Google has announced that its social network, Google+, has hit 170 million users since its launch in June 2011. In addition to this statistic, the internet search giant also claims that 100 million of the 170 million users has logged into the service in the past 30 days, suggesting that … [Read More]
Saudi Prince, Al-Waleed bin Talal, has bought a $300 million stake in social network, Twitter. Forbes estimates that Al-Waleed is the 26th richest person in the world, and is a big investor in the world’s top companies. He already owns a 7% stake in News Corp and is planning to … [Read More]
SEO platform, BrightEdge, claims that its analysis of social media shows that twitter drives 7 times more traffic to web pages, compared to websites that do not use twitter as an effective marketing tool. The analysis showed that 53.6% of the top 10,000 websites showed social networking links on their … [Read More]
In the wake of the London riots, the UK Government are considering blocking social networks in order to prevent further violence like this again. Blackberry’s semi-private messaging system has been blamed for spurring on the current riots, but Prime Minister David Cameron said that they were “working with the police, … [Read More]
Google+, the latest attempt at a social network from Google, has attracted almost 20 million users in just 3 weeks. Last week, Google’s chief executive Larry Page, announced in an investor call that the service had completed 10 million sign-ups.
The new figures from independent online measurement company, Comscore, show that … [Read More]
Google Labs is no more, but Google insists that its experimental culture will survive, and that experimental features in current products will continue to be developed. Google has decided to close down the Google Labs “playground” in order to focus on their new social network, Google+.
Bill Coughran, Senior Vice … [Read More]