Deirdre Molloy's blog

Mobile search and location reshaping the digital space

Locative media first came onto my radar in 2005 when notice of a collective called Proboscis and their Urban Tapestries initiative hit my inbox at NMK.

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Who's coming to Chinwag Live Search and Location Based Services?

If the list of companies attending our event tomorrow is anything to go by, the innovations and opportunities around search and location-based services are moving up the agenda.

From telecoms, portals, publishers, application developers and digital marketing agencies, to PR companies, ecommerce outfits, VCs and social networks - it's shaping up to be a classic Chinwag event that brings the different shades of digital together to collectively get to grips with the latest trends.

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Micromedia futures or the emperor’s new clothes?

Disposable, atomised media is all the rage and I’m as guilty as the next person of wallowing in it.

Web 2.0 and all its trimmings is no exception to this trend, in fact it glories in all things transient.* But what does it add up to? This question is an itch worth scratching, so sometimes we revisit particular events after their initial outing.

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Search and location up a tree. K.I.S.S.I.N.G.

Every year it's the same moldy old format recycled round the media hype circuit. It's the year of the mobile web, of mashups. It's the end of print media, the death of the gatekeeper. Revolutions are ushering themselves in left, right and centre, and whoosh! Life as we know it will be forever unutterably changed... yeah!

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Digital Mission NYC events line-up revealed

Big Apple here we come! The Web 2.0 Expo in New York is less than four days away and the Digital Mission calendar is now looking good and poised to host some serious action...

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Who's coming to Chinwag Live: Search vs Recommendation?

Right now, you can still book a ticket for Chinwag Live: Search vs Recommendation tomorrow night, Tuesday 2nd September, but we're closing bookings tomorrow morning.

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Are search and location based services going places?

Location and geolocation technologies might sound boring to the novice, but they're fuelling a raft of bold new web and mobile services with a social and locative flavour that are setting media and technology trendwatchers alight with excitement.

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Digital Mission New York 08 finalists revealed

Now the judging is over, we're hugely pleased to announce which UK companies will be going on the Digital Mission to New York and the Web 2.0 Expo next month from 14th-19th September...

B View -

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Mobile and online publishing feeling the crunch

‘BANK CRASH PROFIT FEARS’ yelled the headline on the Evening Standard news-stand as I passed by the newsagents at lunchtime today.

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Wanna go to the Web 2.0 Expo in New York or SXSW Interactive?

It’s official and finally I can talk about it! Chinwag has teamed up with the UKTI to take UK digital SMEs on trade missions to New York and Austin, Texas coinciding with two of the world’s most celebrated web events – the Web 2.0 Expo and SXSW Interactive.

The NYC mission coinciding with the Web 2.0 Expo runs 14-19 September 2008.

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Alchemy in the micro media maze

Micromedia makes my life better. For one thing – I don’t have to take comprehensive notes at Chinwag events, because there’s always the trusty podcast :-) So I spent most of this event using my more evolved faculties of listening and thinking. Amen to that!

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Digital industries’ workforce withstand economic jitters

Ever wondered how people really feel about their careers and futures in the digital industries? Amid the buffeting winds of economic turbulence, are we blasé or nervous, excited or fearful? Now you can find out - and add your own sentiments to the big picture equation.

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SXSW Interactive 08 panel - The 10 Commandments of Nice

On 9th March I swung by the session hosted by the Preloaded guys. Ten Commandments? The sheer (tongue-in) cheek of it intrigued me...

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Dotbomb talent purge casts a long shadow

2004-2008 A Partial Potted (UK) Web Media History:

Code orange alert: 2004. Sector has stabilised. Huge relief. Optimism. Hiring people. 2005. Excitement. Clients pupils are dilating... Upswing! Much client business incoming. Broadband upsurge. Money flooding into interactive advertising.

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Lost in the river of music?

Here's a question to set your Friday synapses firing.

Is living in the post-scarcity world of ubiquitous digital content actually *bad* for us? Now maybe it's just me, but isn't this your curmudgeonly grandad speaking?

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