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Google SOS Alert

07 Sep 2017

 In July 2017 Google launched SOS Alert for both search and maps, having recognised the need for digital access to timely, accountable information in times of crisis. Google has collaborated with immediate response organisations and government agencies such as Red Cross, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration and more. 

 

New Data Laws coming your way

02 Aug 2017

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018, radically changing the way organisations must look after our personal data. Failure to comply could lead to huge fines, yet many businesses are far from ready.

Snapchat's new 'Snap Map' feature lets you stalk your friends in real time

10 Jul 2017

The new snapchat feature allows users to share their location with each other. Users can choose whether to share their location (on a map) with a few or all their friends. You are able to turn of the feature but most won’t so it’ll be possible to just stalk your friends - you can search the map in ‘Ghost mode’ – when this is enabled your friends will not be able to see your location, but you can see theirs.

Google can be forced to pull results globally, Canada supreme court rules

03 Jul 2017

The Guardian reported on this on the 29th June 2017.. What do they mean? Well, “The case stems from claims by a company called Equustek Solutions Inc, from British Columbia that manufactures network devices, that a distributor, Datalink Technologies Gateways, relabelled one of its products and sold it as its own online and acquired trade secrets to design and manufacture a competing product.

Google Wages War on Annoying Adverts and Ad Blockers

05 Jun 2017

News we’ve all been waiting for! Google has announced its plans to filter out “annoying ads” via it’s Chrome browser, and at the same time enable publishers to charge customers who view their site content using an ad blocker. Can this be the ‘win win’ solution that WE are looking for?

Snapchat Launches new sunglasses in the UK

02 Jun 2017

Snapchat made its Sunglassess available across Europe today, almost seven months after the company debuted them in the US.

Google gets support for AMP from Facebook

02 Jun 2017

Facebook is rolling out support for AMP as part of its open source Instant Articles software development kit, with an aim to reinvigorating support for its Instant Articles; a new publishing format with an aim to be delivered super-fast to readers.

Uber rival Lyft strikes deal with Google's self-driving car unit Waymo

17 May 2017

Self-driving taxi’s could be the next big thing to shake up the transport market.  In a bid to become the ‘total recall’ taxi of today, US taxi hailing business Lyft has formed a partnership with the Google owner's self-driving car unit Waymo to help develop self-driving vehicles.

App Driven Buses - Are Responsive and On-Demand buses the Future of Transport?

16 May 2017

Transport app Citymapper has moved into real life vehicles, with a new bus “SmartBus” App, with an aim to “redesign the bus”, both in terms of how one looks and how it operates.

Virtual reality could be coming to a pub near YOU!

15 May 2017

Is your local getting boring? Do you get sick of the same four walls? Well, your local maybe changing to house a hive of competitive VR gaming, with the advent of VR games specially designed for pubs.

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