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Amazon shuts paid review websites

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Sunday, April 19, 2015

Amazon is suing four sites that pay people to produce reviews on the retailer’s site. The company alleges that the paid opinions “undermine” its review system which customers believe come from unbiased sources. Amazon is seeking damages from the four sites and wants them to stop producing the reviews. The four companies named in the […]

Minecraft- good or evil?

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, March 30, 2015

Minecraft the computer game occupies millions of children- in homes as well as classrooms. Minecraft is “digital Lego” – a computer game in which you build things using cubic blocks. But it’s Lego on steroids. You never run out of blocks and they never topple over. You can walk among your own creations, and play […]

Budget gives extra funds for UK digital research

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Thursday, March 19, 2015

UK research into digital cash could get a £10 million boost from government according to a statement in the budget yesterday. The plan to invest cash into the “opportunities and challenges” of digital currencies such as bitcoin were announced by George Osborne. It was one of several technology-related policies unveiled in the Chancellor’s speech. Others […]

Google dominates search traffic

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, January 16, 2015

Google accounts for over 90% of global organic search traffic-according to new research. The search engine world will continue to focus heavily on Google this year, based on recent research from Define Media Group. The consulting firm tracked traffic to 94 sites across various industry verticals between January and November 2014 and found that Google […]

Is oil price crash secret US war on Russia?

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Lower oil prices- leading to falling petrol prices have been great for Western consumers but are they also a secret US weapon against Russia? That’s the conclusion drawn by New York Times columnist Thomas L Friedman, who says the US and Saudi Arabia, whether by accident or design, could be pumping Russia and Iran to […]

Martha Lane Fox to get peerage

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, March 15, 2013

My fellow Millennium Product award winner and ecommerce pioneer Martha Lane Fox is to join the House of Lords.The co-founder of travel website lastminute.com – who is Prime Minister David Cameron’s “digital champion” – will sit as an independent peer. She will take the title Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho in the City of Westminster. Ms […]

A paperless NHS would save billions

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt wants the NHS to be paperless by 2018 – a move which a report says could help save the National Health Service billions of pounds a year.In a speech, Mr Hunt said that the first step is to give people online access to their health records by March 2015. And […]

Ecommerce websites face new OFT scrutiny

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Wednesday, November 28, 2012

UK regulators are examining ecommerce websites on how they may be monitoring online shoppers in order to target them with different prices.The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) will consider how consumer data is collected and if any activities could be illegal. The OFT said it wanted to gather more information in order to assess if […]

Geeks and Nerds- are they now positive nouns like Boffins?

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Friday, November 23, 2012

Are the names “geek” or “nerd” now becoming socially acceptable- even admired?It used to be implied that the person was socially awkward, even socially inferior. Now a “nerd”, or a “geek” can be a driven Machiavellian bent on success – even a Boffin- a Gordon Gekko in a hoodie. Today when people think of “geeks” […]

Millions in UK lack basic online skills

By Dyenamic Solitions - Last updated: Monday, November 12, 2012

About 16 million people in the UK lack basic online skills- a new survey suggests.The report, conducted by consultancy firm Booz & Company, defines basic skills as using a search engine, sending and receiving emails, completing online applications and accessing information online. Go ON UK, a charity chaired by the UK digital champion- and fellow […]