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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25 November 2009

Windows 7 – A record setting first month

Windows 7 has now been available to the public for a little more than a month and I thought I would tell you about some interesting facts I gathered whilst using Microsoft’s latest OS. Firstly, just 4 days after it’s release, The Guardian saw more computers using Windows 7 than computers using Linux to access its website, for the first …

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25 November 2009

Love without borders

Given the prevalence of social networking sites and MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online Game) communities, it is not surprising that there are people falling in love. Dating sites have been around for as long as the @ symbol has made sense to anybody, enabling people to enjoy the benefits of a relationship without the added pressure that sex and constant companionship brings. I …

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24 November 2009

Twitter launching commercial accounts – but with what?

… As is being reported online this week, Twitter founder Biz Stone has told the BBC that the micro-blogging site will be rolling out paid-for commercial accounts from next year. But before you tweeting brands start to get worried, you needn’t – these changes won’t mean that brands and companies HAVE to pay to be on Twitter, just that there …

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