Have you ever Googled yourself? Egosurfing to find out what people are saying about you is quite common these days. A 17-year old boy in California came across his own photo, taken when he was 3, on...
Every developer climbing the corporate ladder will at some point in their career hit a crossroads. The natural career progression for technology professionals seems to always take them away from technology. However, it doesn't have to, because there is...

The 5 Year Mark

It has now been 5 years since the NASDAQ crash, signalling the start of the dot-com downturn. Now, in hindsight, the past 5 years have seen hardship in many sectors of the economy, but it started in technology,...

What is Web 2.0?

I have been asked that question a thousand times. Usually I describe the latest trends towards user generated content, xml mashups, AJAX technology and new design principles. Web 2.0 is not a simple concept, but a combination...
Yahoo! is getting set to launch it's new search tools in an attempt to put itselfa step ahead of search rival Google. Yahoo! and Google have been distancing themselves in recent months as they increasingly become direct competitors. The...

Party like it’s 1999

After many tech companies scaled back their company Christmas party during the downturn of 2001 and 2002, the parties are back in '03 with a new sense of optimism. Suddenly, the tech industry parties are back, and while not as...

Monitoring your Buzz

The web can make or break a reputation, and when people are speaking badly of you or your organization, you need to know about it. Pronet Advertising has posted a list of 10 things you should be monitoring...

Yahoo dumps Google

Yahoo has spent 2 years and over $2 billion buying search companies Overture and Inktomi, and has now replaced the back-end of the Yahoo search to use its own technology, instead of those of rival Google. Yahoo is not disclosing...
Brad Garlinghouse, Yahoo's SVP responsible for some of the largest pieces of the Yahoo family (mail, IM, Yahoo's front page), wrote an email memo - a "state of the union" manifesto document - to his staff. This memo...

Microsoft and Yahoo

So Microsoft has thrown it down. After over a year of speculation, they have dropped a whopping $44.6 Billion to buy Yahoo in their bid to play "catch up" to Google. The Yahoo/Microsoft deal is not yet...

Smart Business from MSN

As a long-time advocate for building communities and loyalty through message boards and chat, I do acknowledge the inherant risks and dangers associated with such endeavors. MSN has announced that it is shutting down its popular chat service,...
The four largest American ISP's are joining forces in an unprecedented show of unity to go after "the biggest, the baddest, the most notorious" large-scale spammers, using the new anti-spam legislation as ammunition. Microsoft, AOL, Earthlink and Yahoo are putting...

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