Archive for November, 2010
The EU’s online popularity push, UK ponders ‘digital by default’ public services, online music picture mixed
The European Union has decided the way to the Great British public’s heart is to appeal to their self-interest by highlighting how the country actually benefits from ‘those faceless bureaucrats in Brussels’ (copyright: half the British press).
They may not have given us the aquaduct, but a new website, The EU – What’s In It For Me?, points instead to improving ferry services in Cornwall and job training schemes in Yorkshire among projects that have helped every area of the UK.
Meanwhile, from bans on scones at country fairs to renaming the English Channel the ‘Anglo-French Pond’ the site also collects everyone’s favourite Euro-skeptic myths – though this is unlikely to stop certain sections of the press from passing them off as truth. Read the rest of this entry »
The webcast I moderated yesterday is available to view in an archived form on InPharm.com.
Making Multichannel Sales and Marketing Work For You featured presentations from Jean-Francois Delas (Kinapse), Richie Bavasso (Exploria SPS) and Carl Engelmarc (Refreshed Wellbeing).
Just last week it added the ‘underrepresented’ language Zulu to its Voice Search application, taking another step forward in the area, the like of which you don’t see from other companies.
Personally, the tools I’ve been most appreciative of are those for writing and translating Bengali, a language I’ve been learning for a few years now. Read the rest of this entry »
Just a few days ago the Google-Facebook data sharing spat looked liked a bit of sabre rattling between two of the web’s biggest operators. Then rumours that tomorrow would see a Facebook email launch started gaining momentum.
Widely referred to as a ‘Gmail Killer’, it’s not hard to see why Google would be concerned by Facebook email.
It’s certainly over-shadowed Google’s original gripe about ‘data portability‘, which is a shame – if only because it highlighted the existence of the search giant’s Data Liberation Front. Read the rest of this entry »