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Archive for March, 2009

Christy’s product pick – Audacity

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By Christy - March 30th, 2009

Audacity is a free open-source audio recorder and editor, available for both Mac and PC users. It is a handy and useful application and so far it has worked seamlessly.
You can record live audio, convert tapes and records into digital recordings/CDs, edit Ogg Vorbis, MP3, WAV or AIFF sound files, cut, copy, splice or mix [...]

Facebook: lessons for small businesses?

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By peterurban - March 26th, 2009

Everyone is complaining about the new Facebook interface. Whether its weakness is aesthetic or functional, the resounding consensus among annoyed Facebookers is that it sucks.

In light of the uproar (which, might I mention, isn’t actually stopping anyone from using FB), I thought it would be a good opportunity to reflect upon the strengths of everyone’s [...]

Animated origami tells a corporate story

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By peterurban - March 9th, 2009

This video employs animated origami to tell the corporate story of asics , the sports shoe manufacturer, from its founders viewpoint. It seems like the founder himself is narrating it and the simple, almost black and white animation gives it a back to the basics kind of feel that underlines the message of focusing on [...]