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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4 February 2008

Amazon is trying to score a big win in the audio department!

Its clear that in 2008 Amazon has its eyes firmly set on iTune’s much coveted music trophy, and the American e-commerce company has certainly hit the ground running, making several decisive steps already. The most prominent of which is probably their well documented take over of Audible.com.  Audible.com was established in 2007 and boasts a subscription service model for radio …

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4 February 2008

Great Facebook article in the Times

In case you don’t read the Times (or the Times Online!), here’s a link to the brilliant article that ran over the weekend on Facebook, including quotes from both myself and Tamar CEO Tanya Goodin. Who’s Pressing Your Buttons on Facebook? It’s definitely worth a read if you have even the slighted interest in Facebook, and the online version also …

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1 February 2008

Microsoft offer to buy Yahoo!

A snip at $44.6 billion! After a few years of negotiation Microsoft have made a bid for Yahoo! In what looks like a serious offer they have highlighted the need to take on the dominant player, I think they mean Google! CEO Steve Ballmer’s letter to the Yahoo! board says “Today, the market is increasingly dominated by one player who …

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1 February 2008

An oldie but goodie! Dance, Dance!

It’s still really funny! Probably one of the most viewd videos ever but I had a look again and it is still utterly brilliant! Enjoy your weekend and if you are going to copy this guy best to do it in your own home!

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1 February 2008

China Mobile Search

Without any official announcement, Chinese mobile users will be able to search Google when they log onto CMNET- the Chinese mobile portal. The search is mainly for pictures, ring tones and other multimedia formats.  It was a year ago that Google announced its agreement with CMNET and that has helped provide better search services for Chinese mobile phone users. The …

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31 January 2008

Millions of internet users left in the dark

Millions of Middle East and Asian internet users were left without access to the web after a technical problem resulted in their internet lines being cut. The problem occurred after an undersea cable was found to be faulty, leaving India, Egypt and Saudi Arabia without most of their internet connections. It was first noticed when Egypt’s communications ministry said that …

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31 January 2008

China online shopping boosted in 2007

According to the 2007-2008 iResearch China Online Shopping Report, the turnover of online shopping in China reached 56.1 billion RMB (around £3.8 billion pounds) in 2007, which increased by 117.4% compared with 2006! It mainly benefited from the sharp rise of Taobao’s turnover (similar to eBay, which dominates the Chinese C2C eCommerce market).  iResearch predicted that the Chinese online shopping …

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30 January 2008

More adventures from Felix ‘the homesick tourist’.

Felix ‘the homesick tourist’ is sitting in his B&B in London (remember the one that he found on Google Local Business. Felix decides that he is hungry and needs some food. Not keen for fish and chips or curry, Felix ‘the homesick tourist’ decides that he wants a pizza. He dreams of pizza like his mother makes. Picking up his …

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30 January 2008

Google Local Business Center Coupon

Many companies are still not using all of the services available to them on Google, often this can result in a considerable decrease in their online revenue. Google Local Business Center is one such example. Let’s pretend I am an Italian tourist and want to visit London and I am looking for a “cheap B&B” to stay. I do a …

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