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Twitter grabs Aussies’ attention

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday August 17, 2009 )

Twitter has enjoyed meteoric growth all over the world.. and especially in Australia. (more…)


Google on caffeine

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday August 12, 2009 )

The wraps have been pulled off Google’s secret project: a next-generation architecture for Google’s web search, codenamed Caffeine. (more…)


Social networking threatens friendships

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday August 4, 2009 )

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales has warned about the degradation of friendships due to the extensive use of social networking services. Usually I’d disregard this sort of thing as crank material, but he has a point. (more…)


Be wary of Twitter links

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday July 9, 2009 )

I used to be extremely hesitant to click links generated by URL shortening services, but with the advent of Twitter, I dropped the paranoia level a bit. Probably not a good idea. (more…)


Bing equals ka-ching?

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday June 9, 2009 )

Microsoft’s new search engine, aka “decision engine” or “results engine” as they now like to call it, is turning out to be an interesting beast. (more…)


Premium content model rush

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday May 30, 2009 )

Where Rupert leads, others often follow. Mr Murdoch’s plans to have Internet users pay for premium online newspaper content among his brands have set others considering the same. (more…)


Microsoft’s machine that goes “bing”!

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday May 29, 2009 )

Apologies to Monty Python fans. Microsoft is revving up the spin machine for it’s new search engine, called Bing. (more…)


Google – the $100 billion brand

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday May 4, 2009 )

Google is the world’s first $100 billion brand and number one brand for the third year running. (more…)


Farewell Geocities

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday April 24, 2009 )

The free web hosting service Geocities has been around for what seems forever and it practically has in terms of Internet history – but it won’t be for much longer. (more…)


Yahoo’s revenue woes

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday April 23, 2009 )

Yahoo’s profit has dropped 78% compared to the same period a year earlier; and the axe is about to be swung among its ranks again. (more…)