News & Comment
Surveillance capitalism is killing the web
May 30, 2018, by James Kielty
As GDPR rolled into town, we spotted some odd examples of how companies and news websites are dealing with their newly enforced responsibilities. Instead of submitting to the spirit of the whole exercise, many high-value sites chose to segment their traffic into EU v Non-EU, and provide the former with a stripped down, minimal version... Read More
ZTE market share – how much “suspect tech” is out there?
May 16, 2018, by Martin Clancy
Updated: On the back of ZTE’s announcement that “the major operating activities of the company have ceased”, many are wondering just how much of the market ZTE commands. We looked the data for the answers... Read More
Amazon Internet Browser: What is it?
April 26, 2018, by Ruadhán O'Donoghue
The latest web browser to hit your phone comes from Amazon, and it’s called Internet. It follows the recent trend of “lite” versions of products aimed at emerging markets and patchy networks—India in this case—and joins other “lite” products like Google Maps Go, and Facebook Lite, that offer slimmed down versions for these markets. With... Read More
A standards-based AMP is fulfilling its goals
April 11, 2018, by Ruadhán O'Donoghue
Significant steps are being taken by the AMP team to address the main criticisms that are repeatedly cast at the project. Plans are in place, or at least forming, to allow non-AMP technologies to enjoy the same search results page benefits as AMP pages. Is it too good to be true? Let’s take a look... Read More
Google Analytics, bots, and ghost traffic
May 23, 2018, by James Kielty
As we discovered in a 2016 DeviceAtlas Mobile Web Intelligence Report, up to 50% of all website traffic can be attributed to bots, dark traffic, spammy referrals and all sorts of ne’er-do-well actors. Removing these sources from your reporting suite not only gives you a more accurate picture of where genuine traffic is coming from,... Read More