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The Big Brother era

Posted by Dan Thornton

25 June Businesses can either embrace the opportunities and challenges of increasingly easy social interaction, or they can react against it. And two recent examples show how worrying that reaction can be. How about Bozeman City, in Montana, which requires job applicants to hand over their login information and passwords to any internet chat rooms, social networks or forums?

Iphone vs nokia

Posted by Ged Carroll

26 June I have been using the Nokia 5800 Xpress Music since February. In the end, I picked up the 32GB iPhone 3GS. I had been resistant to the iPhone because a phone is more than a snazzy GUI. PC manufacturers have traditionally turned out PDA phones like the Fujitsu Siemens, HP and HTC Windows Mobile devices, which failed because they tried to fit a PC paradigm on to a mobile device.

Is Steve Jobs Apple?

Posted by Tim Dyson

23 June The rumours surrounding the health of Apple's CEO are rife. Has he had a liver transplant? Has he returned to work? All this shows how entwined he is with the success of the brand. For years Bill Gates was Microsoft. Virgin is Richard Branson. And of course Ford was, well Ford. Of course companies are bigger than one person. These leaders do, however, set the vision, the tone and the values of the company.

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