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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8 January 2008

Blogging made easy – part 2

It’s test time on the voice recognition software 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 for …

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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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