2 December 2009

FarmVille is bigger than Twitter

Say what? For those who don’t know, FarmVille is a (rather addictive) Facebook app which allows ‘farmers’ to develop their very own little patch of land, complete with tractors, barns, woodsheds and fences…not to mention scarecrows, animals, fruit trees and crops. Speaking to journalists at the UK headquarters this week, Facebook revealed some pretty mind-blowing stats about the popular social …

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2 December 2009

Twitter making room for adverts?

If you’ve logged on to the Twitter website recently (an act which must be decreasing in popularity as more and more apps come onboard) you might have noticed a space at the bottom, under the “more” button – a space which has only recently appeared, and would seem like an IDEAL space for a banner advert or two…? It’s currently …

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2 December 2009

Privacy prevails on Facebook

In an open letter issued last night on the official Facebook blog, founder Mark Zuckerberg spelled the end to networks on the world’s most popular social network for the sake of privacy. Zuckerberg also announced that users will have more control over who sees each individual piece of content created and uploaded on to the site. As the networks are …

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2 December 2009

Google limits free news access

Five clicks and you are out In what may be the first or last round of  the ‘free news wars’ Google has announced that they are updating their ‘First Click Free’ programme so that after five views of a given website each day users may be presented with a registration page in order to view more pages. Primarily aimed at …

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1 December 2009

Cape Town does 27 Dinners

The last 27 Dinners of 2009 in Cape Town offered an evening of inspiring talks and superb conversation with smart and talented web, mobile, media and marketing people. So of course Tamar Cape Town had to be there. Aside from eating pizza and drinking beer, we also did some serious work – well, mingling, anyway. And the talks did in …

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30 November 2009

Intel’s View on Tomorrow

If you have been wondering how the 3D internet and ‘disaster recovery’ mobile phone systems will change our lives, then take a trip to www.sky.com/intel. The lightly weird and often irritating presenter takes a trip to Silicon Valley to provide an interesting window on future technology and the future of the web from Intel’s team. Episodes will be added over …

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30 November 2009

Google gears up for world domination

Google has once again made waves as it announced the acquisition of a Gizmo5, a small company which makes the software that lets users make voice-over-IP (VoIP) phone calls from their computers and mobile phones, not unlike Skype. Funny… Last month Skype was in talks to acquire Gizmo5. It was a perfect backup plan in case all that IP litigation …

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27 November 2009

Are you pondering what I’m pondering?

I believe the above quote from the much loved cartoon Pinky and the Brain aptly sums the feelings surrounding the latest case of GoogleGate. The news relating to Google displaying images deemed to be of a racist nature, instantly provoked cries for the public to be better protected against such exposure; Indeed for a company whose revered moto is “don’t …

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