13 February 2008

UK ALMOST beating Canada on Facebook Users

The battle for second place in the "Facebook Active Users" chart continues at pace, with the UK now showing signs of a late charge. As of this morning there are only 15,000 users separating the two, and if the UK continues to rise at the pace they have been for the past few months, we could soon be stealing the …

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13 February 2008

Yahoo! in trouble?

Are Yahoo! making a comeback? As I was surfing the interweb this morning I found some interesting developments regarding “struggling” Yahoo! In the past week there has been a lot of news surrounding the Yahoo! and Microsoft saga. This was intended to be a follow up post, but what I found instead was some clarification as to why Yahoo! rejected …

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12 February 2008

Yahoo! to reject Microsoft’s £23bn bid?

According to a report released by The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo’s board plans to reject the £23bn offer made by Microsoft. Citing ‘persons familiar with the situation’, the WSJ reported that Yahoo! board members concluded that the offer from Microsoft massively undervalued the company. The £15.93 per share bid, that was made public on February 1, is believed to be …

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12 February 2008

Microsoft scanning British Library archives

25 million pages from the British library set to be indexed The war for market share in search is being fought on many fronts, not least the race to see who can index the libraries of the world. While Google has been cannily working its way through over 30 world libraries including 1 million books Microsft is in the middle …

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11 February 2008

TLC website is live!

The official website for the Tamar Lifeline Charity is now live at:http://www.tamarlifelinecharity.org Visit the TLC website to learn more about this year’s project, our upcoming fundraising events and anything else you might like to know about the charity’s activities.

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11 February 2008

MySpace launches developer platform

MySpace last week launched their Myspace Developer Platform.  This comes eight months after their main rival Facebook launched their developer platform. The new MySpace Developer Platform site will be open to developers for a month to build and test applications in a live environment before the applications become visible to consumers in March, MySpace said. In order for applications to …

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8 February 2008

Top 10 dullest tasks a web designer has to do

Writing page lists Checking redirects Producing SEO directories Copy and pasteing content/metadata Fixing CSS bugs Typing up text when it has been given to us as a jpg! Chasing project managers Redoing work developers have broken Giving advice that is ignored Building sites for IE6

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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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