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Neil Charles
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Adblocking is asymmetric warfare and publishers can't win
For those of us who like to keep an eye on developments in web advertising blocking (adblocking), there was a flurry of excitement last week as Facebook announced that it had designed and released a way to defeat the blockers. Adverts inserted into Facebook...

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Enthralled by tech we don't understand
The advertising world has discovered this week that an app purporting to crowd-source spotting migrant boats in trouble in the Mediterranean did no such thing . It rendered the same static image for every user and when they 'spotted' the boat in it, asked f...

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Six tricks to make your data visualisations look better
I saw a tweet yesterday from  @colinttrainor and couldn't agree more with this idea. (tweet shown split into two for clarity) Whatever software you're using, there's simply no excuse for accepting the defaults and not trying to make your charts look more pr...

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Liverpool v Aston Villa.
Dashboard explanation: http://www.hilltop-analytics.com/football/hilltops-match-dashboard/
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Adblocking could be the saviour of high quality journalism
Reading the latest news, adblocking is heralded as the harbinger of the online apocalypse. Many internet users have decided that they don't like to be tracked and profiled. They don't like to be irritatingly diverted from the article that they're trying to ...

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Is Microsoft's Power BI a Tableau killer?
Have you heard of Betteridge's law of headlines ? Then you already know the answer to this post's headline. No it's not. Why not? Good question. And there is one feature where Microsoft's Power BI  manages to lay a glove on Tableau, but we'll save that for ...

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We need to talk about Excel
I'm not sure when it happened. I've got a feeling that the writing's been on the wall since the introduction of the 'Ribbon' menu. I was the guy who could make Excel dance... Shortcuts flying, interactive dashboards, external data connections and VBA. I lov...

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