Hold the phone, Thailand telcos “worse than unanaesthetised root-canal”

Hold the phone, Thailand telcos “worse than unanaesthetised root-canal”

Getting connected to mobile phone and data services in most countries of the world is a simple matter of buying a SIM card, inserting it into your phone or mobile device, registering on the network and adding some calling credit. The exception to the rule is Thailand where Thailand telcos do a fair impersonation of […]

Backflip on Thailand TPP membership talks

Backflip on Thailand TPP membership talks

In an apparent backflip on a proposed Thailand TPP membership application Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Saturday that she will not be discussing an application to join the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade pact with US President Barack Obama when he visits the country on Sunday. Last Monday the Thai cabinet agreed to […]

Thailand’s TPP application threatens to overshadow Presidential visit

Thailand’s TPP application threatens to overshadow Presidential visit

Bangkok is abuzz at the imminent visit of freshly re-elected US President Barack Obama on a whirlwind three-nation tour to shore up US support in the region, however trade discussions threaten to overshadow the stated purpose of the visit, a courtesy call to mark 180 years of Thai-US relations. While details such as the number […]

The Best Spinner – an essential tool for all freelance journalists

The Best Spinner – an essential tool for all freelance journalists

Freelance journalism has always been a challenging career choice and the global economic contractions of the last couple of years has only served to make the task of keeping food on the table even more difficult. The answer is to work smarter and not harder by generating multiple sales from the time spent researching one […]

Media wars – How to fail at international media relations the UDD way

Media wars – How to fail at international media relations the UDD way

In the techno-savvy 21st century where the latest breaking news is just a 140-character tweet away and where even radio has been relegated to a back-row seat, it‚Äôs now more important than ever for corporations, organizations and lobby groups to tightly control and monitor their media relations. While maintaining good relations with the vernacular media […]

Online travel bookings soar but online video advertising flops

Online travel bookings soar but online video advertising flops

Research conducted by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) gives an interesting insight into the travel purchasing methods of British travellers, while¬† research conducted in America paints an interesting picture on the effectiveness of online advertising. Delegates at the annual ABTA travel convention were told earlier this week that a survey conducted on behalf […]

Bad website design gives no advantage to UK travel agents

Bad website design gives no advantage to UK travel agents

An analysis of 115 travel websites belonging to members of the UKs largest travel industry consortium, Advantage Travel Centres, has shown that only 12 per cent scored well for search engine optimization (SEO), with bad website design blamed for the poor results. Conducted by technology consulting firm Click With Technology (CWT), the survey found the […]

eBay lowers seller protection to attract buyers

Online auction company eBay has decided to scrap the the buyer feedback ratings system that sellers rely on in deciding whether to accept a purchasers bid or to reject it. It leaves sellers unable to make a judgement as to the bona fides of buyers bidding on their listings.

Government porn filter poses greater risks

The Federal Governments plan to force all internet service providers (ISPs) to filter online pornography and violent content will see Australian’s access to the internet controlled in the same manner as users in China, Burma, Vietnam, North Korea and Saudi Arabia experience. Under the plan the Australian Communications and Media Authority will prepare a blacklist of unsuitable sites and all ISPs will be required to block access to these sites by internet services provided to households and schools.