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Peter RobertsUCL - London

People are bored with social networking sites - here's proof

31 January 2008  |  4055 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Have a look at Creative Capital for some figures on a drop-off in both visitor numbers and more crucially the time spent on social networking sites in the U.S. MySpace showed a drop in engagement time of almost a quarter. So are people spending less time on these sites because the sites have improved and they are getting more done, more quickly ...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

iPhone O2 tariff price drop shock

30 January 2008  |  8490 views  |  3  |  Recommends 0

O2 have cut the monthly price for iPhone users - which as of yesterday included me - hurrah. I had been looking to replace my iPod and dodgy phone - and ideally wanted something that did proper web browsing and actually made calls with some degree of success. Google maps on the iPhone is astonishing. Press a button and it works out where yo...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

ROI on web site usability still pretty high - Nielsen

25 January 2008  |  2700 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Jakob Nielsen's site is always an interesting read as usability is one of my big obsessions. It sounds obvious stuff really - if your site loads quickly and is easy to use - folk will not click away ...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

One laptop per child - the kit reviewed

18 January 2008  |  1409 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

My colleague Navjeet has taken an interest in the OLPC project which recently had Intel pull out. The Register today have a hands on review of the machine itself - the OLPC XO - and it looks pr...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Sun buys MySQL for 1 billion dollars

17 January 2008  |  1851 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Here's an M&A story that caught my eye yesterday. Sun buys MySQL - the world's most popular open source database for a billion dollars. I'd have just downloaded it for free but there you go. I'l...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Thousands of web sites have mystery malware exploit

17 January 2008  |  1603 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Interesting item covered by The Register about a huge number of web sites apparently serving up malware. And as yet no one has worked out how they were compromised. This is a really sneaky exploit - ...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Finexpo CTS speaker listings now online

16 January 2008  |  4119 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Coming to Finexpo? Curious to know what's going on? We've just put the updated speaker session listings live - with speaker photos and session profiles. Finexpo CTS seminar sessions Finexpo day a...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

Apple at it again

16 January 2008  |  1737 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I seem to have developed a reputation in the office for being obsessed with Apple. Not true. I just like things that are well engineered and designed - and easy to use. Oh and they have to work too. A...

Peter RobertsUCL - London

Is your home router a gaping security hole?

15 January 2008  |  1824 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

I always thought my router and firewall combo with its twinkling green lights was actually on my side in the fight against internet baddies. I may have to rethink this. The Register has an interest...

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Peter RobertsUCL - London

The politics behind Facebook

14 January 2008  |  1669 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

For me the novelty of Facebook wore off quite quickly - a bit like blogging in that respect. Amusing at first and sometimes useful but hardly essential. I admit it's a handy way to track down real fri...

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