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The Google Stone [Podcast #31]

Our guest this week is Gavin Hanley, an advertising strategist with Google in Ireland.  Michele has loads of questions for him about Google Adwords, questions which, he points out, he regularly hears from his customers.  Gavin shares his insights into how advertisers can get the best out of Google ads. Michele is worried about some […]

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Barry Shein (headshot)

Thanks, Al Gore [Podcast #30]

This week’s guest is Barry Shein, President of The World, the first company to offer Internet access to the general public, when it started in 1989.  Today some people consider Internet access to be a human right, but back then it was very different.  Barry still has the email he received from the US National […]

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A pringles antenna for finding wide-area Wi-Fi

War Driving, SEO and Michele’s Inner Voice [Podcast #27]

This show was recorded late on Tuesday night, with Michele in a Dublin hotel room prior to taking a New York flight the next day.  We talk about the Google ‘Wi-Spy’ story.  The New York Times identified the Google engineer who wrote the software – it turns out he’s also the author of Netstumbler, a […]

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Googling for "askew"

Google Easter Eggs

Google may be a big company with a huge turnover and thousands of staff worldwide, but the company still has a sense of humour. From time to time they insert little “Easter eggs” into the search engine or do something quite playful. Remember the 1980’s style low resolutions graphics on Google Maps a couple of […]

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Patrick Ruddell - Founder & Editor in Chief of ScienceFiction.com

Cooking with Patrick [Podcast #26]

This week’s guest is Patrick Ruddell, a domainer, and the owner of sciencefiction.com.  With a background in real estate, he became interested in domains as an investment career when the property slowdown hit in the US.  But he’s quick to point out that the real-estate analogy for web domains is over-used and not very accurate. […]

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google doodle for Spectrum and St George's day

ZX Spectrum Released 30 Years Ago Today

Conn and I are old enough to remember the ZX Spectrum, so Google’s “doodle” on Google UK this morning both brings back memories for me and makes me feel a little old 🙂 I remember picking up a secondhand ZX Spectrum 48k a couple of years after their initial release. It was a wonderful machine, […]

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What Are This Week’s Hottest Stories In Technology?

Even though this week is “shorter”, as Monday was a holiday in many countries (including Ireland) it’s been a very busy week in technology news circles. The announced acquisition of Instagram by Facebook is probably the biggest story this week, but what other stories are people talking about? We’ll be recording this week’s podcast tomorrow […]

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Eiffel Tower 8 bit Google Maps version

Google Maps Goes Retro For April Fool’s Day

Love them or hate them, Google does some pretty cool things. For April Fool’s Day they’ve enabled an 8-bit retro version of Google Maps. It’s pretty cool if, like me, you’re old enough to remember the days when 8-bit graphics were the norm. If you’re bored you can check out some of the monuments that […]

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