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Facebook denies tracking users

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Earlier in the week, Nik Cubrilovic, an Australian technologist, claimed Facebook was using cookies to track what users were doing, even after they had logged out of Facebook.

However, Facebook has released a written statement, saying:

“Facebook does not track users across the web. Instead, we use cookies on social plug-ins to personalise content (e.g. show you what your friends liked), to help maintain and improve what we do (e.g. measure click-through rate), or for safety and security (e.g. keeping underage kids from trying to sign up with a different age). No information we receive when you see a social plug-in is used to target ads, we delete or anonymise this information within 90 days, and we never sell your information.”

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Record price paid for Australian domain name

Friday, September 16th, 2011

The record for the most expensive domain name was broken yesterday, with put up for sale at auction. The domain ended up selling for A$125,000.

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Facebook doubles first-half revenue to $1.5b

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

According to an unnamed source, Facebook has doubled first half revenue to $US1.6 billion.

Facebook has a valuation of roughly $US80 billion.

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Google+ halts invites after ‘insane demand’

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Google+ is a social networking website designed by Google to compete with Facebook, and offers similar features such as news feeds, photos and status updates.

The service was unveiled on June 28 with an invite system, which Google has said has created “insane demand”, so much so they have decided to halt users from sending any more invites.

Google have not yet set a date for a full public roll out of the new social networking website.

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Why the web needs HTML 5

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Samantha Amjadali from posted an interesting news piece on HTML 5 yesterday, offering a bit of an insight into what HTML is and what HTML 5 will offer in future.

For those who aren’t so familar with HTML, it is, as described in the article as “hypertext markup language. It is, in effect, the web’s DNA and creates a global system for identifying and linking web pages”. You could describe it as the language a website uses to communicate with your internet browser to tell it what to display.

HTML 5 is an updated version of this language, aiming to be complete by 2014.

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Is your company in control of its social media?

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Social media is one of the things which keeps executives at top companies awake at night, says a Risk Management Benchmarking Survey conducted by Aon.

“Increased use of social networks was specifically sighted [sic] as providing potential risk to an organisation’s brand, image and reputation,” states the report.

Why can social media be so potentially damaging? Well its hard to control what people may say in relation to your Facebook or Twitter accounts, including people from your own company. Examples of fallout from such activities include the Tweet from Qantas CE Alan Joyce that a plan had crashed, which wasn’t correct, resulting in a lowering of the Qantas share price, or the Dominos pizza makers who posted images of themselves mucking about with customers’ food – later fired of course.

But whats the flipside of not using social media? Your company can become outdated, fast!

View the full article on SMH.

Optus v Vodafone: the Telco wars

Friday, December 17th, 2010

Optus believes that Vodafone Hutchinson is running misleading ads over its new Infinite mobile phone plans, specifically that the qualifications to its plans haven’t been adequately disclosed in its advertising. Infinite plans are touted as an alternative to fixed line rentals, for $45 per month.  So Optus is taking Vodafone to Federal Court over these alleged misleading ads, seeking an interim injunction from these ads being run.

Optus itself has two ongoing cases in the courts whereby the ACCC argues that it is running misleading ads itself.  One is for the ‘unlimited plan’, which the ACCC argues its not what is promised, and another plan is for limits on downloads, which Optus has allegedly not disclosed to customers.

The full article is on SMH here.

Pure Wellbeing Website Launch

Wednesday, September 15th, 2010

We are pleased to announce the launch of the new Pure Wellbeing website. Designed by Emily David Design, and developed by OPMC.

If you haven’t had a massage from Pure Wellbeing, check them out online at:

Support those suffering from depression with 30 Days of Fitness

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

30 Days of Feel-good Fitness is an initiative designed to get more people active, demonstrate the impact this has on their mood and raise funds for the Black Dog Institute.

Take up the challenge to get moving for just 20 minutes a day, for the entire month of September, 2010. Why?

  • To improve your mood, give you more energy and improve your overall health & well-being.
  • To show your support for people with depression and their famillies.

One in five Australians will experience some form of mental illness within a 12-month period and almost half of all Australians have experienced a mental disorder at some time in their lifetime. This is your chance to make a difference, both to your own mood and the mood of others.

Click here to sign up now!

New IronKey Enterprise site

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Exciting news: we have now launched a website exclusively for IronKey Enterprise.  Business users with over 5 employees can now purchase IronKeys to suit their purpose and enjoy all the benefits of the IronKey.

Enquiries are welcome.