7 August 2008

Counting the cost for Yahoo!

Goodness Yahoo! is in a mess isn’t it? Having thought that he’d scraped through a shareholders’ vote of confidence Jerry Yang now finds that a recount of the votes cast against him has been demanded by one of the group’s biggest shareholders  – egged on by billionaire and corporate raider Carl Ichan who thinks Yang is the wrong man for …

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7 August 2008

Google’s hidden little messages

In my previous blog post I showed you a little hidden message on Facebook. Today I am going to be sharing some of my favourite "Easter Eggs" from Google.  There is a HUGE list of them, but I have selected a couple of my favourites to share with you…In no particular order. 1.Have you ever wondered how to get rid …

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6 August 2008

Google Insights for Search!

Google has recently released their latest tool, called Google "Insights for Search", to help advertisers, marketers or general website owners understand searches behavior. The Google Insights for Search provides valuable statistics based on search volume and patterns. Factors such as seasonal trends, geographic distributions, and category-specific searches can all be compared to get specific statistics. Google also allows you to …

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6 August 2008

Open Source meets Fashion

For a while now, I’ve been keeping a close eye on the development of open source.  The concept really fascinates me and if I’m honest has slightly baffled me.  Perhaps this is something to do with having spent many years negotiating intellectual property protection rights.  Despite this, there is something quite exceptional in the concept; everyone can contribute to and …

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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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