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  • The little Browzar that hides everything?

    The Yorkshire Post has a story about Freeserve founder Ajaz Ahmed’s latest venture browzar, “a new internet browser which allows users to surf the web without leaving a history of websites visited and protects against leaving personal details on computers.” I did wonder why someone would create such a browser, considering the dangerous times we live in with paedophiles… Read More

  • Real Extate search engine makes extensive use of tags but not hListing.

    Extate.com is a nationwide property search engine developed BytePlay Ltd, a privately funded London based technology startup. Extate works by crawling all of the largest national estate agents websites every 24 hours to provide home buyers with up-to-date search results. It uses a natural language search query function to make it easy for anyone to find the right property. i.e “Cookham… Read More

  • BT Business gets blogging.

    ITWeek are reporting that BT Business has launched a new blog to give firms information and advice on how to build their online presence, and provide a channel for feedback and interaction with its experts. Three experts from BT together with blogging expert Ian Fenn will contribute regularly to the blog, which aims to cover topics including web site design, how to reach customers online… Read More

  • Tesco is fast becoming the new WalMart.

    The supermarket giant Tesco, today announced it was launching on the 6th September, a non-food home shopping service called Tesco direct, which it promises will end the misery of waiting in for deliveries all-day. The supermarket giant promised quicker delivery and shorter and more reliable slots than are currently provided by other high street retailers. It’s other direct-to-home… Read More

  • Coull Vlogger [Interactive Video] links to Google AdWords.

    Bristol based Coull have two very “cool” applications to help brand owners create their own user generated video portals and interactive video content. Coull vlogger is the first application which is their unique all-in-one video blogging solution. It provides end users with a basic video editing capability in conjunction with a video uploading option to a hosted whitelabel… Read More

  • Fedafi offer an easily managed RSS business solution for everyone.

    Fedafi is a Glasgow based, UK company – pronounced fee·da·fi (‘fi’ as in hifi)  – aims to democratize RSS by making it possible for anyone to create, manage, market and track valid RSS and Podcast feeds, as part of their business strategy. Fedafi is a self-funded startup with just two people right now. Fedafi hope to grow their business by providing the… Read More

  • Yahoo! Go for [windows] mobile.

    Yahoo! Go for Mobile was first launched earlier this year for mobile devices running the Symbian operating system. From today, it’s now available on any Windows Mobile-powered phone running either Microsoft’s mobile OS version 2003 SE or Mobile 5.0. Yahoo! Go for Mobile integrates services such as Y! Mail, Search, Photos, Address Book and Calendar, and Y! News, Sports, Finance… Read More

  • Viagogo are open and touting for your business.

    Viagogo is an online ticket exchange that allows people to buy and sell live event tickets in a safe and guaranteed way. Viagogo’s mission is to bring efficiency and transparency to what has traditionally been a murky market place, thus allowing consumers to buy and sell tickets in a safe and guaranteed way. Viagogo, the UK’s first legal secondary ticket website for football… Read More

  • British designers blogroll.

    I recently came across this interesting website called “stuff and nonsense” don’t ask me how or why – I don’t remember but I did bookmark it instantly because it contained a wonderful blogroll of links to British designers and developers who share a passion for web standards and accessibility. Read More

  • BCMA IPTV event series

    The Branded Content Marketing Association (BCMA) is running a series of paid for events in September at The Arts Club, London, focusing on the topic of IPTV. Following the recent acquistion of HomeChoice by Tiscali and imminent launch of BT Vision, IPTV looks set to become one of THE hot topics in the UK over the next few years.    The BCMA are running the following three events: Part… Read More

  • Feedmailer manages your RSS via email and on the go.

    FeedMailer is a [free] new RSS service launched by John Slater and Chris Richardson, based in Leeds and self-funded, their aim is simply to keep people updated via their e-mail! You select the RSS feeds that interest you, add them to your feedmailer account online and then sit back as feedmailer does the rest. The first interesting thing about Feedmailer, is the ability to set the… Read More

  • Web filtering: computer says no?

    Instead of focusing on the job at hand, have you been checking the football results while at work, getting in a bit of online shopping or just simply chatting to your friends on IM? Well if its not related to your job, then some employees may soon be trying to put a stop to it by using web filtering technologies to block your access to websites or applications they deem… Read More

  • Flickr supports "Geo" Microformat

    There is a lot of coverage on the web today about Yahoo! bringing together a bunch of its properties — Flickr, Yahoo! Maps, Upcoming, and Yahoo! Local and finally adding in support for “Geo Tagging” in Flickr. Back in June, at the Content 2.0 event here in London, SVP of Yahoo! Bradley Horowitz mentioned they would “soon provide geo tagging support“.  But… Read More

  • Desktop browser applications anyone?

    Earlier this year I came across the work of Peter Nixey and his prototype web service, eventsites which demonstrated how users could create mini-websites for events such as parties or meetups. At first glance it looked like just another web mashup, combining Google Maps, Flickr and EVDB, but on closer inspection I soon realised that eventsites was quiet unique because it uses no server-logic… Read More

  • London Geek Girl Dinner

    There is another London Geek Girl Dinner this week. (29th August) Obviously it’s strictly for women but there is one way chaps to get in according to Sarah Blow: “If you are male and wish to attend this event you must bring a female with you or be brought by a female. NO FEMALE, NO ENTRY!!!! Sorry Guys! (We will keep the numbers balanced!) And ladies, one date only… Read More

  • New book about Mobile Web 2.0

    Ajit Jaokar and Tony Fish, two well known UK speakers on topics concerning the mobile web, have just finished writing their new book “Mobile Web 2.0” Below are some of the hot topics this book covers. Mobile content and the changing balance of power (The power of user generated content) I am not a number, I am a tag (The impact on the telecoms industry’s management of… Read More

  • BloomBox is a mint of an idea.

    About a six weeks ago I was kindly invited to attend an event here in London called UGTV06 by Andy Bell. It was a very good seminar talking about how mainstream media in the UK is embracing the “user generated content” age. It was the same evening that MTV UK announced the launch of their own UGC project Flux. Later that evening Tim Morgan previewed Bloombox a white-label web… Read More

  • VideoJug enter a crowded market with a nice twist

    VideoJug, has just been launched, by Dan Thompson, David Tabizel and Danny Kelly, to host a range of video clips offering advice and demonstrations on topics such as how to clean windows or how to clean ketchup spills on a carpet. The current crop of videos are short, sharp and well presented by the Videojug management. Of course VideoJug hope other people will also upload their own, how… Read More

  • IE7 (RC1) might cause you problems …

    Microsoft announced today the release of IE7 RC1 and thankfully this time I don’t have to uninstall Microsoft Explorer myself. This time Microsoft do it for me as part of the install! I do sometimes wish I could stop the installation of IE7 right there but sadly Windows Update only works with IE. Currently I have IE7 Beta3 running on my desktop and I nearly pushed the button to upgrade… Read More

  • The Children's Machine arrives

    One of my favourite technology projects has just announced its new name. The hundred dollar laptop spearheaded by Nicholas Negroponte formerly called the OLPC is now called the CM1, or The Children’s Machine. The 7.5-inch, 1,200 x 900 pixel configurable and mesh-networkable notebook, which runs a Fedora Linux distro powered by a 400MHz AMD Geode processor, is meant to supply kids… Read More