Karen Blakeman on October 29th, 2008

Bosses ‘should embrace Facebook’ says a report on BBC News. Demos, “The Think Tank for Everyday Democracy”, has apparently released the findings of a study that says: Companies should not dismiss staff who use social networking sites such as Facebook and Bebo at work as merely time-wasters. The BBC report goes on to quote Demos […]

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Karen Blakeman on October 22nd, 2008

My ILI 2008 ‘Search Tips’ presentation – Maintaining Quality Search – is now available at  http://www.rba.co.uk/presentations/, on Slideshare and authorSTREAM.  There are notes and comments on some of the slides so you may wish to view the presentation in  ‘normal view’  rather than as a a side show  if you download the PowerPoint.

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Karen Blakeman on October 6th, 2008

Soon after I had published yesterday’s posting on MSE360,  I sent feedback to them on a couple of issues  including the lack of a ‘NOT’ command. They replied within a couple of hours and overnight have corrected a bug that had caused the problem.  So the Boolean NOT does work in MSE360. I raised another […]

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Karen Blakeman on October 5th, 2008

One search engine bites the dust (Accoona) and another one is launched. I picked up details of Search (MSE360) via Phil Bradley’s blog posting and so far am very impressed with it. The home page is minimalist as is the norm these days and apart from the search box the only other obvious search option […]

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Karen Blakeman on October 5th, 2008

Search engine Accoona has at last closed down. There have been rumours for many months that it was on the way out and now the home page merely says “Due to an overwhelmingly competitive search market, Accoona.com and Accoona.cn will no longer be active. We thank you for your previous support.” Accoona came up with […]

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Karen Blakeman on October 5th, 2008

Simmons & Company International is the only independent investment bank specializing in the energy industry. Founded in 1974, the firm has acted as financial advisor in over $134 billion of transactions, including 535 merger and acquisitions worth over $93 billion. As well as copies of presentations made by senior partner Matthew R Simmons there is […]

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