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Q&A: Santiago Siri of Popego

Launched recently, Popego gathers together your profiles from various social media sites, and uses them to build up an 'interest profile' to recommend content to users.

We talked to founder Santiago Siri about Popego's user experience, privacy concerns, and how the company plans to monetise the site...

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11 must-have Firefox add-ons for web developers

There are plenty of Firefox plugins that help make the day-to-day tasks of a web developer a little bit easier.

Here are 11 of my favorites....

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The Web Week in Review - Special Economic Crisis Edition

Since it was pretty difficult to ignore the chaos in the financial markets this week, I decided to devote this installment of The Web Week in Review to the impact of the chaos on the technology sector.

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Reputation monitoring on the cheap

Online reputation monitoring is a growing market and there are a number of companies offering such solutions.

Yet some are overkill for most businesses and many firms simply can't justify the costs.

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High street retailers: menus make a big difference

Home pages for high street retailers may initially come across as similar, but their actual performance differs strongly due to the design of the navigation menus.

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Chrome shine wears off

According to some, Google's new browser, Chrome, is not only a threat to Internet Explorer and Firefox, but also a threat to operating systems; including, of course, Microsoft Windows.

But what do the numbers say thus far?

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Yahoo promises big things with APT

2008 has not been a good year for Yahoo. Microsoft's failed acquisition of the company was a royal mess and led to a showdown with shareholders.

CEO Jerry Yang and other board members aren't very popular. And in what essentially amounts to an admission that it simply can't compete in certain areas, Yahoo is planning to turn over part of its search advertising business to Google.

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The wonderful world of multilingual SEO

Greig Holbrook explains what multilingual SEO is and why you should use it.

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Q&A: Lou Rosenfeld on site search analytics

Lou Rosenfeld is the founder of Rosenfeld Media, a publishing house focused on user experience design, and the co-author of Information Architecture for the World Wide Web (O’Reilly & Associates; 3rd edition, 2006).

He also co-founded the Information Architecture Institute and UXnet, the User Experience Network, and as an information architecture consultant, has helped numerous Fortune 500s and other large, messy, political enterprises make their information easier to find.

Here, we asked Lou a few questions about site search analytics (SSA) – it’s importance in site design and development, and how it is being used by different types of businesses online.

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Share your presentations online

So you have a PDF document that you want to share with the world. Or you have a PowerPoint presentation that you want to make easily accessible to your company's stakeholders.

You could upload these documents to the web in their original form but there's no guarantee that those downloading them will have all the software required.

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The three most redundant search debates

The ever-changing world of search engine optimisation (SEO) has a number of debates that keep taking place across blogs, in articles and at trade shows.

However, many of them become out of date as the sector evolves.

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MySpace Music sings a disappointing tune

The unveiling of MySpace Music last week was eagerly anticipated and was notable because the site managed to launch with all four major record labels as joint venture partners.

But as a product, does MySpace Music live up to its promise? I decided to give it a test drive to find out.

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