When mentioning the word ‘cookies’, in this tech-savvy world more of us will think of the tracking tools used by websites than that much-loved teatime snack. And if you’re not already thinking this way, from next month you will have to. From 26th May 2011, every website operating in the UK had to do two [...]
You might have seen the most recent round of The Economist’s famous ‘where do you stand’ pairs of adverts – both sides of a topical issue are presented and the public are invited to join the debate. The most recent pair of ads posed the question ‘social media should/should not be censored’, using arguments ranging [...]
If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’ll know that we’re very interested in the UK’s Silicon Valley and Silicon Roundabout areas in the UK, as well as the original Silicon Valley in Northern California. The digital economy is increasingly important for the UK, and this is something that the UK government recognised in [...]
As most of you would have noticed by now, the old version of Google Analytics is being phased out, means that users have been getting familiar with the latest version and all of the updates that it has to offer. We thought that even though Google have been rolling out with one new feature after [...]
Back in July, we wrote a post about the influx of tablets coming to the market. And while there are plenty more excitements to come on that front, we wanted to take some time to look at the other portable must-have available – the smartphone. Apple is going from strength to strength, Windows Phones are [...]
A few weeks ago it was all about tech innovations at CES 2012. This week, though, it’s been all about DLD, or ‘Digital Life Design’, the network dedicated to uniting an informed community with interest in the digital age and what it means for the media, commerce, business and the customer. And for the Vice [...]
A much-publicised interview with Silicon Valley veteran Larry Tesler hints at the reasons behind why the area is the hotbed for transformative start-ups. Facebook, Yahoo, Google and Apple all began in the affluent area of California, and it’s a by-word in almost every industry for the alchemical link between innovation and growth. But what can [...]
Ever heard of a company deliberately trying to kill off one of its own products? No, neither had we. But then Microsoft did just that, with its dinosaur of an offering IE6. And now, the imminent demise of IE6 is a cause for celebration at Microsoft HQ, with them baking a cake to mark the [...]
2011 has been and gone, and it was a whirlwind year for technology. Google made a play in the social space, Amazon dipped its toe into the tablet market and Apple continued to dominate pretty much everything. It was the year of iPhone vs Android, with Apple suing various Android producers over numerous patent infringements. [...]
After only a few short years in the game, Google Chrome (apparently) recently claimed the number 2 spot in the Internet browser wars, overtaking Firefox, Mozilla’s edgy open-source offering for the first time. As a Chrome user myself I can totally understand Chrome’s success, but it also got me thinking, how much is Google exploiting [...]
What’s the catch? Today’s blog is a quick look at the Fujitsu Lifebook U772 Ultrabook. With most Ultrabooks being aimed at the consumer market (due...
We recently had Tristan Simmons from Netgear come into the BT Business Direct offices to talk about why 10 Gigabit connectivity is becoming an important topic...