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Broadband deal of the week: £22.99 per month for superfast fibre at Plusnet
  • 20
    Oct

Broadband deal of the week: £22.99 per month for superfast fibre at Plusnet

By Adam Marshall Amazingly cheap fibre broadband deals have been a bit few and far between over the last few weeks - we're guessing that most internet providers are keeping their powder dry until Black Friday before launching a full-on offers assault.This new fibre broadband deal from BT-owned Plusnet changes all that. For the next few days, it'll...

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Apple and GE team up to deliver IoT apps
  • 20
    Oct

Apple and GE team up to deliver IoT apps

By Maxwell Cooter Developers are set to benefit from powerful new analytics tools for industrial applications, thanks to a partnership between GE and Apple.The Predix software development kit (SDK) will enable companies to make their own IoT apps, tapping into the growing market for connected devices.The new SDK will be available for download from October 26 and will...

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How Links in Headers, Footers, Content, and Navigation Can Impact SEO - Whiteboard Friday
  • 20
    Oct

How Links in Headers, Footers, Content, and Navigation Can Impact SEO – Whiteboard Friday

By randfish Posted by randfishWhich link is more valuable: the one in your nav, or the one in the content of your page? Now, how about if one of those in-content links is an image, and one is text? Not all links are created equal, and getting familiar with the details will help you build a stronger linking...

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New bill seeks greater transparency for political ads on Facebook, Google and Twitter
  • 19
    Oct

New bill seeks greater transparency for political ads on Facebook, Google and Twitter

By Michelle Fitzsimmons Three US senators have just introduced the Honest Ads Act, a new bill that seeks to bring greater transparency to political ads displayed on internet services such as Facebook, Google and Twitter. The bill comes to the fore as congressional investigations into Russian interference in the lead up to and during the 2016 election continue....

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5G set to give a timely boost to European mobile business
  • 19
    Oct

5G set to give a timely boost to European mobile business

By Maxwell Cooter We're all set to get even faster network connectivity, and a third of Europeans will be turning to 5G by 2025, according to some new research.This comes from industry body the GSMA, which found that Europe will be the second largest region in the world for 5G connections, clocking up 214 million connections by the...

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China to blaze connectivity trail with a billion 5G users by 2023
  • 18
    Oct

China to blaze connectivity trail with a billion 5G users by 2023

By Maxwell Cooter The race is on to be the pacesetter in 5G, with many countries proclaiming technological advances. But when it comes to the weight of sheer numbers, China is at the head of the pack, with a predicted one billion users of 5G come 2023.That's according to research from CCS Insight, which also suggests that by...

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Qualcomm claims it has just achieved a major milestone in 5G connectivity
  • 18
    Oct

Qualcomm claims it has just achieved a major milestone in 5G connectivity

By Maxwell Cooter The rollout of 5G took a big step forward this week, according to Qualcomm, as the chip company said it had hit Gigabit speeds on a 5G modem chipset.According to Cristiano Amon, executive vice president, Qualcomm Technologies, the company achieved the 1Gbps 5G data connection using the Snapdragon X50 5G modem chipset running on the...

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UK looks to take a lead in the 5G rollout
  • 18
    Oct

UK looks to take a lead in the 5G rollout

By Maxwell Cooter When it comes to Brexit, the UK may be struggling to make an impression in Europe, but in one area at least, the government is looking to make sure it's ahead of the game – and that's 5G.The government has announced a competition whereby businesses can apply to get a slice of £25 million worth...

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Aussie NBN delays are causing record number of complaints, says TIO
  • 18
    Oct

Aussie NBN delays are causing record number of complaints, says TIO

By Harry Domanski Oh dear. Shortly after NBN Co released a statement promising that it'd focus on NBN customers who have been left behind, the beleaguered network has found itself under fire once again thanks to the annual report from the Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman (TIO)... and boy is it grim.There are plenty of overwhelming stats in the report...

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Unlocking Hidden Gems Within Schema.org
  • 18
    Oct

Unlocking Hidden Gems Within Schema.org

By alexis-sanders Posted by alexis-sandersSchema.org is cryptic. Or at least that's what I had always thought. To me, it was a confusing source of information: missing the examples I needed, not explaining which item properties search engines require, and overall making the process of implementing structured data a daunting task. However, once I got past Schema.org's intimidating shell,...

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