StreetView vs. Phorm – which is worse?

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I’ve waited a while to blog about this topic because I wanted to make sure that I got all my facts straight and got a good idea what was being said in the media, but I think it’s time – Google’s StreetView vs. Phorm – which is worse?

Google’s StreetView
In case you haven’t heard about it yet, Google launched a new service in the U.K. about 3 weeks ago. I know this concept isn’t entirely new, and it’s been going on for quite a while in New Zealand and Australia and America, but I guess it brings it home to you when it’s actually in an area where you, personally are.

StreetView gives people a complete 360-degree virtual tour of major cities in England, including every major street and all the buildings on it, using a camera Read More… »

“There’s a zombie on your lawn…”

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Okay, this is just sooooo cute that it deserves a post at 1am in the morning. PopCap Games have an awesome application on Facebook hosting Bejewelled Blitz competitions (which in itself is a fabulous idea, as you can compete with all your friends), and they’re now highlighting a new game they want to launch, “Plants vs. Zombies”. Doesn’t sound like much of a fight there, but to me the true genius lies in the way they’re launching the game. They’ve put up this incredibly cute music video trailer that plays automatically once the application loads (which is new technology for Facebook in itself!), and everyone needs to watch it below, now! Read More… »