12 June 2008

Lessons Learned With Barrie

After three glorious days in sun kissed Cornwall I thought I’d take the opportunity of a rather quiet train back to London to have a think about what we have learned and achieved. There’s a few phrases that I think I might call upon to help me out – and forgive any cliches – but they are well practiced because …

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12 June 2008

The Eden Project – 2 Views

This update on Day 2 of the project from Sarah Tupman: "All battered and bruised but totally worth it. Having spent a long time cutting down the overgrowth, the stinging needles packed a bit of a punch. Volunteer work is something that should get much more respect than it currently receives. There are places in this country that are absolutely …

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11 June 2008

Operation Clear-up Cornwall, Part 2

China clay clean-up Drinks first before starting work and it feels like they are putting something in our drinks to make us work harder! It’s a gorgeous day, Neil, Nick & Laura are well kitted out sporting trendy flip flops. Kristian samples some bitter-sweet wild strawberries and we get a tools talk – don’t chop anyone’s arm off is the …

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7 June 2008

Best Google Logo, ever

A nice wee homage to CRM That’s Charles Rennie Mackintosh by the way! It’s his birthday today. Well I like his work so good to see him recognised by Google.

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4 June 2008

Google Merchant Comparison Tool

Google launches their own comparison engine, sort of There has been a fair bit of chat since this comparison tool was launched and we thought we we would wait and see if we could have a go. But it is only in beta and as such access has been hard to effect! So what is the Merchant Search? Well, currently …

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30 May 2008

On holiday with Google

Another rainy Bank Holiday spent in the soggy English countryside and another article in the press complaining that because of technology we are all ‘forced’ to spend more hours working than ever before by virtue of being connected to the net via BlackBerry’s and iPhones. The article even goes on to say 60% of people admit to sleeping with their …

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29 May 2008

Hacked Sites, how Google helps

Site Hacked and removed from Google? Now what? While still very rare in our day to day dealings with many sites and many sectors occasionally various hacking schemes in other sectors (the usual supsects pills, p**n and gambling) come to light. Usually they will add in some text and links through to their own sites in order to get rankings …

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25 May 2008

Web users selfish says Jakob Nielsen

Users want in and out – that’s it! An interesting article by usability guru Jakob Nielsen on how users are becoming less patient when they are online. Far from wanting to spend time having a look at all the latest offers and promotions users are very task focussed and just want to complete the task as quickly as possible. Neilson …

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23 May 2008

Google increases market share in US

Google hits 60% for first time Results from Comscore here show that Google has over 60% of the US search market in April, still way behind the 80+ percentage of the UK,  but still increasing at the expense of the other search engines. Percentage of searches Google: 61.6% Yahoo: 20.4% Microsoft: 9.1% AOL: 4.6% Ask: 4.3% So as you see …

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