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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2 December 2008

Facebook Nearly Doubles US Users in 2008

As regular readers of this blog will know, I have been keeping a close eye on the number of Facebook users in the Top 10 countries (or now more like top 12!) for over a year now. In that time, we’ve seen the number of active users go from around 21 million members in the US to 39 million today …

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1 December 2008

Social Networking to give you Power.

Social Networking has been a revolutionary international breakthrough, where I can have and meet people from all over the world on a multitude of social platforms. Some examples of this include Myspace, Facebook, Hi5 and many more. The question comes to mind: "What if I could implement a way of getting all these social networks in one place?". Power.com takes …

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1 December 2008

The best websites in the world…ever.Vol. 34

It’s quite hard to select just 3 sites as my favourites but if I must: TWIT: Short for This Week In Tech, is a one man netcast/screencast network staring Leo Laporte. he network has a show for everyone. My favourite shows on the twit network are: Security Now:  with Leo Laporte and Steve Gibson the security guru. Steve is an …

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1 December 2008

The best websites in the world…ever.Vol.33

There are too many to name when it comes to my favorite websites but there are few that I like to visit. Usually my favorite sites will be fashion related like bananarepublic ( I love the way the images fold on the screen) but I thought I will give you a taste of some more non-feminine sites. For starters I …

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1 December 2008

Spotlight falls on Baidu’s search algorithm

It doesn't seem that a month goes by without China having to deal with another product scandal, whether it is milk, eggs, toys or in this case medical products. But this latest scandal has strangely brought attention to the search algorithm of China's largest search engine, Baidu. Baidu.com announced an overhaul plan last Friday, after it was accused of allowing …

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28 November 2008

Do we really need to blog?

Well, yes, we do. A blog allows readers to interact regularly with you, your company, or even your product. Whether you have a blog to promote your business, express your views, or stay in touch with fans, you will be communicating in an accessible, positive and engaging way, promoting conversation and self-expression and in the process also allowing your blog …

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28 November 2008

SQL Server 2008 – Your Data, Any Place, Any Time

SQL Server 2008 delivers on Microsoft’s Data Platform vision by helping your organization manage any data, any place, any time. Store data from structured, semi-structured, and unstructured documents, such as images and rich media, directly within the database. SQL Server 2008 delivers a rich set of integrated services that enable you to do more with your data such as query, …

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27 November 2008

The best websites in the world…ever.Vol.32

I scoured my brain trying to come up with my 3 favourite/best websites, the difficult thing is that I don't really have favourite websites, I could mention all the biggies you-tube, facebook, flickr, BBC, (yawn)  etc… but they are so ubiquitious that they are off my radar completely and couldnt possibly make the list. I like TED talks, while the …

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