So that’s how Twitter makes money

March 13, 2012


Social networking site Twitter has sold two years worth of tweets to a marketing firm as it seeks new ways of monetising the site, a move which has enraged privacy campaigners. The deal will allow businesses access to all tweets posted since January 2010, with UK firm DataSift becoming the first company to sell the […]

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Migration: one thing the crisis hasn’t changed

March 10, 2012


The ongoing effects of the global economic crisis has not had as great an impact on worldwide migration trends as may have been expected, demonstrating the resilience of migration in the face of economic upheavals. Instead, the major reasons for migration of large groups of people over the last few years has been social and […]

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Poisoned chalice for AVB successor

March 7, 2012


What do Glenn Hoddle, Sven-Goran Eriksson and Rafa Benitez all have in common, aside from currently being out of work? You guessed it, they all want to succeed the sacked Andre Villas-Boas at Chelsea. They in fact have another thing in common: not one of them has a hope in hell of becoming Roman Abramovich’s […]

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New rules see US campaign funding skyrocket

March 4, 2012


Campaign spending in this year’s US presidential election is set to be the highest ever thanks to a landmark decision by the Supreme Court in 2010, yet it looks likely to be matched by a corresponding rise in negative advertisements by candidates. The decision by the United States Supreme Court in 2010 to remove the […]

Posted in: Issues, Politics

Back in Kenya

February 29, 2012


I should apologise for the horrendous lack of activity on this blog over the last few weeks. Events have taken place in the world. I have been doing things. I’ve just been too busy to write about it. Hence the urgent need for this missive. Terms agreed and documentation obtained, I arrived back in Kenya […]

Posted in: Experience, Travel

Capello blunder could cost him his job

February 8, 2012


Fabio Capello’s public criticism of the FA’s decision to take the England captaincy from John Terry may have won him the support of Sir Alex Ferguson, but it just might cost him his job as England manager. Should the FA decide that Capello is in breach of his contract, as ex-FA Chief Executive David Davies […]

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For the love of the club: Kilby to bow out

February 7, 2012


After thirteen years at the helm of what has in that time been one of the country’s most stable football clubs, Barry Kilby has announced that he is to stand down as chairman of Burnley FC at the end of the season. This is sad news indeed, particularly as Kilby has cited health reasons for […]

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