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  • Using cellphones to track people's movements, study human behavior

    What does your cellphone say about you? Not in the fashion sense—it says you’re a dork—, but what does it say about your behavior? It turns out, quite a lot. A recent study tracked people’s movements using their cellphone. You take your cellphone around with you everywhere, so what better way to track someone? And wouldn’t you know it, most people are… Read More

  • Celebrity Baby Blog is Acquired: People.com's Gain Is FM Publishing's Loss

    It’s nice to see blogs growing up, even if they are about babies. People.com has bought Celebrity Baby Blog, a fast-growing blog started four years ago by Danielle Friedland. She confirmed the deal earlier this week, after MediaWeek broke the story. The site has an editorial staff of 17 editors, contributors, writers, and reviewers (presumably, not all full time). The blog is an… Read More

  • Google hires first engineering chief for Europe

    Google has appointed its first ever Vice President of Engineering in Europe, in a move which could herald new local products from the search giant. Nelson Mattos (Ph.D.) will oversee Europe, the Middle East and Africa, in a sign that Google is increasingly interested in concentrating its management talent in high growth areas, like Europe, for its products.
    In a statement Alan Eustace, Senior… Read More

  • The Internet Address Book the Identity Search Engine.

    About a month ago Roberto Bonanzinga pinged me with details of The Internet Address Book (IAB), an identity search engine that scanned a host of popular social networks – MySpace, LinkedIn, Delicious, Skype etc. – to find a person’s various identities and/or profiles. Although this feature alone was potentially useful it was rather singular. At the time, it seemed like… Read More

  • The week when London partied … Paris next.

    Last week was a great week for catching up with a few people. Wednesday I caught up with Euan Semple, until then I had resisted Twitter but sadly I have been drawn into this backchannel web craze. Thursday was Media Tech 2006. Congratulations to Richard Youngman from Library House for his hard work in getting the event together. One of the highlights for me was the VC panel session with… 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