Posts by Alex Christie

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Work’s a breeze at Google

18 January 2008 | Alex Christie

Employees at Google’s new development center in Fremont, Seattle have it easy. In between the three daily catered meals employees are able to play air hockey, darts and Foosball in the games room. If they [...]

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Yahoo sign mobile Internet add deal with T-Mobile

17 January 2008 | Alex Christie

Yahoo and T-Mobile announced today a deal whereby Yahoo will provide targeted display advertising on T-Mobile’s Internet service Web ‘n’ walk. Mobile Internet advertising has grown rapidly in the last few years and this has [...]

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Tamar’s Charity

17 January 2008 | Alex Christie

Along with the work and support of our ongoing relationship with the Vuyani School, Tamar has been working on creating a formal charity to support the work and fundraising that we are doing. The entire [...]

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Is Apple untouchable?

17 January 2008 | Alex Christie

I am by no means vastly experienced in the history of Apple versus Microsoft, but I grew up with a fair few geeks and I kept a keen ear for news. I remember the same [...]

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Mac Rumours: Apple Macbook Nano

16 January 2008 | Alex Christie

Rumours at a recent Mac Expo have suggested that Apple may be unveiling a new Macbook Nano. Rumours indicate that the Macbook Nano is likely to look like the Mac version of the UMPC and [...]

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BBC, the new player

16 January 2008 | Alex Christie

The BBC’s big foray into proper digital media was launched in December last year with the iPlayer. The first available official figures since the Christmas launch say that 3.5 million iPlayer programmes were watched by [...]

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Blogging 101

16 January 2008 | Alex Christie

Back in 1994 a student named Justin Hall thought it would be interesting to create an online journal, detailing his life at Swarthmore College.  Justin’s blog has since been widely regarded as one of the [...]

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If you’ve ever wondered what a mash up is…

14 January 2008 | Alex Christie

.. then here is a fine example from the BBC. The Wikipedia definition of a mash up is "a web application that combines data and/or functionality from more than one source". A developer at the [...]

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The Best Career of 2008!

11 January 2008 | Alex Christie

US News does an annual article on what they consider to be the Best Careers of 2008 and I am thrilled to report that Usability/User experience specialist was 1 of 31 careers highlighted. Of course, [...]

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Google, Facebook and Plaxo to join DataPortability Workgroup

10 January 2008 | Alex Christie

Google and Facebook have joined the DataPortability Workgroup, an organisation whose purpose is to create ways of sharing user-generated content between social networks. Chris Saad, co-founder and CEO of Faraday Media and an organiser of [...]