2 April 2008

Search Engine Strategies Xiamen

On the 18-19th April the 2008 Search Engine Strategies Conference will be held in Xiamen, China. This conference will be bilingual, and involve over 20 interactive and search marketing sessions. The conference has a China focus, and will be useful not only for companies with a presence in China, but also for those thinking about expanding into China (which considering …

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2 April 2008

April fools – Google China!

When I opened Google China on 1st of April, I found that Google claimed they had launched a new service called “Human powered search”. According to the introduction, this kind of service was powered by general internet users. The search request from users are sent to designated Google staff who will in turn answer the search request through their research …

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1 April 2008

JavaScript Libraries

JavaScript has recently become the world’s most popular programming language. And so, with more and more people using it, the question of which is the best JavaScript Library is now more important than ever. So here, without further ado, are some of my (almost certainly biased) opinions. JavaScript JavaScript is most commonly used as a client-side scripting language for browsers …

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1 April 2008

Google buys Facebook

In the wake of stories of falling stock prices and that Google is lagging behind in the race to dominate the social media arena, the search giant has sent shockwaves through the sector today with an announcement that it has made an offer for a controlling interest in FaceBook – currently the largest social media networks, and one of the …

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1 April 2008

Why won’t TypePad support the Blackberry?

Time for a rant I’m afraid… I’m getting increasingly frustrated now that Typepad have continually failed to release an application for the Blackberry, to allow bloggers to update their blogs from this widely-used device. What will it take for TypePad to listen to their users?! Surely it can’t be that hard? As if to rub this in, when the iPhone …

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1 April 2008

Yahoo! launches site aimed at women

Yahoo! launched a new web destination, Shine, on Monday morning. The company said that this new online portal is targeted at women between the ages of 25 and 54. The site will feature original Blogs and content from major publishing Companies including Conde Nast, Hearst, and Time. The site is Yahoo’s latest in a line of vertical sites, which include …

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31 March 2008

JavaScript and CSS test page

As a precursor to a blog entry (coming soon) on Mootools vs jQuery I was just about to start playing around with both JavaScript libraries a couple of weeks ago. To do this I started writing myself a really quick HTML page to test them in (<html><body></body></html> sort of thing), when it occurred to me that I must have done …

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29 March 2008

Google Earth Hour

I was confused, but it’s all good! It’s Earth Hour! I was out this evening and as per usual, in a rather sad way, sparked up the laptop and checked out what was going on with Google, and I got this: First thoughts were had Google been hijacked by Blackle? No, of course not! Of course this is Google’s contribution …

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28 March 2008

Snickers vs Marmite – Who Has Most Facebook Fans?

Quit yo jibba jabba fools! Mr T is… losing! At least in the Facebook pages battle anyway. Snickers launched their first official Facebook page at the start of February, but so far they’ve only gained 5,000 fans. That’s not too shabby when you consider how many fans the average page used to get when the system first launched, but in …

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28 March 2008

It’s rant o’clock!

Why the iPhone does not work for me Welcome to our new column called Kent Brockman. This is where we get to have a rant about the things that are bothering us – feel free to join in! I love gadgets, always have always will. But they have to be practical and they work otherwise they go straight under the …

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