2 November 2008

Why I’m a Bond girl – my Top Five Bond gadgets

Hands up all those who mainly watch Bond for the gadgets? I saw Quantum of Solace last night and whilst I’m not at all immune to the charms of Daniel Craig I confess the real reason I’m an incurable Bond girl is a secret crush on Q and his amazing inventions. I’m convinced that’s why I run a technology company …

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2 November 2008

Odd results on Friday 31st?

Did you see anything? We spotted some strange rankings, well lack of them, last Friday on a number of sites and areas and we did wonder if this was part of any ongoing changes, part of the ‘holiday rankings’ or something else. So arriving back from Cape Town early on Saturday morning while waiting for my luggage, thanks Terminal One …

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1 November 2008

All of a twitter about bowels…

I was trying to explain twitter yesterday to a friend who had never heard of it and seeing his blank incomprehension resorted to “it’s like status updates on steroids”. He got it but it made me think – if twitter is so hard to explain what IS the point? One of the defining characteristics of a great idea is whether …

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31 October 2008

The best websites in the world…ever. Vol.21

It actually took me quite a while to come up with my three favorite websites.  There are a lot of sites that I use on a regular basis (GMail, Facebook, BBC), however they are all fairly well known and are more tools, as opposed to favorite sites.  So for something a little different here are my three favorite sites: Site …

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31 October 2008

Burn the book! Or not?

Former executive editor of the Harvard Business Review, Nicholas Carr, wrote an article called "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" for The Atlantic’s 2008 Ideas issue and this article obviously stirred up some controversy.  I only read it recently, and have been thinking a lot about it since then. I have been wondering how computers in general are making us “stupid”, …

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31 October 2008

How is BrandRossGate Panning Out Online?

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few days (or perhaps you gave up and set all your RSS feeds to ‘Crunch-related-only’?) you’ll doubtless know that there’s a bit of a furore going on over at the BBC about some comments that Jonathan Ross and Russell Brand made on the latter’s radio show, in answer-phone messages to …

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30 October 2008

Social Media – Is it the new office water cooler?

Independent think tank Demos recently issued a report stating that employers should not see use of social media such as Facebook, or Bebo as a waste of employees time. It found that employees are changing and evolving in the way that they wish to communicate, network, share information and transfer documentation. Popular social media sites are seen to be the …

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30 October 2008

The best websites in the world…ever. Vol.20

To get this blog started I sat down and made a quick list of the sites I visit. Some of the usual suspects were there, iGoogle, del.icio.us, google maps, and Facebook. A quick visit to del.icio.us was a reminder of just how much time I spend online, the vast number of sites I visit and the rather varied categories of …

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30 October 2008

The day the music died

Trying to convince a whole generation of music fans that have been brought up on the premise that new music is a free commodity; to actually pay to hear their favourite tracks is no easy task.  Yet this is the challenge that music companies have faced for the best part of the last decade.  Apples domination of the online music …

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30 October 2008

New Advanced Web Analytics Tool Released

American start-up, Nuconomy, launched a new web analytics tool on Tuesday. With their new product they aim to provide a very different approach to how web traffic is currently being analyzed. Their aim is to go beyond page views to look at things like comments, ratings, uploads, purchases, multimedia (like video views) and links people share with their friends. Like …

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