Google and Dell sign the deal

Posted by Dave CollinsDigital Marketing

There has been much talk about this particular relationship, but now they’ve gone ahead and made it official. In the future, Dell PCs will have Google software installed when they leave the factory. The software will include a Google toolbar and a co-branded homepage. Hmmm. Of course, this is not great news for Microsoft. But is it really necessary for … Read More

Jim Allchin interview

Posted by Dave CollinsDigital Marketing features a fairly long and in-depth interview with Jim Allchin, Co-president of the Platforms and Services Division at Microsoft. The subject, of course, is Vista. When asked how comfortable he is that the current target for Vista's release will be met, he replied: “I'm feeling OK”. Hmmm. Hardly the most reassuring answer, is it? Anyway, if you're a Vista … Read More

Playing with Tiltomo

Posted by Dave CollinsDigital Marketing

Tiltomo is a new (at least to me) search engine that lets you search images based on colour, texture and themes. So far it's in beta, using two sample databases from flickr, but it seems to work well and is quite enjoyable to use. A few different searches, as suggested by Search Engine Watch: Yellow and Blue I Love Orange … Read More

Software company sues Google

Posted by Dave CollinsDigital Marketing

A Belgian company has sued Google over its toolbar suggestions. The Suggest feature is included in the latest version of the Google browser toolbar, but Google claims to have no control over what it suggests. This is a shame – when you search for this particular company's software, ServersCheck, the suggestions from Google include “serverscheck crack” and “serverscheck keygen”. Maarten … Read More

Vista Windows Photo Gallery

Posted by Dave CollinsDigital Marketing

I know how you like your Vista photos, and here are some new ones for you to enjoy. The Microsoft Photography Blog features an interesting posting about the Windows Photo Gallery and what it's going to be like – “a place for your digital memories” – and promises to post more detailed information in the near future. Windows Photo Gallery … Read More

BigDaddy revelations

Posted by Dave CollinsDigital Marketing

So, Matt Cutts has got the whole SEO community all fired up about a long and detailed post in which he explains why some sites have seen fewer pages indexed since the BigDaddy update. Basically, people have reported fewer pages on their sites being indexed, and have (of course) written to Google to complain and demand an explanation. Matt Cutts … Read More

20 questions about Vista

Posted by Dave CollinsDigital Marketing

I know, I know, I'm getting sick of it too. But this is a nice, solid article that answers some questions that you're likely to ask (”What are the most important new features for businesses?) and some that you might not (”How much of Vista is copied from Mac OS X?”), and it's well worth a look. Anything earth-shattering? No. … Read More