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January 24, 2008  5:47 PM

Ginger : the new Netvibes

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netvibes, personalisation, Social networking

netvibes_black.pngFor those of you that use feed readers and like to personalise the way the internet looks in a glance then the new Ginger Netvibes could offer something interesting…. its currently in beta. I’ll take a look and let you know what I think.

But why call it ginger – is ginger suddenly cool??

January 23, 2008  2:29 PM

Facebook in hot water with UK information commissioner

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Data ownership, Facebook, information commissioner, privacy

facebook.jpgInteresting post I just spotted about privacy and data. According to Shiny Shiny and a story on Computer Weekly the UK’s Information Commissioner Richard Thomas is not happy with Facebook’s policy to not delete someone’s personal data when they decide to leave (and not want to come back to) the community.

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January 21, 2008  4:59 PM

Computer Weekly bloggers go global

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bloggers, Blogs, computerweekly, Lotusphere

lotusphere2008.jpgTwo of Computer Weekly bloggers’ will be posting live from two conferences this week. So if you want to know the latest goings on from the Lotusphere 2008 conference then check out Ian White’s blog to find out more of the latest from Orlando, Florida.

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January 18, 2008  2:22 PM

Let’s go green

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Green IT

lets%20go%20green.JPG I’ve just been hunting for a great green image, cos let’s face it’s one of the hottest topics going at the moment in enterprise IT. Anyway I found this image, which I really I like. Expect lots of Green IT coverage from this year – we already have a dedicated channel on Efficient IT a and will have more great Green content for businesses coming soon.

Image credit

January 16, 2008  5:49 PM

The MacBook Air is here

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Apple, laptop, Mac, steve jobs, Video

Steve Jobs has launched the thinnest laptop in the world, but is it important? Judging by the amount of web noise its generated then yes it is. Currently it’s the most searched for term in technorati. And if you work in the enterprise space then you will probably have at least a passing interest or you’ll be wondering how long it is before you’ll be able to get your hands on one, or before employees start requesting them!

Well they only retail at £1199.

If you want to see the drama – then watch the first embedded video below. If you want to find out more of the technical specs of this new laptop then watch the product demo from a guy who works at Apple – so don’t expect him to point out any flaws, but it’s a comprehensive tour of the laptop.

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January 15, 2008  1:00 PM

New blog on

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Blog, Communications, IT, Networks


We have just launched our latest blog – the Networks Generation for those interested in networks and communications, principally from the UK. If stories about WiMax (I couldn’t resist linking to this post as I love the headline!), or broadband, etc, etc interest you, then take a look and bookmark it or subscribe to the RSS feed.

It is written by our expert in Networks and Comms JP Kamath (pictured).

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January 11, 2008  12:10 PM

Second life to become as popular as email in five years

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Business, IT

Wow… what a statement. Businesses need to start embracing virtual world technology as it’s going to as popular as email in five years time, according to a report by Forrester.

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January 9, 2008  5:06 PM

Who owns the data on social networking sites – the website or the person

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Data ownership, Data protection, privacy

facebook.jpg I followed with interest the recent squabble between Facebook and Robert Scoble over who owned his data on Facebook and have read some really good posts on this issue, such as the pro privacy and consumer louis gray and a different take on the debate from Freedom to Tinker.

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January 7, 2008  8:00 PM

Top videos on ComputerWeekly in 2007

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computerweekly, IT news, videos

Continuing the slightly reflective theme of the previous post, launched its video channel last year.

These consist of a mixture of weekly news highlights packages and one off video interviews.

So far the most popular of our videos in 2007:

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January 3, 2008  2:17 PM

The top 10 blog posts on in 2007

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bloggers, Blogs,

Firstly, here’s to a happy and prosperous New Year.

Secondly, what were your favourite blog posts in 2007? I have compiled a list of the top 10 most popular blog posts for 2007 on

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