The next step in geolocation – social awareness

Published: March 8, 2012

Location aware applications for mobile have become commonplace. Everything from Foursquare, to Google Latitude to Gowalla to Facebook places. All of these startups rely on one common factor – checkins. In almost all cases, users need to actually be willing to share a status update that shouts to the world exactly where they are, and …

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The Problem with Techcrunch

Published: March 5, 2012

Any of you that follow tech news closely will be all too aware of the recent drama at TechCrunch.

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Codiqa – jQuery Mobile ProtoTyping Tool.

Published: March 4, 2012

URL: Adding to the already plentiful numbers of prototyping tools available on the web for free, Codiqa is a recently launched interface building app which is based around the jQuery Mobile library set. If you aren’t already familiar with jQuery mobile as a developer – you should be. The library offers a unified, HTML5-based user …

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Published: February 29, 2012

Adding to the many Pinterest copycat sites that we’ve seen in the past couple of months – popped under my radar this morning, and although its a topic I’ve blogged on before – it’s still good enough to share with you guys.

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9 social websites that offer ‘real life’ offline interaction.

Published: February 26, 2012

As the web becomes more and more ubiquitous in everyday life, the number of sites which have cropped up to bridge the gap between offline experiences and online experiences has grown substantially. It is no longer a ‘geeky’ thing to meet and make friends people in real life that you’ve only met in online communities. …

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Google rollout social features in Docs, swipes back at Microsoft.

Published: February 22, 2012

Google have just showcased the new social collaboration features inside Google Presentations with a quirky video that takes a cheeky pot shot at Microsoft. Introducing their collaboration features that are now available in the browser – this tongue in cheek advert mimics the exact approach that Microsoft took with their OneNote product advertising in 2010, showing …

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How to trick Google into Giving you Realtime Search.

Published: February 19, 2012

As many of you will already be aware, with the Twitter deal going down the tubes Google realtime disappeared into the ether a while back. As Google build out their +1 service, undoubtedly it will make a return somewhere in the future for all of us. There is however, the alternative – Google offer a …

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10 Common Mistakes with Social Media

Published: February 17, 2012

Often with social media, brands and businesses think they can just jump in and get going. I mean how hard can it be? Often the results are less than favourable, with users either breaking core guidelines of the marketing platform they choose, or worse still ending up with a PR disaster that can’t be erased …

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Bravery is where innovation goes to make babies.

Published: February 16, 2012

Airing during the Grammy’s this recently released ad from Google tells the story of lost memories. Like most great stories,  the script behind this ad was conceived from real life, actually from one of the team members on the Google+ team. All of us can relate to a similar event somewhere in our lives where …

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Social Media’s Increasing Role in Fighting Crime.

Published: February 12, 2012

Social media may lead the charge in reporting, but this in turn has also given power back to everyday people in the combatting and the reporting of crime.

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