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Youtube Launch Video Journalism Competition. by TheTalkativeOne
August 30, 2008, 8:30 pm
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Youtube, the Google-owned video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips, has recently launched a Video Journalism Competition. Users of the site are being asked to record a video at the maximum time of 3 minutes as part of their new Journalism Programme. They have even added channels for reporters and other media workers. The point of the Competition is to highlight how journalism has changed over the years into Video’s on popular websites and the advancing of technology.

GeekTech will keep you updated on the details of how to sign up for this competition etc.

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Awesome Hotel Technology by Scott Campbell

The first of the Pantin hotels, the Ellington, founded by David Pantin, is going to have some pretty awesome technology.

Guests at the Leeds hotel will be treated to an entertainment centre including a plasma screen, satellite television, DVD and CD player, iPod docking station and even speakers in the bathroom.The entertainment centre is capable of playing Xbox 360, Wii and PS3, all of which will be available to guests. There will also be complimentary Wi-Fi and plug-in laptop access in every room and three digital phones, one by the bedside, one on the desk and one in the bathroom.

The staff are going to be using VOIP phones over the hotel’s wireless network; at a saving of £20,000.

The Stairs at the Ellington



The App Store for 3 Billion People that Don’t have an iPhone by Scott Campbell
August 19, 2008, 10:57 am
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If you have an iPhone, the App Store is a great way to download applications, free and paid for alike. What if you don’t have an iPhone?

Then there’s GetJar.

GetJar is the world’s biggest mobile application download website. It has surpassed 300 million downloads, which is a pretty big achievement.

In their store, they have over 10,000 free applications, but I don’t know if they can provide the level of trust provided by iTunes.

Watch this space… (Well, not literally)



6 Steps until Google rules the Internet by Scott Campbell

They say that there are 6 degrees of separation between any 2 given people on the planet. If ruling the internet and Google were counted as people, then Google is definitely only 6 steps away from ruling the internet.

(After writing the first paragraph, it doesn’t actually sound as good as I thought it would. Nevermind.)

Well anyway, according to Crunch Base, the database of mostly all Web companies, these are Google’s acquisitions:

Omnisio, ZAO Begun, DoubleClick, Jaiku, Zingku, Image America,Postini, GrandCentral , PeakStream, FeedBurner, Zenter, Panoramio, GreenBorder, Marratech,Tonic Systems,Trendalyzer, Adscape, Endoxon, JotSpot, YouTube, Neven Vision, Reqwireless, 2Web Technologies, Orion, @Last Software, Upstartle,Measure Map, dMarc Broadcasting, allPAY, bruNET, Phatbits, Akwan Information Technologies, Skia, Android, Dodgeball,Urchin Software, Keyhole,Where2,ZipDash,Picasa, Baidu,Ignite Logic, Sprinks, Genius Labs, Kaltix, Applied Semantics, Neotonic Software,,Pyra Labs, Outride, Deja.

Which, if you ask me, is a lot. What surprises me so much is the fact that Google can still afford state of the art office facilities after acquiring all these companies. They must turn some huge profit though.

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