Author: Marcus

The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7

Meticulously detailed and researched. I feel as if i’ve completed a Ph.D in Engineering after reading this. The fact that WTC7 wasn’t hit by a plane (or rocket or hologram…) but only by debris and burned for a short while before just giving up and falling down is literally the smoking gun for 9/11 conspiracy…
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Privacy as a USP: The value of privacy marketing

The mission of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is to promote international trade and investment through a rules-based multilateral system. Supporting cross-border trade and investment and, more broadly, the essential role of business in society, has been the mission of our world business organization since a handful of entrepreneurs created ICC over 90 years…
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Venta Investment Day Presentation

A presentation of Informed Choices to potential investors at the Hethel Engineering Centre, Norfolk. We pitched the investment potential of IC and explained the technology behind it to a room of about 60 people.  There was lots of interest but ultimately the concept was too specialised for the general outlook of the investors present. As…
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Online Privacy And The New Cookie Law

I was invited to the EU parliament building in Brussels to discuss the recently introduced ‘cookie law’ and how it affects users, site owners and online privacy as a whole. We also discussed ‘EU Commission Action 17 of the Digital Agenda’ with regards to online trustmarks. I presented a position that the introduction of the law…
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Privacy – the next marketing battlefield?

Digital Shoreditch is a one-week long festival dedicated to celebrating creativity and to promoting the talent of new entrepreneurs in the technology and creative industries. The event is held every year in the East London district of Shoreditch, mostly around the Brick Lane and Clerkenwell areas. I spoke there about privacy and the forthcoming ‘cookie…
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Joomla! User Group Norfolk

A little talk at the first and only Joomla! User Group Norfolk meeting held at the Murderers Pub in Norwich. Only a few local Joomla! enthusiasts turned up despite wide marketing, a huge spread of food and some nice presentations. It was felt that our time was better spent building and maintaining websites so this…
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Are you qualified? The role of certification in extending the commercial reach of Joomla!

A presentation at the 2010 JandBeyond Joomla! developers conference in Wiesbaden, Germany to put forward a certification process to encourage developers to attain qualifications and bring an income for the project. Subjects covered : Why might we need certification? To help developers independently prove their expertise To help Joomla! become more accepted as a serious…
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Website Content Management Systems

I spoke at CHASE, formerly the Cambridge Hi-Tech Association of Small Enterprises, a lively networking group for entrepreneurs, start-ups, small firms and people interested in business and hi-tech, based in the university city of Cambridge, the UK’s Silicon Valley. They hold a talk most months, almost always on the first Monday of the month, about a…
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Debate Replay: Is St George’s Pride Lost?

St George’s Day is here again but compared with St Patrick’s Day there’s little evidence of celebration. We asked you – Has England lost its national pride?  Are the English no longer nationalistic? After years of colonialism have Englishmen and women lost interest in their own shores?  Or have the right-wing connotations of St George’s…
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Rør blot ikke ved min gamle jul …

Det gigantiske juletræ, der hvert år ankommer fra Norge, er på plads på Trafalgar Square, hvor det lyser over den britiske hovedstad hver aften. Duften af brændte mandler, ristede kastanjer og varme vafler blander sig med en aroma af gran. Engle og julelys, der blinker og glitrer, våger over Oxford Street, og i pubberne kan…
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