Interesting Stuff

29 September, 2011

90 Minute Delivery on Online Orders

Interesting interview with Shutl’s founder and CEO, Tom Allason.

Shutl provides a fast delivery service for online retailers, allowing delivery of goods in around 90 minutes. 90 minutes!

Interview via Spreading Jam.… Continue reading →

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16 May, 2011

My View of London Photography Competition

Winning Entry 2010

After the success of last year, Fight for Sight charity and Park Plaza Hotels are hosting their second My View of London photography competition inviting participants to submit their favourite views of London.

The competition is open to all amateur … Continue reading →

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23 August, 2010

Sixth Sense: Minority Report Technology

This video was filmed at TED last year and features Pattie Maes and Pranav Mistry demonstrate Sixth Sense technology.

Pranav Mistry, the inventor of the software, describes Sixth Sense as ‘a wearable gestural interface that augments the physical world around … Continue reading →

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20 August, 2010

An Audience with My-Wardrobe

Last night we went along to a Q and A session with founder and CEO of My-Wardrobe, Sarah Curran and PR Director, Lauren Stevenson. The event was organised and hosted by Manchester Fashion Network.

My-Wardrobe.com went live in … Continue reading →

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13 July, 2010

Mary Portas Master Classes for Retailers

Calling all retailers.

A series of master classes with input from Mary Portas will be delivered through the National Skills Academy for Retail skills shops over the next few months.

Topics covered are:

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7 July, 2010

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) in Google Docs

Google OCR

Did you know that you can convert scanned text into Google Doc format? This is particularly handy if you have hard copies of old records or documents that need to be in text format. Rather than spending hours typing them … Continue reading →

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25 June, 2010

reCAPTCHA Helping to Digitize Books

Professor Luis von Ahn at Thinking Digital

The annual Thinking Digital conference took place at the Sage last month. Two days packed full of innovative talks and great networking opportunities. Seminars covered everything from Creative Commons and citizen journalism to story telling and the impact of sound. … Continue reading →

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6 May, 2010

Political Party Websites

Well the day has finally arrived. It’s election day here in the UK and possibly (barring a hung parliament) an end to the campaigning that has dominated the media for the past few weeks. I don’t blog about politics and … Continue reading →

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2 February, 2009

Press Pages

Press

I was interested to read an article by Jakob Nielsen on the use of press pages by journalists. The research included 3 studies taking place over several years. Sessions took place in the USA, Denmark, Hong Kong, and the UK.… Continue reading →

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19 January, 2009

Larger, Later and Longer

Brown Paper Parcels

According to IMRG (Interactive Media in Retail Group) online shopping this Christmas was ‘later, larger and longer than in 2007′. 3.8M Internet shoppers spent £102M online on Christmas Day alone, with many retailers beginning their online sales when stores closed … Continue reading →

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16 January, 2009

What We’ve Been Looking at on the Web this Week

This is what we’ve been looking at on the web this week.

Jenny

Untitled Books
www.untitledbooks.com

Untitled Books is an independent online book shop with a difference. Titles are handpicked by a bevy of booky types and the virtual stacks … Continue reading →

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