19 September 2008

Searchme releases Mobile search engine.

Searchme released its visual search engine for mobile devices. Randy Adams, Searchme Founder and CEO said “Searchme’s visual search is now available to billions of mobile users, offering a new and better way to search the Web. Searchme’s interface makes it easy to find what you are looking because we show you pictures of the web sites without the delay …

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19 September 2008

The new Facebook – are you a lover or a fighter?

This week, across the Tamar office, I haven’t been able to ignore Henry enthusiastically stating his intention to start a Facebook group dedicated to the appreciation of the new Facebook design, which was made compulsory last week. For the previous month, it was possible to opt in or out of the new design, simply by adding ‘new’ into the URL. …

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19 September 2008

New Facebook. Are you a lover or a fighter?

This week, across the Tamar office, I haven’t been able to ignore Henry enthusiastically stating his  intention to start a Facebook group dedicated to the appreciation of the new Facebook design, which was made compulsory last week. For the previous month, it was possible to opt in or out of the new design, simply by adding ‘new’ into the URL. …

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19 September 2008

Bebo Launches Student TV Show – Rewards Fans

After their past successes, including Kate Modern, it looks like Bebo are set to launch a new internet-based TV show aimed at the UK. Their new series, ‘Meet the Freshers’, begins at the end of September (just in time for the start of a new University term) and seems to be set to get tongues wagging from the off. The …

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18 September 2008

The Importance of Social Insight in Times of Crisis

As we seem to be waking up to increasingly worse headlines every morning at the moment – Financial Meltdown this, Global Crisis that – it strikes me that monitoring mentions of your brand online (or Social Insight as I like to call it) is even more crucial than it has been previously. Whether you are a company that is struggling …

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17 September 2008

Amazon.co.uk to open MP3 store

New Media Age have just reported that Amazon in the UK is to start selling MP3’s in October. Following the lead of the .com site it will open up the market even more, much to the delight of music labels who think that the iTunes service has a monopoly on digital downloads. Not sure how competitive on price they are …

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17 September 2008

Google is listening!

Google has impressed me today, this is potentially one of the biggest innovations to hit the search world in a while. Google is listening! Google has started to index audio, pulling out spoken words contained within youtube videos.  Believe it or not! This kind of tech has far reaching capabilities and is sure to keep us SEO’s awake for a …

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16 September 2008

Windows7 closer than you thought…

A few months ago we reported on the development of Microsoft’s new operating system, known as Windows 7, and mentioned that it would be publicly available very soon, even in the next year. Microsoft however released a statement, saying that Windows 7 would only be available publicly from early 2010, but now internal reports have leaked stating June 3, 2009 …

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16 September 2008

Mid-Autumn Festival

 Sunday 14th September was the Mid Autumn Festival in China, also known as the Moon Festival. This is a big holiday in China, and means a public holiday at least. Before the holiday we were invited out to Yue Miao for a meal and moon cakes. This festival dates back over 3,000 years to the Shang Dynasty, and coincides with …

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15 September 2008

Getting a site reincluded

How long does it take? One of the joys of working in IT, at least that’s what most people assume I do, is that they thinks you know a lot about computers, and if you ask anyone here they will tell you I know where the on/off button is and that’s on a good day. So requests to get help …

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