Google I/O 2010, Google’s largest Developer Converence, that takes place in the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Topics will be Android, Google Chrome, Google APIs, , open web technologies and more. GWT
A lot of rumours are flying around about what will be announced in the next days: Google TV, a new Google phone, a major update for
Google Buzz, a new version of the Google Feed API, …
The keynotes today and tomorrow can be watched on
YouTube on the GoogleDevelopers channel and there is a Google I/O 2010 Wave.
In a few hours I will attend the
live stream-event at the Google Office here in Munich to watch todays keynote and I am already excited about all the coming news and announcements.
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)
Social publishing and reading web site
Scribd will abandon Flash and will convert uploaded documents to HTML5 web pages. (Via TechCrunch)
The new version of
Google Goggles can now recognize and translate text and has improved barcode recognition. (Via Official Google Mobile Blog)
After introducing a
new look for search on the computer Google announces similar changes to search for mobile. (Via Official Google Mobile Blog)
by HTML5 For Web Designers Jeremy Keith is out for pre-order from A Book Apart. HTML5 spec is 900 pages and hard to read. HTML5 for Web Designers is 85 pages and fun to read. Easy choice. (Via Adactio, Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report, Jason Santa Maria)
Veer joins Typekit. Veer typefaces include Corner Store, Hooligan, Adage Script, Peachy Keen, Annabelle, Baroque Text, Bookman, Buena Park, Hellenic Wide, and Tamarillo. (Via The Typekit Blog)
Google Map Custom Marker Maker you can create your own custom marker for Google Maps. (Via Twitter / Christian Heilmann)
Google Chrome beta is out, with some nice new features like more synchronising options, Geolocation API, web sockets, native Flash support and more. (Via Google Chrome Blog)
Matt Cutts posted a list of Andorid Apps that he loves.
28 days after its introduction
Apple sells 1 million iPads, more than 12 million applications and more than 1.5 million e-books. (Via Macworld, Apple Press Release)
Google acquired BumpTop, an application that changes the way to use the desktop by transforming it into a 3D interface. (Via Mashable)
Google invests $38.8 million into wind farms in the North Dakota to promote renewable energy. (Via Official Google Blog)
Google announced starring search results as a new feature in search to make it easier to mark and rediscover sites. Starred items show up at the top of the search page and sync with Google Bookmarks. (Via The Official Google Blog)
Personalized start page
Netvibes is partnering with Orange to deliver widgets to 130 million mobile users. (Via VentureBeat)
Gowalla got a new and nice redesign by Belgian designer Tim Van Damme. (Via Jeffrey Zeldman)
Google introduced Gesture Search for Android 2.0 or above to search on the phone by drawing alphabet gestures on the touch screen. (Via Google Mobile Blog)
John Gruber wrote an interesting post on the Apple – HTC patent dispute and software patents in general.
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GigaTweet is counting the number of Twitter messages and it shows that there will be 10 billion tweets soon.
WordPress.com turned on PubSubHubbub support for more than 10.5 million blogs. (Via WordPress.com Blog)
Location based social network
Foursquare partners with Vodafone UK. (Via TechCrunch Europe)
After shutting down comments on
Yahoo! News in 2006 users can now comment on news articles again. (Via paidContent)
Google Wave gets a new and better robots that can push information into waves, robots can specify how much information they want to get back from a wave and what events it needs to respond to. (Via API Google Wave Developer Blog)
1.5 million apps are downloaded from the
Nokia Ovi store each day. (Via MobileCrunch)
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Brian Suda and his Personal Annual Reports and by Nicholas Felton and his Annual Reports I decided to gather some information.
I traveled eight times in 2009 and visited four different cities where I spend a total of 33 days. The rest of the year I was in
I saw a total of only one movie this year.
Right now I have 1243 items in my
iTunes Library and I am subscribed to 27 podcasts. My iPhoto library includes 456 photos.
A Status Quo about my online life: I wrote 79 blog posts on
portenkirchner.net with a total of 17 comments since July 2006, 18 blog posts on portenkirchner WordPress.com with a total of 3 comments since September 2005, 1840 Tweets since November 2006, 726 Dents since July 2008, saved 2251 public bookmarks on Delicious since July 2004, scrobbelt 55025 items on Last.fm since September 2004 and uploaded 32 photos to Flickr since April 2004.
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Google App Engine will support XMPP to allow communication in real-time. (Via Google App Engine Blog)
Some readings on
from last week: HTML5 Jeremy Keith writes about his thoughts on HTML5, and so does Jeffrey Zeldman in his article Loving HTML5. The HTML5 Super Friends have significant concerns about some aspects of the HTML5 specification.
O’Reilly‘s will be discontinued. (Via ETech Conference Tom Coates on Twitter)
Apple will release Snow Leopard, the latest version of the , on August 28th. Most important seems to be the transition to 64-bit applications. The upgrade will cost only $29 or 29 €. Mac OS X
Jason Santa Maria announced the launch of Typedia, a shared encyclopedia of typefaces. Typedia makes it easy to classify, categorise, and connect typefaces. (Via Jason Santa Maria)
The new edition of
Jeffrey Zeldman‘s book Designing with Web Standards can be preordered. The author wrote a blog post about what is new in the third edition of DWWS.
Nokia announced a netbook today. The Nokia Booklet 3G will be Windows based. A first video can be found on YouTube. (Via Fee Beyer on Twitter)