Microsoft to demo Windows 8 tablets in June?

Good Evening from Exeter, Devon.  It seems Microsoft is planning on demonstrating tablets that will be running Windows 8 by the end of June.

A Microsoft insider told Business Insider that the Giant wanted to take a more “Apple-like” way of designing their OS for tablets.  The month of June would be significant for Microsoft as it marks their end of financial year.

There is no official word from Microsoft though.  Windows 8 is certainly on the way, however they have said nothing about launch dates.  It is surely likely though that Microsoft will release Windows 8 as the first option to be optimised for mobile devices.

In other news, further to the blog yesterday, Google says they are in the process of restoring the missing Gmail account data and only 0.02% of users are now affected.  Manual tapes are being used (how quaint) to restore the data.

Finally, Paul Devine, ex-Apple employee has pleaded guilty to conspiring against the company.  He is accused of passing on confidential data to suppliers so they had an advantage when negotiating parts contracts.

Have a good Tuesday, to all of you in the World of Search Engines & Internet Marketing !

It’s Cold & GMail’s got the Bug…

Greetings all Skyline Marketing followers from a chilly Devon were the company is good.  The price of heating oil has shot up again – just under 60p a litre for those around the Exeter area – not quite the £1.30 a litre experienced during “the great snow fall of 2010″, which nearly kept us marooned in the office – although some awesome views of Devon and the surrounding Exeter area could be had at that time.

In non-weather/more Search Engine news, it has been confirmed by Google that a major bug in their systems has somehow wiped approximately 150,000 Gmail accounts over the weekend.

The damage is not as widespread as first feared, as the number of accounts affected was first quoted as 0.29% overall, however this has now been downgraded to only 0.08% of user accounts.  Initially, affected users were unable to log-in to their Gmail accounts, however once this initial bug was fixed users reported that email correspondence had been deleted from their accounts – many social networking conversations, alerts and correspondence was wiped.  The accounts were basically reset, however Search Engine Giant Google expects lost data to be restored and has said:  “Google engineers are working to restore full access”… “Affected users will be temporarily unable to sign in while we repair their accounts.” You can follow the maintenance status of Google here.

In other news, LinkedIn has now reappeared in the land of the Chinese – although some reports are saying that there are tighter content controls and restrictions in place now.  The recent quote of the Chinese Government that Citizens have freedom of speech, “within the law” really irks me that Google users in two different countries can achieve totally different Search Results, because of what the Chinese Government think is “relevant” shall we say… hmmm.

Finally, thanks to all those of you who have forwarded us leaked photos of the new iPhone 5 and iPad 2.  We love seeing what new ideas can be done with PhotoShop, and a few seconds on Google confirmed our suspicions that they were indeed fake.  Nice try :)

More tomorrow.



The First look at Googles’ New Toolbar ?

Good Evening again from The SEO company in Exeter, Devon.

Is this a sneak preview of Googles’ new toolbar ? it appears that your Gmail account details will be displayed on the toolbar, not ground-breaking news by any stretch of the imagination but still its a early preview. (Allegedly)

We like to see the following incorporated,
SEO Tool
RSS Feed Button directly linked to website you are visting like safari
Twitter notification
Facebook notification

Any other suggestion greatly received :D


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