Karen Blakeman on September 30th, 2006

Thank Heavens! Google has totally redesigned its RSS feed reader. The old interface was a disaster: hideous, confusing and non-intuitive. I suspect that many users who were new to RSS feeds have given up on the technology forever as a result. Having got that whinge out of the way how does the new reader compare […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 30th, 2006

If you have bought a new laptop, and are wondering if yours is affected by the latest series of battery recalls, this posting on Tech Talk gives links to the relevant pages on manufacturers’ web sites. My particular model of Toshiba seems unaffected but I shall be monitoring the Toshiba page in case that changes. […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 30th, 2006

Investing in Eastern Europe: Focus on Assets, Ownership & Governance 6th International Conference on Commercial Information Gathering & Analysis Thursday 19th October 2006, Strand Palace Hotel, London Registration Fee: GBP 250, EURO 375 per person The former state controlled economies of Central and Eastern Europe all face a challenge to build full market economies based […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 17th, 2006

Delegates on the recent Advanced Internet Search Strategies workshop held at Manchester Business School came from the commercial sector, charities and the NHS. It was a lively day and the group came up with a very interesting list of Top 10 Tips: 1. It isn’t you! You run your search a second time in Google […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 11th, 2006

Information professionals from the commercial sector, universities and government agencies attended the workshop Market Research on the Web, held at Manchester Business School on September 6th. A regular feature of the courses that I run is the Top 10 tips, sites and tricks that I ask the participants to compile at the end of the […]

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Karen Blakeman on September 9th, 2006

6th International Conference on Commercial Information Gathering & Analysis Date: Thursday 19th October 2006, Venue: Strand Palace Hotel, London Registration Fee: £250, €375 per person The former state controlled economies of Central and Eastern Europe all face a challenge to build full market economies based on private ownership. Whilst legislation can be put in place […]

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