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Just over a week ago today the European Court of Justice made a potentially landmark ruling: the “Safe harbour” agreement which governs the transfer of data from Europe to the US is invalid. In case you haven't heard of Safe Harbour before, it is (was?) a scheme that allows companies to register and certify that they will protect the data of Europe...

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On the evening of Monday 28th September 2015, for the second time in less than a week, Facebook users were greeted with a “Sorry, something went wrong” message when trying to access the social networking site. We all know that downtime isn't ideal for any website, but the problem becomes serious when you're the 2nd most visited domain in the world...

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Ok it may be a weird gift idea but if you do want a new website for Christmas it's time to start planning now. Although we try to manage client expectations, we always seem to find that designing and building websites take longer than expected - so if you want a new website for Christmas, you need to work fast. While we do a variety of types of s...

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Anyone testing complex web developments, will tell you that users always find ways to do things that developers and even testers do not expect. The new Facebook 'dislike' button announced by Mark Zuckerberg at a Q&A session this week is unlikely actually to be used to express empathy as he wants, but instead for expressing that you think somet...

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In a world dominated by internet-first retailers such as Asos and ao.com, it's odd to think that some giant high-street names don't really exist in a money making way online. Not On The High Street could do with expanding to create Not On The Internet. For example, Poundland have only just released an e-commerce offering, and even that is on a tria...

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In an interesting twist on the mobile is king rhetoric of the last 12 months, a new study has found that average mobile spend across smartphone devices has fallen. The study, carried out by Monetate, found that the average order value on smartphone fell a huge 15% so far in 2015 compared to the year before, falling from £71.29 to £60.53. The averag...

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The recent news coming out of Twitter's San Francisco head office hasn't made pretty reading of late. User growth has stagnated, they're struggling to find a new CEO and share prices in the company are falling. Once revered as the network to take on Facebook, and even referenced as an integral tool to the growth of free speech within dictatorship r...

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Google has surprised the world by announcing a major restructuring of the company. How they managed to keep this a secret is anyone's guess. The search engine giant said in a blog post by Google Co-Founder Larry Page that Alphabet will now form the parent of a group of Google owned ventures, from healthcare to search and home tech. In the post, Pag...

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Off-page SEO is the process by which signals can be built that help rank a website within search results. Off-page SEO techniques vary drastically, with some webmasters opting for rather dubious and shady 'black-hat techniques'. However, Google has gone to great lengths to create algorithms that can detect these 'false signals' and demote websites...

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Customer retention seems to have slipped under the radar of late in the digital hemisphere. All talk over the last two years has been about the development and harnessing of big data, creating mobile friendly experiences, content marketing and user focused design. All of these important areas of digital are fantastic at finding new customers, engag...

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