17 March 2008

Microsoft finally opening up their Windows

It was only last month that we saw computing behemoth Microsoft receive yet another fine, for failing to adhere to EU laws regarding open source protocol.  This most recent penalty brings the total to a quite frankly staggering sum of €1.7 Billion, most certainly not your average slap on the wrist!  So will this most recent development finally signal a …

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17 March 2008

News Results back again

Now between rank #3 and #4 – sometimes! After a holiday it is interesting to see that the News results have started to appear again, well sort of. It’s actually a bit on and off but when they do appear we are seeing them feature between the third and fourth ranked sites on some terms. The quality looks better than …

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17 March 2008

Improving website usability

When it comes to web design and accessibility there is one man who stands head and shoulders above most, his name is Jakob Nielson. The name should be familiar to those who have studied usability and user-interface design. Back in 1999 he wrote about 10 design elements that can virtually improve any websites usability, all of which remain true today: …

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14 March 2008

Yahoo! supports Semantic Web to better search experience.

Yahoo has announced that soon it provide API’s to it’s Search platform to allow third party developers tweak search results with structured data and make them more useful for users. Programmers will be able to overlay their own algorithms to determine how Yahoo Search index is used.To enable better programming and usability on Yahoo’s platform, Yahoo is supporting several semantic …

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14 March 2008

Goats in a tree, 16 of them!

Graze on the following You have got to love this, check out the goats as they get stuck into some grub up a tree! And the thing is there are 16 of them! And don’t even get me started on fainting goats! Have a good weekend!

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14 March 2008

What Will Become of Bebo Under AOL?

As you’ll have seen from the newspapers today and yesterday, AOL have just snapped up social networking site Bebo for the bargain price of $850 million. But what will become of Bebo under the helm of the internet giant that has a penchant for buying smaller companies? Let’s look at some of the other websites or companies AOL has bought …

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13 March 2008

Sync your Google and Outlook Calendar Now!!

Do you still use different calendars at work and home?  Have you ever missed an important day or arranged two appointments at the same time, because of your two different calendars?  Now you can try the New Google Calendar Sync Tool, which can synchronise your Google Calendar and the Microsoft Outlook Calendar together.  All you need is just to download …

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13 March 2008

Bytes for bites

Ever hated being stuck with the waiter or waitress who has had a bad day? Or perhaps the constant pressure to ‘hurry up and choose’ affects your evening experience? The e-menu is being trialled across the world; the ability for a customer to search a visual display of the restaurants offerings and to order when they are ready. A novelty …

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13 March 2008

Google purchase DoublecClick successfully

Google has completed its acquisition of DoubleClick – the digital marketing technology and service provider worth 3.1 billion dollars just after EU permitted this agreement on Tuesday.  Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google, said with excitement that Google became the leading online advertiser and could bring up-to-date technology and infrastructure to the market. The efficiency and performance of publishers and …

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12 March 2008

HTML – The Basics

Having recently brushed up on my HTML skills, thought I would share this site with the rest of the world: HTML Center It has loads of useful tutorials on HTML, PHP, CSS, Photoshop and Usability. Learn how to bold elements, format pages and write clear, compliant code.

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