29 June 2007

Yahoo! integrates Flickr into image search results

Yahoo! has now added Flickr into its Yahoo! Image Search results, claiming that it now provides users with a database of over 300m images. All images will be credited to the photographer, and will link through to other shots taken by that person. ‘We wanted to build a scalable integration that surfaced the freshest, most relevant content from Flickr,’ commented …

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25 June 2007

We’re getting there

On Saturday the Tamar Cape Town headed back to Vuyani to join the Cashbuild management team to complete the final touches on the new classroom. The weather finally looked liked it was going to be in our favour and the day started in bright sunlight. With the help of the Cashbuild guys the glazing was completed and the classroom got …

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22 June 2007

Google gets user reviews on Google Maps

Google Lat Long Blog recently announced that Google Maps will now allow user generated reviews on local businesses. Until now this was only available on third-party sites, but now any logged-in user can add reviews for any business listing. Even though anyone can review a company, owners and others still have the option to flag a specific review as inappropriate. …

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19 June 2007

Buffy Update? No Says Matt Cutts

Recent comments on one word search terms, deeper searches (long tail) and some moving around has led a few people to wonder if there has been an update in the Google algorithm. And for very ‘in’ reasons (Vanessa Fox leaving Google, it’s a long story!) it was christened ‘Buffy’. However, Matt Cutts, Google’s Head of Spam comments ‘I’m pretty sure …

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19 June 2007

Taking a new look at www.ask.co.uk

Getting to know www.ask.co.uk It has been a while since I last had a really good look at Ask but I started to notice an increase in traffic on some sites so thought I would check it out. And I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. Now their results are still sometimes off target but are really not any …

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19 June 2007

We’re back but the work continues!

Well we’ve left Cape Town but the work continues at Vuyani Primary to complete the two classrooms. Ravi from Cashbuild is visiting the site daily to make sure everything is ready for the final push next weekend. Ravi has sent us an update on work completed in the last two days: The classroom will get power today. This has taken …

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19 June 2007

Google goes offline

Google has recently launched Google Gears for developers, an open source technology for creating offline Web applications. Google Gears will help to make data and applications available to users without an Internet connection. The new software, which will run both online and offline, will need to be installed as a plug-in into the user’s web browser. The software will open …

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15 June 2007

The final countdown!

Well, our week’s worth of work here is done now, and we did a pretty good job if I do say so myself. We didn’t manage to get everything done, but considering we started on site over 2 weeks behind schedule (due to the weather), we made up a lot of ground. The final status of all the jobs we …

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14 June 2007

The penultimate day on site

As the week goes on we are facing more and more unexpected challenges, but the majority are being overcome and it’s only a few big ones that we may have to admit defeat on. The weather this morning was perfect on site, with some cloud cover but nothing major. However, as the day drew on the clouds got thicker and …

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13 June 2007

Mid-week blues? Nah!

Well it’s now half way through our five days at Guguletu and the work is going brilliantly, with none of the usual mid-week lull that you might expect. There may end up being certain tasks that we simply cannot complete in the time available, but for the time being we remain optimistic. Several jobs got finished today, including the painting …

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