12 March 2009

Facebook Facelift

What are the changes that Facebook has made, and how will the benefit the user? The interaction aspect of Facebook on the Home Page has changed significantly, the most notable and note worthy change being real-time stream of information and “The Publisher". Perhaps the most exiting change for most day to day Facebook users, (mostly everyone), is the ever popular …

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12 March 2009

Adopt-a-blog #32 – Style Bubble

Despite the ongoing effects of the credit crunch, I believe that it's still important to dress your best and if possible dress to impress! The Account Management team here at Tamar definitely lead the way with Simran being the best account manager at being glam.  I myslef am a huge fan of collecting fashion magazines, however, i find myself becoming …

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11 March 2009

Interest Based Advertising.

Adsense announced today that they will be directing more direct ads to their clients users by getting the niche correctly. Why would you be interested in cars and be getting ads more directed at baby formula. Marketing companies spend a huge amount of money on these campaigns and for them to go to the wrong audience. They will use a …

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11 March 2009

The new Wolfram Alpha search engine

The new Wolfram Alpha search engine – due to be launched in May of this year apparently has the ability to compute answers to factual questions more powerfully than Google. The brainchild of Stephen Wolfram (famous as the inventor of Mathematica) Wolfram Alpha uses semantics as its approach (the meaning of words rather just the words themselves) and it is …

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10 March 2009

Why did Facebook rush the new Fan page design?

Those of you that regularly visit Facebook's fan pages will have noticed a big change last week, as Facebook changed the structure of these pages to bring in more user-like functionality. Sounds fair enough I'm sure you'll agree – and surely all in the interests of the brands who use the pages, who can now do a lot more things? …

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10 March 2009

Email is sooo 1999!

Social media has officially over taken email as preferred method of communication. A bold statement, I know, but it is backed up by recent research done by Nielsen Online. It isn't all that hard to believe as we all spend time on our individually preferred social networks daily, but let us see what the stats say, shall we? According to …

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9 March 2009

Streetview London: Why is Google stalling?

While Google is embroiled in what seems to be a debate over privacy issues, another clever startup, seety has pounced on the opportunity to publish streetview-esque images of central London. I can almost see into the Queens bedroom, nothing different to the millions of pics taken every year of the same area, in fact I can see nothing different between …

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9 March 2009

Which under performing website would you most like to redesign?

Richard’s kitchen nightmare My chosen under performing website that I’d like to redesign is the DIY store Wickes. I have recently been trying to tart-up my kitchen and so I trawled the web for some ideas/solutions. Once I’d exhausted IKEA and B&Q I went to Wickes for some inspiration. The overall site design is fine, well branded, clean and simple. …

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6 March 2009

The House of Doome

                Tamar proudly sponsors 14 year old Simo Sam who is in Grade 9 at the Cape Town school St Cyprians. The school held a play this week, and a lucky few of us from the Cape Town office went to check out the talent. While Simo herself was not one of the actors in the play, we went along …

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