Karen Blakeman on February 21st, 2011

If you have landed on this page thinking that this is a post about your favourite football or rugby team, please note that this is an update on my earlier article ‘Google decides that coots are really lions’ (http://www.rba.co.uk/wordpress/2011/02/12/google-decides-that-coots-are-really-lions/). It has nothing to do with sporting activities unless you count trying to work out what […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 18th, 2011

Google has been including search results from your social circle for quite a while. If you are logged in to a Google account it sometimes includes a box either at the bottom or in the middle of your search results page with a couple of “Results from people in your social circle”: Click on the […]

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There are 14 places remaining on Mashed Library “Pancakes and Mash”, a library technology un-conference taking place at the University of Lincoln on 8 March 2011 (Shrove Tuesday). You can claim one of the last 14 places at: http://mashlib.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/booking/ Booking costs only £12 and will remain open until Monday, 28 February. There’s a growing list […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 14th, 2011

I’m a nosy neighbour. I like to know what’s going on in my area: who’s bought the house next door, local planning applications, any dodgy activity going on? My husband and I are both self employed so there is usually at least one of us out and about in Caversham during the day. That means […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 12th, 2011

First of all let us make sure we all know the difference between lions and coots. As far as I can recall, lions are huge, snarly, growly, land animals that are liable to eat you if you cross their path. This appears to be confirmed by Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lions) but of course Wikipedia could be wrong. […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 9th, 2011

This morning I updated Tweetdeck and one of the new features is the incorporation of a service called deck.ly. This allows you to tweet more than 140 characters. Type in your tweet in Tweetdeck and as soon as you go over the limit of 140 the background in your tweet box turns yellow (this may […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 7th, 2011

I have added two more company registers – Slovenia and Croatia – to my Official Company Registers page at http://www.rba.co.uk/sources/registers.htm. Slovenia AJPES – Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Public Legal Records and Related Services (http://www.ajpes.si/) AJPES provides access to the Slovenian Business Register online (ePRS), and Annual Reports of companies, cooperatives and sole […]

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Karen Blakeman on February 6th, 2011

Bureau van Dijk’s M&A portal  (http://www.mandaportal.com/) is a gateway to news, events, research and analysis on mergers and acquisitions. The information on the portal home page is free of charge and there is a free search option for tracking down deals and rumours contained in BvD’s Zephyr database. The deals can be sorted by value, […]

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