11/21/2010, Photo: Carol Bartz, CEO, Yahoo! and John Battelle, co-founder, Web 2.0 Summit [Web 2.0 Summit 2010] – Nov, 16 – The day started with a bunch of announcements from Yahoo! which was launching its Local Offers Program with 20 partners, including Groupon and GiltCity. Other new product included the new Yahoo Messenger with the social gaming and social networking integration (Zynga, Facebook and Twitter) – See more info in our […]
11/16/2010, [Web 2.0 Summit 2010] Yahoo! is rolling out its Local Offers Program with 20 partners including Groupon, GiltCity, Zozi, Crowdsaving and more (see picture). Through this program, Yahoo! will offer various deals and coupons to people according to their behavior, tastes and location – using data that the company is collecting about its users on a daily basis.
11/16/2010, For those who could not make it to Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, you might be interested to know that you can follow the live stream from this page. Watch live streaming video from web20tv at livestream.com We’ve posted the full schedule for Tuesday November 16 in the full post.
11/16/2010, There were not that many news at Web 2.0 Summit except for Eric Schmidt, CEO, Google, showing an “unannounced Android device from an unannounced manufacturer with Near-Field Communication” that will allow people to do all kinds of thing including paying with their phones. The technology has been used for a long time in Japan but always failed to take off in the US, we’ll see… Then he was proud to […]
11/07/2010, Tomorrow, there’s a new competitor in the web browser arena: RockMelt. It’s a web browser built to fit perfectly “the way people use the web today” (they say), namely with Facebook, Google & Twitter completely integrated from the ground up. With this tight integration, RockMelt makes tasks like sending a Facebook or a Twitter message faster than before because you’re always logged-in. Looking at several Google Search results should also […]
08/31/2010, Email signatures can be used to put your contact information, or a shameless plug. It is a fairly low-maintenance tool that we use ourselves for both purposes. But in a world where you might always want to broadcast something new (like “I’m eating tomatoes for lunch”) to everyone you communicate with, the email signature becomes simply to much of a hassle to deal with. That’s where WiseStamp comes into play: it […]
08/17/2010, North Korea has announced via Twitter that the secretive regime has joined the rest of the social, modern world via social networking. The government has announced that it has now joined Twitter and has opened a YouTube channel, perhaps in a bid to spread anti-U.S. propaganda to its people. The regime has since uploaded more than 80 videos since July condemning its neighbors in the South and the U.S. United […]
08/11/2010, Google is under fire again over privacy issues in Germany after initial concerns over WiFi sniffing regarding the Google Street View team. This time, German officials are concerned that Google is only giving building owners only 4 weeks of time to opt out and have their buildings not show up on Google Street View. Google says that it will implement Street View in twenty of the largest German cities, including […]
08/06/2010, Google has acquired social gaming company Slide Inc. in an effort to remain (somewhat) competitive against Facebook (and Twitter). Although terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, many are speculating that the deal was completed at $200 million. Google is facing pressures from large social networks like Twitter and Facebook, as those networks have been able to attract advertisers – the same that would also spend on Google’s online business. To remain competitive, Google […]
08/04/2010, Hailed by the social-techno-geek community as (almost) the solution to the world’s problems, Google Wave is unfortunately going to be abandoned (official post), just shortly after exiting beta mode. Google said that Wave has failed to attract users in a meaningful way, and can’t justify pursuing the work on this product, at least in its current form. Still, Google hails all the technological advances that came with Wave. Obviously, not […]
08/02/2010, A recent Nielsen study now shows that social media is now our favorite online pastime, beating out email by a wide margin. The study shows that Americans spend 23 percent of online time on social media portals, with Facebook leading the pack, compared to just 8 percent for checking emails, down from 12 percent a year ago. Though desktop email time has decreased, mobile email is rising, now at 42% […]
07/22/2010, We’re invited to be guest Tweeters at tomorrow’s webcast “The new workplace in the new normal” with Jason Fried, the co-founder of 37Signals, a popular web-software company. The conversation is hosted at our sponsor: HP Input|Output. Here’s an overview: “The workplace is undergoing a massive transformation to encourage collaboration, inspire creativity and protect productivity. In order to optimize it, companies have explored every aspect of the workplace, from the physical layout to management practices to […]
07/20/2010, Google is buying 20 114 megawatts of wind power from NextEra Energy in a deal that will last for the next 20 years. The goal is to power data centers that support your usage of Google’s services so that Google can continue to grow the share of clean energy that it uses. But that’s not all, Google also aims to provide some stability to its wind energy partner so that […]
07/20/2010, Being a phenomenal success is a great thing that relatively few companies enjoy, however, one doesn’t need to satisfy customers to enjoy such success: you simply need to offer them something that they want, really bad, like the social graph. In a recent customer satisfaction survey run by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) which asked 70,000 customers (or users), Facebook was among the 10 companies out of 223 that got […]