Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Google Street View now in the UK...

... And the results are just amazing. Conveniently, a picture was taken just in front of my former flat and as a result, I am missing London.

Explore at http://earth.google.com/ and tick Street View under "Layers".

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The crisis of credit, visualised

One of the best explanations of the credit crunch I have seen. First seen on Mr Brown, blogger extraordinaire of Singapore.

The Crisis of Credit Visualized from Jonathan Jarvis on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Microsoft Office labs vision 2019

In 2019, there will be tactile screens everywhere. The only gardens will be on rooftops and we will all live in Hong Kong. Don't believe me? See for yourself:

Thank you to El Blogador for sending me this story. Read post from Long Zheng.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

IAB develops new guidelines for behavioural advertising

Self-regulatory and signed by AOL, Google, Microsoft, Yahoo!... The guidelines can be summarized as:
  • Notice
Each Member shall provide clear and unambiguous notice to users that it collects data for the purposes of OBA. This notice shall include information about what types of data are collected, how these data are being used and how users can decline OBA with respect to that Member.
  • User choice
Each Member shall provide an approved means for consumers to decline OBA from that Member and information on how to do it.
  • User Education
Each Member shall make information available to educate users about OBA and ensure that this information is easily accessible.

And of course, "No Member shall create OBA segments intended for the sole purpose of targeting children under the age of 13 years".

Full guidelines on IAB site.
First read on the BBC.