Beyond the clickthru – report on display ad effectiveness

July 9, 2009

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An interesting report from Comscore attempts to demonstrate the effectiveness of display advertising on user behaviour. On the Silicon Alley Insider, Blodget weighs in on the presentation.

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Why I’ll be keeping my Blackberry for now.

July 12, 2008

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After this weekend, I’ll be relinquishing the new 3G iPhone to the rest of the Shiftworkers, for it’s actual purpose: development testing for mobile web sites and apps. So now that I’ve declared myself a fan of the iPhone, why will I be keeping my Blackberry Pearl? Because the Blackberry is a better phone and […]

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The iPhone 3G really is that good.

July 12, 2008

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I was the first in line at Auckland’s Queen St Vodafone store on Friday morning. I know the hardcore were there for the 12:01 opening, but I was happier to queue in double-digit temperatures. The new iPhone is bloody good. While it’s wider and taller than my Blackberry Pearl, it’s slightly slimmer. I know it’s […]

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SMS – most expensive data plan on earth?

June 18, 2008

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I was just talking to Ross about the connection plans he saw in his recent trip to Japan; things like USD49/month for unlimited mobile voice and data at 7.2 Mbps. And they’ll throw in free ADSL too. I pointed out that I’d happily use my Vodem for the majority of my surfing, if the charges […]

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Multi-touch precedents

May 30, 2008

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With Microsoft’s demonstrations of Windows 7’s multi-touch support, the battle is joined with Apple to define the standard for multi-touch gestural interfaces. Apple is already patenting specific multi-touch gestures, as enabled on the iPhone and newest MacBooks. All of this reminds me of some demos I tried over 10 years ago at a OzCHI conference […]

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Opera on Blackberry: disappointment

May 21, 2008

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I’ve been using Opera Mini 4.1 on my Blackberry for a couple of weeks now, and it’s a great browser, with support for plenty of advanced browser features, fantastic mobile-enhanced page rendering and a transparent proxy solution that makes 2.5G browsing bearable. But the browser suffers from its lack of integration with its host operating […]

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Burglary and online security

May 18, 2008

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So we got burgled, while we slept. They took our wallets, a phone, a camera. And of course our home laptop. They even remembered to take the power cord too, bless. So not only do we have to cancel a bunch of cards, we also have to change a bunch of passwords on popular sites. […]

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Projector squared

May 10, 2008

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An interesting projection-based advertising concept from Projector, the Japanese agency responsible for the wonderful Uniqlock screensaver.

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Uniqlock – when screensavers win Best In Show

May 10, 2008

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Uniqlock, the strange, entrancing clock/screensaver featuring lithe japanese dancers performing in five second jags, won Best In Show at this year’s One Show Interactive Awards. Projector created the piece, as covered in Creative Review. I loved the screensaver, but must admit it liked it better before I learned it was promoting brand awarenes of a […]

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Sky TV moves to a download model

May 3, 2008

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The Herald Business section this week noted Sky TV’s new download model for movies and television shows. For $5 per month, existing Sky subscribers can download “all you can eat” from their site, though only after those shows have played on Sky’s network. There’s talk of getting the downloads zero-rated through deals with specific ISPs […]

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