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In a remarkable feat of self-aggrandisement, uSocial proudly announces that Facebook is setting the lawyers on them.
Dear Virgin Blue, if you make a mistake with a bulk email, at least get your facts correct when you apologise.  Otherwise, all you're doing…
Wednesday, 11 November 2009 03:42

I just wanted to see it!

AVG technical experts recently noted that a large proportion of malware infestations were instigated by people fully cognisant of the risk.
Sometimes it's hard to choose which foot to shoot.  What the heck, let's line both of them up.
Wednesday, 04 November 2009 07:51

YouTube, uSocial, you what?

The team at uSocial are at it again.  This time they're promising to 'boost' the visibility of YouTube videos to a wide audience (for a…
Friday, 23 October 2009 09:21

"Always blow on the pie"

What causes a YouTube video to "go viral?"  And has the term "go viral" already "jumped the shark?"
Recent reports of EFTPOS fraud in a number of McDonald's stores across Perth leave me somewhat perplexed regarding the protection of the payment system with…
Tuesday, 20 October 2009 12:38

An offer Twitter can't refuse?

Bidding $US500,000 for a 24 hour banner ad on Twitter certainly gets everyone's attention, but is it for the right reasons?
The Internet is awash with news that Manchester Airport has suddenly found itself in hot water over the RapiScan whole body scanner, already in use…
Thursday, 15 October 2009 18:39

Simon Singh given leave to appeal

In the long-running libel case against the Chiropractic community in the United Kingdom, the well-known popular science broadcaster Simon Singh has been granted leave to…




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