Tech industry developments

A new phone blogging service has been launched in Ireland and is available on the 02 network.

FoneBlog is a server based system that integrates to operator messaging, portal and billing systems. Its advanced architecture supports all mobile networks and the full range of multi-media standards and handset capabilities. FoneBlog incorporates a wide range of blog features such as commenting, voting, bookmarks, skin designs and messaging that provide a rich and personalisable service.

All that metas: The Guardian reports that metadata is taking on an increasingly important role in software applications such as Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office 2003. The US government is using it in its documentation of the Iraq war, and so is the UK police force. Tied in with XML capabilities, I’d expect metadata to receive increasing support and usage in time to come.

Looks like we’re not the only ones with this problem. According to the Business Software Alliance, more than a quarter of business software used by UK companies (mostly SMEs) in 2002 was illegal. The most popular pirated programs were products from Adobe, Autodesk, Macromedia, Microsoft and Symantec.


  1. Lippy Lin

    Hi Vanessa
    We emailed a couple of times before.
    I’ve been using Blogger since November, but set up a website recently and would like to use MT (since there’s better organisation).
    Thing is, I’m stuck trying to install the software myself.
    Would you possibly help to install MT please?
    Lippy Lin

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