Becky Grainger

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    This Week in Digital… ‘Crazy Jewish Mom’ Instagram Goes Viral A mother from Brooklyn has become an Instagram sensation after her daughter created an account which documents the very blunt messages she receives from her Jewish mother. Kate Siegel, an associate producer at Condé Nast broadcasts her mother’s hilarious advice on the Instagram account titled ‘Crazy Jewish Mom’.

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    This Week in Digital… A Polar Bear Rides the London Tube This week, saw the premiere of the new Sky Atlantic TV show Fortitude, as part of a PR stunt to celebrate the launch a large polar bear roamed the streets of London. The 8 foot-tall bear gave London commuters a nice surprise when the bear joined them on the Underground at Charing Cross.

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    Ebay Listing Goes Viral A father of three posted a very honest Ebay description of his children’s buggy; “this buggy signifies everything that ended my happy carefree low cost child free life.” The hilarious description has now gone viral after the seller posted it on his Facebook “for a starting price of just £9.99 you too can screw up your life”, the buggy is now set to earn him over £156,000.

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    This Week in Digital… Google Translate App One month after Skype announced a real-time translation feature that allows users to translate conversations between English and Spanish, Google have now launched their own voice translation feature. The mobile translation app has now been upgraded to allow users to instantly translate messages using their mobile phone’s camera.

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    This Week in Digital… Google’s search traffic drops It still remains that Google dominates the US market with, according to StatCounter Global Stats, over three quarters of the search market. However, Google have seen its largest drop since 2009, which has come at an advantage to Yahoo and Bing who have both seen increases.

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    This Week in Digital… Air Canada send people home for Christmas With Christmas officially just around the corner, Air Canada have decided to spread Christmas joy by giving Canadians the ‘gift of home’. Pilots of the airline visited The Maple Leaf, a pub in London where Canadians gather ‘for the taste of home’ and after carrying out some interviews turned out that the majorit ...

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    Instagram beats Twitter Instagram have announced this week that they now have over 300m people using the social media service, which makes it bigger than Twitter in terms of users. Twitter revealed earlier in the year that they have 271m active users. In an official blog post Instagram announced the news and said; “Over the past four years, what began as two friends with a dream ...

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    Google vs Microsoft With only three weeks to go until the big day, both Google and Microsoft have launched their own Santa Tracker websites. Google is using their Google Maps technology to track Santa whereas Microsoft have once again partnered with NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command.

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    Lunar Mission One A British project has detailed its plans to launch and land a robotic probe on the South Pole of the Moon. The project has released a campaign on crowd funding website Kickstarter and aims to raise £500m from donations by the public. According to the Kickstarter page ‘Lunar Mission One is the most inspirational lunar project since the Apollo landings and your c ...

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  • Ecommerce in USA

    Ecommerce in USA The global ecommerce market is constantly growing, meaning the competition is getting stronger. With a population of 316 million the opportunities and potential to expand, makes the US ecommerce market one t ...

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    Monty the penguin This week, despite it only being November, Christmas arrived early after John Lewis released their infamous Christmas advert and it’s a tearjerker. This year they chose to release the advert on social media, instead of last years lavish film style premiere at a London cinema. Despite only being released yesterday the advert has had over a million views on YouTu ...

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    Google develops disease detecting pill This week, Google has revealed that they are developing a revolutionary new form of medication that uses ‘nanoparticles’ to detect signs of disease. The pre-emptive treatment pill will involve magnetic particles that can identify cancer, signs of heart attacks and other diseases.

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    #WakeUpCall This week saw the latest internet craze, #WakeUpCall. Trying to rival the Ice Bucket Challenge and #nomakeupselfie, the #WakeUpCall campaign is in aid of children’s charity, Unicef. The campaign encourages people to post photographs of themselves once they have just woken up. With celebrities such as Stephen Fry, Hugh Grant and Naomi Campbell, already getting invo ...

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    KLM Lost & Found Service This week KLM have pulled at some heart strings with their adorable lost and found dog service. Described on their YouTube channel as; “KLM’s dedicated Lost & Found team at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is on a mission to reunite lost items as soon as possible with their legitimate owner. From a teddy bear found by the cabin crew to a laptop left in the lounge.

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    Search Labs Ice Bucket Challenge No guesses for what we are talking about this week… The ice bucket challenge has completely taken over social media and it’s all for a good cause. From George W Bush to Simon Cowell and even the Queen of fashion, Anna Wintour, have all taken the plunge (excuse the pun). The guardian have put together their ten best celebrity challenges.

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    Baidu in Trouble Over ‘gay treatment’ Search Results China’s search engine leader, Baidu, are facing a lawsuit after they displayed search results from a clinic that claimed they could turn gay men hetrosexual. Xiao Zhen, is suing Baidu and the Chongqing-based Xinyupiaoxiang Clinic. The clinic was the first result displayed by Baidu after Zhen searched for “gay treatment,” but ...

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