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Extra! Extra! Read all about how Europeans are dumpin’ the newspapers for the ‘Net!

To some, the daily newspaper is an institution. A bastion of commentary and the dissemination of free speech in print form. To others, an anachronism and others still, food wrapping and then landfill. And to us Europeans, the newspaper is yesterday’s news. I never get a chance to fill out the daily crossword, or the […]

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Google very much ink deal with YouTube to the tune of $1.5 billion

With hardly enough time to draw breath between curious rumour and putting ink to cheque, Google have indeed bought YouTube. “As Google put it in when announcing the buy, ‘The acquisition combines one of the largest and fastest growing online video entertainment communities with Google’s expertise in organizing information and creating new models for advertising […]

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The future of web-based news content

It’s not as if Google didn’t know what they were taking on when they started offering a news service. After all, they were turning news coverage into an Internet commodity. So what’s wrong with this picture? Well, on the face of it, the average web surfer wins, but are the news media publications the losers? […]

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When newspapers, ‘blogging, recycling and wireless access meet…

For those that know me well, they know that I like to follow trends. I love to explore patterns, especially those of a technological slant, and even more especially if there’s a social connection, which there inevitably is. So futurology is my thing. And exploring socio-technological trends is where I’m to be found most happy […]

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Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls for Web 2.0 calm

At last! Some sense & reason seems to have been brought to all of the nonsense, obfuscation and misinformation around Web 2.0, and not before time, either: “Tim Berners-Lee, the individual credited with inventing the web and giving so many of us jobs, has become the most prominent individual so-far to point out that the […]