Posts by Alex Christie

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Library of Congress + flickr = The Commons

24 January 2008 | Alex Christie

The Library of Congress is collaborating with website flickr in a partnership dubbed The Commons and the project will see 1,500 photos made available to the photo sharing giant, flickr. The reason for doing this […]

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Google Health?, search & the economy and mobile evolves

24 January 2008 | Alex Christie

It appears that Google are getting closer to the launch of the much anticipated Google health, a non functional login page has popped up at https://www.google.com/accounts/ServiceLogin?service=health. Marissa Myer recently anounced an early 2008 launch, for […]

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Google Base Pt 1: How Do I Get My Site Listed in the Google Local Results

23 January 2008 | Alex Christie

Since the day Google first introduced local listings at the top of the results page, they’ve been gradually forcing the natural listings below the fold. As a result, Google base has become increasingly important in […]

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School starts for the first Tamar Bursary holder

23 January 2008 | Alex Christie

Simo Simo (holder of the first Tamar bursay) started school last week at St Cyprians. Nicky and I were invited to go along to the new parents evening. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see Simo […]

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Yahoo employees to be sacked?

23 January 2008 | Alex Christie

Social Networking sites together with slow revenue growth have led to Yahoo considering the firing of hundreds of workers. The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal have both reported on Yahoo’s cost-cutting plans, […]

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Pownce Opens To Public Tonight At Midnight

22 January 2008 | Alex Christie

It is a service that allows uses to send messages, files, links and events to friends. The site has been in beta for more than six months and founders Leah Culver, Kevin Rose and Daniel […]

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Yahoo! integrates Delicious into results

22 January 2008 | Alex Christie

The latest news on Yahoo! is that they are testing the integration of Delicious user generated bookmarks into the search results. This comes as no surprise considering Yahoo! acquired Delicious in late 2005. In the […]

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Video Search in China

22 January 2008 | Alex Christie

According to iResearch, there were 77,342,000 Chinese people searching for videos online in November 2007, this was a 17.1% increase when compared to October.   The rate has maintained a systematically high level of growth over […]

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Google Announces Checkout Trends

21 January 2008 | Alex Christie

The Official Google Checkout Blog announced on Thursday that they now have Google Checkout Trends. Patterned after Google Trends, Google Checkout Trends charts the data of relative revenues from merchants using Google Checkout. This allows […]

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MySQL for a Billion Dollars

18 January 2008 | Alex Christie

Probably one of the biggest stories of the week is that Sun will be purchasing open source database vendor MySQL for a whopping $1 Billion. The price tag might have set tongues wagging, but even […]