10 January 2008

Google, Facebook and Plaxo to join DataPortability Workgroup

Google and Facebook have joined the DataPortability Workgroup, an organisation whose purpose is to create ways of sharing user-generated content between social networks. Chris Saad, co-founder and CEO of Faraday Media and an organiser of the data portability recently mentioned in a blog post that "together represent the key players in the competing approaches to social networking platforms and data …

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10 January 2008

Wikia needs more time.

The launch of the Wikia search engine has been greeted by some criticism, but Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikia says that he is building something different that will take time and user input.  Users of the new search engine will be able to rank and rate their search results by using open source software and also by tracking IP addresses …

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10 January 2008

There is no use cutting corners when it comes to SEO.

Almost everyone with a website has probably received an e-mail from a black hat SEO company that  guarantees a #1 ranking in Google without telling you exactly how they intend to do it. It’s interesting to read about a rather shady black hat company called Traffic Power. Matt Marlon, CEO of Traffic Power has found himself in jail and not …

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10 January 2008

Ask.com appoints new CEO

This week has seen some management changes over at IAC Search & Media, owner of popular search engine Ask.com. Jim Lanzone will be stepping down as CEO of Ask.com and is moving to Venture Capital firm, Redpoint Ventures as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Joining Ask.com in 2001 Jim Lanzone has been credited with the search engine’s turnaround. Replacing him is Jim Safka, …

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9 January 2008

Dataportability, Facebookology an End to War and Suffering.

What you’re about to read is probably the most important blog post I’ve ever written or ever will write. Just before Christmas, I predicted that Facebook would open up in response to Open Social. It stands to reason that a company who have not only built entirely on Open Source technologies, but who have also contributed to the evolution of …

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9 January 2008

Yahoo Life

With a number of stories floating around at the moment it is hard to ignore that something new and vibrant is happening within the Yahoo camp in California  This new direction appears to affect all aspects of the business, which could only be a positive for the user. They hope to re-gain ground lost to its rivals (Google, msn, newscorp) …

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8 January 2008

Speaking Freely

“Ok. The blog post seem to go well. So, I’m trying from my mobile now. Let’s see how we get on. Neal.” spoken through SpinVox

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8 January 2008

Speaking Freely

“You may remember yesterday I posted a blog on some voice recognition software that allows users to dictate their entries into a mobile phone. Following this post I received a call from Jonathan at SpinVox who offered to set me up with a trial of their service. I am always up something new so I said yes and what you …

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8 January 2008

Speaking Freely

“It’s test time on the voice recognition software. You may remember yesterday. I post a blog on some voice recognition software that uses to dictate their entries into mobile phones. Following this post I received a call from Jonathan at SpinVox who offered to set me up with a trial of their service. I am always up to something new …

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8 January 2008

Project Management Tips

Some useful tips when managing a project: Keep it simple. Stick with what works. Put the real before the ideal. Have a process but be flexible. When all else fails, just work. Make sure everyone knows the goals of the project. Make sure everyone knows what their role is and what’s expected of them. Keep track of the schedule and …

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