6 March 2009

Google Tip Jar

Save Money, Be Green, Learn! Just spotted this from Google which is TipJar which is run by Google Moderator and it is a collection of money saving ideas and tips for home, works, kids finance, shopping, travel and more. You can vote for each idea so hopefully the best will appear first. Check it out. It is mostly US ideas …

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6 March 2009

Vince Change from Google

It's a Brand thing, and not an update! For those of you who may have noticed more weight being given Brands in the SERPs Matt Cutts has updated on this and the bottom line is that while not an update this is more of a minor change. And it's not really about Brands either. However, it is more about Trust …

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5 March 2009

Adopt a Blog #32 – Zen Habits

As the Buddha of Rugby, Brian O Driscoll, once said (before beating England) ‘Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad’. Similarly, Zen Habits shows that it is one thing have a knowledge of something, but it is something else knowing how to use that knowledge. Taking for …

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5 March 2009

If you can’t buy it, beat it…

Facebook is changing again: the company made a number of announcements on 4 March about changes to its home page, profile pages, and activity streams. Many social media watchers see this as a response to the rise of Twitter as a real-time message broadcasting system that goes beyond members’ personal circle of friends. One of the biggest changes is that …

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5 March 2009

Google going old-school.

It is difficult to imagine a world without Google and recently the tech Giant has had to revert to using a technology that makes their search engine look like science fiction! In accordance with a class-action suit by copyright holders affected by Google’s plan to digitize all of the books in the world and offer them online, old-fashioned legal notices …

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5 March 2009

Microsoft to open Retail shops

Microsoft surprised its technology industry rivals and high street retailers by announcing their plans to open its own line of branded shops. The call to launch a "few" Microsoft stores comes during the worst recession for decades, and just weeks after the listed company made its first ever mass redundancies.The company, which is based in the Redmond(USA), said its hiring …

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4 March 2009

Facebook popularity on the decline as ‘virus’ apps increase

Facebook have been targeted by malicious hackers and companies seeking to steal valuable data from its members. The social network site has been hit by five separate security problems in the last seven days, which is a big concern for Facebook self, and the public using the social networking heavyweight. By adding 'fake' messages which includes details of Facebook members …

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4 March 2009

Adopt a Blog #31 – The Web Standards Project

The Web Standards Project was started in 1998. The aim of the project is to fight for standards that reduce the cost and complexity of development while increasing the accessibility and long-term viability of any site published on the Web. The site itself contains many tutorials and notes on what the project has achieved so far. The Buzz section of …

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3 March 2009

Adopt a blog #30 – doshdosh

If dosh is money then doshdosh is piles of it, Scrooge McDuck piles of hard earned cash. I have only been reading this blog for two months, in that time Maki, the bloggers alias, has only posted two new entries. Don't be fooled by the low post rate and innocent anime portraits accompanying each post, this blog is good! The …

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3 March 2009

My first website…the final installment

My BA is in psychology, so it is not surprising that the job that I had at the time that I built my first website was in an unrelated industry. I was working for the W.I.N. foundation and the owner decided that she wanted a website, so we set about figuring out how to build one. I believe it was …

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