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Newsletter #174 Don't You Want Me as a Customer?

Posted by on 11 June 2019

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I help organise a charity running event here in Auckland, New Zealand ..... So about a week ago I sent off three emails to companies that apparently offer this service. You probably know what comes next because it's happened to you.

So about a week ago I sent off three emails to companies that apparently offer this service. You probably know what comes next because it's happened to you.

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Newsletter #173 Are Tablets Dying?

Posted by Alex on 25 March 2019

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The first iPad was released in April 2010 - not that long ago really. It wasn't the first tablet but Apple made it cool..

The first iPad was released in April 2010 - not that long ago really. It wasn't the first tablet but Apple made it cool, as they often have, and tablets were soon mainstream consumer tech.

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Newsletter #172 The Early Days & the Internet in 1999

Posted by Alex on 14 February 2019

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In February 1999 I started Netinsites in a small bedroom in a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand....

In February 1999 I started Netinsites in a small bedroom in a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand. 1999 was early days on the Web, the klaxon call of dial up, dancing babies and under construction signs. If you want to see what the Web was like in 1999....

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Newsletter #171 What Exactly is Blockchain?

Posted by Alex on 18 December 2018

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Blockchain is the underlying technology behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Here's a few pointers to help you understand what a blockchain is...

Blockchain is the underlying technology behind cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin. Blockchain is a growing list (or block) of records linked by cryptography. The block itself is a record of the new transaction and when completed is added to the chain. It is an open distributed ledger...

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Newsletter #170 Mr. Robot & CDNs

Posted by Alex Garden on 2 May 2017

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If you haven't watched the highly acclaimed Mr Robot then you must - not only is it brilliant but it gives an insight into how hackable we all are. Unless you totally disconnect from the Net you can only reduce the risk, not eliminate it.

If you haven't watched the highly acclaimed Mr Robot then you must - not only is it brilliant but it gives an insight into how hackable we all are. Unless you totally disconnect from the Net you can only reduce the risk, not eliminate it. We've seen an increase in the number of Websites hacked, particularly those on well known platforms

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Newsletter #169 App or Responsive Website?

Posted by Alex on 5 October 2016

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The Web is often the major marketing channel so the question: "Should we build a mobile app or just a responsive Website?", is an important one.

The Web is often the major marketing channel so the question: "Should we build a mobile app or just a responsive Website?", is an important one. You must of course build a responsive Website but is there an opportunity to build an app as well? Check out our article for the pros and cons...

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Newsletter #168 It's a Brand Not a Story

Posted by Alex on 25 August 2016

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Many logos end up being over complicated because it's easier to throw lots of elements in there

Many logos end up being over complicated because it's easier to throw lots of elements in there rather than take things out. Successful marketing companies know this....

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Newsletter #167 What's Really Important in 2016?

Posted by Alex on 20 December 2015

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We ran a small survey to see what people thought were the most important aspects of how a Website is put together. The results were interesting...

We ran a small survey to see what people thought were the most important aspects of how a Website is put together. The results showed one major disagreement between myself and this representative sample, can you guess what it was?

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Newsletter #166 How DO You Write for Mobile?

Posted by Alex on 21 September 2015

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Mobile apps and mobile Web usage now account for over 60% of all digital media consumption and that news is over a year old! If that's the case shouldn't we be spending more time considering how content looks on mobile?

Mobile apps and mobile Web usage now account for over 60% of all digital media consumption and that news is over a year old! If that's the case shouldn't we be spending more time considering how content looks on mobile? Mark Liberman of Language Log analysed US presidential 'inaugural' and 'state of the nation' addresses since the late 1700s and found something very interesting....

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Newsletter #165 Why Chrome is Winning the Browser War

Posted by Alex on 29 June 2015

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Things have changed ....you'll see that Google Chrome is now the most used browser in the world

Things have changed, in fact if you watch the video in this blog that shows browser share from 2008-2014, you'll see that Google Chrome is now the most used browser in the world. Why does this matter? Well your browser is your window into the Web and browser companies can influence, sometimes in subtle ways, how you use it....

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