Track Nessie with Google Street View


Google Street View has turned its attention to the famous Loch Ness Monster.

The technology firm has teamed up with Visit Scotland and Adrian Shine to produce photographs of the Scottish loch for the Google Street View collection, which are now online for potentia lNessie hunters.

To celebrate the news, Google turned its daily Doodle into a fun reimagining of the iconic legend.

Watch the video below and tell us if you would try to track down Nessie.

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The progress of technology


An infographic reveals how technology has progressed in the last fifteen years.

As the digital revolution is now so multi-faceted, the infographic just touches on a few key milestones.

These include the Google self-driving car, the rise of mobile devices, and the launch of iTunes, as well the companies that made a significant impact on its development such as Google and Apple.

Have a look at the whole infographic here and tell us what you think about it.

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Little Black Classics


Penguin Books has created a new collection to celebrate its 80th anniversary.

Eighty classic Penguin titles have been chosen for the Little Black Classics range, to be sold at 80p each.

Poetry, drama, and famous short stories will be found in this brand new collection.

A cute website has also been created, where you can navigate a penguin to discover the eighty classics available.

Take a look at the full collection here and tell us which ones you have.

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YouGov launches Profiles


YouGov has revealed its product Profiles, designed for agencies and brands.

Profiles is a segmentation and media planning product that examines demographics in depth.

With data collected from over 200,000 UK YouGov members, they are able to give a precise image of any brand, person, or thing’s target audience by giving specific statistics on the audience’s likes, preferences, and habits.

Try out Profiles here and tell us what you think.

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The 15 digital trends getting the most buzz online


The leading digital trends of the moment have been identified by an online listening tool. 
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The tool, Crimson Hexagon, looked through available data from the Internet to see which topics would be significant enough to become leading digital trends.

Even if it’s impossible to determine whether these trends will become part of our daily vocabulary, it is still possible to see which ones grown the most in online chatter over the past year.

The trends are ranked by the largest percent increase in mentions on the Web and you can take a closer look at them here – tell us which ones you think will break into the mainstream.

Google search to display tweets


Tweets in Google search resultsTwitter has announced that tweets will be displayed in Google search results in the future.

After an arrangement between the web company and the social network, tweets will be showcased in user profiles on Google results for the first six half of 2015.

This deal has been made with a long-term view, with Twitter aiming to attract more people to the site by getting tweets seen by non-users.

Learn more about the plans here.

Twitter tests ‘Instant Timelines’


Twitter.Twitter is testing a new service to engage its new users. 

Since January, Twitter has been testing a new feature called “Instant Timeline” on a subset of Android users.

This feature is addressed to new users as it makes the process of signing in much easier by scanning and analysing your contacts and who they follow.

Their Twitter streams will thus be filled with tweets that Twitter thinks may interest them without needing to follow these accounts.

Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter, explains: “we believe that anyone should be able to come to Twitter and immediately feel deeply immersed in that world”. 

Learn more about this new feature here and tell us what you think about it.

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