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Festival proves it’s best(ival) to test(ival)

Excuse the awful title. I was over covering the phenomenal Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona last week. While it was pretty much wall-to-wall brilliance, there was one thing that got nearly every gig-goer rather riled. The festival decided to introduce … Continue reading

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Gone Dutch

I’m currently in the Netherlands at the Dutch PHP Conference, where some interesting talks have already occurred, particularly in a talk about using IPv6, the version of the basic Internet Protocol that deals with the fact that the current version … Continue reading

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Brand journalism

Once upon a time marketing was a concept strictly for marketers. In this hazy old era, customer service was a realm inhabited by customer service experts who dealt with customer service. Meanwhile, newsrooms were busy with their news, in their … Continue reading

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A self confessed social gaming addict

I pulled together a presentation a few weeks back on social gaming and I have to say I was astounded by the meteoric growth in the past 6 months.  Here’s a few facts: Cityville had 84.2m active users 1 month after … Continue reading

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Sad Cloud

The big news right now is the rather massive outage at Amazon’s US-EAST-1 datacenter, which has taken down Quora, FourSquare, Reddit, paper.li, Wildfire and a bunch of other notable sites that built on AWS infrastructure. While it’s being worked on … Continue reading

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Intentionally blank

The VGD team (and a large chunk of VML) were out at a charity pub quiz for the runners at Sunday’s Virgin London Marathon last night, but we’re also in preparation for Monday’s Social Media Marathon, which should be an … Continue reading

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We Blog

Bob, our content supremo, has been looking around for something simple for sending files about without having to have the other party download a specific app recently, and has been looking at We Transfer. What’s interesting about it is not … Continue reading

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Opening Up

We’ve all been very impressed with Nike’s Better World work, and it looks like they’re hiring an open data specialist to help with the release of information online which is an interesting next step. This trend for public sharing of … Continue reading

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Slightly Cloudy

VGD are decamping to the HMS Belfast tomorrow to hear about what’s going on around the group, and talk about some of what we’re doing as part of the twice annual forums – we’ll mention a little about what we … Continue reading

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Colouring In

Topping the hot startup news has to be Color, a new iPhone app and photo-y social network that determines who you ‘follow’ based on how often you are in the same place. Interesting idea, and really on the heels of … Continue reading

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