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October, 2008


October 10, 2008  4:41 PM

BBC blogger demonstrates muscle of internet media

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Finance, National news

Anyone who thinks print offers a future in publishing should ponder this: Britain's biggest banks blame BBC blogger, business editor Robert Peston, for wiping £17bn of the value off their shares, thus contributing to chancellor Alistair Darling having to dip his hand into taxpayers' pockets for...

October 10, 2008  4:38 PM

Steve Jobs’ online profile suffers a fresh attack

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online, Private lives

Just three weeks ago Downtime was forced to report that Vernon Kaye was not dead, and it seems the internet's capacity to bereave and bewilder has not abated.

Poor old Steve...

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October 10, 2008  4:31 PM

Google offers Mail Goggles to users with beer goggles

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online

Following its entry into the enterprise market Google is now offering parental services. Google has introduced a system that tests whether e‑mail users are drunk before they send e-mails.

The Mail Goggles system asks users simple mathematical questions to provide e¬‑mailing's...


October 10, 2008  3:18 PM

Profiteers bank on government intervention

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government

Banks are having a tough time of it. Not only can they not offer crippling mortgages to people with little or no chance of repaying their debt, but now they are also having to


October 7, 2008  3:45 PM

Palin’s internet profile borders on the ridiculous

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politics

In these times of economic hardship, Downtime knows there is a responsibility for comic IT columns to resist bipartisanship.

However, it is becoming difficult to maintain this stance as the American election 2008 - or Election 2.0 - hoists Sarah Palin into the limelight.


October 7, 2008  3:43 PM

ITV admits viewers won the battle, but plots to win war

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advertising

ITV revealed last week that it had invested in the vanguard of television advertising.

In the heady future, ITV will be able to embed advertising into television shows, getting round the problem of pesky viewers channel-hopping to avoid being bombarded with advertising.

Simon...


October 7, 2008  3:39 PM

Men are from Mars, women are better, research proves

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research

The 21st century will see...


October 7, 2008  3:37 PM

Microsoft speech glitch raises awkward questions

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Networking

As usual, the Microsoft presentation hit a glitch. But at IP08, it was not Microsoft's fault. You can blame BT.

The throngs were waiting for a speech from Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to be piped in from Southbank to the IP08 viewing room in Earl's Court. But the ISDN link was not up....


October 2, 2008  10:15 AM

Office Wars – IT v Sales (and more)

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IT, Sales

Who will win the Office Wars? IT? Sales? Frankly, we don't care - just so long as we get to join in the fun!


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