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Apple iPhone: DOA?


I for one won’t be buying an Apple iPhone once it’s released later this month. I don’t see enough compelling reasons to buy such a “me too” product. I watched with keen interest the recent Apple iPhone Guided Tour and identified a long, long list of essential features that are simply not there…


Google Universal no panacea for all search


When you have that one hot service, it’s always tempting to push everything else through it. Tempting, because for you, the service provider, it’s simpler. But for the customer, what’s easier for a service provider like Google doesn’t always translate into an easier service for you… Having read through Gord Hotchkiss’s analysis of Google Universal […]


Is Digg dead?


Given that I’ve read of other people discussing the downside to the ‘Digg Effect’ [1] [2] and the lack of value in getting a hit on Digg, how long before the search engines devalue Digg, too? After all, their purpose is to mimic our own, is it not? And, given that people (notably, some search […]


Firefox, Folkd sniff social glue


As you may have read recently, either here or elsewhere, Mozilla has announced an early development release of a social Add-On extension called The Coop to their Firefox web browser. Almost immediately, thoughts turned to Flock, fellow stable mate and web browser with special social glue. However, with Mozilla proposing similar social stickiness for Firefox, […]


Google Personal vs Netvibes


The reason I rate Google so highly is that they have a knack of rolling out an application that does that one thing really well. Just look at Google Docs & Spreadsheets, and the Google Browser Sync Add-On for Firefox as examples of cool off-line & on-line applications. However, all of this feverish industry leads […]