Archive for July, 2008

ninemsn Beijing Olympics

July 25, 2008 Leave a comment

Today we’ve launched our new Olympics section. Like all other non-rights media we’ll be covering the Olympics extensively 🙂 showing latest news, results and medal tally’s along with videos of the important events during the games.


Not sure if we’ll win the ratings race but we hope you enjoy the experience.

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Birthday present

July 25, 2008 2 comments

Well I hit another birthday milestone today. The wife asked me what I wanted and I replied a motorbike. Whilst the wife didn’t deliver, my team did.


Categories: Technology

7 ways to vaccinate yourself against boring thinking

July 15, 2008 Leave a comment

As part of our internal UX series, Dr Amather Imber gave a hugely entertaining hour on 7 science-based ways to boost your own individual creativity.

The seven rules are:

#1 Warm up your brain beforehand

#2 Warm-coloured environments increases creativity

#3 Shifting increases the diversity and number of ideas generated

#4 Constraints increases creativity

#5 Exposure to a wide amount of information increases creativity

#6 Recognition (not reward) increases creativity

#7 Deviance boost creativity

All these points were explained and based around science and academic studies. Some of the experiments we did in the meeting really came as a surprise.

Next week Hyro are coming in to re-present their Remix presentation.

More details on Amantha and Inventium.

Dr Amantha Imber is the Head Inventiologist at Inventium, a company dedicated to helping people think more creatively. Amantha has that rare talent of taking learnings from science and academia and applying them to practical, real-world situations. Indeed, all the tools and techniques that Inventium teaches have a scientific basis. So they actually work. Inventium has clients across Australia, New Zealand, the UK and Europe, including Deloitte, Fosters, BP, Australia Post, AMP, Qantas, and Clemenger BBDO.

ninemsn unveils iPhone-friendly site

July 9, 2008 1 comment

Back from hols and all the talk is the iPhone launch on the 11th July.

So with just two days to go before the most anticipated launch in ‘techy’ mobile history, ninemsn unveils its ninemsn homepage created especially for the iPhone. 

ninemsn for iPhone offers a selection of its content optimised for mobile internet browsing.

ninemsn for iPhone is a one-stop hub where people can be informed, educated and entertained while accessing all the information, entertainment and lifestyle sites ninemsn has to offer.

From ninemsn home on the iPhone,  people will be able to browse ninemsn’s made-for-mobile products such as National Nine News, Windows Live Hotmail, Windows Live Messenger, Live Search, RALPH, Cleo, CelebrityFIX , the great yourtime guides and more.

Go to from an iPhone to find iPhone style  icons, images, and touch screen navigation. 


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