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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27 March 2008

The future of CAPTCHAs?

The purpose of a captcha is affectively to stop spammers filling out forms online and flooding your inbox with untold tripe! KittenAuth is a new, novel and much more fun thing to do than trying to dycpher an group of letters in a box. It’s relativetively easy for a computer to work out CAPTCHA these days. So instead why not …

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27 March 2008

Google’s founders lose $17billion

Lofty growth expectations as well as a perceived weakness in the US  economy and the rumblings of a recession have had an affect on Google’s share price. Having reached a high of $747.24 a share in November last year it has now dropped down to $450 a share. A regularity fillings release on Tuesday revealed that Google’s stock tumble has …

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27 March 2008

iPlayer exploit causes furore

In case you haven’t heard, the BBC have made most of its iPlayer programmes available to the iPhone. This has caused a great deal of commotion on the internet. This is mainly due to a few people spotting that because the iPhone doesn’t support Flash the content must be streamed with out any Digital Rights Management. It’s very straight forward …

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26 March 2008

Who Wants To See A Millionaire Anyway?

There have been a number of stories in the world press in the past 24 hours about a security breach of Facebook’s photo interface, that has been highlighted by a keen expert on his blog. The loophole allowed the expert to view supposedly private shots from Paris Hilton and Mark Zuckerberg amongst others, using an issue that has apparently been …

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26 March 2008

Google Layout in China

Google’s homepage in China looks a bit different to the one that we know and love in the UK.  If you check it out you may be shown the normal page because of Google detecting where in the world you are and showing you what it thinks you want to be shown.  Anyways if you can’t see it don’t stress …

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26 March 2008

Yahoo! to join Google’s ‘Open Social’

My Space get into it as well! Yahoo and MySpace have confirmed that they are joining the Open Social platform to form the nonprofit OpenSocial Foundation along with Google. The Open Social platform allows developers to create a single application that works on multiple sites, which makes sense! It’s encouraging that we are seeing more and more collaberation between the …

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26 March 2008

The Mobile Search Battle

Opera, the Norwegian browser maker,  ended its cooperation with Yahoo , and chose Google  to again be  the  default search engine for  Opera Mobile and Opera Mini in 2008.  Just a year ago, Opera  had  dumped Google for Yahoo.   It is not going all Google’s way as earlier this year T-Mobile Europe replaced Google with Yahoo for its mobile portal …

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25 March 2008

no more Chinese walls

I was delighted to see today that the BBC website is now accessible from China. It was one of the frustrations on my last trip to Shangahi that it had been blocked by the Chinese government and all the more so because I patiently kept re-trying to access it convinced that there was a connection error until the penny dropped. …

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