Good to Know (Google)

There is much harping in the press about how Google is bad, so nice today to see some positive stuff. With the Citizens Advice Bureau here in the UK, a nice little booklet (and other online resources, like videos) to keep you informed about how to keep you and information safe online. http://static.googleusercontent.com/external_content/untrusted_dlcp/news.google.co.uk/en/uk/goodtoknow/pdfs/booklet.pdf So, nice one Goog … Continue reading Good to Know (Google)

49 days to save the world (or, influence the future of online business)

It seems to have slipped out very quietly and has hardly been picked up in the press at all, but the future of European online business is up for grabs.  And that's all online business, from nuts and bolts e-tail right through to new media services with lots inbetween.  After ten years of our E-Commerce Directive … Continue reading 49 days to save the world (or, influence the future of online business)

We are all digital consumers now – yay!

The lovely people at KPMG have done a grand job on their report 'Consumers and Convergence IV' You can read it here: http://www.kpmg.com/global/en/issuesandinsights/articlespublications/consumers-and-convergence The takeaways are: privacy is still a hot topic, but we're prepared to give away stuff/be tracked if we get stuff of actual value back we're really on the mobile banking bandwagon online … Continue reading We are all digital consumers now – yay!

New Ofcom rules with bite – 10% of turnover bite!

From tomorrow there are new rules to protect consumers from landline misselling and slamming - see the Ofcom press release here: http://www.ofcom.org.uk/media/news/2010/03/nr_20100317  These can only be a good thing for consumers.  I wonder why the 10% of turnover bite is not applied to other breaches of law which consumers find equally distressing, for example serious misuses of personal … Continue reading New Ofcom rules with bite – 10% of turnover bite!

Google Italy – Italian courts trash UGC business model

The ruling on the Google Italy case is in, with Google employees being convicted.  I can't put it simpler than to say: outrageous, outrageous, outrageous! Google should have been protected by the Ecommerce Directive as a host of the video and that should have been the end of it.  The matter should never have come to … Continue reading Google Italy – Italian courts trash UGC business model