Cyber-Duck will be working with Arsenal in the Community’s awarding winning “Double Club” languages programme to produce a brand new website. Double Club encourages school children to learn foreign languages by combining teaching with football training. We were selected by the European Commission backed language-learning programme following our success with the “The EU – What’s in it for me” website.
More positive news as leading flat-share and room-mate matching service, HousePals, has commissioned Cyber-Duck to revamp their website. The ducks will go to work to ensure that the website is highly user and search engine friendly.
Danny attended a Researching Market Exports workshop lead by the British Chamber of Commerce and UK Trade & Investment. During the workshop Danny obtained a list of tactical methods on how SME’s should research foreign markets before planning a strategy:
“When researching markets and competition don’t fall into Googability as you could get nowhere and spend hours on search engines. Websites like TSNN will tell you all the global conferences and exhibitions and Data Worldbank allow you to benchmark different countries against each other on various topics such as internet consumption.”
Earlier this week, W3C unveiled a new HTML5 logo, to help promote a visual identity for the open web platform. W3C is encouraging developers to use HTML5 and to provide them with feedback as part of their quality control process. The logo is intended to be planted into any websites that use HTML5 in a bid to boost its popularity.
Google have announced that former CEO Eric Schmidt has been replaced by co-founder Larry Page, whilst Page’s fellow co-founder Sergey Brin is to focus on strategic direction and new projects. The news came as part of Google’s quarterly update, in a shuffle that sees Mr Schmidt assume the role of executive chairman. This news comes just days after rival Apple announced that CEO Steve Jobs was taking a leave of absence to focus on his health.
Online clothing retailers, ASOS, are launching a fully transactional Facebook shop, allowing users to buy its entire range without leaving the popular social network. The social commerce application is one of the first to allow users to buy directly from a brand without leaving Facebook, and is launching at the end of January.
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