Google & The Tyranny Of The New

Old news is a gold mine. Interesting post at the Long Tail Blog about how the existence of Google, and other search engines, means that news doesn’t need to disappear the day after it has published, which is how the newspaper industry has traditionally operated: “What matters to modern search engines is relevance, measure mostly by the number of other …

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Don’t Be Hypocritically Evil

There’s a lot of jokes flying around about the Google pot calling Microsoft’s kettle black. Some wonder why it is ok for Google to set defaults, whilst Microsoft can’t. Given the power Microsoft has on the desktop, and the companies’ less-than-stellar history when it comes to competitive practices, Google do have a point, but it makes for some amusing commentary …

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MSN Shopping Live! Doesn’t Do Firefox

Dead, more like it. “We’re sorry. Windows Live Shopping Beta does not yet support Firefox. We’re working to correct this as soon as possible”.  “Correct”? Why don’t they just get it right at the specification stage. Aren’t we heading backwards with all this browser dependent nonsense, or is this just the beginnings of Microsoft reasserting their browser lock-in advantage? No …

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Yahoo! Tech Advertising Delivery System

Ho hum. Yahoo! Tech launches. Don’t know about you, but that just looks like one big glossy advertisment to me. Aren’t tech audiences put off by big glossy advertisments? Then again, I suppose it is primarily a shopping site, and it is aimed at an audience that doesn’t want all the techno jargon, so fair enough. “Yahoo plans to target …

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What Does SEO Mean To you?

Search Engine Optimization. A bit rubbish, really, as far as descriptive terms go. Of course, search engines can’t be optimized, or at least they can’t be by anyone outside the search engine. The term SEO originated at a time when all you needed to do was hack the underlying code of web pages in order to make them appear higher …

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