Camera Drones: a necessary tool of 21st century photo-journalism

Camera Drones: a necessary tool of 21st century photo-journalism

Just as drones, or more accurately unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have grown to play an important role in military, humanitarian relief, or intelligence gathering, so to have they quickly grown to become an indispensable tool for news photographers covering dangerous events, or where an overhead view will provide a different perspective from that obtained on […]

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Internet powers $4 m Cascade promotion

Australia’s oldest brewery has used the internet as the media of choice to spearhead a new $4 million advertising campaign to promote its range of premium beers. Launching a major advertising campaign on the internet is an unusual and bold step that highlights the ability the medium has for reaching targeted consumer groups.

eBay – Lots of profit but no responsibility

eBay – Lots of profit but no responsibility

eBay might be the worlds largest online auction site, but when it comes to accepting responsibility for what is posted on it’s site, or getting involved in problematic transactions, the company is more content to sit back and collect its fees than get involved.