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December, 2009


December 3, 2009  1:44 PM

John Terry to play for Yorkshire club

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Chelsea, Yorkshire

It has got nothing to do with tectonic plates but Chelsea is now part of Yorkshire. The Yorkshire and Chelsea building societies are merging. Whatever next? I've never seen such a disparate group of buildings. The players of Chelsea are going to be mighty confused. And not just the imports. "When...

December 3, 2009  10:36 AM

If you have been injured in an accident use your iPhone

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
iPhone

Tthe IT Team at Bott & Co, specialist personal injury lawyers, have created a 'Car Incident Assistant' app for the iPhone. The application connects to the firm's live 24-hour accident help system and assists a...


December 2, 2009  3:19 PM

Dummy’s guide to running really exciting meetings

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Workarounds

Management Guru, David Taylor, aka "the Naked Leader", is running a seminar on how to hold meetings. Here on Dowtime, we think we have the perfect solution to meetings blues: coffee, bourbon biscuits and no agenda. Ps, don't dunk the...


December 2, 2009  3:15 PM

Spare a $$$$ billion

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
advertising

Joe Brockmeier from Novell has one of the toughest jobs in IT - to convince the masses that they should use Linux rather than Microsoft software. Let's face it Microsoft spends more money getting people to say "I'm a PC" and run their own Windows 7 launch...


December 2, 2009  12:26 PM

Post Office bankers bullied in The City

KarlFl40 Profile: KarlFl40
Bankers, Brogues, City

Downtime was both concerned and pleased that the Post Office could become a full service bank. The good news is this means lots of IT investment. But Downtime worries how the Post Office's bankers will cope when rubbing shoulders with...


December 2, 2009  9:41 AM

Busking made easy

Bryan Glick Bryan Glick Profile: Bryan Glick
gadgets

Blogs such as Downtime that often talk about weird and downright bizarre technology are permanently in debt to Japanese researchers.

If it's not robots performing obscure household or human tasks in a slightly creepy way,...


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