12 August 2009

Windows 7 minus IE 8 for EU

Microsoft has announced that Internet Explorer 8 will not be shipped with the Windows 7 release for Europe. This is to ensure that Microsoft complies with the competition laws of the European Union. They also said that this is not its preferred path, but it has to comply with the European Union competition laws. Also Windows 7N, another edition of …

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12 August 2009

Microsoft will not give up on Internet Explorer 6

High profile traffic sites like YouTube and Digg are considering dropping support for Internet Explorer 6 very soon, as they are increasingly growing frustrated with modifying their sites to support Internet Explorer 6. From a recent survey done by Digg, it showed that 69% of Digg users still use Internet Explorer 6, but only because they are forced to use …

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11 August 2009

Google caffeine – strong enough for you?

So is it latte or espresso? For those who havent seen the news Google has launched their next generation of search. And all hell is going to break loose. At least, thats what some would have you believe. Well no, it’s actually a change to the infrastructure and to quote Sitaram Iyer and Matt Cutts of Google  ‘it’s the first …

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10 August 2009

TED – getting creative

Occasionally we all need a bit of inspiration, or to hear a positive message, or want to learn about something completely different. If you haven’t already come across TED, then I can highly recommend it to address all of the above! TED is a small not-for-profit organisation that is committed to spreading ideas to all knowledge-seekers through talks given by the …

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10 August 2009

Images in PPC Ads

Sponsored results showing images Just did a quick search for dresses, I need a new one, and came across two ads with images and looks like formatted feeds for three dresses along with prices. One in the second place and one in the last place. I have not seen this before has anyone else? Are the links from shopping feeds? …

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7 August 2009

Twitter Meltdown

I’m a self-cofessed Twitter addict and its two hour downtime on Thursday was painful. In my time of distress, I turned to Google and did a search to find some answers. I was elated to find out that yes, indeed, Twitter was down (I wasn’t the only one suffering!), but at the same time crushed to discover that folks at …

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7 August 2009

Customer strategy

Coming from a digital background focusing on SEO, I sometimes forget how important it is to focus on the single most important fact that dictates all marketing strategies – the customer. With an aim to refresh my memeory of this long forgoten phenomenon,I decided to attend a rather basic ‘customer strategy’web-ex. Here are some of the headlines from the web-ex: The …

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6 August 2009

Social networking: It’s just, like, so not cool anymore

A recent report by a regulator for the UK communications industries, Ofcom, shows a 5% drop in 15 to 24-year-olds using social networking sites and it’s not only their parents, uncles, aunts and teachers joining up which is scaring them off: it’s the number of 25- to 34-year-olds whose presence is driving their younger peers away. According to the regulator, …

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