Heard about Spotify? It's a new service that
will let you play music live from the
End of Downloads?
It's free (if you don't mind the odd advert
every now and then) and it's 100% legal.
The record companies have done a deal with
Spotify that licenses them to use the music,
presumably hoping to earn revenues from the
people who will pay for the service without
Is it the end for downloads/Itunes?
Spotify web site....
|SRG Art & Interiors online shop
This month we've gone live with a great
online shop that sells art, cushions,
lighting and home accessories products.
Art & Interiors make it easy for the
artistically challenged among us by
grouping their beautiful products into matched
collections. You can buy products from these
collections safe in the knowledge that they
will go together in harmony.
The products are rather special too; limited
edition art, handmade glass and finest
quality fabrics - all designed to make your
home or office that little bit more
The new site uses the new version of the
Blot eCommerce web
package, giving SRG complete control over
their product database and shopping cart.
||SRG Art & Interiors website....
|Twitter tweets on
Twitter seems to be everywhere these days.
You can't pick up a newspaper or listen to a
radio station without someone going on about
it. If it's not Stephen Fry, it's Jonathan
Ross or even Barack Obama.
If you remember, we told you about Twitter in
a newsletter back in October
2007 (we're just sooo finger on the
pulse). It's part of a concept known as
microblogging where you can post little notes
(140 chars maximum) about what you are doing
at any particular time. The
question we wondered back in 2007 was; is it
just a neat communication gizmo for people
with runaway egos or minor celebrities (but I
repeat myself), or does it have some real
value for business?
What we are starting to see now is that
although there are still plenty of people who
want to let you know what their cat had for
dinner, businesses are finding ways to use
For example, last week, the car hire company
we had used in Italy sent an email and at the
the email was a link to their Twitter page.
On the page were snippets of car hire gossip
and links to offers.
We've also seen it used for PR, breaking
news, sharing technical ideas, business
It's free, it's quick, it might be time to
|Business networking - visit our group!
Blot Design is a member of the most
business networking group in the world.
Each week we meet on a Thursday
morning for breakfast and to exchange and
business between our members. It's a great
doing business (only one company from any
business area can
so there is no competition between members).
If you think your business could benefit from
networking like this, you're welcome to
attend as our guest:
Our group is thriving. And as it has grown, the
amount of business exchanged has increased
dramatically. Get in touch if you'd like to
come along and see how it works.
- Thursday mornings
- Novatel Hotel, Hermiston Gate, Edinburgh