2 June 2009

Pushing the boundaries for new content

As Bing is almost ready to roll out more fully on the 3 June we can expect to see more activity as the Search Engines look to try and outdo each other in terms of new releases and functionality. But where will the boundaries be drawn and where are the limits in terms of ‘fair use’ of third party content? …

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2 June 2009

Flocking Sociable

For those of you that can empathise with me as I enjoy a bit of tittle-tattle with my neighbour over the garden fence, welcome to Flock. Whilst this may conjure images of Robert De Niro giving a truth test to Ben Stiller, meeting this flocker will give you social junkies just what you need. Do you have multiple accounts and …

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29 May 2009

Oak Lodge and TLC – the building commences!

With just over a week to go until the project, things are really starting to shape up at Oak Lodge. Last weekend, Tony and his team from designbuilding got the foundations underway for our mini amphitheatre. It required a mini digger and the efforts of six of Tony’s workforce – all working on donated time for a fantastic cause. Things …

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29 May 2009

Google’s Wave blows Microsoft’s Bing out of the water

On the day that Microsoft’s new search engine Bing is announced, Google reinforced its position as market leader by unveiling its new communication platform, Google Wave. Whilst Microsoft chose to display its efforts on revolutionizing the search engine by creating a ‘decision’ engine, (a move that can only be seen as an attempt to chip away at Google’s dominant market …

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28 May 2009

To Bing or Not Bing – that is the question

So Bing is launched, sort of, and while any form of competition is good for the consumer is this really going far enough to tempt people over from the ‘non evil’ side? I have my doubts, we were hoping for a step change and while some say that Bing is producing results and relevancy as good as Google it going …

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28 May 2009

Searching to the sound of Bing – Microsoft’s New Search Engine

On the 3rd of June, Microsoft are hoping the internet will be searching to a new sound, when they launch their new search engine, Bing. Bing is Microsoft’s biggest move to date in challenging Google at becoming leaders of semantic search, a search engine which revitalises and rebrands their tired Microsoft Live Search with the following new features: Interface For …

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28 May 2009

Does the length of your URL matter? You better believe it!

As part of an ongoing research project I have been studying the distribution of backlinks to some popular sites in high volume niches. The research has uncovered some valuable findings, it has also uncovered some blatantly obvious things which seem very logical when you think about it but present themselves very nicely graphically. The following graphic illustrates the correlation of …

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26 May 2009

MySpace adds profile designer… at last

In a move which could be seen as closing the stable door after the horse has bolted, MySpace are publicising their brand new “Profiles 2.0” this week, which allows users to choose from a massive range of profile themes and designs. Whilst this is surely an exciting move for MySpace, it’s not exactly a trail-blazing move in the world of …

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