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)
Twitter celebrated it’s third birthday. Singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson made a song about Twitter that can be downloaded. There is a funny video on Current called Twouble with Twitters. OAuth appears in the API Wiki and the Firefox addon TwitterBar and Twitter directory WeFollow already use it. Twitter changed the title for the personal pages from Twitter / name to name (user name) on Twitter.
Douglas Bowman left Google and wrote a blog post about his experinces as Lead Visual Designer. Graham Jenkin wrote about how he sees design work at Google. Anne K. Halsall, another designer, explains her reasons why she has left Google.
Last.fm announced that subscription will be required to listen to Last.fm Radio execpt for USA, Canada and Germany. (Via Last.fm – the Blog)
Jonathan Snook will be leaving the life of freelance and will start working at Squarespace. (Via Snook.ca)
Google announced that they will be starting implementing AdSense ads in RSS feeds in Feedburner. (Via Burning Questions)
Blues and rock and roll musician Bo Diddley died on June 2nd. Rest in peace and keep on rockin’.
YouTube added a new beta feature: annotations. Have a look at this video. (Via Chris Heilmann)
Yahoo! released their Yahoo! Address Book API after Google released their Contacts Data API some weeks ago.
Today was the day of acquisitions. Plaxo was acquired by Comcast, Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, and Reference.com were acquired by Ask.com and CNET was acquired by CBS. (Via Twitter)
sevenload, the German image, audio and video portal, provides a REST-style API now.
Google Doctype is an encyclopaedia of web development written by web developers, for web developers, including articles on web security, HTML, CSS, DOM and more. (Via Simon Willison)