6 August 2008

How can you boost the credibility of your website?

Wiktionary defines credibility as "reputation impacting one’s ability to be believed". An article I came across a while back was some guidelines that were produced by Stanford University on how to make your website more credible. Stanford University conducted a study over 3 years that involved over 4,500 people, from which they produced 10 clear guidelines. Even though the research …

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6 August 2008

Search MP3 on Google

Google China has decided to provide MP3 search service from August, although the exact time and business mode have not yet been set. In China, Baidu’s music search function is one of the biggest reasons why Baidu is so popular among young generation.   According to the iresearch’s Chinese search engine annual report (2006), 84.4% users chose Baidu, when they wanted …

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5 August 2008

Yahoo Shareholder Vote

On Friday Yahoo’s annual meeting of stockholders was held. It was announced that stockholders re-elected all of Yahoo’s nominees to the Board of Directors. The vote puts a formal end to the takeover attempt lead by investor Carl Icahn after the company failed to reach agreement with Microsoft on an acquisition deal. Click here for more…

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5 August 2008

Microsoft launches SP1 for VS 2008 and .NET 3.5

Microsoft has announced that they will be releasing SP1 for Visual Studio 2008 and .Net Framework 3.5 by the end of the UK summer. This will be quite a significant update and only comes 6 months after the official launch of VS 2008. Microsoft says that this won’t be a simple update, but almost completely restructure the two products. The …

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4 August 2008

Facebook gets Microsoft in its search box

It seems that Facebook and Microsoft have finally kissed and made up and are ready to get back in bed together. (Well, metaphorically, anyway, I’d hate to get slander allegations from Gates and Zuckerburg). It emerged last week that the two internet behemoths have struck a deal over Facebook’s search facility, bringing Microsoft’s live search results to Facebook search listings. …

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4 August 2008

My Notebook in Danger, from the US?

News is that Us Agents now have the power of seizing your notebook, if you were traveling to the USA, and they can hold your notebook for an undisclosed period of time according to a report from the Department of Homeland Security. These precautions are put into place to stop "terrorism" and the information can be shared with any of …

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4 August 2008

New marketing methods in a changing economic climate

As the UK moves closer to an economic recession, marketers across all industries are scrambling to find ways to effectively market their products. This is where digital marketing is going to play a vital role. Because of the flexibility and exposure it offers, marketers are rushing to this option. Almost immediately marketers are able to get insight into customer behavior, …

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4 August 2008

New Bebo Friend Request from Gliese 581c

If you start receiving strange friend requests on Bebo in the year 2050, there may be more to them than meets the eye. That’s because 2050 is about the time that we can expect a reply from the planet Gliese 581c in response to messages Bebo is planning to beam to it this month. Though an intergalactic spam filter could …

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1 August 2008

Design Humour

It’s seems that the designers of the new iPlayer have a sense of humour. If you’ve ever seen the cult classic Spinal Tap, you’ll know what I mean. The iPlayer volume now goes up to 11. Yes, that right you can now notch it up to 11 for that extra bit of power…rock on! I wonder how many more hidden …

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31 July 2008

A behind the scenes look at search results

Google plans to let users get a glimpse into what happens behind the scenes before getting our search results. Google will start to show what happens with every search query that enters Google. They announced on their official blog that they plan to show make the behind the scenes process a little more transparent. Searchers will start to notice an …

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