Google recently sent out 100,000 stickers to selected US businesses for use on their storefront windows. The stickers have the Google Maps logo and a QR (Quick Reference) code that can be scanned by smart phone cameras and display Google listings for the business on the phone screen.
A camera is often included in mobile phones, portable gaming devices and PDAs, so rather than laboriously copy down the details, these 2D bar codes provide a quick way to transfer simple information.
You can generate your own bar codes at the QR-Code Generator website. To read them, you’ll need an application linked to your camera. Try search your ‘phone’s application store, or take a look on google for QR Code reader
2020Media took part in the 2009 Nominet registrar conference today. The event was held at Lords cricket ground (some kind of sports theme going on as last year it was a Wembley stadium). Amongst the many debates that took place, the most interesting speaker was Bill Thompson, a leading technology writer, who spoke of the need to continually change, in order to keep up with the way the internet evolves.
Although 2020Media is very well established in internet terms and is now 10 years old, we never forget how we gained our place in the UK internet marketplace and continually try to improve and involve the services that we offer. A good place to check out the latest products is at our Offers page.
2020Media announced today a new incoming telephone number.
0370 321 2020
This new number replaces all our 0870 and 0330 010 2020 numbers that we’ve been using since we started 10 years ago and have followed us faithfully from office to office as we’ve expanded. The reason is two-fold.
Calls to 0330/0370 numbers are cheaper – they cost the same to call as standard landline numbers, even from a mobile phone, and are included in many calling plans.
0870 numbers have come under regulatory changes from OfCom which rules out their use for businesses like ours.
So, if you’d like to talk to 2020Media, there’s just one number to note: 0370 321 2020.
Want your own 0330 or 0370 number? We recommend Flextel
2020Media is a leading UK business internet service provider, founded in 1999. We offer UK web hosting, domain names, internet connectivity and server hosting. Please see our website for more: www.2020media.com. Latest products include Wifi Hotspots for business and non-profits with premises, advanced WordPress hosting, and new top level domain (ntld) registrations.
EcoServ is a new service from 2020Media, an established UK hosting provider. We use new technologies to lower the environmental cost of server hosting, without sacrificing any of the essential services – power, ping and support. The server we use consumes less electricity than 40W light bulb!
Since 2020Media already offers hosting for WordPress, we thought we ought to start using it ourselves.
We’ve tried most of the popular blogging tools currently available, and our preferred option was WordPress. Although we pride ourselves on our technical knowledge, we were also looking for something that was really easy to use.