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Phorm and the Open Internet Exchange

Phorm and the Open Internet Exchange

3rd February, 2008

I met a week or two ago with a couple of guys from internet technology company Phorm. They presented what struck me as an exciting proposition: a network of business relationships, of which phorm would be the administrators, named the Open Internet Exchange, or OIX.

Keeping ahead of the advertising

Keeping ahead of the advertising

15th March, 2007

It was reported on Tuesday that the entertainment giant Viacom, which owns MTV and Nickelodeon, will be launching a billion-dollar lawsuit against YouTube and its owner Google. YouTube, Viacom argues, does not take sufficient responsibility for removing copyrighted Viacom content from its video sharing site.

God save the queen

God save the queen

5th March, 2007

I want to share a discussion that a friend and I had this weekend about some of the differences between our prime minister, and the US president. It's worth thinking about, given the political events of recent years, in which our prime minister has assumed so much power as an individual, and in which he has been so close to George Bush.

Nevermind the spellcheck

Nevermind the spellcheck

22nd February, 2007

Last week I heard a live satellite report given to BBC Radio 4's PM programme. I was struck my a mistake that the reporter made - it was just a simple slip - he said one thing when he must have meant to say another.