This week marks our first working week in Elstree House and so far we’re thrilled with the new office.
After a lot of hard work and support from members of the Cyber-Duck team, last weekend we were able to move all our equipment into our new dedicated offices in Elstree. Many of the Ducks spent last Saturday lending a helping hand, and throughout the week we have all been doing our bit to help get settled in.
As mentioned last week, Cyber-Duck will now benefit from a dedicated IT and comms room, free staff and client parking, new VOIP/ISDN telecoms infrastructure, dedicated eye tracking lab, a chill-out lounge, eating area, two board rooms and more space to accommodate for the ever expanding workforce. Our new office is also set to host the ‘Duckies Awards’ 2011 which takes place on the 10th September from 5pm.
We are also proud to announce the launch of the new Wisteria Business Plans website this week. The new service produces bespoke business plans for start-ups and companies seeking funding or investment from venture capitalists. The website provides a variety of business plan packages, enabling the user to select the package to meet their needs.
We are also happy to announce that Cyber-Duck have been commissioned to develop a brand new web application for Maiden International. The application will feature a dynamic presentation of added value to auto insurance products, presented in a way which is both engaging and user friendly. The web application will be optimised for laptops and will also be compatible with iPad tablet devices.
Big news coming out of Apple this week as their charismatic CEO Steve Jobs has resigned and been replaced by Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook. Mr Jobs has had a tough year having had a major battle with cancer, which has seen him on medical leave for most of 2011. Since the announcement it has been reported that shares in Apple have fallen by 2.5%.
There’s also bad news for Google this week as they have agreed to pay $500 million in fines for publishing adverts which sold illegal drugs to US customers, via their Google Adwords platform. Advertisements had been appearing on Google.com from Canadian pharmacies which sold illegal medicines to US citizens from a valid prescription. It has been stated that the size of the fine is relative to the profits Google made from these advertisements.