I've just read a story on the BBC website announcing that Trinity College Dublin have switched to Google's e-mail. This is both an encouraging and surprising development but it sounds like the partnership approach Google offer isn't dissimilar to the Microsoft offering launched a couple of years ago. On the one hand I think this … Continue reading University e-mail from Google
Last week I attended @Media 2007, a yearly event for Web design and development professionals with many respected and well known speakers. This yearâ€™s event took place at The Business Design Centre in Islington. Over the next few posts I will outline the key presentations, themes, and opinions that I felt were most important and … Continue reading @media 2007
Apple made the surprise announcement yesterday that they're releasing Safari for Windows. First impressions are that it's fast, with some neat features - check out the article length slider when you view an RSS feed and search as you type - but it's got the iTunes grey interface which I don't particularly like. The browser … Continue reading And then there were four
I attended a UCISA conference yesterday about Service Orientated Architecture and whilst the title wasn't particularly inspiring the actual conference was. Sometimes you just have days where everything seems to flow together and ideas pop into your head quicker than you can write them down or articulate them - yesterday was one of them. I … Continue reading Endless possibilities…
The University of Leeds have just advertised a vacancy for a part time Web Content Editor. I know this because it came up in Google Reader through the jobs.ac.uk feed. I think someone has been over enthusiastic in cleaning the data sent to the RSS feed - I don't think they'll get many applicants to … Continue reading A hard day’s night
The observant might have noticed an extra link in the sidebar of the Web Services blog today. That's right, Core Services have started a blog. Paul Cheeseman introduces his team and explains some of the things they're up to in his first post. It should be an interesting read to keep up with the latest … Continue reading Core Services, come on down!
I will be giving a presentation at the IWMW in July entitled "Let the students do the talking..." and in advance of this Brian Kelly (UKOLN) asked me to write a blog post relating to my talk. When I submitted my abstract back in February I was thinking of social networking and collaborative tools and … Continue reading A question of confidence?!
Last night's Newsnight had a feature about the problems of user generated content (watch again online today). It featured "The Cult of the Amateur" by Andrew Keen from the Newsnight Book Club and they were interviewing him along with Charles Leadbeater representing the opposing view. Before the debate, they had a short video about the … Continue reading The Cult of the Amateur
On May 31st I attended a briefing session in Manchester from Apple Computer entitled Apple Video Solutions Training for the Media Industry. First we were given an overview of current trends and Appleâ€™s strategies to exploit new markets. New trends included: quick adoption to digital technologies and HD television within media industry and by the … Continue reading Apple Video Solutions: Training For the Media Industry
Video has been one of the big success stories over the last couple of years - YouTube, Google Video and other services have exploded in popularity, fuelled by widespread access to broadband and social networking websites allowing video to spread virally. Most of the videos are good entertainment - most music videos and many TV … Continue reading Straight from the horse’s mouth