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Future of the internet

The Pew Internet and American Life Project  released the findings of their third report on 14th December.  They conducted a survey  which asked technological experts  to look all the way out to 2020 and predict where technology was going.  The major winner was the mobile phone.  It makes for interesting reading. Thanks to Resourceshelf  

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Financial Times podcasts

The Financial Times have recently entered the world of podcasting.  By subscribing to the podcasts via Itunes you will be able to listen to recent programmes on a variety of subjects such as digital business, long-term investing, or look through the archives  of the FT Money Show, and choose a programme.

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New business search engine

Biznar (still in beta form) is a free federated search portal for business researchers (searches over a variety of sources including blogs, wikis, mainstream searches  and deep web sources).  It looks very promising.

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This very recent report entitled Online communities and their impact on business: ignore at your peril by Rubicon Consulting came out of a survey they undertook to see how people in the U.S. used the web.   The major implication for companies was the need to understand the role the web played in their industry. Thanks to […]

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New search engine

MSE360 Search is a lovely new search engine.  Very clean lines, two boxes, one where you enter your query and the other a drop down menu for choosing country.  The results are displayed very clearly in four different categories, images, web results, wikipedia results and blog results.  View the entire list by clicking on next set […]

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A new publication from IDEA  “(a nonprofit organization that recognizes the Internet’s potential to transform the learning process by making information accessible and engaging)”.  Published in July 2008 this report pulls together the key findings from surveys which consulted “three different subject groups – nonprofit organizations and cities, web designers and firms, and the general public”. […]

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why twitter?

BusinessWeek takes a look at how businesses are making use of the microblogging platform for marketing and promotion as well as how it’s being used to deliver up-to-the-minute news on events such as the recent earthquake in China. The article discusses the future of the application, its large development community, and its potential viability. Thanks […]

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new European business resource

Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities have published this 2008 pocket book of key figures on European business and according to a press release “summarises the main features of European business in a concise and simple manner.”    It is available free as a 152 page pdf. Thanks to Resourceshelf

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Social networking for business

From 4th March, 2008 issue of Computerworld via Resourceshelf comes an examination of two social networking systems Facebook and Linked-in and their usefulness for people in business.

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The latest Wired magazine has an interesting cover article by Chris Anderson about why the future of business (particularly online), will be “free” – with recent examples including air travel, music etc.  Chris Anderson is the well-known author of ‘The Long Tail‘.

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