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IE 8 Beta 1 ready for download

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday March 12, 2008 )

zzzzzz… zzzzz… huh? What’s that? Internet Explorer 8 Beta 1 has been released? Last week? How the heck I missed that I have no idea. (more…)


Traditional journalism out of touch

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday March 8, 2008 )

According to a recent survey, just over two thirds of Americans believe traditional journalism is out of touch with what consumers want from a news service. (more…)


Online billionaire – by age 24

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday March 6, 2008 )

Mark Zuckerman of Facebook has been reported as being world’s youngest self-made billionaire in history – grabbing the title from Billy Gates. (more…)


Internet usage in the workplace

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday March 1, 2008 )

Still working a day job for a boss while you’re working on building up your online business? The temptation can be to do a bit of work for your own business on your boss’s dime – but be careful, you may be caught out. (more…)


Getting venture capital

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday February 29, 2008 )

Each day I read about startups getting substantial amounts of moola in venture capital for what appears to be, at best, rather gimmicky web services with little chance of real success. How do they get the cash? (more…)


Dell “dude” creator dead

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday February 26, 2008 )

I’ve always love the “Dude, you’re getting a Dell” campaign – I’m a Dell owner myself. It was sad to read the news that the creator of that campaign committed suicide a couple of days ago. (more…)


Phone meetings & online business

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday February 16, 2008 )

I must be getting old. I’m increasingly saying “back in my day”. Anyhow, back in my day, when I was still wearing the tie and suit and when faxing was pretty darned cool and anyone with an email address commanded a 6 figure salary, we had these things called phone meetings that would actually occur at the time arranged. (more…)


Social network fatigue

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday February 9, 2008 )

I’ve grown a bit weary of social networks lately and it seems I’m not the only one – according to some recent market research; social network users are spending less time on these services, or quitting them altogether. (more…)


Aussies sue Google

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Friday February 8, 2008 )

Straight from the “you’ve got to be kidding me” department; 2 Australian real estate agents are suing Google for defamation. (more…)


Predict the future of Internet

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday February 6, 2008 )

So goes the catch-cry of a re-launched online industry magazine; arising like a phoenix from the 7 year old ashes of the last Internet bubble bust. (more…)