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Saturday, June 20, 2015

British watchdog investigates fake reviews

The number of businesses posting fake reviews is high enough that the Competition and Markets Authority says it warrants thorough investigation to see if they need to clamp down on the illegal practice. >>

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Twitter gets tough on trolls

Threatening, offensive and abusive Tweets may soon become a thing of the past thanks to a new 'quality filter' launched this week. >>

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Financial firms must think before they Re-Tweet

Financial firms need to think twice before Re-Tweeting or republishing customer communications on social media or risk the wrath of the Financial Conduct Authority. >>

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

A third of Europeans admit to providing fake personal details online

Such is the concern surrounding privacy of personal data online that a third of Europeans freely admit they provide false information when signing up for online services, according to new research from security firm Symantec. >>

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ANA: Bot fraud gobbling up online budgets

Analysis of 181 campaigns, accounting for 5.5 billion impressions across 3 million domains from 36 Association of National Advertisers member firms reveals that a significant chunk of ads are being served to bots, costing marketers billions. >>

Monday, December 08, 2014

Lax Internet users need to be reminded to change, safeguard passwords

Consumers fear being hacked and their personal information or even their identity stolen yet, according to new research, many are lax when it comes to passwords and online security. >>

Thursday, October 09, 2014

British retailers pool data to fight fraud

A new fraud and loss prevention coalition has been formed in the UK managed by anti-fraud specialist Transactis. The data sharing platform aims to improve retailers' ability to identify potential fraudsters across multiple customer touch points. >>

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Facebook and the fight to keep the network authentic

Facebook is leveraging legal action and investment in anti-spam algorithms in an attempt to crack down on companies selling 'Likes' on the social network. >>

Friday, September 19, 2014

FTC's new 'merchandise rule' to come into effect before Christmas

New Federal Trade Commission rule requires retailers to ship within 30 days of a purchase, gain the customer's consent to delay delivery or provide a full refund. >>

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Study indicates conservative data approach best

Data breaches like the recent Target scandal make all of us think harder about our private information. Are we safe enough? Should we take additional steps? What about the brands we choose to shop with, are they protecting us? >>

Friday, July 04, 2014

ISBA fears Facebook faux pas may damage advertisers' trust

Unless you've been living under a rock you will have heard the uproar caused by Facebook's recent 'social experiment'. As well as damaging users' faith in the social network the Incorporated Society of British Advertisers (ISBA) fears that brand owners' trust may also been affected. >>

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Survey: SMB's need more tax education

Small business owners may not be making the most of Tax Day here in the US. That is, according to a recent 99Designs survey which found upwards of one-quarter didn't know they could deduct marketing expenses from their taxes. >>

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Top tips for SMBs in will preparation

Tax day in the US is just around the corner, but April isn't only tax month. It is also Make A Will month. One expert offers their top tips to create a solid will so that business owners' families are protected. >>

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Top 3 tips for SMBs this tax season

Less than a month until business owners are pulling all-nighters to finish off 2013 tax forms. A new survey from Xero, however, indicates the cloud may be helping some ward off some of the tax season stress. Here are their top 3 tips for SMBs to flourish through tax season. >>

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Reputation taps Vizibility for online rep solutions

Never has reputation been more important. In the online space consumers follow brands, review brands and tell their friends how a brand responds to product issues. Enter Vizibility's online reputation management platform which helps brands keep a handle on how their reputation is faring online. >>

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