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Privacy challenges ahead 2013, Battle of Ideas

Privacy challenges ahead 2013

Joe Bloggs wishes to use a pseudonym on Facebook as he does not want his employer and his tutors to know that he has an account. Or, Jane does not wish to have her Google services merged into one account

By | Battle of Ideas, Notebook | Monday, 4 March 2013 at 6:51 pm

The great escape… from social media, Notebook

The great escape… from social media

Today the search for an American couple feared missing was concluded when they presented themselves at a Peruvian Military base, apparently bemused by all the trouble they had caused. Panic ensued when the couple stopped posting Facebook updates for nearly one month…

By | Notebook | Friday, 1 March 2013 at 6:06 pm

Can retail technology save the British pub?, Bytesize

Can retail technology save the British pub?

How do you save the British pub? Relaxing the smoking ban is an option. Maybe breweries could support their landlords, instead of treating them like the squatters who stand between them and a big property deal. A less punitive tax system, which encouraged social drinking and punished binge boozers, might work.

By | Bytesize | Monday, 11 February 2013 at 4:09 pm

Watch out Facebook, Google+ is now the world’s second largest social network and it’s growing fast!, Bytesize

Watch out Facebook, Google+ is now the world’s second largest social network and it’s growing fast!

Figures from Global Web Index now track Google+ as the second largest social network in the world, with 343 million monthly active users. Can Facebook fend off competition from Google?

By | Bytesize, Digital Digest | Monday, 28 January 2013 at 4:24 pm

Google+ adds pan and zoom feature for photos, as Facebook announces mystery press event for next week, Digital Digest

Google+ adds pan and zoom feature for photos, as Facebook announces mystery press event for next week

As Facebook announced a mystery press conference for next Tuesday, Google coincidentally rolled out a new feature for Google+, that enables panning and zooming for high resolution images.

By | Digital Digest, Science & Technology | Wednesday, 9 January 2013 at 5:14 pm

Five tech battlegrounds to watch in 2013, Digital Digest

Five tech battlegrounds to watch in 2013

James Vincent looks at five tech battlegrounds to watch this coming year.

By | Digital Digest, Science & Technology | Thursday, 3 January 2013 at 6:21 pm

Embracing social media could save local governments but they’re still ignoring it, Notebook

Embracing social media could save local governments but they’re still ignoring it

The use of social media is increasing at a phenomenal rate; which is no surprise to those in the know. Local councils (with a few exceptions) however are not utilising it to the best of their ability.

By | Notebook | Friday, 21 December 2012 at 3:25 pm

The Open Data Institute: The time for data-driven innovation is now, Uncategorized

The Open Data Institute: The time for data-driven innovation is now

Officially launched on 4 of December the Open Data Institute (ODI) is an independent, non-profit and non-partisan company that aims to become the UK’s premier academy of big data. Considering the current hype surrounding terms such as ‘big data’, there are some that might view this new initiative with suspicion but the ODI seems part of an understated if confident shift in how the UK is taking advantage of the natural resource of the information age: data.

By | | Wednesday, 19 December 2012 at 6:58 pm

What did we search for in 2012? The Google Zeitgeist reveals all., Digital Digest

What did we search for in 2012? The Google Zeitgeist reveals all.

At the end of each year, Google compiles its annual Zeitgeist. A collection of detailed summaries, categorising the world’s Google search activity over the previous twelve months.

By | Digital Digest, Notebook | Wednesday, 12 December 2012 at 2:04 pm

Top of the posts: New iMac, Catalonia’s elections, Facebook, Notebook

Top of the posts: New iMac, Catalonia’s elections, Facebook

It has been a week of social network, health, politicians and technology, including the great news for Apple lovers on the new iMac’s release today in the UK. Alex Masters revealed that the 21.5 inch model is now available, but that the 27 inch is yet to come to Britain’s Apple stores.

By | Notebook | Friday, 30 November 2012 at 4:59 pm

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