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On Thursday evening, five of us from Fabric went along to the BBC Future Media Showcase, organised by the Royal Television Society North West at MediaCityUK. The event was a great way to get an insight into the research and development going on within the BBC. After an opening introduction, we had the opportunity to see live demos of prototypes an...

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We have a story for you this week that involves Interflora, Google and advertorials. If you haven't already heard the story, Interflora (UK) was penalised by Google, allegedly for their unnatural (and paid) linkbuilding techniques and link profile. We know Google doesn't like paid links, and has reiterated this on the Google Webmaster Central Blog....

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Last week Hannah and I attended the BBC Connected Studio for their Knowledge and Learning department based in Media City, Salford Quays. Here we were set a brief of 'Connecting the TV experience with Knowledge & Learning', with a large proportion of people watching shows but not taking advantage of the extra content the department had online. W...

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We’re excited to be heading over to TNW Conference Europe in April; it’s held in Amsterdam over two days. When we made the decision to go, we (or rather Jason) put together a project plan for everything that we need to get done before we arrive in Holland. Whilst there are the usual requirements such as bringing literature and booking accommodation...

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Last Wednesday and Thursday, we were lucky enough to attend a build studio for a BBC Connected Studio event; the topic and focus this time was all about news. Myself, Ajay, Tom and 50% of the office’s Mikes (Davis and Bell) headed down to London from varying points across to the North West and regrouped (almost) at Euston before making our way to...

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Just to get this out there right now, I am a fan of these technologies (OK quick response codes might be an exception to this). There is a wealth of opportunities for consumers, marketing managers, brands and businesses to take advantage of when it comes to augmented reality and near-field communication. But there are some problems with these tech...

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According to statistics 83% of online shoppers need support in completing their online orders. We've delved deeper into the stats and have picked out the highlights.... Shopping online may seem the easiest thing to do these days, where you can search, click and buy in the comfort of your own home. However there are recurring issues which are preve...

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The Linux GNOME desktop project recently announced that their preferred application development language is JavaScript. This joins a whole host of platforms where applications can be created using what started out as a web language. JavaScript was originally developed at Netscape in 1995 as an add on for their web browser. The early version includ...

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Last year saw a rapid period of growth for Fabric (then called Athernet), with our staff numbers doubling. Our directors, Daniel and Ajay, realised the importance of supporting this expansion with a clearly defined set of working processes and policies, used by all our employees. They also wanted to improve the way we measure our performance, to be...

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As the office's resident train fan, and often on the receiving end of many train related puns throughout the working day, it was only a matter of time before I managed to write a blog story about something to do with trains. I'm mostly a steam train fan, and it's a relatively big year for that – the 150th celebrations of the London Underground with...

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