Tag Archives: Internet

In Malaysia, online election battles take a nasty turn

By | May 5, 2013

Jahabar Sadiq of The Malaysian Insider Here’s a piece I did from KL on Saturday ahead of Sunday’s election. It was pushed out ahead of the poll for obvious reasons but it might have a broader interest in how the battle for influence over online media has evolved in Malaysia, with relevance elsewhere.  May 4 (Reuters) – Ahead… Read More »

Inside the Web of Things

By | December 22, 2011

This is a slightly longer version of a piece I’ve recorded for the BBC World Service I’ve long dreamed of an Internet of things, where all the stuff in my life speaks to each other instead of me having to the talking. The vision is relatively simple: each gadget is assigned an Internet address and so can communicate… Read More »

Yahoo Cuts Loose With Its Own Search Engine

By | February 19, 2004

Yahoo has cut loose from Google and now offers a very passable search engine of its own. Yahoo today announced that it has deployed its own algorithmic search technology on Yahoo Search. Starting today, “the company will begin rolling out the new Yahoo! Search Technology and expects to continue the process on a worldwide basis over the next… Read More »

The Real And Lucrative Art Of Mobile Blogging

By | February 16, 2004

Here’s a new version of mobile blogging — using maps. WaveMarket have just announced a new “location-based blogging system” that enables users to send and view information that is time and location specific. Korea’s SK Telecom will be the first to use the technology, called WaveIQ, which they hope to launch soon. It works like this (the website… Read More »

Spam And The Future

By | February 5, 2004

First email, then biotech? Are our technologies hostage to the few? Good piece from the MIT Technology Review on spam. Apart from the stuff we know — that hackers have created computer worms and viruses that break into computers and then turn those compromised machines into launching pads for spam — there are some other interesting observations, including… Read More »