18 December 2007

Pubcon Top 3

It’s not been long since the end of the coveted Pubcon 2007 and it seems like some gems have surfaced. My Pubcon top 3 so far have been:    1. Stephan Spencers interview with Matt CuttsMatt advised using the Search Engine SDK for Flash and gave a simple explanation as to why Google have the Flash problem in the first …

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18 December 2007

BBC beta site

BBC beta home page: BBC beta site Interesting notes on the beeb site: The greek letter (beta) isn’t the only Web 2.0 cliché that has been embraced: Rounded corners: check, Sloppy gradients: check, Garish colours: check, Drag’n’drop: check. Don’t know how much I’d use it but I quite like the Drag’n’drop, and I’m loving the clock in the corner. And …

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18 December 2007

Google 411 is listening…

Google’s revolutionary 411 service that they have been running in the USA seems to be more than it appears. The service was implemented earlier this year (April) and is a free phone operated directory inquiries, like the yellow pages but your connection phone call is free. It is not known how many people use the service but if its free …

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17 December 2007

Life after Google?

What else is out there? This is not a report on aliens, at least not until they tell us we can write about them. What we are looking at are the Search Engine alternatives available to you both now and in the future. As Search moves in Search 3.0 (blended/universal) and Search 4.0 (social) and inevitably 5.0 (anyone?) there are …

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17 December 2007

facebook loses its poetry?

After nearly a year of getting my head around the strictures of the passive voice, facebook last week dropped the ‘is’ on its status updates and I have to say I am strangely missing it. Whilst faintly annoying to have to contort what you want to say into the straightjacket of the format I found myself enjoying finding ways to …

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17 December 2007

Bebo Upsets Developers with Semi-launch

Last week we talked about how Bebo have now opened up their application platform to allow Facebook developers to integrate their apps without having to conform to the new OpenSocial standard with Google recently launched. Well, it seems that Bebo haven’t quite taken the plunge as quickly as some developers might like, having only semi-opened the platform for an initial …

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14 December 2007

The Day to Day

Following on from the festivities of the Tamar Xmas party yesterday evening, it seems that some of our esteemed team are a little disorientated. This useful tool should help them out http://www.isitfriday.biz/ TGIF!

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14 December 2007

Facebook adds Bebo as a friend

In case you missed this yesterday, Bebo announced this week that they are linking up their application platform with Facebook’s API, in a move that could be seen as a blow to Google’s OpenSocial announcement last month. Several bloggers decided that OpenSocial was going to be the death of Facebook, but this latest move highlights the biggest problem with OpenSocial …

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14 December 2007

The future of Christmas!

This could be coming to your neghbourhood soon! I am saying nothing, form your own opinion! Yikes! What do you reckon? Happy to have that next door?Christmas Lights Timed To Music – Watch more amazing videos here

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14 December 2007

Google Knol?

Knol – it’s short for knowledge you know! Our old chums at Google are playing around with a new product called Knol. It looks like it’s a repositary of knowledge (see what they have done there?) set to take on Wikipedia, Mahalo and Yahoo! Answers. Primarily aimed at authors the Knol web pages goal is ‘to cover all topics, from …

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