Several Scottish companies have been listed in yesterday's Guardian as the 100 tech media companies, a few of which are fellow 38minuters.
A special congrats to (listed a-z): Advertising and Search AdPay.tv, Edinburgh: Video advertising as a form of currency… Continue
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Our featured member of the week is Edinburgh based Name: Hazel Hall.
Hazel is working for Library and Information Science Research Coalition, based in London, but she works mainly from her home in Edinburgh. Hazel was kind enough to answer a few questions for us about what she's up to:
What are you currently working on?
I was appointed in August 2009 to provide strategic leadership of… Continue
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Sarah Drummond is a Glasgow based director of mypolice, a recent graduate of the Glasgow School of Art and is currently collaborating her Masters at GSA with Skills Development Scotland to investigate how creative and service design approaches can fit into the public sector and how we can skills swap design tools to create better… Continue
Google has been ordered to reveal the name of an anonymous blogger who slagged off a New York fashion model, in a case that could restrict Americans' ability to talk about enemies from behind a veil of Internet secrecy.
The model is looking to sue the blogger for defamation of character, stating she is/could be losing jobs because of the blog posters words (which has been removed) about her hygiene & lifestyle. The model, Liskula Cohen, who has done work for a variety… Continue
Social networking sites are everywhere and you are probably a member of about eight of them, if not more. With the increase of community built and driven networks, many more groups and communities are setting up Ning sites and requesting their peers to join.
First thoughts might be 'not another one!' But wait! With the .Ning platform, you can be a member of unlimited Ning sites and only have to sign in one place to receive all your information.
No Strings Attached has been chosen as the official benefit charity for the upcoming Glasgow Twestival, taking place at the Living Room on September 10. No Strings Attached (Scotland) is a Scottish charity passionate about developing opportunities for children with asthma through music and the arts.
It is an independent charity working in association with the Royal Scottish Academy of… Continue
August 14th 1984, PowerPoint, then called Presentation, was developed for use for Macintosh and to say since then everyone has a love hate relationship with PowerPoint would be a lie. Many presenting with it seem to love it and go o, unashamed, breaking every unwritten rule that has come about since its birth. Thankfully there are now new tools such as Slideshare,… Continue
This weeks featured member is Colin Gilchrist of Edinburgh Based Red Dress Creative. Red Dress is the marriage of Digital Face and TruthBrands - why Red Dress? It's to do with the first Matrix film; Neo gets distracted by the girl in the red dress.
Currently spending most of his time working on… Continue
Trading. A familiar concept that has evolved recently with the introduction and growth of modern technology. Websites such as Craigslist and Gumtree have been around for awhile and have been growing in popularity, which eventually has led people to trust such sites and find more local and hyper-local community ways to utilize them.
The possibilities vary from sites such as… Continue
Matt Johnston, better known to some people as 'cimota' (that's pronounced kim-ota) pretty much everywhere is based in Belfast and is the Network Facilitator for Digital Circle, the trade group for… Continue
While most comments on the Friendfeed blog are congratulating FF for being purchased by Facebook, several aren't as thrilled. Many users feel that, as with Twitter & Facebook, the two aren't meant to be intertwined. Users don't want they're private facebook details on a public Frienfeed feed, and those who want their friend feed infor on Facebook are already doing so.
Measuring the 5 W's of people online is something many are doing - or attempting to do - at the moment and probably for years to come. One of these particular tools, TNS's Semio, delves into the subconscious values and desires of consumers brand choices to gain a deeper understanding of this decision making process.
TThe maps produced by Semio can be used by advertisers to see what values or media properties
Semio is a quantitative tool by which the subconscious… Continue
According to The Hollywood Reporter Sean Bean (Red Riding, Sharpe) has been cast as the lead in A Game of Thrones, a HBO TV pilot which will film in Northern Ireland later this year.
A Game of Thrones is HBO's adaptation of the George R.R. Martin best-selling Songs of Fire and Ice fantasy-book series. It is described as an epic struggle for power set in a vast and violent fantasy kingdom.
Tom McCarthy is directing; David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, who… Continue
Kudos Film & Television, part of the Shine Group, is partnering with Northern Ireland production company Generator Entertainment to form Kudos Generator Television, a new joint venture TV production company based in Belfast.
Kudos Generator Television will be supported by BBC Northern Ireland via the BBC’s Regional Development Initiative with additional funding from Northern Ireland Screen, Kudos and Generator. The new production outfit will be operational from August… Continue
Recently, Channel 4 and 4Music announced a partnership with Orange and Universal Music to launch a new pay as you go mobile phone package called 'Orange Monkey'.
This PAYG package gives you unlimited free music (and free texts) when you top up. Hundreds of thousands of songs from Universal artists will be available as well as lots of extra content on the new… Continue
Southern comfort have taken their entire marketing and advertising budget, $10million and put it towards online marketing - taking $6 million on late-night cable TV and another $1.5 million on magazines. SoCo are instead putting their ads onto tv watching site HULU and other targeted 21-29yr old age range.
Will this be the first of many large brands shun… Continue
"Digital innovators - Crossover labs are actively looking for you!
xolabs.co.uk have Creative Labs coming up- time and space away, playing across disciplines, thinking up your next projects, and having creative challenges set by industry…"
This group is for those working on the bleeding edge of digital innovation. Here we want you to make new connections across discipline. Here too you can share info about the cool new tools your are using or the ones you are building.