16 January 2009

Tamar CT CSR 2009

After a highly successful CSR project in 2008, the CT office is gearing up and getting very excited about 2009.  The 2009 CSR will be Tamar's third successive project at Vuyani Primary School in Gugletu and we're very proud about our work and ongoing relationship with the school. To jog your memories, here is a picture taken in February 2007 …

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16 January 2009

Watch Tamar TV via your PS3 or Wii

YouTube, Google's long beared bain of a problem child (the one that just wont grow up, leave home and start making some money) seems to be coming on leaps and bounds week on week. We've had recent developments for its advertising products and abilites, its much debated plunge into widescreen format, and now we see the introduction of YouTube TV. …

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16 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #7 – Guy Kawasaki

Guy Kawasaki is a columnist for Entrepreneur Magazine and is managing director of Garage Technology Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm.  Guy’s blog is entitled “How to save the World“, and contains a wide variety of posts from those that focus on personal self-improvement to those that reflect on the impact surroundings have on society.  As you would expect from …

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16 January 2009

Let the 2009 fundraising begin with a kick-off

To get the ball rolling for raising funds for the Tamar 2009 CSR project and for the Tamar Lifeline Charity (TLC). Myself and Barrie are organising a 5-a-side football tournament. After all, everyone likes a bit of footy – or so they say! Tamar will be fielding their own team, with the opportunity for clients to join in the fun …

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16 January 2009

New Yahoo CEO to hold on to Search Biz

19 million Dollar Carol Bartz is the new CEO of Yahoo, she has only been in the position for a week and in a company wide meeting on Wednesday she was reported to say that she has had informal discussions with Steve Ballmer of Microsoft about the future of theYahoo Search Business.   Yahoo, under Yang, rejected an almost 50 …

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15 January 2009

A little more from the copy writing team

As much a optimising for keywords is important in SEO, it is important for copy writers to remember that real people will be reading the website, press release or blog and that it is these people who count significantly more than the crawlers who index the site. Why? Because while the crawler may like your site and rank you higher …

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14 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #6 – StephenFry

If Oscar Wilde was blogging today this is what I imagine his blog would look like. Witty, erudite, packed with razor-sharp observations and a touch of the unexpected…  I've been following Stephen Fry's blog for over a year so it's a bit of a cheat picking it for this Tamar series but I think it's one of the best blogs …

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14 January 2009

Google rolls out new favicon

Google launched its latest favicon last Friday.  A favicon is the small logo that appears beside the URL on the browser tab or the address bar. Google launched a competition last year for users to design the search giant's new favicon. According to a blog entry by Google VP, Marissa Mayer, the new favicon is a reinterpretation of the winning …

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14 January 2009

Adopt-a-blog #5 – Social Times

The blog I will be mostly writing about today is the Social Times, ironic as I rarely make the time to be social. Launched in Feb 2008 the site was (ctrl c) 'founded by Nick O’Neill, The Social Times was created as a way to leverage social technology to build the social technology industry'. Areas covered range from Advertising through …

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