Archive for December, 2011

Wellington blog scooped up by US company

Friday, December 16th, 2011

Wellington technology blog, ReadWriteWeb, has been purchased by San Francisco digital publishing company Say Media.

TechCrunch is reporting the deal is worth US$5 million.

ReadWriteWeb was launched in 2003 by Richard MacManus, and now employs a staff of just under 20, who are mostly based in the US.

Richard MacManus has revealed√ā¬†ReadWriteWeb attracts about 5 million page views and 2.75 million unique visitors each month.

You can read more over at

Useful keyboard shortcuts

Friday, December 2nd, 2011

In light of a recent Google survey which found 1 in 10 users don’t know what CTRL – F does, has come up with a list of handy keyboard shortcuts.

Before I list some of them, you may be wondering what CTRL – F does. It’s used to search for text on a page. Give it a go now by searching for a word on this blog post.

“CTRL-C: to copy text

CTRL-V: to paste text

CTRL-Z: to undo a command

SHIFT-CTRL-Z: to redo the command above”

If you’re using a Mac, use the Apple command key instead of CTRL.

For a full list of handy shortcuts, check out

Note: I originally posted this on our Australian blog, but thought people would find it useful so have also posted it here. Let us know any shortcuts you use that aren’t listed.