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February, 2008


February 7, 2008  1:05 PM

Offline insecurity

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Online banking may be the favoured method of working with banks but it’s still held back by security fears. Well, for all the Luddites out there, a recent incident at an HSBC branch in North...

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February 6, 2008  5:06 PM

The pane game

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Downtime has been wondering how Yahoo will change if Microsoft succeeds in its $44bn bid for the search company. One suggestion is to rebrand Yahoo as Yahoft. Or how about Microhoo? The del.icio.us social bookmarking site could be renamed .net.ilicio.us, while Flickr could simply become Winckr.


February 6, 2008  2:10 PM

Spooks in the spectrum

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While investigating a story about yet another trading platform seeking a technology partner, I realised the importance of names in today’s Googlesphere. Project Rainbow is the codename of an alternative trading...


February 5, 2008  3:42 PM

Homo stupidus

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The fascination of IT received some rare public recognition recently when the Darwin Awards for 2007 were announced. Named in honour of Charles Darwin, the Awards commemorate those who improve the gene pool by accidentally removing themselves from it. So hats off to Oscar, a 29-year-old computer...


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