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Search Engine Optimisation Basics

A quick look at search engine optimisation covering basic terms and ideas to help you better understand how SEO can work with your digital marketing campaign.

Goodbye Google (Fonts)

A follow-up to the article about quitting the big five tech companies, this tutorial looks at how to use Google Fonts without using Google.

Developing with the big five

A recent Gizmodo series looks at how difficult it is to excise the big five tech companies from your life. What can or should developers do?

They sell a ton of stuff, but to think of Amazon as a retailer is really to miss the nature of Jeff Bezos' ambitions and what this company is really about. Amazon is interested in controlling the underlying infrastructure of the economy. One big piece of that is the online platform. What has happened now is that most people when they go to buy something online, they don't start at a search engine like they used to. They don't go to Google and put in a product and come up all sorts of different retailers, including Amazon. They just start at Amazon.

— Stacy Mitchell

Amazon: Why is this happening?