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Online Holds the Future of Music

26.7.2006 by Mother Superior

The title of this post would immediately suggest I might be referring to the buying and selling of recorded music - but actually my work with the Manchester Jazz Festival this week has highlighted a very different area. UKFast is making a short series of podcasts from the festival and it's a real eye opener talking to a lot of the musicians. In a niche genre like Jazz there are a lot of bands making their name solely through live performance, as opposed to album sales. Many of these talents are not shall we say of the Internet generation. Despite…

A Serious Spate of Security Concerns?

25.7.2006 by Mother Superior

The technology headlines are dominated this week by security issues. Specifically in the UK, the government has produced guidelines to educate on the issue of cyber-bullying while globally the latest Sophos report reveals that Asian spammers are more now prevalent…

Blessed be the Blog

21.7.2006 by Chris N

A while ago the Web was in the grip of robots. Take two of the classic web searches (no, not those two, this is a family blog) - consumer electronics and celebrities. I'd be searching for a USB powered keyboard…

Believing the Skype

17.7.2006 by Chris N

Much to my relief and much like Pink, I'm not dead. Good day once more, UKFast blog fans. Voice over IP, or VOIP, is quickly gaining popularity. I have my ridiculous Captain Scarlet-style headset waiting at home, in order to…

Will PR Need Journalists in 5 Years Time?

11.7.2006 by Mother Superior

An interesting question came up last week at the CIPR Northern Conference in Leeds. Julia Hobsbawn had just been talking about how new media has changed the landscape in terms of reporting news and the rise of the columnist within…

New Media is the Way Forward for PR

10.7.2006 by Mother Superior

The CIPR Northern conference last Thursday was full of great speakers and new ideas for the PR community - and the most resounding gong was for blogging and the new media techniques. The new media in this case is the…

Suing the Internet

4.7.2006 by Mother Superior

Have a look at some of the big stories about the Internet so far this week. Here are a few headlines and links: Rank outsider sues Google over zero score Music industry to sue Yahoo China UK lawsuit proceeds against…

How Should the Internet be Run?

3.7.2006 by Mother Superior

With the US reviewing the role of ICANN at the end of July, it seems we all have a very small window of opportunity to have our own say on who should run the Internet and how. Both ICANN and…