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Tech: it’s an age thing

Someone commented on my last blog that it’s just me getting older.  Looking at the latest E*TRADE ad, I see what they mean …

Why is today’s technology so rubbish?

Having spent the last month virtually non-stop talking about the doom and gloom of the stock markets and the financial industry, I thought I’d be much more positive today and talk about technology. I grew up in the technology industry and love technology. For years, I’ve been an avid fan and user of PC’s, mobiles…

Apple have a real go at Microsoft’s Vista

For all those who have kept up with my rants about Microsoft and Vista, I’ve stopped. I stopped because it was getting boring and, although I still have problems, there are a lot less since Service Packs and Updates by the day have settled the system down. Anyway, if you want to find out my …

Is the media making the crisis worse?

My friend at WaMu told me that, when they reached crisis point, just before JP Morgan picked them up for a song, the internet bloggers, media and chatroom pundits made it ten times worse. Certainly, the connected world means that news travels fast, both good and bad news, so it intrigued me to pick up…

I’m a borrower, get me out of here!

It’s been a while since I blogged about the stuff that’s really interesting.  No, not banking.  Technology! But Technology is coming into its own right now, thanks to the credit crisis. Think about it. You’re stuck at home, with only beans on toast and a cup of tea to live on. The TV is your…

Socially networking with the Hoff

I haven’t written much about Facebook lately because we’re all familiar with it now, although you may not be familiar with the fact that Wells Fargo have recently launched Stagecoach Island, their virtual world, in Facebook. But I’m more interested in the fact that David Hasselhoff has launched his very own version of Facebook.  Why?…

Social networks and the future of money

Social networks have created new forms of money already and, as I spend more time playing with these virtual currencies, I can see how they may become the future of money, from a retail and consumer viewpoint anyway. For example, last November, I wrote about the threats of money laundering in virtual worlds. At the…

Social networks and the future of money

Social networks have created new forms of money already and, as I spend more time playing with these virtual currencies, I can see how they may become the future of money, from a retail and consumer viewpoint anyway. For example, last November, I wrote about the threats of money laundering in virtual worlds. At the…

Social networks and the future of money

Social networks have created new forms of money already and, as I spend more time playing with these virtual currencies, I can see how they may become the future of money, from a retail and consumer viewpoint anyway. For example, last November, I wrote about the threats of money laundering in virtual worlds. At the…

Microsoft pump money into Vista ads

Only because I feel badly about being so horrible about Microsoft and my rubbish PC, I thought I would be fair to them and let you know that Microsoft are putting significant marketing $’s into trying to turn around the negative views about Vista.  In one of the first major roll-outs they’ve put together the…

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