Web Designer, Cornwall

Written by stevenba. Posted in Technology

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I often get asked what I do …

As a graduate software engineer, I have been operating as a web designer since 2000, having worked on projects such as Brittany Ferries, Team Philips and Paignton Zoo.

I design modern & interactive websites – designed to be optimised for the web’s major search engines:

  • Fully responsive web design so your content will always look good on any screen size on PC, tablet or mobile
  • Awesome  designs give you the opportunity to showcase your content such as images or videos
  • Web design built on top of the popular WordPress blogging platform
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A Peek Into the $300m Spam Industry

Written by stevenba. Posted in Technology

It has been estimated that 70% of all email sent globally is spam (statistics according to Symantec) and the global fake drugs industry is worth $300,000,000 per year. Whilst many of these emails advertise ‘Canadian Pharmacy’ or similar, they are commonly operated from East Europe and in particular, Russia with fake drugs manufactured in India due to less restrictive pharmaceutical IPR enforcement.

It has been implied for many years that Russian authorities have been reluctant to prosecute some of its most prolific hackers in return for them launching cyber attacks against political opponents, but a recent criminal prosecution has offered a peek into the shady multi-million dollar spam industry and the people behind it.

Read the full article at the New York Times.

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New Google Android to be called KitKat

Written by stevenba. Posted in Digital Marketing, Technology

In a surprise move , Google has named the latest release of its mobile operating system (version 4.4) after the popular chocolate bar produced by Nestle. The Android OS powers over 1 billion smartphones and tablets is to be called KitKat after a previous releases were given names such as ‘donut’, ‘cupcake’ and ‘ice cream sandwich’.

According to John Lagerling, director of Android global partnerships, it was not a ‘money-changing-hands kind of deal’. Instead, the idea was borne out of the preferred late night snack of software developers. John Lagerling subsequently made a call to the UK headquarters and within 24 hours, the deal was agreed.

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