How do you trust your advertisers?

, posted: 5-Nov-2008 15:00

One of the advantages touted for online is that you can have interactive advertising. But, the ads can be too interactive. In fact, they can be downright hostile, as well-known Stuff discovered earlier today. Mauricio's wife Jann got an alert a (read the entire post)...

A few reasons why you don't want to become an ISP

, posted: 3-Nov-2008 15:13

1. Your customers hate you. The service you provide is only viable as a shared-bandwidth one, because hardly anyone wants to stump up the big $$$ for a service with dedicated bandwidth and service level agreements. Your service is provide (read the entire post)...

Google confirms Unity cable between Japan and the US

, posted: 26-Feb-2008 16:28

Commsday has the scoop on Google building a $300 million cable between Japan and the US:

Google will combine with SingTel, Bharti, Globe Transit and Pacnet to build the mooted Unity cable, connecting Japan to the United States. The $US300m (read the entire post)...

What am I doing?

, posted: 20-Aug-2007 20:32

I've had a few questions from people about what's happened and why there hasn't been any posts on Geekzone or the Techsploder blog here for a while.

Nothing dramatic has happened (sorry!) but I've taken a job. Yes. A job. F (read the entire post)...

Sweden beats Italy in Euro Football Championships... for authors

, posted: 24-Jul-2007 07:40

Wonderful Europeans... what other part of the world would think of this? The article from Sydsvenska Dagbladet says Sweden beat Italy 4-2 in the finals, with Finnish scribe Juha Kanerva earning the best player of the tournament award.

Chec (read the entire post)...

March of the femtocells

, posted: 16-Jul-2007 20:52

Providing good coverage for mobile phone service is an expensive exercise for cellular telcos for many reasons. Frequency allocations are often stingy, it's hard to obtain consents to build cellular transmission sites, and organising sufficient d (read the entire post)...

Apple does it again - iTunes plugin crashes Outlook 2007

, posted: 5-Jul-2007 17:00

So, Apple's Software Update tells me there's a new version of iTunes with QuickTime available - 7.3 and 7.1.6 respectively. With some trepidation due to bad past experience, I let Software Update do its thing and restart the Windows XP SP2 sy (read the entire post)...

You know the NZ Internet sucks when...

, posted: 28-Jun-2007 13:34

...there's only room for America's Cup on The Herald's connection:

'We are currently running at maximum load for International and National Internet traffic due to the Americas Cup. Can you please stop all non-critical I (read the entire post)...

PR Troll dialogues part III: When all else fails...

, posted: 27-Jun-2007 17:16

Senior PR Troll caught up with me a while ago, telling me things are looking desperate. Big Client wasn't happy, and the account was up for pitch.

"I don't know what we did wrong... I mean, we dumped on print and favoured TV, right (read the entire post)...

Sponsored conversations are deceptive marketing

, posted: 24-Jun-2007 10:23

In one corner: a bunch of earnest bloggers with big audiences looking to make money. In the other corner: seasoned public relations and marketing people, drooling over the big audiences and smiling benignly at the naïve bloggers.

When (read the entire post)...


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