payments platform, Apple Pay, which will be compatible only with the new iPhones and, when it…

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  Launched earlier this summer the new Twitter Analytics Dashboard has opened up real time Tweet measurement. Finally.   Up until now your tweet’s impact was measured largely by how many retweets and favourites it received – while this will still be visible, the new Twitter Analytics dashboard will…

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  Instagram has launched a brand new standalone app – Hyperlapse. It promises to make your videos look like something only thousands of pounds worth of rig equipment could have previously (and it’s been already proved hugely popular, leaping to the top of app download charts within hours of…

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Facebook Mentions For Public Figures Nearly 800 million Facebook users are connected to a public figure on the network and more than 1 billion interactions are created as a result. In order to make it even easier for figures and fans to connect, Facebook Mentions have been launched. Figures…

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Facebook Gives Teens Free WiFi Whether a bid to actually do good or just another ploy to make sure their key demographic keeps using the site, Facebook have provided 6000 teens in North Carolina free WiFi for their laptops (which were also provided by Facebook). A year ago the…

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18:20 That’s it folks, thanks for everyone who took part and followed along today, see you on the next Hack Day. 18:07 Will takes us through the Hube’s website design… 18:05 And the #HashtagGenerator is finally live too, a great team effort… 18:00 Now for the presentations… First the…

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Yesterday I was made aware of an upcoming record ‘Lazaretto’ by Jack White (of White Stripes / Raconteurs fame) by a good friend Andy. Not that amazing so far, musicians release records all the time right? Well, the interesting bit was the format of the record, a vinyl release….

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Facebook pass 1 billion mobile users and launch FAN After revealing 1 billion mobile users – a 34% increase in just one year – Facebook have launched the Facebook Audience Network. This mobile ad network will let developers target both standard banners and custom ad units using Facebook data….

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Google is taking cloud computing to a literal level with their Loon Project. But is it really just a philanthropic exercise? Project Loon is Google’s plan to connect those who may not have any internet at all, think those who are based in remote areas, places struck by disaster…

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