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Yahoo’s 16th Birthday

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday March 6, 2011 )

At the beginning of this month Yahoo! turned 16. Was it a sweet 16 or bittersweet? (more…)


Paging Dr. Google

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Thursday February 10, 2011 )

The great thing about the Internet is all the information available to us – it can also be the worst thing about the Internet. (more…)


Over 2 billion surfing the web

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Tuesday February 8, 2011 )

In just ten years; between 2000 – 2010, the number of Internet users globally grew from under 400 million to over two billion. (more…)


In CEOs we trust

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday January 31, 2011 )

The older I get, the more cynical I become, probably as a result of what I do for a living. I’m questioning everything and everything I believe in is up for review. (more…)


The iPocalypse and IPv4 addresses

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday January 29, 2011 )

Some are calling it the ipocalypse – the point when IPv4 addresses run out – and it could happen as early as within the next couple of weeks. It may not be as dramatic as some have foreshadowed; but it’s something to look into in regard to your own online business. (more…)


Social networks are in the toilet

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Monday January 24, 2011 )

Literally. Even the sanctity of the bathroom is no match for the power of social networking, with 27% of people in a recent survey stating they check Facebook while in the bathroom. (more…)


Firefox dethrones IE in Europe

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday January 5, 2011 )

Firefox reportedly became the browser of choice in Europe in December last year; unseating Internet Explorer from its long held number 1 position. (more…)


Pew’s Paid Content Survey Results

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Sunday January 2, 2011 )

While nearly two thirds of U.S. online users have paid to download some sort of content – it’s not all just music and software. (more…)


Google’s new “hacked” site warnings

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Saturday December 18, 2010 )

Clicking a link can be a little like Russian roulette at times – you never know quite what you’re going to see, or what will happen. (more…)


Google Instant new feature – Previews

Posted by Michael Bloch in online world (Wednesday November 10, 2010 )

Is it just me or has Google rolled out more new features for search in the last 12 months than for it’s entire history? Anyhow, meet Google Instant Previews. (more…)