05/22/2010, Facebook users are targeted by a new Trojan malware that spreads disguised as a link to a Distracting Beach Babes video. Yeah, that’s the oldest trick in the malware book, but not surprisingly, it will unfortunately work with many (most?) unsuspecting users. Obviously, you should *not* click on the link unless you want to the malware downloaded and installed on your PC – that would be the beginning of much […]
05/06/2010, [Web 2.0] Pearltrees defined itself as the “leading-edge social web curation tool and discovery platform”, personally, I prefer “visual collaborative web browsing interface“, the word “platform” is overrated these days. At the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco, the company, selected as one of only five companies to present at the Launch Pad event, unveiled its latest feature, the “super embed”. Content publishers will be able to collect web pages […]
03/15/2010, Twitter just announced @Platform, a new way for websites to embed and use Twitter to ultimately bring more views back to them. It allows readers to follow an author directly from an article page, without having to go to Twitter. The Twitter folks know that they need a better way than apps to distribute their service and it looks like this is it. Twitter has already found a number of […]
11/16/2009, By Ravit Lichtenberg (blog) – This year, GigaOm’s NewTeeVee Live has explored TV Everywhere. In addition to general sessions, the conference featured 10 upcoming video startups—each providing a critical element of video and TV viewing puzzle. In Thursday’s morning session, the first five companies present their predictions for TV and video: Elemental Technologies (Sam Blackman, CEO) The company (elementaltechnologies.com), which is headquartered in Portland, raised 7.1M Series A funding in June 2008 […]
10/21/2009, [Web 2.0 Summit] Last year, the Web 2.0 Summit should have been renamed the Green 2.0 Summit, but thanks to Twitter, the Web 2.0 name is well deserved for this 2009 session. After Microsoft Bing announcement this morning, Google announced its partnership with Twitter as well, Marissa Mayer told us that the number one search engine will integrate Tweets in its result pages, however, we did not see a demo. […]
10/21/2009, [Web 2.0 Summit] Just when we thought that Bing was going to get an edge over Google by accessing Twitter’s data, Marissa Mayer announces that Google too will have access. Google will integrate tweets in selected searches. I guess that Google wants to dip its toes before using this all over the place. Does it mean that Twitter will crash even more often with the new traffic influx?
10/21/2009, [Web 2.0 Summit] Twitter just made it official that Microsoft will have access to Twitter’s data in real-time. This new deal was demonstrated during a Bing demonstration. A similar deal with Facebook is also said to be in the works, although we will have to see what the details are. Microsoft is taking steps to gain an edge against Google when it comes to “real-time” web. No financial details were […]
10/21/2009, If you haven’t made it to San Francisco for the Web 2.0 Summit, we’ve posted this photo gallery to show you what it looked like from the inside. You can catch some details over on our live blogging section, but there’s nothing like being on-site, we guess… The highlight of the first day was the discussion between John Battelle and Evan Williams (Twitter‘s CEO) about the revenue model of the popular […]
10/21/2009, [Web 2.0 Summit] HP is partnering with Wikia, the for-profit collaborative online encyclopedia, to allow people to create magazines based on the content created by Wikia’s community. Wikia will offer print-on-demand services to its users through MagCloud, a HP cloud service that automates magazine publishing. HP allows anyone to become a publisher, thanks to Web 2.0 and the “Cloud”. Connectivity and the new web tools have made micro-payment available to […]
10/20/2009, [Web 2.0 Summit] John Battelle asked Evan Williams twice about Twitter’s revenue model, and did not get any clear answer, beside the fact that 90% of the company effort is focused on improving the technology. Evan stated that he does not regret to have refused the Facebook revenue offer. He also said that Facebook came first with the news feed model that now looks more like Twitter. The two big […]
10/14/2009, While everybody pays attention to Google Wave, check it out on the Nokia N900. The font is tiny, but this is pretty cool to watch.
08/06/2009, We have to admit that it’s a good domain name, but knowing that Microsoft is set to unveil a major offensive against Google Doc, it makes things even more interesting. Microsoft has previously said that a web-based Office suite would be available for free but has not shown any demos or screenshots yet. We think that Office on the web could be Microsoft’s first successful anti-Google project. The former (and […]
07/30/2009, By Ravit Lichtenberg (blog) at AlwaysOn Summit at Stanford – Open source has been getting traction in the recent year with the release of Android, continued success of companies like Mozilla, and google Chrome’s open platform approach. In this panel, the connection between SaaS and Open Source is discussed. Satish Dharmaraj, Partner, Redpoint Ventures, Founder & Former CEO, Zimbra: The primary benefit of enterprise using open source software is freedom […]
07/29/2009, By Ravit Lichtenberg (blog) – We are at the Digital Media CEO showcase where it is an interesting mix of mobile, nanotechnology, and consumer efficiency and advertising companies. Highlights from six companies — each given 6 minutes to present, are provided below. Modiv Technology Digital media in the grocery store. Facilitating shopping experience in the grocery store through behavior, location, history analysis and purchase enablement. Shoppers walk around with the […]