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Thursday, 17 April 2014

An Excellent Easter Post With No Egg Puns

Yay! Easter! It's just like Christmas because the religious significance has been lost to commercialism but there's less booze and more chocolate.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Camping for Tour de France 2014: An Interactive Map

This summer the Tour de France riders start their 3,656 KM journey in the Yorkshire city of Leeds and complete three whole stages on British soil before moving into the races titular homeland.

While this is great news for cycling fans, its even better for hoteliers along the route who have ramped up the price and sold out of rooms thanks to the throng of fans eager to catch a glimpse of the race.

Friday, 4 April 2014

E! Entertainment are at it again

So, James Franco's been caught trying to chat-up a 17-year-old Scottish girl, eh? What a sleaze...unless it's all just a publicity stunt to promote his new film Palo Alto about a football (or soccer) coach who has an affair with one of his students, but that's not important. The REAL story here is how crap +E! Entertainment's online coverage of the whole incident was.

Thursday, 20 March 2014

Ed Snowden Makes TED Talk, Takes Selfies, is Robot

Having completely forgotten about the whole NSA constantly monitoring us thing after getting distracted by other scary things like Russia annexing Crimea and the end of Breaking Bad, I was pleasantly surprised to see the return of Edward Snowden to the internet this week at a TED talk in Vancouver.

"BUT HOW DID HE? WHEN DID HE?" You're almost certainly babbling as you struggle to comprehend how one of the USA's POIs could enter Canada without being bundled into the back of an SUV by the CIA. Well, it's because he wasn't really there...
Sir Tim at London 2012 (Just after Dizzee Rascal's bit)

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Facebook welcomes David Cameron as their latest high profile advertiser.

Facebook's advertising platform has run into its fair share of criticism over the years. Whether it be for low return on investment; decreasing the reach of brands trying to use Facebook as a free marketing platform or the eerie way it seems to know more about us than even we do, it certainly hasn't been an easy ride for the social media giant since it became a public company.

Luckily for them, Facebook advertising has a new advocate: David William Donald Cameron.
Looking every bit the leader

Cryptocurrency Converter Brings Credibility to Bitcoin.

I assume this is the up to date Bing logo but I can't be sure.
Bing. Remember Bing? Microsoft's search engine that you've only ever seen used in films and possibly if you've recently been to Japan? No? Well, it's pipped Google to the post for once with a simple addition that has left us thinking "Why didn't Google do this first?"

Friday, 28 February 2014

Listen, Cutts

Google bigwig and SEO prophet Matt Cutts yesterday fell foul of a rather sharp SEO professional by the name of Dan Barker, shaking the foundations of our profession's belief in the infallibility of the mighty Cutts' decrees.

Friday, 7 February 2014

Google Bravely Rallies Behind Gay Athletes or Just Practices Good PR or Something

This isn't the first time I've written a post about Google doodles, and based on how I always leave my posts until the very last minute it probably won't be the last, but today's Google doodle is quite intriguing.

Friday, 24 January 2014

Arrivederci Antonio and Gary!

It's the end of an era here at AccuraCast, as straight-up gangsters Antonio and Gary leave us for pastures new.

Tuesday, 14 January 2014

There is a new desktop Twitter update and we can't control our excitement!

Hot off the press, Twitter appears to have rolled out a new design on its UK desktop website, bringing it in line with the recent trend for flat and bright design and bringing the branding in line with that on their mobile apps. The new design hit our profiles literally seconds ago and it is safe to say that we are super excited. Check it out below.

Monday, 6 January 2014

Smartphones Are Killing Off Alarm Clocks, But What's Next?

Smartphone functions and apps have made some of our typical household gadgets almost redundant and, whilst there are those that chose to stick with their more traditional devices, a recent survey has revealed that the alarm clock is the gadget most at risk of being driven to extinction by smartphones.

Monday, 30 December 2013

How Much Do The Top Tech Companies Make Per Second?

We recognise that they are among the biggest companies on the planet, but it is genuinely shocking how much technology giants such as Amazon and Apple make per second. As you can see below Amazon make a staggering $1966 per second, which equates to £117,960 per hour!

Friday, 20 December 2013

A Post That Doesn't Mention the C-Word

Right, it's nearing the end of December and everyone's really excited about a particular holiday. I'm not. It's not just that I'm a curmudgeon (which I am), but it's really a lot of effort, particularly when there are no small children in my family who actually get excited about it. Anyway, this post is not going to be related to that Christian festival. 

Monday, 9 December 2013

Stephen King Gains 30,000 Twitter Followers in Just 3 minutes

Despite gaining 10,000 followers per minute immediately after joining Twitter, Stephen Kings first few tweets on the site have been underwhelming so far! The acclaimed author suffered from 'Tweeter's block' during his first days on the site, but I'm sure more interesting tweets are set to come and he has already begun interacting with fans on the social media site.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Tom Daley's an Inspiration, Nelson Mandela was a Great Man and Other Social Media Bandwagons

Although my blog posts are normally packed to the gills with whimsy, nonsense and the kind of halfhearted efforts that come with Friday afternoon fatigue, today I'm taking a different tack: a good old fashioned rant. 

Monday, 2 December 2013

Social Media Fails to Drive Black Friday Sales

On Friday we discussed the UK invasion of the Black Friday Sale and highlighted Amazon's use of Twitter to drive their sales. Constantly updating their Twitter feed with their latest offers and informing their vast following of deals was bound to work right?

Friday, 29 November 2013

Black Friday Fever Grips UK Internet Shoppers and Social Media Users

Another great American tradition has managed to sneak its way over the UK, with retailers using it as an excuse to offer heavy discounts and drive sales on the final payday before Christmas. Unsurprisingly this has proven to be a success with many consumers lapping up the deals and bragging about them on social media, myself included.