Karen Blakeman on December 29th, 2012

There are many excellent business resources on the web but finding them is not always easy, and Google does not always come up with the best and most relevant. This is where gateways such as the ones compiled by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) come into their own. Their Library […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 24th, 2012

NORAD, the North American Aerospace Defense Command, and its predecessor, the Continental Air Defense Command (CONAD) has been tracking Santa since 1955. It all began when a Colorado Springs-based Sears Roebuck & Co. advertisement misprinted the telephone number for children to call Santa. The phone number put the children through to the CONAD Commander-in-Chief’s operations hotline. The Director of Operations […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 20th, 2012

Prices for six items in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” song on par with 2011, but drought causes swans and geese prices to soar  Christmas has many traditions and one of the more recently established ones is the Christmas Price Index compiled by PNC Wealth Management. The 29th annual survey reveals that an improving US economy […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 17th, 2012

“Five things you need to know about Google” has been added to the subscribers’ area of Search Strategies. Direct URL to the page is http://www.rba.co.uk/search/subscribers/GoogleFiveThings.shtml and the PDF (8 pages) is at http://www.rba.co.uk/search/subscribers/GoogleFiveThings.pdf. A list of free and subscription content is at http://www.rba.co.uk/search/ Free content includes: Top Search Tips List of search tips contributed by participants of my […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 10th, 2012

The November edition of Tales from the Terminal Room is now available at http://www.rba.co.uk/tfttr/archives/2012/nov2012.shtml. In this issue: Google search bar moves Graphwords visual thesaurus Top Tips for Business Information New StatsWales Launched Twitter Notes

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Karen Blakeman on December 4th, 2012

One of my Twitter network complained today that when they went to run a Google search a Google+ reminder for someone’s birthday popped up in top right hand corner. Google did the same to me prompting me to wish them a Happy Birthday. Does that remind you of another social network beginning with F? Yes, we […]

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Karen Blakeman on December 3rd, 2012

Just when you thought you had sussed out the additional search options on Google’s results page Google decides to move them. Instead of appearing to the left of your results page the menu has been moved to the top, leaving a blank space where the old menus used to be.   There are the usual […]

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