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Email: Past it!

21.4.2006 by Chris N

News reaches me (hot from today's Metro, courtesy of Mr Bowers) here at UKFast Blog Central that The Queen has received more than 20,000 birthday cards this year - and 17,000 emails. Looks like this new technology has finally filtered…

The Internet as a Set of Communities

20.4.2006 by Mother Superior

Just the like world, the Internet grows as a set of communities. Many of the largest, the big portals are like the countries of the net and in order to participate in them we have to play by their rules.…

I Heard the Noise Today, oh Boy

19.4.2006 by Chris N

Aside from the fact that we have Big Brother, deadlines, diets and one hundred different ways to get in touch with people electronically in order to tell them what a crazy fool they were last night, the one thing that…

How Does Your Bank Protect You?

18.4.2006 by Mother Superior

When you read statements like; "every day at least 400 credit card numbers are sold," it's easy to dismiss it off hand, that is until it happens. Then it feels like a real invasion of privacy, which of course, it…

Hotmail Devolved

13.4.2006 by Chris N

Disclaimer: I know what 'beta' means! Up until a few days ago I was using the new Windows Live Mail beta, instead of my usual Hotmail account. Now I'm back to good old Hotmail. Why? Mainly because the new system…

Yahoo Plunders the Travel Market

12.4.2006 by Mother Superior

After Google’s Orion project yesterday, it’s good to hear Yahoo promoting a new innovation today. Although, Yahoo's up coming travel search does not provide new technologies, making it less ‘innovation’ and more ‘filing system’ for its current travel capabilities scattered…

New Aussie Search Gives Google Levy

11.4.2006 by Mother Superior

Google has bought a new search technology called Orion and along with it - inventor Ori Allon. The new technology, also coveted by Microsoft and Yahoo!, finds pages where the content is about a topic strongly related to the key…

IT vs The Media

10.4.2006 by Chris N

I spend a lot of time in the company of computers. I'll happily profess that I know a thing or two about how they work, and then more often than not will regret doing so because whoever's on the end…

Russia – the Internet Villain or Hero?

7.4.2006 by Mother Superior

American congress has named China and Russia the world's two biggest Internet pirates. Earlier this year, the UK's ISPA named Russia in its top 5 Internet villains and this week an XTN Data survey tells us that Russia's allofmp3.com is…

Social Networking

6.4.2006 by Chris N

OK so there's been a lot of news lately about Myspace: Firebombing! Police stings! Rupert Murdoch! For those of you unaware (i.e. those of you who aren't as young and cool as you think you are), Myspace is a 'social…