28 July 2009

Google financial insight

Well the second quarter results for Search engines have now being made public. Google’s results were positive and ahead of analysts expectations.  Revenue of $5.5bn was an increase of 3 per cent quarter-on-quarter from 2008.  A slightly different picture from the Q2 results published by Yahoo, where net revenues had fallen by 16 per cent. Even though Google is still …

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24 July 2009

Understanding content and context

The challenge for Search Engines This morning I was searching online and came  across a site ranking OK for a niche term but what got me was the fact that that the company was actually in administration and had been for a couple of weeks. On the website home page there were a couple of notices that gave notice of …

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23 July 2009

That is Twice

As if we did not know already, Twitter is fast creaping into every corner of society and I have three examples of this inexorible spread today. 1.  Probably the least surprising is the plethora of Twitter tools available for Firefox – “the faster, smarter way to surf the Web”. These include TwitterBar and TwitterFox, but the one that I find …

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22 July 2009

Windows 7: bits I’m gonna like

I’m hearing a lot of good things about Windows 7 right now. After taking advantage of the early adopter scheme, and ordering a copy of the Home Premium edition, I’m feeling a little twang of excitement about the October official release. Am I suckered into some kind of Microsoft hype right now? Only time will tell… But in the meantime, …

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21 July 2009

PC vs Mac – It’s on!

Microsoft’s chief operating officer,  Kevin Turner,  says they are planning to open their retail stores “right next door to Apple” in the few months. Microsoft and Apple have been fighting it out for years over who has the best operating system. Microsoft’s Windows platform runs on the most PC’s in the world, while Apple are known for their design savvy …

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21 July 2009

Please Google – stop teasing me with American carrots!

They just don’t taste the same as English carrots! If you’re following me on Twitter, you’ll know how excited I was this morning when I received the above message in my Gmail inbox. Yippeee!” thought I – “they must finally have opened Google Voice up to a UK beta test as well!”. I knew from the few blog posts I’d …

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20 July 2009

Health mash-up is hypochondriac heaven

Anybody who works with me can tell you that I’m a bit of a closet mash-up fan on the quiet – the use of two different types of technology for one much cooler purpose is brilliant to me – and the “HealthMap – Global Disease Alert” site is no exception. All credit for the discovery of this site (by me …

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16 July 2009

Turkey rockets past Canada to be Facebook No. 3

As you will know if you’re a regular reader of the Tamar blog, I like to keep an eye on how Facebook is doing around the world, with my occassional “Top 10 Facebook-using countries” posts. I should point out that I’d dearly *love* to be doing this for some of the other big social media sites too, but as it …

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15 July 2009

Blog posts on Google expanded

Additional blog descriptions now included Searching for digital cameras this morning I noticed that the blog descripitons have now been extended to include more detail. Previously there was just the heading and then some limited text. Now,a s you see below you get het title of the Blog, the name of the Blog hosting the content and the date the …

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14 July 2009

My second year at St Cyprian’s

It’s my second year at St Cyprian’s school, and I’m still loving every minute of it. St Cyprian’s is not just a school for girls but its also home to every single girl that attends the school and that includes our lovely staff. Being a St Cyprian’s girl is a great honour and I am very proud to say that …

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