There's an interesting article on clickz about an AKQA designed advert for MSN Messenger. The ad that they've created is a single animated gif, with some very funky background music. Interesting to see that a technology that was innovative 10 years ago is making a comeback.
If you've been as confused as I have about what Microsoft is trying to do with it's Live products, there are some interesting pointers in Redmondmag. The exciting thing is that MS really are creating a developer platform for the Live services. There's an example of this on Channel 9 - where they show some examples of applications built on the MSN Messenger API. During the interview they make reference to another interesting site - worlds best apps.
Interesting stuff - even if it isn't fully baked yet.
Dave Franklin has spent the last 15 years working in the hi-tech industry all around the world. For the last 10 years he has focused on software that supports sales and marketing functions within large enterprises. He currently works for Google at the European HQ in Dublin.
In a previous life as a developer, he got to see the immediate results of changing a single line of code. These days he gets to plan the destruction of software many months in advance.
English by birth, Dave lives in Ireland with his English wife and 2 sons - one American, one Irish.