Google’s AMP now load twice as quickly
Google’s AMP now load twice as quickly

Among the many platform additions and advanced announced last week at Google’s annual I/O Conference, one stands out for digital marketeers: AMP now load twice as quickly. AMP is Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages Project and it’s important for digital marketeers because consumers are notoriously impatient with slow-loading mobile pages and will move on to some […]

Google Search as an events concierge
Google Search as an events concierge

Taking a page from Facebook’s enormously successful Events feature, the ubiquitous pocket oracle is beefing up Google Search as an events concierge. Now that our smartphones are in common use as personal assistants we’ve become accustomed to reaching for them to find upcoming entertainment and events, especially as weekends approach. Most entertainment venues have long […]

More news more often now on mobile
More news more often now on mobile

More Americans are getting more news more often now on mobile than ever before and a stark difference has developed about the watchdog role of journalists. The Pew Research Center published May 10 the results of its latest online survey of internet-connected Americans who participate regularly in the center’s American Trends Panel. “Nearly half of […]

“Limitless” Snapchat changes its nature
“Limitless” Snapchat changes its nature

In a big update clearly designed to try to stay relevant in a struggle with Facebook & Instagram, “limitless” Snapchat changes its nature. Everyone’s favorite ephemeral social platform – the stock and trade of which has been its fleeting messages – has decided users can keep messages alive for as long as they please – […]

The news is mobile for most of us
The news is mobile for most of us

The news is mobile for most of us. To be precise, nearly 60 percent of us now get our news from our smartphones. The figures come from GlobalWebIndex and also suggest it’s internet users in the first half-century of their lives who tend to get the most news from their smartphones and more males than […]

Drivers prefer smartphones in cars
Drivers prefer smartphones in cars

Drivers prefer smartphones in cars over car makers’ built-in systems designed to provide entertainment, car functionality and navigation. This sounds dangerous on the face of it – and it is – until and unless the car systems can mirror successfully on, perhaps, bigger and less-distracting screens the same functions as our smartphones. As we know, […]

Instagram reaches 700 million users
Instagram reaches 700 million users

As everyone’s favorite image-sharing platform, Instagram reaches 700 million users proving itself to be – maybe – the most useful social network. Little wonder new Grammers are flocking to the app and platform every day. This 700 million user level was reached only four months after hitting the 600 million user club and less than […]

Facebook rules the app world
Facebook rules the app world

Facebook rules the app world. The top four most frequently downloaded apps in the first quarter of 2017 belong to the behemoth social network. Ah, hell, why are we still calling it just a social network? We all know by now Facebook wants to be your only portal to the digital world. And unless you’ve […]

Google goes Pinterest with shopping images
Google goes Pinterest with shopping images

Google goes Pinterest with shopping images by turning some ¬†search results – only a few for right now –¬†into clickable links for direct purchases. The new feature, which started rolling out last week to mobile searches and the Android search app, will enable shoppers to find in images which pop up in search result pages […]

Facebook M is gonna sit on your digital shoulder
Facebook M is gonna sit on your digital shoulder

Facebook M is gonna sit on your digital shoulder, whispering advice and suggestions as you stare into your screens chatting with friends on Messenger. Facebook announced April 6 it is rolling out to chat app Messenger users a relatively tame version of its artificial intelligence (AI) experiment, M, to make the app more “useful, seamless […]