Posts by Alex Christie

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Augmented Reality and its role in our digital future

2 September 2009 | Alex Christie

Augmented reality is not a new concept, but its’ implementation is a little slow on the uptake. Apart from thousands of impressive movies on YouTube, there is very little available for the general public in [...]

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UK online shopping up 16.8% in July

28 August 2009 | Alex Christie

During the wettest July on record in England and Wales, we took shelter in front of our computers and shopped! The clothing sector was the driving force behind the significant growth; with sales up 18% [...]

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Search to lead recovery in online ad spend in 2010

27 August 2009 | Alex Christie

In Europe and especially the UK, search will further increase it’s slice of the online spend – up from a 3% increase expected this year to a healthy 4% increase in 2010. The IAB’s latest [...]

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Search loyalty?

25 August 2009 | Alex Christie

The verb ‘to Google’ is commonly used and has become a part of popular culture. Like Hoover, Kleenex, Xerox and Post-it, the Google brand has became a verb and was officially added into the Oxford [...]

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The evolution of YouTube as a search engine

21 August 2009 | Alex Christie

In May, to continue the trend of major names giving themselves subtle summer makeovers(see Twitter’s login facelift), YouTube expanded their search bar and removed their ‘home’, ‘videos’, ‘channels’, ‘community’ tab-style layout in favour or a [...]

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Twitter and URL shortening will ruin the internet

17 August 2009 | Alex Christie

URL shortening services are very new, only really entering the mainstream with twitter. If you use twitter you have used a lot of the shortening services out there, it all started with tinyURL, which was [...]

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BlackBerry – Coming soon to a Mac near you

16 August 2009 | Alex Christie

After years of promising Mac support for the BlackBerry, RIM are finally releasing a Macintosh version of the popular BlackBerry Desktop Manager. Looking somewhat similar to iTunes, RIM says the new sofware will enable users to: [...]

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Internet Explorer 8 is partnering with top search providers like Bing, Wikipedia, Yahoo!, Amazon

15 August 2009 | Alex Christie

Internet Explorer 8 is partnering with top search providers like Bing, Wikipedia, Yahoo!, Amazon to deliver visual suggestions that provide you with immediate answers. For example, typing “Isaac Newt” with Wikipedia visual suggestions will instantly [...]

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Windows 7 minus IE 8 for EU

12 August 2009 | Alex Christie

Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 8 will not be shipped with the Windows 7 release for Europe. This is to ensure that Microsoft complies with the competition laws of the European Union. They also [...]

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Microsoft will not give up on Internet Explorer 6

12 August 2009 | Alex Christie

High profile traffic sites like YouTube and Digg are considering dropping support for Internet Explorer 6 very soon, as they are increasingly growing frustrated with modifying their sites to support Internet Explorer 6. From a [...]