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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31 July 2008

Regulating user generated content

MP’s are calling for greater control of user generated content on the web.  Suggesting a “standard practice” of reviewing user generated material. To me this goes against the spirit of Web 2.0 where unbridled user generated content has changed the face of the net and how we do business online. One site that was singled out in the review on …

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31 July 2008

Pushup helps with cross browser development

After finishing a very small web project this week, I was once again hit with a very old problem, browser compatibility. For as long as I can remember, developing websites has always been plagued with this simple problem. I call the problem simple, because in 80% of the cases it’s a simple property that needs to be set to fix …

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29 July 2008

Scrabulous vs Hasbro – The Second Coming

It looks like the Scrabulous vs copyright holders battle is about to rear it’s ugly head again – over 7 months after the argument first emerged. According to the BBC, American Scrabble copyright owners Hasbro have upped the stakes and are suing the makers of Scrabulous (Rajat and Jayant Agarwalla) for copyright infringement. Despite trying to act as mediators for …

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29 July 2008

Its official – China has a massive population!

We earlier mentioned that China had surpased the USA as the biggest internet users, but now it is official.  The China internet ‘population’ is now at 253 million, compared to the USA’s 231 million.  The crazy bit is that internet penetration is only at 19% in China. So if we are only looking at users,(and potential users) China wins hands …

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