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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29 January 2008

Google adds experimental views to search results

More great possibilities from search leader. Google has added three experimental views to its list of possible alternatives to the usual vertical list of web pages delivered in search results yesterday. All of the latest additions, that are available for users to try if they have a Google account, are available on the Google Labs site. Some of the latest …

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28 January 2008

Why Wireframe?

A wireframe is an industry tool for rapidly prototyping a website. They roughly approximate the layout, content and hierarchy of a web page as well as the relationship between pages. Effectively you are building a rough version of the site. Wireframes don’t look attractive. They are not designed as such. They give a sense of how things will be organised …

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