The word tweetup is accepted into
Oxford Dictionary of English. (Via The Next Web UK)
YouTube launched the YouTube Charts. You can sort most viewed, most subscribed and most liked videos by today, this week, this month and all time. (Via YouTube Blog)
Google released a developer preview of the Chrome Web Store that will be launching later this year. (Via Chromium Blog)
Facebook launched their location-sharing feature Facebook Places. (Via The Facebook Blog)
The newest version of
Picasa has some new features like Face Movies, Picnik integration, metadata updates and more. (Via Google Photos Blog)
PaintbrushJS is a lightweight browser-based image processing library by Dave Shea. Have a look at the demo page.
According to a rumour
Google will launch a Chrome OS tablet on November 26 on Verizon. The device is being built by HTC. ( Download Squad)
Elements is a text editor for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch that saves the text files automatically every 60 seconds to your Dropbox account. (Via Macworld)
Businessweek and AllThingsD BoomTown both think that Facebook will finally introduce location services in a few hours. But will it be a check-in service or will they integrate other third-party services? Or will Facebook announce something completely different? ( BusinessWeek & AllThingsD BoomTown)
Mercedes-Benz Mixed Tape 34 Red Rhythm is available for download at Mercedes Benz TV.
This entry was posted in
MischMasch and tagged Chrome OS, Dave Shea, Dropbox, Elements, Facebook, Google, Mixed Tape, music, PaintbrushJS, tablet, Verizon on . 2010/08/18
Fluid, a software application for that lets you create Site Specific Browsers, is entirely Mac Open Source now and is avaiable on GitHub. (Via Fluid Blog)
Google‘s Steve Lee said at the Web 2.0 Expo that Google Latitude has three Million active users. At the same time Foursquare has more than one million users and MyTown two million users. (Via TechCrunch)
Advertising Age Facebook will roll out location-based features very soon and it will compete with other location-based services like Foursquare, Gowalla, Brightkite and Google Latitude. (Via Mashable)
There are rumours that gaming network
Zynga is going to leave Facebook and start its own Zynga Live service. (Via The Next Web)
Twitter started Project Retweet to implement retweeting. It will be a bit different from what is retweeting now. There will be no RT, but the original tweet will show up in the timeline with the line retweeted by @name added to the date/time stamp. I agree with Eric Meyer‘s tweet that Twitter should fix replies above adding retweet features. (Via Twitter Blog)
Google Reader got some new features. It is possible to send blog posts to various sites like Delicious, Twitter, Facebook, Blogger and others. More sites can be added manually. There is the new feature to discover the feeds of people one is following. (Via Official Google Reader Blog)
Creative Commons licensed books can now be distributed on Google Books. More on can be found on the CC and Google Books Inside Google Books blog. (Via Joi Ito on Twitter)
YouTube‘s redesign went live. The site looks now cleaner, the masthead looks different and some functions were moved or eliminated. (Via Mashable)
Facebook is testing Facebook Lite, a simpler design for the site. Currently only a few selected users are able to access the Facebook Lite site. (Via Mashable)
Microsoft announced that they will launch a Zune HD on September 25th 2009. It will be thinner and and not as ugly as it’s predecessor. (Via Mashable)
Google introduced social gadgets for iGoogle, so everyone can share, collaborate and play games on iGoogle. (Via Official Google Blog)
My Opera lets you push updates to Twitter and Facebook. (Via My Opera news)
This entry was posted in
MischMasch and tagged Creative Commons, Facebook, Google, Google Books, Google Reader, iGoogle, Microsoft, My Opera, Opera, retweet, Twitter, YouTube, Zune on . 2009/08/14
Facebook‘s acquisition of FriendFeed I mentioned yesterday received a lot of response. Robert Scoble thinks about leaving FriendFeed, Khoi Vinh tweeted that he deleted his FriendFeed accounts, Leo Laporte wants Facebook to open source the Friendfeed codebase and Steve Rubel hopes that FriendFeed should become Facebook Labs. It seems that a lot of people doubt that FriendFeed will continue as an own platform.
Google released a preview of the new version of their search engine. It’s codename is Caffeine and it is faster and more accurate. More information on Caffeine can be found on Matt Cutts‘ blog and the preview can be accessed at www2.sandbox.google.com. (Via Mashable)
Facebook already rolled out a new search that crawls the last 30 days of news feed activity. (Via Mashable)
Doug Cutting is leaving Yahoo! and will be joining Cloudera. (Via Free Search)
Evan Williams‘ wife Sara gave birth to a 8 pounds 21 inch baby boy. (Via Evan Williams (ev) on Twitter)
Yesterday’s MischMasch dealt with Nambu‘s announcement to shut down the URL shortening service tr.im. Today they re-opened the website and state in a blog post that tr.im will continue to operate. They still criticise Twitter to create a short URL monopoly. (Via Mashable)
Facebook acquired FriendFeed. For the time being FriendFeed will continue as it is. News about the acquisition have been on Mashable, Current, TechCrunch and everywhere else. Some people think it was a good move, Steve Rubel names it the best news he has heard in awhile, Tara Hunt guesses that it is a talent acquisition and a lot of people are not happy with this news. (Via FriendFeed Blog and Facebook Press Room)
URL shortener tr.im shuts down because of lack of monetization. Links will work until at least December 31st, 2009. (Via Mashable)
There is a new release of the
Qype API including JSON support, read/write and no more OAuth for reads. (Via Qype on Twitter)
Microsoft sells it’s online interactive ad agency Razorfish they have been owning since the aQuantive acquisition in 2007. (Via Mashable)
Yahoo! released Friends on Fire, a Fire Eagle application for Facebook that lets you share your location with your friends. (Via Yodel Anecdotal)
WeFollow is a new, nice designed Twitter directory by Kevin Rose. (Via Twitter / Heiko Hebig)
Seesmic announced Seesmic for Facebook, an Adobe Air Facebook desktop client. Beside status updates it will support pictures and videos soon. Seesmic’s popular Twitter client twhirl will have Facebook support integrated in future. (Via Seesmic Blog)
FastCompany TV Robert Scoble‘s new project will be Building 43, a content and social networking community. (Via TechCrunch)
socialmedian, a social news service acquired by XING in December 2008, uses now Facebook Connect to let people login and participate on socialmedian. (Via socialmedian Blog)
Google Quick Search Box can now update your Twitter status. There is an instruction how to tweet on the Google Code site for Google Quick Search. (Via Twitter / steverubel)
This entry was posted in
MischMasch and tagged Building 43, Facebook, Fire Eagle, Google, Robert Scoble, Seesmic, socialmedian, twhirl, Twitter, WeFollow, Yahoo! on . 2009/03/16
For some days
Google has a new favicon. Favicon is the tiny icon in the browser bar and it can be seen in the list of bookmarks. The reactions were mainly negative. Marissa Mayer wrote a blogpost about it on the Official Google Blog. There are several sets of icons that were designed and up to now there is no final solution. If someone has a nice idea for a favicon, there is a site to submit it to Google.
Opera released Opera 9.5. More about the the new version can be read in an article on Dev Opera. The official date for the launch of Firefox 3.0 is June 17th. This will also be the day to set a Guinness World Record for most software downloads in 24 hours.
Now multi-protocol instant messaging application
Adium 1.3 supports Facebook Chat. (Via Matthias Pfefferle)
Jeremy Zawodny will be leaving Yahoo!. (Via Daring Fireball)
For some time now
Google Reader is the feed reader of my choice. Google Reader now has some new features. A new bookmarklet lets me share any site, not only sites from feeds that I am subscribed to. Notes can be attached to shared items or any blog entries. Even notes alone can be shared with others.
The multi-protocol instant messaging client
Adium will support Facebook Chat in the next release. (via Adium – Blog)
Safari search extension Inquisitor was aquired by Yahoo!. More information in David Watanabe’s blog. (Via Daring Fireball)
WordPress.com launched the new dashboard design that was introduced in WodPress 2.5. Matt writes about all the new features in an entry on the WordPress.com blog.
Facebook began releasing its integrated chat application in some of its networks.