5 December 2008

The best websites in the world ever….vol. 37

Well, there are websites and there are websites… There is shopping. After buying a very expensive dress and never wearing it I’ve banned myself from www.netaporter.com, they just make it all FAR too easy, but as many others I probably spend the most from Amazon. Some websites are life changing… I’ve got in contact with lost friends on Facebook and …

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4 December 2008

Microsoft 33 years on

From a little software company to the industry giant in the space of 33 years.  That is the success story called Microsoft. We look at the key points that made them so effective, but also the things that did not always go according to plan. Here are some of the key success points: Bill Gates, Microsoft founder identified very early …

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4 December 2008

Geotargeting subdomains and subdirectories

The interview between Mike McDonald and Matt Cutts from Pubcon Las Vegas is a wall to wall info-fest on changes in Google. Out of the hundreds of interesting things Mr. Cutts said was an update on how Google deals with subdomains and directories. Now I completely understand if this causes most of you to click away but I thought I'd …

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4 December 2008

The best websites in the world ever….vol. 36

I’m the 36th member of team Tamar to post to this blog series so I’ve got plenty of excuses for being a tiny bit uninspired. Then again there are 100 million internet sites… My Top 3 sites aren’t flashy or groundbreaking they just have all the content I want to read. So, with apologies for not finding a marvellously obscure …

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4 December 2008

A birthday gadget!

I was very lucky today and a special person bought me a special present – a Sony Reader. I've only had it for a few hours but readers of this blog will be delighted to hear that I've already established that my last gadget, The Sanctuary, does have a connector cable that charges it, so it still hasn't been beaten. I'm …

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4 December 2008

Countdown to 2009

Are you as excited as I am for 2009 to rollround? If you are, you are likely doing the same as I am and counting down the days. But now counting down is even more fun than before with the Google Coutdown to 2009. It not only does a live countdown, but also adds the magic of your childhood advent …

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4 December 2008

Oohgle – I saw, searched and found

Oohgle – but it missed the mark for me On the tube at Hammersmith yesterday and a bit later than others I spotted a large advert for Oohgle. No other information was there, just the name. Being a curious nerdy sort I immediately whipped out my Blackberry and typed Oohgle into Google. What did I get? Well a sponsored result …

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3 December 2008

Another year in the life of Britney Spears

Not for the first time Britney Spears has ended the year as the most popular search term on Yahoo.com. Amazingly she ended up top of the list for the last seven out of eight years. With today being only the 2nd of December (co-indecently also Britney's birthday) it seems a little premature to be reviewing the whole year but still …

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3 December 2008

Where on Google Earth is Santa?

As 2008 steams on into December (which is unbelievable – I was about to distribute some signage: 'Missing, 2008: Where has it gone?'), and the start of the silly season – turning your average shopper into a Kiwi full-back marauding down Oxford Street (the really ferocious ones have a icy glare and are usually armed with a pushchair), we turn our …

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2 December 2008

The best websites in the world…ever.vol.35

At the last count there were over 100million websites available on t’internet – that’s some number, and for me rather hard to comprehend.  So with this in mind it was challenging to try and establish a top 3, but try as I did this is what I came up with. Nike.com Being involved in search, in theory I should loath …

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