Charlie Osborne

London-based Charlie Osborne is a journalist, freelance photographer and former teacher. She holds a degree in Medical Anthropology.

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Bing: a present day "Dogpile"

My editor-in-chief Larry Dignan posted a short time ago about Bing, Microsoft's newly branded search engine. His first thoughts were that of positive ones and had a nice first impression of the site as:Bing is quick (all posts);The interface is clean;And the search results were handy.

May 31, 2009 by


US government sanctions hit Windows Live Messenger in embargoed countries

The news broke the other day of Microsoft disabling their instant messaging network, Windows Live Messenger, to a number of countries including Sudan, Syria, North Korea, Cuba and Iran, due to a number of trade embargoes which the US government has against these countries.Long story short, the trade embargoes essentially restricts the import and export of goods to a country, sovereignty or government often due to political reasons, as a "form of protest against another country's practices".

May 27, 2009 by