21 December 2007

Google off the hook… almost

Today the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) cleared Google’s acquisition agreement of ad serving company DoubleClick Inc. With an approval already under their belt from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, we’re likely to see the European Commission follow suit. An approval from the European Commission is the last barrier Google face before their acquisition of DoubleClick is closed.   The …

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21 December 2007

And as if by magic….

Let it not be said that companies do not listen. I have been inundated with replies since yesterday suggesting sites that provide exactly what I’ve asked for – product videos. However, as with most things that sound too good to be true, it is, except for our friends at ASOS (As Seen On Stars) www.asos.com. Just use the “Click here …

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21 December 2007

Facebook Growth Examined – Part 1

As you’ll have seen from my post last month on the dip in Facebook’s active users in the US, I’ve been keeping a close eye on the number of active users on everyone’s favourite social network over the past month. I intend to keep this going over the holiday season too in a bid to see how Christmas affects Facebook, …

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21 December 2007

facehooked

The Money Programme special on facebook featuring your truly goes out tonight at 7pm on BBC2. I shall be out enjoying my last night of festive celebrations before I batten down the hatches for the family Christmas. If you are too set your DVDs/Sky+/videos (anyone still have one of those?) and watch at your leisure. Facebook really was the big …

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20 December 2007

Social networks vs Email

  One of the researchers at Hitwise, have released a graph that show that webmail services are being taken over by the top social networking sites. This stat does not include desktop emails sent from your mail programs but it is an impressive comparison indeed. A lot of people are abandoning traditional emails because of a number of issues. Spam …

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19 December 2007

Good CSS

Looking for some inspiration on tabless web design check out these sites! CSS Remix A blend of some great CSS web design CSS Web Design Yorkshire CSS Web Design Yorkshire is a gallery of web sites created by css web designers in the Yorkshire region who build tableless websites using cascading style sheets with good semantic xhtml.

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19 December 2007

Show me the video!

Whilst online stores cover their ears and pretend not to hear us, they will find we will only turn the volume up and our message is: we want to see product videos before we buy. A 2-D photo of a dress – no thanks. A video of the garment on the catwalk – now you’re talking! Whilst the retail sector …

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19 December 2007

Fab Stuff!

A HUGE Thank You to Waterstones and especially Peter Trembath and Sue Graveling (Sarah’s mum) at the Maidstone Branch for sending us loads of fantastic stationery to send out to the school. The children will be completely thrilled and it’s especially nice now as gifts such as these allow us to keep our relationship with the school. We have a …

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19 December 2007

Facebook Friend Lists Arrive

Things must be very busy over in Palo Alto at the moment, as Facebook continue to roll out new features in time for the Christmas holidays. Today’s new addition is Facebook Friend Lists, a feature that’s been talked about for quite a while now but has only just materialised. According to the Facebook blog: "The new Friends page lets you …

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19 December 2007

Google’s yearly ‘Zeitgeist’

Every December, Google releases information that they compiled over the year containing information about the most used searched terms. This compilation is known as the Zeitgeist. The Zeitgeist is a look at which search terms people are typing into Google most often and which terms are increasing or decreasing in usage. Every year hundreds of companies make use of this …

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