25 September 2008

Google Launches Crowdsourcing Tool

Google launched a new crowdsourcing tool yesterday called Google Moderator. The tool can be used by groups to determine which questions should be asked at meetings, conferences, Q&A sessions etc. Users will be able to add questions and then also vote on the questions of others. This way all the most popular and relevant questions will rise to the top. …

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25 September 2008

Attend PDC to receive your pre-beta Windows 7

If you are lucky enough to find yourself in Los Angeles around the 27th – 30th October, make sure you pop in at the Professional Developers Conference 2008 (PDC 2008). Attending developers will be getting an early version of Windows 7 to take home, according to a blog post by Microsoft. “With Windows 7 at PDC2008 you will see advances …

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24 September 2008

Static or Dynamic URLs – Which is best?

Google answers, sort of… A recent post here on the Google blog from the search quality team attempted to clarify the situation as to whether dynamic URLs should be re-written as static URLs. Read the post and you may be confused as they say not to change dynamic URLs unless you really know what you are doing. And while that …

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24 September 2008

Google launch Project 10 to the 100th

As part of Google’s 10th birthday celebrations, the search engine giant has launched project 10 to the 100th. Users of the search engine are invited to submit ideas to the project with the single aim of "helping as many people as possible". Google has placed as few restrictions as possible on the project but  asks that ideas to be submitted …

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23 September 2008

Marvin? No Google’s Android

Does it have ‘the brain the size of a planet’ as well? So Google have launched their mobile phone, well jointly with T-Mobile, and it looks, well, familiar. Click here for the magical unveiling, all hail the new Emperor, clothes optional. Not be confused with this android it does indeed seem to be a pretty smart cookie. It features a …

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23 September 2008

Google and the Mobile Future.

Google has had a major impact on peoples lives over the past ten years ever since its introduction onto the market.  Areas that Google have changed include business, entertainment and culture as well as many more areas.  These changes have got people thinking of what could happen over the next ten years. With the increasing number of cellphones on the …

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23 September 2008

Microsoft’s $40 billion buy back

Microsoft has made the quite extraordinary decision to buy back its shares from investors, this would make it the biggest buy back plan in history. Top analysts believe the rationale behind the move is to support the companies falling share price by using some of its spare cash.  Microsoft is sitting on a profit mountain of around $23.7bn, and often …

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23 September 2008

Windows 7 – some more news

As we have mentioned before, the release of Windows 7 is getting closer and closer. Some reports today revealed some more features that have been incorporated (or omitted) from successor to the the much critiqued Windows Vista. It has been decided that there will be no programs built into the new operating system that will handle e-mail, movie making or …

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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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