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A Minute With… Ajaz Ahmed

Ajaz Ahmed is the co-founder of Freeserve, the UK’s largest ISP (internet service provider), now owned by Orange. He is now involved in running a number of companies including Huddersfield-based Browzar which provides a privacy tool for internet browsing. A…

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Technorati sucks really works

Manoj Ranaweera is the founder of ebdex, a Runcorn (near Manchester) based document exchange start-up. He blogs at Manoj Ranaweera’s Blog and for 73 days Technorati stopped recognising his blog and all attempts at contacting them failed. When Manoj blogged…

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Internet Explorer 7 is available now

Today Microsoft released Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP. Having left IE6 for Firefox I’m now back and am a total convert. Unless you’re a developer or very techy then Internet Explorer 7 totally obliterates Firefox. The killer feature is…

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Google recommends Windows Live for search – in praise of Microsoft

Try it yourself. Type search into Google, press “I’m feeling lucky” and you’re at the new, improved Microsoft Windows Live search. In the last six months I’ve become almost totally Microsoftized: Replaced my Palm V with a T-Mobile MDA Pro…

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B2B publishers embrace online

UK Press Gazette has a great article on how B2B media is adapting to the increasing dominance of the internet. It covers VNU’s in-house studios which include a live event room, a studio for product reviews, a studio for white…

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The tetchy chamberlain, part II

David Brain, president and CEO of Edelman Europe, has just posted a copy of a snail mail letter (PDF) from Colin Farrington, director general of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations. David’s entitled his post ‘The Tetchy Emperor Part II’,…

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Why can’t Web 2.0 companies just say what they do

My StatCounter is showing some incoming links from Trailfire. Not being familiar with it I hop on over to find out more. And I’m met with a series of inane statements that don’t really tell me what it does or…

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Dell and great customer service stories

Back in July I blogged about how we’d just bought a new Dell laptop and were really impressed by the customer service. This followed the experience of my parents who also had fantastic service when they bought a laptop just…

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Musings on conferences

Robert Scoble hasn’t got a ticket for the Web 2.0 conference. This started me thinking about how we do conferences, especially in the so-called brave new world of social media and Web 2.0. I can see a role for virtual…

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I’m in The Register – oh dear

Is all publicity good publicity? I’ve inadvertently appeared on The Register in its story about how a Labour Party activists’ web site was hijacked. I appear to have been the last genuine person to sign the keepingthefaith.com petition before some…

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