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Technology #fail

Recently uber blogging and climbing coach Dave MacLeod was in a car accident in the north of Scotland. He and the… Continue

Added by Darcie Tanner on September 9, 2009 at 13:30 — 3 Comments

Featured Member: Steve Harrison

38minuter Steve Harrison works for Scottish Enterprise as Commercialisation Manager within the Company Growth team up in Aberdeen.

Steve’s role has two facets: Working to understand the expertise of local universities and research institutes and finding problems they can help to solve. And secondly, finding… Continue

Added by Darcie Tanner on September 9, 2009 at 13:00 — No Comments

Scottish companies make Guardian top 100

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…


Added by Darcie Tanner on September 8, 2009 at 14:52 — No Comments

38minutes celebrates 1 year!

Set up by Ewan McIntosh & Stuart Cosgrove on the 5th of September 2008, 38minutes was original set out to be a place for people submitting to 4iP to meet, collaborate… Continue

Added by Darcie Tanner on September 3, 2009 at 9:00 — 2 Comments

Featured Member: Hazel Hall

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

Added by Darcie Tanner on September 3, 2009 at 8:00 — No Comments

Featured Member: Sarah Drummond aka rufflemuffin

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

Added by Darcie Tanner on August 27, 2009 at 8:00 — No Comments

Should bloggers be unmasked?

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

Added by Darcie Tanner on August 21, 2009 at 10:00 — 3 Comments

Managing multiple Nings

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.

Signing in… Continue

Added by Darcie Tanner on August 20, 2009 at 12:40 — 3 Comments

Glasgow Twestival Event Gets a Charity

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

Added by Darcie Tanner on August 20, 2009 at 10:27 — No Comments

25 years of Powerpoint - Share your best of the worst

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

Added by Darcie Tanner on August 19, 2009 at 15:02 — 4 Comments

Featured Member: Colin Gilchrist

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

Added by Darcie Tanner on August 19, 2009 at 12:00 — 3 Comments

Free sharing: Back to basics

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

Added by Darcie Tanner on August 13, 2009 at 16:00 — No Comments

Featured Member: Matt Johnston

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

Added by Darcie Tanner on August 13, 2009 at 8:00 — 2 Comments

Friendfeed and Facebook: The perfect match?

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.

One of the… Continue

Added by Darcie Tanner on August 11, 2009 at 13:54 — No Comments

The subconscious of early adopters

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

Added by Darcie Tanner on August 6, 2009 at 16:30 — No Comments

Featured Member: Hannah Rudman

Hannah Rudman, @hannahrudman on Twitter, runs two Edinburgh based companies: Envirodigital & Rudman Consulting.

Hannah is currently developing AmbITion Scotland - a programme to help the arts and cultural sector digitally develop - more details on… Continue

Added by Darcie Tanner on August 6, 2009 at 8:00 — 1 Comment

Sean Bean joins HBO Pilot in Belfast

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

Added by Darcie Tanner on August 5, 2009 at 8:30 — No Comments

Kudos Film & TV partners with Generator Entertainment

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

Added by Darcie Tanner on August 4, 2009 at 16:30 — No Comments

Free Music from Orange - Apple missing a trick?

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

Added by Darcie Tanner on August 4, 2009 at 15:12 — 1 Comment

Big brand takes all marketing online

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

Added by Darcie Tanner on July 31, 2009 at 13:59 — No Comments


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