8 February 2008

Chris Moyles Makes Waves on Facebook

As the Guardian Unlimited pointed out in their blog this week, the Chris Moyles Radio 1 show have recently gained themselves a Facebook fan page – which is getting HUGE amounts of interest from Facebookers. Live for less than a fortnight, the page was initially set up by a fan (according to the Moyles forum) but soon got picked up …

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7 February 2008

Manual reviews at Google?

Welcome to our first post from the dark side of search. Several hundred years ago a famous military strategist proclaimed "know your enemy", this has become extremely relevant for search, especially in today’s climate. With that in mind we will begin our forays into the dark side. Today I’m going to take a brief look into manual reviews, a subject …

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7 February 2008

Google vs Baidu in the Year of the Rat

Google have released a special New Year themed logo on the Chinese Google start page. This results page comes complete with firecrackers and a cute little rat. Compared to local SERP’s this is more customisation than we are used to and could be a sign of things to come. The Chinese market is very important to Google if they wish …

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7 February 2008

The week in mobile

The beginning of 2008 has bought with it some big developments in the mobile space, I’m not going to fall into the trap of announcing 2008 as the year of mobile, but it sure has been a busy year in mobile so far.With that in mind and following on the earlier mobile post, I’m going to do a brief recap …

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7 February 2008

Mobile internet usage up

Almost 25% of mobile users are online The Mobile Data Association has reported an increase in mobile online browser usage in December. Month on month figures showed an increase from 16.2 million users to 17.5 million users accessed the internet via their phone. While the figures include those downloading ringtones Mike Short, Chair of the MDA, said this increased usage …

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6 February 2008

Google pursuing grip on Chinese market

Google have been in the Chinese search market for about two years now, but are still playing catch up with market leaders Baidu. One way they are trying to make their website more popular is by teaming up with a Chinese online music company that would give it the opportunity to provide free and licensed music downloads for its users …

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6 February 2008

The low down on some exciting Facebook developments.

There have been a couple of new Facebook developments and instead of posting separate blogs I have simply combined them for one bumper read. Firstly, if you have been watching television recently you might have seen the latest of the iPhone adverts. In these adverts they continue their trend of showing noticeable brands on the iPhone during advertisements and the …

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5 February 2008

Google makes offer to thwart Microsoft

Yahoo! is considering forming an alliance with Google as an alternative option to Microsoft’s £22.6 billion takeover proposal. Yahoo! management might revisit talks held with Google several months ago, about forming an alliance, as an alternative option to Microsoft’s £15 a share bid. Yahoo! believes Microsoft’s £15 a share bid ‘undervalues the company’. Other sources said Yahoo! has received a …

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4 February 2008

Amazon’s hot new service

Amazon looking to prove critics wrong…again Back in 1998 critics thought it was over the top when Amazon.com expanded from books into music. When the web retailer let competitors start selling things alongside its own inventory in 2000, they said Amazon has lost the plot altogether. In both cases, Amazon proved them wrong. Media sales now total in the billions …

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4 February 2008

The great internet clean up starts

Address overhaul begins It was stated in a report that all of the master address books on the internet will be tidied up and updated in the first major step to overhaul and streamline the internet’s core addressing system. The new format is commonly known as IP version 6 (IPv6) and the updates and maintenance play a vital part in …

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