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Posted on 08. Sep, 2011 by Andrew Girdwood.
Google tests its interface all the time and maybe we should not get too excited every time time it happens. That said; a sign that Google are themselves increasingly interested in a proposed re-design tweak is if the number of people experiment increases. That might be the case for the new “search whitespace” header. Yesterday, [...]
Posted on 08. Aug, 2011 by Andrew Girdwood.
In last year’s affiliate survey (warning, PDF link) 72% of respondents thought UK networks had a problem with fraudulent traffic. That’s a high figure considering the UK is, arguably, the most advanced affiliate market in the world. The issue of dirty tactics is the limelight again following on from the New Scientist’s report that some [...]
Posted on 02. Jun, 2011 by Andrew Girdwood.
I was trying to leave the office last night when I received an email from Human Resources. You can imagine my reaction… but no, I didn’t accidently delete it again, since the subject promised exciting news I actually opened the darned thing. What was this exciting news? We’d become Laureates. I was not sure what [...]
Posted on 12. May, 2011 by Andrew Girdwood.
I spent yesterday at Internet World at Earls Court 2. While I was there it seemed busy and buzzing. In particular I often noticed that the speaking sessions had not only filled every seat in the theatre but had a small crowd gathered around the entrance as people tried to watch from outside. I used [...]
Posted on 11. Apr, 2011 by Andrew Girdwood.
Last week, Slashdot surfaced news about impending and controversial data laws in France with the headline “France Outlaws Hashed Passwords“. They linked to the BBC news story about Google, eBay, Dailymotion and others challenging it. It’s considered bad form to store passwords in plain text. Plain text is unencrypted. It would mean that if your [...]
Posted on 24. Mar, 2011 by Andrew Girdwood.
Today, all around the world, the social and local charity event Twestival kicks off. Twitter users in cities across the globe will gather together to chat, chill and raise money for good causes. This blogger certainly intends on swapping cash for cupcakes – all in the name of charity, of course. Countdown to Edinburgh Twestival [...]
Posted on 15. Mar, 2011 by Andrew Girdwood.
At the start of the month the ASA expanded their remit to govern web content. Bigmouthmedia has been closely involved with as it imacts those of our clients who target UK audiences. I’m especially pleased I was able to put some of the IAB and the ASA in a room together and encourage a conversation. [...]
Posted on 03. Mar, 2011 by Andrew Girdwood.
Did you know that Earls Court is going to close after the 2012 Olympics? Current plans will have the venue host Olympic volleyball and then it may well become a residential site. This week the historic venue was host to an event even more energetic than the bounce of elite athletes up and down the [...]