20 August 2008

Bebo Spam On the Increase?

I doubt I’m alone in this, but would love to hear any feedback from other readers – has anyone else noticed the levels of spam or fake friend requests increasing on Bebo lately? I seem to have gone from nothing to around 2 or 3 fake requests per week, with no obvious reason for the increase. I wouldn’t consider myself …

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20 August 2008

Yahoo Buzz Opens to All Publishers & Web Sites

The Digg Competitor, Yahoo Buzz, was launched on the 25th of February this year and is now open to all publishes and websites. Since Yahoo Buzz was launched, it was locked down to 100 publishers and has grown to over 400 publishers to date. Yahoo’s vice-president for Front Doors, Tapan Bhat, says that Yahoo Buzz "embodies the strategy that Jerry …

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20 August 2008

Rumour: Google Wants to Buy Czech’s biggest Web Portal

It was reported that Seznam – the biggest portal website – is planning to sell all assets or part of it for 0.9 billion dollars (0.45 pounds) and rumour has it that Google is very much interested in bidding for it. Currently all the bidding parties include Google, Mediate and private equities such as Warburg Pincus and Apax Partners. Goldman …

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19 August 2008

Rock Your Browsing

Being not easily impressed, I find myself feeling like a boy with a new toy this morning. Having never joined the Firefox bandwagon and remained loyal to Microsoft IE7, I find myself jumping ship and ready to enter the 3D world of SpaceTime, without even a sneaky look over my shoulder. Tabbed browsing, pah – it’s like using cassette tapes …

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19 August 2008

Baidu’s New Search Layout

Baidu starts to use a new search result layout, which has 3 different sections. The right side of Baidu SERP is called “Hot Area”, as shown in the yellow box below.  10 websites can be listed in this area, while top 3 are fixed and 4 to 10 are rolling.  So if you purchase the 1 to 3 position, your …

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18 August 2008

Canada Tops Facebook List – Global Users 117m

As regular readers will know, we keep a close eye on Facebook’s active user figures on a regular basis round here, to monitor the movers and losers in the world of Facebook. Well, whilst updating the figures this morning I noticed they’d taken quite a jump – the USA for instance has gone from reporting 28 million active users last …

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18 August 2008

Massive Increase in Spam

Like me, you’ve probably noticed the increase in spam recently. According to Google product marketing manager, Sundar Raghavan, this seems to be an annual event which sees an increase in the amount of spam being sent out world wide. The fight against spam has intensified for Google, even though they have acquired the services of Postini, for which they paid …

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18 August 2008

Microsoft readies new storage pack.

The latest news to come from the world of Windows is that Microsoft is busy readying a new storage-focused feature pack for Windows. If you’re running XP and suddenly get the feeling that you might be left out, don’t, as Microsoft says the new package will be made available on XP, Vista, Server 2003 and Sever 2008. The new storage …

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14 August 2008

Now you see me, now you don’t…

Its emerged this week (not that you would be able to see it) that scientists have created two new types of materials that are edging us closer to the invention of that must-have Harry Potter-accessory, the invisibility cloak.  Its been reported that new innovations by scientists at the University of California-Berkeley in the field of ‘meta-materials’ are capable of bending …

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14 August 2008

Watch out Google here comes Wiki…

Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales hopes that the project he personally heads called Wiki Search, will end Google’s domination as the most used search engine. He made this announcement at a global brand forum in Singapore. Not even the most eccentric entrepreneur or I.T. developer would dare to think this big. To make further waves in the search industry, he goes …

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