30 June 2008

Coming soon… Google TV

As each week passes, it seems that no business sector is safe from being engulfed by the ever expanding Google. Last week we saw the announcement of the Search Engine’s latest Media Server gadget, set to transfer content from PC to TV. This week we see Google pushing that little further into the TV sector by announcing its plans to …

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30 June 2008

Digital Asset Optimisation

One of the few things that is given on search engine optimisation is that some evolution will occur sooner or later. Page text has been recognised as one of the most important factors for raising search engine visibility. However, this doesn’t mean that images, audio and video cannot provide search friendly electronic files that can’t be crawled, indexed, categorized and …

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30 June 2008

Yahoo introduces new domains

Yahoo released new email domains last week, "Ymail" and " Rocketmail". The idea behind these two new domains is that people would have the opportunity of owning a unique and easy email address, not one that has fumbled letters and numbers. Yahoo is hoping that with the release of these new domains it would help boost its email growth. With …

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27 June 2008

RUMOUR ALERT! Is Google developing its own web browser?

According to an article in Blogoscoped, a guy named Lizard was told that Google is developing its own, WebKit-based browser. This internal project’s name is ‘GBrowser’. There is currently a bit of a browser war going on between Microsoft, Firefox (Just releasing 3.0), Safari (getting bundled with iTunes) and Opera (claiming the speed crown). Because most of Google’s service such …

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27 June 2008

Yahoo and Microsoft talks again

It was reported by TechCrunch that Microsoft and Yahoo were in acquisition talks again. It was said that it’s not the case by Silicon Alley Insider; and that the talks are only search related. But that’s hard to believe seeing that Yahoo recently rejected Microsoft’s proposal, unless what’s being discussed now is very much different than before. Click here to …

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26 June 2008

I hate PowerPoint – Part 2

I’ve found my solution to my PowerPoint headache. Keynote! Well, not exactly a solution as being the only fulltime mac user in the office, my colleagues seem rather reluctant to drag themselves away from PowerPoint and use Keynote. So obviously not a practical solution and will still have to overcome my PowerPoint phobia, but what are they missing? Keynote highlights: …

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26 June 2008

Social Networks – the new content discovery platform

Social Networks could become the main means of content discovery, according to Entertainment Media Research’s 2008 survey. The survey mentions that 30% of users use social networks to search for new music and videos. The survey also proved how important it is for brands to get involved in Social Media, showing that 22% of users click on ads shown on …

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25 June 2008

A summer’s day at Blenheim Palace

Yesterday was Tamar’s Summer Insight conference at Blenheim Palace, we had a great turnout with over 60 clients attending which meant most of our client companies were represented. The highlight of the day for me was definitely Richard Titus from the BBC who gave a fascinating presentation on developing the new www.bbc.co.uk home page as well as some blue-sky thinking …

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25 June 2008

ClickTale launches new analytical help

A new analytics program has been launched by ClickTale. For a long time analysts have been searching for ways to measure what happens in the actual online “shopping cart”. They have been trying to measure things like; how long does it take to complete a sales or application form, at which point is a potential sale lost and the reasons …

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24 June 2008

Please FireFox, Pimp my browser

So the new FireFox has been released and we have done a post on it. Louis’ post focussed more on a technical side of things, I want to show you some of the cool gadgets and add-ons that you can pimp your browser with. I should warn you in advance that many people (including me) might find these quite pointless, …

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