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Facebook Challenges Google’s Tech Dominance by Partnering With AOL, Adobe | Adweek


Facebook and Google aren’t exactly besties, and the social giant’s latest move won’t help matters. In recent weeks Facebook has made two friends through moves that will simultaneously help its own advertising business and hurt Google’s. Last month, Adobe and AOL joined Facebook Exchange, the social network’s display retargeting platform beloved by direct-response advertisers who […]

Hey, Apple and Google: Stop trying to wolf the whole mobile pie • The Register


“Apple is a terrible Google, which is a terrible Amazon, which is a terrible Apple.” It’s become a truism that the way to win in mobile is with an end-to-end, hardware-to-software-to-cloud strategy. I just wish this were as good for consumers as it seems to be for vendors. If I could get any wish fulfilled […]

BBC News – Brazilian newspapers pull out of Google News


Newspapers accounting for 90% of the circulation in Brazil have abandoned Google News. Brazil’s National Association of Newspapers says all 154 members had followed its recommendation to ban the search engine aggregator from using their content. The papers say Google News refused to pay for content and was driving traffic away from their websites. Google […]

bing is for #fail


bing are rebranding from “the decision engine” and have chosen to have people search for the phrase “bing is for doing” sadly on their own site the auto-suggest feature suggests a lot of rather negative things before you complete your phrase. Among them ” bing is useless” and “bing is rubbish” – someone in their […]

Mac OS X and Lotus Notes


It’s interesting that there doesn’t seem to be that much information about Notes and Mac OS X since this site now seems to attract a lot of visitors from Google because of this post about gripes with Lotus Notes on OS X maybe I’ll slowly build up a resource page for things related to Notes. […]

cool new browser plugin


Thanks Dave for sending me a link to cooliris which is a great browser plugin – I love Flickr and now with the help of cooliris browsing photostreams is much more fun and so much easier – cooliris works on hundreds of sharing and web 2.0 websites, including the likes of Bebo, Facebook, Friendster, Google, […]

Yahoo year in review 2008


As mentioned in the top searches from 2008 on google top tens though work well as proven editorial technique alongside top trumps and image galleries. So it’s no surprise that Yahoo have also created their top ten lists of searches for 2008 – although rather than being a zeitgeist they call it a buzz or […]

Happy Holidays the google docs way


I love this despite myself and the fact I know it’s a marketing campaign by google docs – it’s so pretty though with the snowflakes!

Top ten searches of 2008 on google


It’s that time of year again when Google release their zeitgeist listing the most searched for terms of 2008 split out by country – it’s like having your very own research director except you don’t get to ask specific questions. Top tens though work well I find – it’s a proven editorial technique alongside top […]

Google Contacts Nightmare


So a slight problem recently with contacts. I use a number of tools and web apps in my daily life to keep things organised beacuse I work for myself I use a number of machines in a number of offices so it’s easier to rely on web applications for some tasks. 30 boxes (30boxes.com) for […]


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