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Windows 7 – who gives a $#%&!?

This has to be one of the most anticipated yet underwhelming launches in Microsoft's history. Apparently, we were supposed to be so excited about the launch that we would host a party in honour of it! Come on, MS. Really. Generally speaking, I like your stuff. But am I going to throw a party in honour of it? Not unless you're paying for the booze.

Windows 7 – who gives a $#%&!?

This has to be one of the most anticipated yet underwhelming launches in Microsoft's history. Apparently, we were supposed to be so excited about the launch that we would host a party in honour of it! Come on, MS. Really. Generally speaking, I like your stuff. But am I going to throw a party in honour of it? Not unless you're paying for the booze.

What you see when Google Wave crashes (screenshot)

I only have one other Wave contact, so I haven't exactly been Hanging Ten so far. Nevertheless, I just checked in and discovered this attentive message from my new guardian angel, The Doc. Perhaps Google's Chrome browser crashed Wave, but it's good to know The Doc is in my corner.

Dead peeps and deleted tweets reveal some home truths. (Are you in control of...

Everything on the public web gets indexed and cached by Google, so even when we delete something it is still publicly accessible. The crisp click you hear when you hit the Enter key and send personal information into the digital wild is the sound of you relinquishing complete control over that information.

I Just Made Love: Web users plot their love making online

There is a moment in the very 'lovable' French film Amelie when its main character (of the same name) tries to imagine how many people are making love in Paris at an exact moment in time. It's cute, it's quaint, it's strangely 'loveable' and, now, it's almost possible to get verifying data as to the accuracy of her guess.

Google ‘Trojans’ Internet Explorer with Google Frame

Google, seeking to win over Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) users to its new Google Chrome browser, has launched Google Frame, an IE plugin that runs Chrome inside IE.

Google 'Trojans' Internet Explorer with Google Frame

Google, seeking to win over Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) users to its new Google Chrome browser, has launched Google Frame, an IE plugin that runs Chrome inside IE.

Research: Teens, geeks don’t dominate Aussie YouTube usage

The typical Australian YouTube user could just as easily be your grandmother as your brooding teenage son, according to the results of the first ever comprehensive study into how Australians use the popular online video site.

Research: Teens, geeks don't dominate Aussie YouTube usage

The typical Australian YouTube user could just as easily be your grandmother as your brooding teenage son, according to the results of the first ever comprehensive study into how Australians use the popular online video site.

Google Maps adds live traffic information for Australian cities

Earlier today, Google made one of its most useful online services, the Sydney-developed Google Maps, even more useful for Australian users by adding current traffic information to several cities.

Compare Google and Bing search results on one page

Here's a simple mashup/hack on the concept of comparing search results between Google and Bing. Type your search query in the top box and the results in Google and Bing appear below in split-screen. Handy for those searching for information or, more likely, those seeking to compare how their own site ranks in each search engine for various search terms.

Google offers privacy freaks a Google-free zone

If Google's growing capability to monitor and cache all your communications, top-secret data and adventures in cyberspace has you worried, fear not! The satirical Onion News Network reports that Google HQ has come up with an answer... a facility where you can opt out of life in the Googleverse.

Googling with Bing

Introducing: Bing - The easiest way to Google since Yahoo!

Stand out from the competition

In business, we all want to stand out from the crowd. Some entrepreneurs seem to achieve this effortlessly, while others just sink further into anonymity the faster they peddle. Here are some pointers to help you get noticed.

Stimulus goes viral

Stimulus is in the air, and not just in the form of optimistic government handouts.

Measure your online success in a bear market

Digital marketing can give you a competitive advantage in these tough economic times, according to Google Australia's Michael Fox. The average Australian now spends 25...

Google releases the gBall… eh herm

Gotta love Google. It's not enough that they have a kick-arse global business. They have a wicked sense of humour, too. In October last year, Google...

Google Australia adds recent imagery to Victoria Fires Map

Google has just added recent imagery to its interactive map of Victoria, which contains updates on the status and locations of bushfires based on...

Innovation has nothing to do with downturns. Just ask Eric Schmidt.

You may have noticed that every second Thursday, over the last few months, I have posted a blog on a topic that explores entrepreneurship....

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How Master the Art of Sales Even if it Makes You...

The art of selling is a social minefield. Have you ever been on the wrong end of a ham-fisted, awkward or just plain obnoxious sales conversation? Of course you have! Why is it that some sales conversations magically delight, while others make us want to manically bolt for the door? This Phil Anderson FREE CHEAT SHEET will help you to master the art of sales!

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New Zealand’s Xero eyes US IPO, further disruption as subscribers increase...

Xero recently held its annual meeting in Wellington, during which the company revealed some interesting details about its future. As has been widely suspected, the...

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