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December, 2009

December 22, 2009  12:53 PM

2009 – That was the year that was

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
Broadband, Facebook, Government IT, IT Strategy, privacy

At this time of year, the web is full of reviews of 2009 and forecasts and predictions for the New Year in IT.

Twelve months ago I did exactly that - suggesting nine priorities for IT managers...

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December 17, 2009  10:12 AM

Google Chrome and Microsoft Windows 7 ads target the general public

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Today (17 December) I've seen two Google Chrome ads, both in traditional offline formats.

One was a cover wrap on Shortlist, a weekly giveaway aimed at male London commuters. The other was a billboard as I walked out of Sutton station in Surrey.

Google, one of the world's...

December 11, 2009  12:48 PM

Twitter’s ecosystem points to revenue for the real time web

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revenue, twitter

One of the biggest bits of news from Le Web in Paris this week was news that Twitter is actively embracing the developer community by opening up its API to everyone.

As Adam Tinworth's blog...

December 10, 2009  4:25 PM

Le Web – what’s going to be the biggest developments in real time web in 2010

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So we conducted some random vox pop videos at Le Web in Paris about think the biggest developments in the real time web in 2010.

As we pull together the video footage into a nice neat video package, I've picked out some people's views as "food for thought" as it were. These were ones...

December 10, 2009  4:11 PM

How to make money from mobile apps

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iPhone, mobile apps

Is it possible to make money from mobile apps? Yes, according to Le Web's panellists on the question - but there are plenty of potential pitfalls and obstacles.
It may not be all that easy, but what's most important is the fact that the market is growing - in five or six years' time, Team...

December 10, 2009  1:17 PM

Will real time web work for e-commerce?

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E-commerce, Google

It turns out publishing companies are not the only ones to dislike Google's dominance - e-commerce companies don't like having to rely on the search engine for their traffic and revenue either, and one even called it "a new tax on the internet".
Xavier Court, co-founder and VP of...

December 10, 2009  12:04 PM

Real time web validated by Google announcement

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Authority, Google, news, twitter, Web

Does Google's announcement that it will add a stream of real time content from across the web into its search results validate the value of real time search.

This is how Google put its announcement...

December 10, 2009  10:10 AM

Three tips for keeping up with the web

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Companies are failing to keep up with the pace of change on the internet and need to follow three steps to keep up, according to Jeremiah Owyang, a partner at the Altimeter Group who spoke at Le Web conference in Paris today.

He said the real time web is no longer quick enough, and that...

December 9, 2009  6:21 PM

Google’s answer to the publishers’ big problem

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Google, Marissa Mayer

Marissa Mayer, VP for search products and user experience at Google, spoke today at Le Web in Paris about the big problem facing publishers on the internet - how to make money in an age where consumers expect free content.

News Corp's Rupert Murdoch has gone on the offensive...

December 9, 2009  4:31 PM

Google wants publishers to stay on board

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Google, Meyer, news, online

Google said it respected the copyright of publishers and doesn't want to lose any from its index.

Marissa Meyer, VP at Google, told delegates at Le Web conference in Paris, that it respected publishers' copyright.

"Google wants to be as comprehensive a search as possible,...

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