LogoMaid ripoffs

Dan Cederholm, a designer which I always look to for inspiration, has had the unfortunate luck to have his logo ripped off. Worse, , the offending company, even had the gall to turn the argument around and accuse Dan of stealing from them and threatening to sue. The funniest thing is that they do it in public in the Flickr comments and they’re getting roasted for it.

Daring Fireball has got a great summary of the events, while other blogs are also picking up on it, and people are Digging the story. I’d just like to do my part and put LogoMaid on Google’s results for ‘‘.

Justin.tv

This guy Justin and his 3 friends are broadcasting their lives 24/7 on the web at Justin.tv

Google Africa

I love these Google guys:

Google has signed deals to supply software to students and government workers in two East African nations, in a bid to put them on the technical footing of more developed countries.

Much love Sergey and Larry (source)

TM revenue target

Telekom Malaysia Bhd (TM) is aiming to achieve a revenue of RM18.1 billion this year, up 10.36% from RM16.4 billion last year. It said in a statement that revenue growth was expected to be largely driven by its international operations in Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and its domestic mobile operations. (Source: The Edge).

This follows a partnership agreement with Verizon Business last week to build an IP hub in Cyberjaya, which will hopefully improve TM Streamyx’s performance.

I’m waiting to see how you do, TM.

Adscape acquired

Google has acquired Adscape Media, a in-game advertising company based in California. See the announcement FAQ and Google Blog entry.

Cool! Soon we’ll get AdSense for video games.

Blog categorisation strategies

Darren Rowse recently asked ‘How Many Categories Does Your Blog Have?‘ It’s a question most bloggers and even myself struggle with on a regular basis. I’ve recently made some comprehensive changes to the way I categorise entries on my blog and I thought I would just share my categorisation/organisation strategy.

The guinea pig for my blog reorganisation was myMacBUZZ. I’ve recently pruned down its categories from 20+ to just 7. Key to my new organisation structure was the . Here’s how I used it to complement WordPress’ categories.

First I renamed my categories into sections. myMacBUZZ is now organised by sections rather than categories. Sections on myMacBUZZ are similar to sections in a newspaper, with different sections offering different types of content. So now myMacBUZZ offers Articles, Features, Editorials and Site News among others.

While sections describe the format of the content, tags describe the content itself. This way, tags function more as metadata and allow more granular categorisation of the blog entries. Tagging is also less rigid than categories and can I can easily add new tags and worry less about which parent category it belongs too. UltimateTagWarrior also adds the rel=tag attribute so search engines like pick them up and draw traffic in.

The only drawback to this system is that there is less structure to the organisation of the site. Also, once your tag list has grown quite significant, you tend to use different words that mean the same thing, e.g. ‘OS X’ and ‘osx’. Luckily UltimateTagWarrior lets you set synonyms so that both tags in our example will show articles tagged with both.

Besides these small drawbacks, I’m quite happy with this new organisation system. In fact, that’s how I organise this blog now – there are only two categories here haha. Between myMacBUZZ’s archive page (which I implemented with the plugin) and the search function, I think it’s not too difficult to find something on the site.

How do you organise your blog and what do you think of my honest-to-goodness geeky strategy?

ABI names top mobile operators

ABI Research has named Vodafone and NTT Docomo as the top mobile operators in the industry in a recent study, according to businessMOBILEAsia.

ABI’s study revealed that both NTT Docomo and Vodafone were ahead of their peers in areas of consumer and enterprise application delivery, as well as mobile payment.

ABI also singled out Hutchison 3 and China Mobile as operators with great long term potential.

Celcom March launch

I spoke to one of Celcom’s Product Development managers last week and he revealed that Celcom was working on a project that will be unveiled at the end of the month. HSDPA perhaps? I’m guessing it will more likely be a major content deal since they’ve demonstrated great savvy in their recent marketing tie-ups.

You heard it here first 😉

Gentleman etiquette

AskMen.com tells us the Etiquette Of A Gentleman. Also be sure to check out Part II and Part III.

Gmail Theater: Why use Gmail?

Now that Gmail is out of beta, the Gmail team has released a few promotional videos on YouTube to promote Google’s mail service.