Google helps you learn a language

No sooner do I post about the gamification elements in Duolingo’s new language learning platform, than Google roll out a Chrome extension to help you “immerse” yourself in another language. It’s less of a structured learning tool than Duolingo, but definitely helps you build up your vocabulary, although I personally find it quite challenging jumping when sentences become […]

Using Gamification to learn languages

As part of my University Degree Im had the pleasure of spending a year living in La Coruna, with the aim of improving my Spanish. The full immersion in the langauge obviously helped me become fluent. However, seventeen years later my Spanish isn’t as good due to lack of practice, even thought I subscribe to publication such as Punto y […]

Google Currents now available in the UK

I just logged onto Google Play and saw that Google Currents is now available in the UK. Currents feels like a more consumer friendly version of Google Reader with a more attractive format lending itself more to tablets than smartphones IMHO. I’ve just finished creating my library of publications – a mixture of news, tech […]

Is Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram the end for Flickr?

Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram for such a large amount of money suggests the company is of significant strategic importance, but how specifically. Firstly, Facebook is already used by millions to upload photos so Instagram further reinforces this position in a market place already congested with picasa (rapidly becoming Google+), Flickr, picplz and many others. Secondly, […]