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Is Facebook doing a Google? Earlier this year, Google announced its plans to launch its own fibre-optic internet service in the US. Now it looks like Facebook’s getting in on the action too. Well, sort of. Question is, how much are you willing to bend to get free WiFi? Read more
October 31st, 2012
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Joe Patrick, one half of Republic Publishing's award-winning video team, vents some of the frustration he's had with Apple's supposedly perfect video suite, Final Cut Pro X. Are the new updates too little, too late? Read more
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If you had trouble getting to sleep last night, it was probably thanks to the huge disturbance in the force caused by $4.5bn changing hands. Disney now owns LucasFilm, which means that it now owns Star Wars. And there’s a new one on the way. Join us as we take a quick snap shot of the web’s reaction... Read more
kickstarter
Kickstarter, the crowd-funding website, has launched in the UK today, allowing UK-based entrepreneurs, artists, inventors and the like to upload products and source money in Her Majesty’s pounds sterling. Sounds good, but, well... Since it was already possible for us in the UK to post projects, will it actually help? Read more
October 30th, 2012
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Last night, we attended the launch of Windows Phone 8 - the cherry on the top of an image overhaul Microsoft’s been trudging towards for two years. That’s it now; the second coming of Windows is here - desktop, tablet, mobile and games console all singing from the same hymn sheet. Thing is, as nice as it all is, there’s no escaping the fact that last night caused a lot of confusion. Everyone in the room shared the same odd sense of Déjà vu, stemming from the fact that we were attending the launch for something that’d, well... that had already been launched some months prior. It’s called the double-launch effect, and it’s a PR’s worst nightmare... Read more
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Hurricane Sandy has begun its reign (and rain) of terror on the east coast of the US, but before the floods and power outages, the adverse weather claimed its first victim: a big, showy launch for Google. In lieu, the company has been forced to stage the most lo-fi product launch for years. But the news is still just as full of Google headlines as it otherwise would be. So, what’s the real benefit in a big keynote launch?  Read more
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Hurricane Sandy has now touched down in the states, flooding swathes of the east coast, knocking out power, killing over a dozen people and generally reminding us that nature is the boss. As a company, the best practice in such a scenario is to send your thoughts out to those affected and give some money to charity. What you don’t do, is try and profit from it. Read more
ios-6
Apple rarely makes big executive cuts because it’s a company that, by and large, succeeds. The flip side of continued success, though, is that any failures become all the more apparent. Just ask Scott Forstall, the man who’s currently clearing his Cupertino desk. Is this what happens when you lose your lead? Read more
 

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