Posts tagged with Beta

Report: Australia's tech startup ecosystem worth more than $100bn

Google and PricewaterhouseCoopers are predicting that Australian tech businesses will be worth $109 billion by 2023, employing 500,000 people and contributing as much to the Australian economy as the retail and education sectors. 

The new reportStartup Economy, examines the current state of Australia’s technology sector and looks at how this can be nourished to build a strong tech industry for the country, an area that's increasingly under scrutiny due to the positive effects it can bring

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The New York Times is taking a beta approach to digital

As the media world is trying to feel its way through the digital space, there are a lot of ideas and experiments that aren't going to work. Tech giants as big as Google realize this fact. And now The New York Times is catching onto the idea of iteration.

This weekend, Times writer Ben Zimmer the magazine's On Language column on the word iterate. And now the company has announced a new iterative approach to digital: Beta620.

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Site review: Auto Trader

Motoring website Auto Trader has recently launched a new version of its site in beta, updating the technology behind the site and introducing a more modern design.

The Auto Trader mobile website was impressive when I reviewed it recently, so I've decided to have a closer look at the new desktop site. It's a pretty big site, so I've confined my review to a used car search...

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Ten alternative search engines

Did anyone notice Google crashed for a few minutes yesterday?  More to the point, if you experienced it, did you just throw up your hands in despair and wander off to make a cup of tea, or did you use another search engine to find what you were looking for?

This highlights the issue that’s being hotly debated within search teams across the UK, if not the world: Can anyone challenge Google? Although that in itself is a different blog-post, I’ve quickly thrown together a list of some nifty alternatives to the search engine giant. 

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Site review: BBC mobile

The BBC has just launched the beta version of its new mobile site which, like the web version, allows users to personalise the content they view.

It's a welcome development, as the current BBC mobile site is a little basic, and the new version provides access to more of the corporation's content. I've been taking a look at the new version...

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