8 January 2008

Yahoo! open up their mobile software and Intel make some bold predictions

On Monday Yahoo! announced to the world that it will be opening up its mobile platform, so that external programmers will be able to develop new applications for Yahoo pages accessed on mobile handsets.  With Yahoo’s overall growth faltering somewhat in recent years, the announcement is most certainly a strategic move to try and make up some lost ground to …

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7 January 2008

The Olympic Year and SEO in China

The 2008 Olympics is absolutely a great festival for all the Chinese, as it is the first time that China would host the game.  Almost everyone in China would pay attention to anything that related to Olympics. On a Search Expo held in Beijing in Sep 2007, it was indicated that search engine would be a big helper to increase …

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7 January 2008

Wiki Search Launched

After declaring that Internet Search is currently broken, Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales spend several months of development and acquisitions to assemble the infrastructure needed to build a search engine to fix the problem. Wiki’s new Search Engine officially goes live today. Wiki Search is a product of Wiki Inc. a for-profit company wholly separate from the Wikimedia Foundation. Following a …

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7 January 2008

What is the prospect of Facebook in China?

Facebook has obtained great success from 2004 in America and quickly spread across Europe. Now Facebook put its expansion plan on China, what would happen in this so special market? 1. The conflict between gross and average. China has 162 million internet users until June 2007, but the percentage of total population is 12.3%, which is far less than global …

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7 January 2008

Blogging made easy

Writing is so old fashioned! When I write for this blog I do exactly that, write. But that could soon be, well is, a thing of the past if according to a report in the FT. Voice recognition software being used at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas allows users to dictate their entries into a mobile phone. This …

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7 January 2008

US Facebook Numbers Continue to Rise

Because I’m a bit of a number fiend, I’m continuing to monitor the number of Facebook users on a weekly basis (possibly rising to twice-weekly now, since I’m so impatient!) and below you can see the latest graphs generated. As you can see, active users in the US continues to rise after the post-Thanksgiving (or was it post-Beacon?) drop. Numbers …

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4 January 2008

Bebo Crowned “Best” Social Network

Social Networking site Bebo has trumped it’s more-publicised rival Facebook today, after it was praised as being the "Best Performing" (whatever that means) Social Network by the famous experts at "Computer Which?" magazine… It received top marks due partially to it’s recent efforts to ramp-up security for users, and it’s emphasis on protecting it’s young visitors from data theft and …

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3 January 2008

IE8 in the hunt for web standards

IE has long come under fire for its dodgy standards support. So much so that Opera filed an antitrust complaint with the EU last month. The developers at Microsoft have somewhat hit back by announcing that IE8 now renders the "Acid2 Face" correctly in standards mode. This has been well received by the web development community who for years have …

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3 January 2008

Accessibility testing and auditing

Accessibility testing When it comes to accessibility testing your website the best way to do it is with real disabled users that will ensure to uncover all accessibility issues on your site.  Another benefit to this testing procedure is that whilst doing this, usability issues can also be uncovered.  Setting up this testing environment successfully can be very expensive, there …

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