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Microsoft and Apple are harnessing the power of you

Why companies are making their marketing so you-centric It's all about you. Or so tech companies want us to think. Not everyone is totally convinced by this approach, but that hasn't stopped Microsoft joining the throng of companies using "you-centric" marketing. Show More Summary

Burberry checks out crowdsourcing with The Art of the Trench

If you want to reach out to a younger generation, social media is the way to go, as British fashion company Burberry shows. The brand has just launched a website, The Art of the Trench, showing everyday people wearing Burberry trench coats. Show More Summary

Quick Pitch: Adzuna launches as classifieds search engine

Quick pitch: Classifieds search engine AdZuna launches today off the back of £300,000 seed funding from Passion Capital and various angel investors. AdZuna runs job ads now and will expand to cars and property, but says it combines social and mobile data. Show More Summary

Tech Weekly podcast: Twitter restricts app access, Apple and Google's subscription plans, Tablets and MeeGo from MWC

As Twitter bans (then reapproves) access from two third-party apps, we discuss what the approach says about the company's current state. Plus, a run through some of the best tablets at last week's MWC, and what will happen to MeeGo with Stan Mo Continue reading...

TEDx at the Observer

Matt Wells is at the Observer's TEDx event as a host of thinkers, technologists and other inspirational figures line up for a thought-provoking dayBrowse our gallery of pictures from the day Hello and welcome to our coverage of the Observer's TEDx event today – an attempt to bring a flavour of the famous Californian ideas-fest to Britain. Show More Summary

PDA's Newsbucket

• Google +1 was just accidentally revealed >> TechCrunch• Google adopts whale as symbol of 'fail' >> TechCrunch• Google shows off Chrome Web Store >> mocoNews• What's new in Google's Android 2.3 Gingerbread? >> Crave• Google quietlyShow More Summary

Tech Weekly podcast: Google Music, Occupy London's network influence

How the Occupy London movement uses technology as part of its protest, and how the group is influenced by networking. Plus Google's new US music service analysed and we bring you the group that wants to rid the world of Flash Continue reading...

Apple TV: could channels become apps?

Steve Jobs hinted at a product with 'the simplest user interface you could imagine' here's one way it could be done Search for the word ''cracked'' in Walt Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs (or flip to p555 if you have the bricks-and-mortar version). Show More Summary

Tech Weekly podcast: Tech City Talk - Intellectual Property and Copyright

This week's Tech City talk is about intellectual property and copyright in a digital age. How do we balance between the competing needs of the creative industry: to protect themselves, but stay open enough to ensure continued innovation? Continue reading...

Tech Weekly Live: Tech City Talk (Skills) reading list

Every Friday for the next four weeks, we will publish a list of links related to the topic of Tech Weekly's next Tech City Talk. This week: skills. Here's your weekend reading on Who Will Build the Future Digital Economy?: the debate...Show More Summary

Tech Weekly Live: Tech City Talk - Access on Monday 17 October 2011

The Guardian's Tech Weekly is hosting another in the series of Tech City Talks, tackling the biggest issues in the UK's future digital economy. Here we discuss access, e-citizenship and broadband. Tech Weekly has postponed this talk from it's originally scheduled date of October 17th though we hope to return to this subject in the future. Show More Summary

Tech Weekly Live: Tech City Talks

Join Tech Weekly for a series of live debates at Imperial College about skills, access, enterprise and intellectual property - one year after the Government's Tech City initiative was announced. The Guardian's Tech Weekly is going live,...Show More Summary

Tech Weekly: Patents, a stealth internet, Bigpoint on social gaming

How patent wars are affecting app development, and how the US is supporting the creation of a 'stealth internet' to keep the web open for communication in countries such as Iran Continue reading...

PDA's Newsbucket

New York City's plan to overtake Silicon Valley >> Business Insider YouTube takes automatic captioning international >> NYT Spotify launch sponsors pay $1m each >> paidContent Consumers losing patience with slow mobile web >> NYT LinkedIn's...Show More Summary

PDA's Newsbucket

Pandora hits 100 users and revamps site >> PC Magazine Pandora becomes a social network >> Wired How Google+ is built >> GigaOm Google mines internet for 'what you love' >> AFP Google+ fervor may be making Facebook nervous >> Computer...Show More Summary

The Atlantic's Quartz: interesting but will it make a profit?

The digital venture aimed at global business leaders innovates in many radical ways, but its ad-funded strategy remains dicey Two years ago, Atlantic Media's president Justin Smith was interviewed by the New York Times. The piece focused...Show More Summary

Guardian Viral Video Chart: Clegg gets remixed, Folds gets Fraggled and a bit from Mitt

We've got a wacky selection of some of the best videos around this week from Fraggle Rock to The Wire and The West Wing The viral video team like to think they are at the cutting edge of technology well maybe not the cutting edge, more like we've got one finger on the edge of the handle. Show More Summary

Digital news: the value is in the reader's Big Data

Behavioural data can be used to to make news services more attractive for the reader and more profitable for the publisher Digital publishing is vastly undervalued. Advertising has yet to fulfil its promise it is nosediving on the web and it failed on mobile (read JLG's previous column Mobile Advertising: The $20bn Opportunity Mirage). Show More Summary

Viral Video Chart Olympic special: Boris, Brazilians, birds and ball skills

It's Games on, as we sprint into Olympic action with the best and worst clips online, all of them crowd-pleasers On your marks, get set, go! for the Viral Video Chart's Olympics special. Yes, for one week only, we are celebrating London...Show More Summary

Guardian Viral Video Chart: Love, bottles and baseballs are in the air

This week we've got romance, a royal tribute, a cute cartoon cat and some horrible noises from a ladies' toilet The viral video chart starts off all soft and sloppy this week as we bask in the most romantic marriage proposal we have ever seen. Show More Summary

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