Tag Archives: Friendfeed

MischMasch 2009-08-11

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)

MischMasch 2009-08-10

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)

MischMasch 2008-10-18

Google Blog Search has been updated and includes now groups of popular stories clustered similarly to Google News. (Via Lifehacker)

Obama ’08: The Official iPhone Application gives access to information and news about Barack Obama and arranges your friends by state for the “call friends” feature. (Via Lifehacker)

Jon Hicks announce that he will join Opera Software as Senior Designer and will be responsible for Opera desktop, Widgets and Mobile/Mini browsers and general design. Jon Hicks is the one who designed the logo for Firefox, Mahalo, Miro and others.

Twitter Mobile finally has replies. (Via Twitter / Evan Williams)

Google Mail Labs added advanced IMAP controls so you can choose which Google Mail labels are shown in IMAP.

Qype, the Hamburg based user-generated local review site, launched Qype España and added Spanish as their fourth language.

Google finally rolled out the new design for iGoogle with canvas view that let’s you maximize gadgets to full-screen view. (Via Official Google Blog)

FriendFeed launched FriendFeed Real-time: New entries and comments appear in real time as they are posted. (Via FriendFeed Blog)

Stephen Fry’s web site has a new design and offers a blog, audio and video and a lot more. He is also on Twitter. (Via The New Adventures of Mr Stephen Fry)

Seesmic, the video converstion web site, started their mobile version.

MischMasch 2008-04-21

Flickr started code.flickr, a place to get in contact with the Flickr development community, to keep up on the Flickr API and to get the latest news on the open source Flickr Uploadr or other projects.

You may know flickrvision and twittervision. If you like it, then check out TwittEarth.

Alert Thingy, a desktop application for FriendFeed built on the Adobe AIR, now also supports Twitter.

Gary Vaynerchuk announced his first book 101 Wines Guaranteed to Inspire, Delight, and Bring Thunder to Your World.

The Rather Difficult Font Game is a nice way to test your knowledge about fonts.