27 November 2008

Search images by colour

What consists of yellow, green, mauve and a deep red? To perfectly honest, I do not know, but I have found an interesting image search that might!  Idée Labs have released their Multicolr (It seems that everybody in the world is losing vowels, should we notify the authorities?) Search. Having “extracted” the colours from over 10 million of Flickr’s most …

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26 November 2008

Google search undergoes changes

Google, the search giant, has announced that its search service is to undergo some major changes that will make its service more inclusive of the Web 2.0 generation. At the moment users wishing to search for news or pictures would be required to do 2 web searches, one for news and one for pictures. Now if we wanted to know …

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26 November 2008

UK mobile internet use sky rockets

Nielsen has published stats that show the UK mobile internet use is growing 8 times faster than  PC internet use and (no surprises here) the average age of mobile users is younger than online. Massive increases in mobile internet use were reported with a 25% quarterly increase from Q2  to Q3 08, compared to just a 3% increase in PC …

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26 November 2008

Search the Web without Using Your Mouse

While surfing the web yesterday, I discovered a interesting new Google search mashup. It's called Keyboardr. This search engine has a search-as-you-type interface which means you don’t have to press enter after you've type you're search query. Once you see a site that you like, you use the arrow keys to navigate to the result and hit the enter key. …

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26 November 2008

The best websites in the world…ever.Vol.31

A confession before I begin: I own Now That's What I Call Music, the very first compilation of the ever popular NTWICM phenomenon that began in the 80's and is still going strong. Yes kids, believe it or not. Now up to number 70 and featuring such classics as, Cry For You by September and who could forget the classic, …

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25 November 2008

Facebook awarded $873 million in spam case

After a legal proceeding that lasted four months, Judge Jeremy Fogel awarded Facebook $873 million in damages against Adam Guerbuez and Atlantis Blue Capital. The Canadian has been sending dodgy spam messages to Facebook users. This is the biggest judgment in history for an action under the CAN-SPAM act. Facebook does not expect to quickly collect $873 million and share …

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25 November 2008

The best websites in the world…ever.Vol.30

It would seem I am the 30th person to do a review of my favourite websites, this is very difficult to be honest, there are too many websites out there that I visit regularly and too many that instill a sense of "that was a waste of time" kind of feeling. This is generally a bad feeling and it does …

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24 November 2008

The Future of Music Scouting?

Sometimes you stumble across a solution to a problem, or an application of a concept that is so simple in its implementation, yet so undeniably genius, that you almost have to take a moment to consider how it was ever possible to exist in a world without it. Like the iPhone's dedicated "Silent-Mode" switch that does not require any input …

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24 November 2008

Google’s new SearchWiki

As you may have noticed there are a couple of changes made to Google's search results page (serp) and the new "SearchWiki" allows users to customise their search results by re-ranking, adding, removing and even commenting on search results. It seems pretty straight forward, there are two new icons, a little arrow ( – promote) and a cross ( – …

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21 November 2008

Social networks need to get more social…

These days there are social networks for almost anything: From shopping networks to bars, if more than one person can partake in an activity, it probably has a social network online. Creating a social network is no further away than a couple of clicks. Thanks to simple creation software such as Ning, there are literally thousands of little networking sites …

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