23 November 2009

Bing + News Corp < Trust?

As Bing and News Corporation plot to make up the ground they conceded when neither took the internet seriously, does today’s news that they are eyeing a pact do them any favours? Their concerns are well founded. Murdoch has recently been telling anyone that would listen that, as a reaction to flagging newspaper sales and falling advertising revenues, his publications …

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23 November 2009

Do no evil? Now who is playing dirty?

The news is the news as Bing throws down the gauntlet So Microsoft are looking to pay News Corp, and others, to appear in their results and not in Google. Please don’t tell me this is going to be a ‘how big are my pockets’ job? And while I don’t mind someone paying ‘for’ placement, paying someone ‘not’ to appear …

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13 November 2009

The man who knows everything about everything

As many of you have likely heard, the venerable Stephen Fry brought down the house at the IAB Engage Conference on Wednesday. I was lucky enough to be in the audience for his ‘fireside’ chat with IAB chairman, Richard Eyre. The actor/writer/blogger/tweeter/king-of-swimwear talked about a wide range of topics, but mostly waxed poetically about his love of gadgets and all …

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10 November 2009

Google Caffeine live after holidays

Google Caffeine live, but not fully until January Matt Cutts has posted that the Google Caffeine is not expected to go fully live until January 2010. In a bid to stem concern from retailers that a big shake up (which was not really likely anyway) he has said that caffeine results will be made available on a visible datacenter soon …

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10 November 2009

Google Caffeine live soon

Google Caffeine on a datacenter near you  – soon You may remember that back in August we announced that Google was updating their infrastructure and the process was called caffeine. On the back of that they launched a test ‘site’ where you could search and see what impact this had on the search results. And if they were not what …

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9 November 2009

Support Twitter silence on Remembrance Day

Image by simonkimber via Londonist Last month, Twitter demonstrated again that it could mobilize the masses to support a good cause – tweeters worldwide helped the US-based #beatcancer campaign raise $70,000 for four cancer charities AND set a new Guinness World Record for the distribution of the largest mass message through social media. The Royal British Legion is the latest …

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30 October 2009

Mortgage Comparison from Google

Compare Mortgages direct with Google After a trial last year in the UK with Google Merchant Search where users were able to compare and be contacted by providers of secured loans late yesterday Google Adwords launched Comparison Ads. What this does is let users compare multiple, relevant offers more easily by taking information direct from Google Ad providers and comparing, …

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28 October 2009

Twitter Search Live in UK on Bing

Just been annouced at  #imagine09 that this is now live: Click here. So you get the latest trending topics and then a search facility. Still in beta but that’s cool. Try it yourself. It still contains a load of US based hot topics (Lakers?) but probably to be expected. Let’s see how it develops. Once you conduct a search, in …

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