6 March 2008

IE 8 is here!

Microsoft have not taken Firefox’s intervention in its browsing market lightly and the brand new Internet Explorer 8 proves just that. It comes jam-packed with brand new features, great looks and most surprising , it is available for download! This beta is however only for developers to demonstrate all of the new bells and whistles, and there are some pretty …

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6 March 2008

Google updating on the hour, every hour?

Ten o’clock shuffle becomes an hourly shuffle A post I did last week on the regular changes in the Google rankings at 10 am UK time each morning is already looking outdated. We are now seeing about three to four ‘shuffles’ each day, sometimes more. Typically these will be a few early in the morning and then an update in …

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6 March 2008

Search within sites with Google

Google has just rolled out a new service for searchers. It is a new addition to the infamous onebox and replaces the old "More results from…" link. Have a look at a search for Endsleigh or Tesco and see the new addition. This search within site link activates a keyword site:URL command and I think it will be very helpful …

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6 March 2008

Social Media Mavens Getting Richer

I’m sure you’ll all have seen the stories in the news this morning announcing that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has made it on to this year’s Forbes Rich-list in position number 785. But who else from the world of Search and Social Media is on the list? Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page grab joint 5th place with a …

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5 March 2008

Hello China!

We’ve recently opened an office in Shanghai and are in the process of introducing Chinese translations to our branding, website etc. I wanted to do some research first to get some tips on how we should approach this. Fonts Ideally you should not have more than 30 characters on one line. There are three traditional Chinese typefaces Song, Kai and …

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5 March 2008

Preparing for a pitch

As a designer part of my job is to help prepare for pitches, here are a few handy hints to help make the process as painless as possible: Don’t leave it until the last minute – As soon as you have been ask to pitch for a job start working on it straight away, a kick off meeting is a …

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5 March 2008

A glimpse into the future

Matt Cutts of Google gives some 2008 predictions Sir Matt has given his thoughts on what may occur in the rest of 2008, can you believe we are in March already? Anyway, check out what he has to say here. Bear in mind this is his personal blog. Headlines of interest to us and for those who cannot be be …

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4 March 2008

Yahoo! Updating, again!

Weather report reads shuffle and change! A weather report on the Yahoo! blog says that Yahoo! is rolling out some changes to their crawling, indexing and ranking algorithms. So expect some changes in the next two weeks. We are not seeing anything in the UK as yet but as soon as we do see any changes we will let you …

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4 March 2008

iPhone in trouble…again?

Apple are reportedly being sued for infringing on Romek Figa’s patented caller ID system. Figa claims that he approached Apple regarding the caller ID functionality that he patented in 1990. Figa approached Apple in July last year to negotiate a fee for the use of his patented technology, but the Silicon Valley giants declined. The suit reads: "Apple is actively …

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4 March 2008

Google Health

Google has released some information about its latest upcoming service – Google Health. “Through our health offering, our users will be empowered to collect, store, and manage their own medical records online,” Marissa Mayer, Google’s vice president of search and user products, added in her post dedicated to the company’s brand new personal health records management service. “Google Health aims …

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