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Setting the record straight through ICorrect

“Setting the record straight” is what promises to do. This site was officially launched earlier this week to give people and organisations a chance to correct any information about themselves that they believe to be untrue. Sir David Tang, the founder of ICorrect, believes that 99% of what’s written on the Internet is based on […]


Amazon and its quest into the online video market

Earlier this month Amazon, the world largest online retailer, acquired Lovefilm which specialises in online DVD rental, either via post or through streaming films online. Even though Amazon already owned a minority stake, this still is the kind of acquisition that grasps my imagination. It makes me wonder about things like ‘strategic motive’ and next steps. […]

Music Startups

Spotify and Shazam hook up: logical like ABC

What do you get when you combine a highly successful mobile music discovery service (Shazam) with an equally acclaimed music stream service (Spotify)? A “Play in Spotify” feature in Shazam that links directly to Spotify. How does it work? Use Shazam to discover music – With a Shazam app on your Android, Blackberry or iPhone […]

Social Media Startups

Quora: making Q&A incredibly popular

Today I learned about Quora. Quora is an online Q&A service which launched publicly in June 2010, and provides a continually improving collection of questions and answers created, edited and organised by its (expert) users. I had heard lots of people raving about it, so I just wanted to see for myself whether it was […]

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HoverMe adds social context to the people you follow

I’m pretty sure there must be quite a few people out there who find it a pain to have to look at other people’s profiles in a separate places like Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. Wouldn’t it be neat if there was a functionality to connect the various social profiles of each individual user? HoverMe is […]