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Google Buzz – Review

Phew, so the hype following yet another Google product release is starting to settle. Having had a good play with it on my iPhone here are some initial thoughts: The initial experience of entering buzz.google.com into your iPhone browser is good. Like all...

The internet is full of rubbish…?

In a charity shop recently I overheard a conversation involving a scruffy internet-phobic man in his fifties, whose ambivelence towards modernity clearly extended to hot water and shower gel. He said that trying to wade through the abyss of crap on the internet was...

Vodafone’s Twitter Account Hijacked With Obscenity

‘About an hour ago’ Vodafone UK’s corporate Twitter account sent out the message “@VodafoneUK: is fed up of dirty homo’s and is going after beaver”. They deleted the tweet shortly afterwards and have spent the last hour sending out a constant stream of apologies insisting...

My Two Conclusions on Apple’s iPad

1. Its success will rely on the apps that developers make for it. They’ve been given the SDK so many are hard at work to have apps out for the March launch. If the iPhone’s history is anything to go by there will be some...

Twitter Launches ‘Local Trends’ – Does This Dissipate The ‘Global Conversation’?

Twitter have just switched on the ability to display trending topics from a range of locations (or keep it Worldwide) Countries: Brazil, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States. Cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New York City, Philadelphia, San Antonio,...

Flashback: The Smiths, Live in Manchester, 1983

twentyfourbit: The Manchester District Music Archive has uncovered the first ever known Smiths live review (see below), from the City Fun fanzine, of the second Smiths gig ever (and first with their classic lineup) at Manchester’s Manhattan Sound. You could pull any number of quotes...

Rare Photo of The Beatles In 1957

all-thats-interesting: The Beatles in 1957. George Harrison is 14, John Lennon is 16, and Paul McCartney is 15.

Why Best in Class is Best

It always strikes me as odd that in the constant battle for online supremacy, the big companies like Google, Yahoo, MSN, AOL etc habitually make the mistake of over-diversification. Because the competitive landscape of the internet is as volatile as a shed full of...

Xbox Press Briefing – Galen Center, Los Angeles – 1st June 2009

We arrived at the Galen Center in Downtown L.A. having heard rumours of a big announcement from Microsoft on their beloved console. The various queues seemed to consist of media, bloggers, fans and some people who didn’t look nearly geeky enough. After joining the...