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Wiki ==> Qwiki ==> the Next Google?

Beating 6 other finalists at the TechCrunch Disrupt Conference on 29 September 2010, Qwiki was named the winner of the TechCrunch Disrupt Startup Battlefield Award, taking away the handsome cash price of U$50,000. Since then, this little gem has begun … Continue reading

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Living Stories – The Future of Journalism?

Living Stories is a joint collaboration project between Google, The New York Times and The Washington Post. This experimental project is developing a new way of presenting news. It is a great concept as it links up all related news contents … Continue reading

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sorcer container of the week

it’s that time of the year again, when it’s always dark, and icy winds blow through the city, and everyone gets out their best black winter clothes to layer up in. and SAD – seasonal affective disorder – sets in. … Continue reading

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Personalisation part 3

There has been some discussion in this Blog on personalisation[1] [2] and the other side of the coin – privacy. Before going too much further there is another question to ask ‘What does the user want?’ or indeed ‘What does the … Continue reading

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Personalisation part 2

In this era of mashups, open source, web 2.0, delivered on the pervasive smart device[1], we sometimes forget to ask why is it all there? Are services and systems like Facebook, Twitter, Google maps, Spydus, Koha, etc provided as an … Continue reading

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In the mid nineties I was fortunate to be the project manager of a large scale interactive television trial[1] (we weren’t allowed to call it a trial as the initial deployment was to 50,000 households, but as we were making some fairly … Continue reading

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