10 July 2008

Yahoo BOSS

Yahoo have opened their sauce  source a bit more with the introduction of BOSS. Build your own Search Service is an even more open source custom search service. Boss goes further than SearchMonkey did and although I havent looked at BOSS very thoroughly, it sounds very handy, it looks a lot more fleshy than SearchMonkey. Now all I need to …

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10 July 2008

Blog posts…What makes a good one?

It has become one of the most popular ways for people to express themselves and even for companies to get their words out online. The blogsphere is well and truly established and on a rampage. New blogs pop up everywhere and generally don’t last long. (I too am guilty of cluttering up cyberspace with deadspace) So I thought (with a …

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10 July 2008

Charities Not Keeping Up With Web 2.0

According to an article in yesterday’s Guardian newspaper, charities around the country are noting a shift in power from their own tightly-controlled organisations to unofficial brand advocates using social media to spread the word. Some charities are apparently struggling with this new grass-roots revolution, although organisations like JustGiving (subject to a very popular Facebook app) are now recognising the change …

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9 July 2008

The last six months at St. Cyprians school…

  We have had the pleasure of getting to know Simo Sam, our student at St. Cyprians School in Cape Town, in our office today. This is the blog post she wrote when asked what she had learnt at St. Cyprians over the last couple of months – Ed My last six months at St. Cyprians For these last few …

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9 July 2008

Google enters the virtual world.

Google’s latest release is one set to match the hugely popular virtual world – Second Life. It’s a three-dimensional virtual experience website, using a service Google calls “Lively”. It uses real-time virtual world characters known as avatars and three dimensional graphics to congregate in virtual rooms as well as letting users create and customize avatars and worlds and interact with …

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9 July 2008

Timezones FTW!

Well it seems that the China office has done it again. After my earlier post, once again the early eastern SEO news interception and distribution system (EESEONIADs) seems to be intercepting all of the juicy news before anyone else. This time around, Aidan even managed to beat the Official Google AdWords blog with his post about the new changes to the …

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9 July 2008

Tricky decisions and tough choices…

As my time at Tamar comes to a close (roughly about 7 weeks now) I have the daunting prospect of finally starting University. One of the standard purchases every student seems to make before starting, especially for those reading Computer Science such as myself, is a trusty laptop. But with student loans being relied upon to get you through drinking …

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9 July 2008

Yahoo Traffic from Google?

A report done by Heather Hopkins from Hitwise last Thursday reveals that Yahoo’s majority traffic is from Google search and has little to do with its own search service. Hopkins said Yahoo major websites’ traffic will not drop down even there is no Yahoo Search. For the Yahoo’s traffic in June, Yahoo Mail occupied 37.5%; Yahoo.com occupied 30.6% and Yahoo …

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9 July 2008

Search makes life easier

An animated link was added to Google China’s homepage, linking to the lifestyle information search page, where visitors can easily search for lifestyle information, such as real estate, restaurants, jobs and public transport ticket information.  Google China not only enhances the accessibility by adding a link on the homepage, it also combines the lifestyle information search and adds a movie …

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8 July 2008

Microhoo: The saga continues…

Microsoft and Yahoo might be going at it again. The gossip of a possible bid renewal came as soon as one of the worlds 50 richest people, Mr. Carl Icahn (a Yahoo investor), made it known that his plan was to get involved in the whole deal and to take over the company’s board of directors. Click here to read …

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