Yesterday, a slide from a presentation at Yahoo was leaked. The information spread like wildfire. Below you can see a copy of this slide image: As you can see, Yahoo is planning to shutdown, or “Sunset” in corporate speak, AltaVista, Delicious, MyBlogLog, Yahoo Buzz and a few others. Of course, the blogosphere had its typical… Read More Yahoo Is Totally Missing The Point
Last week, Google had two announcements that are pointing to new directions in ecommerce. First, Google introduced improvements to their product search. Improving product search sounds fairly lame by itself until you look at what “improvements” are included: Local availability on Google Product Search: They have partnered with more than 70 retail brands and software… Read More Google And The Future of Ecommerce
Everyone has been talking about the rumor and now announced Facebook messaging that is not email. There is a ton of coverage of the announcement already. People are already complaining that it is not a GMail killer, or that it is not appropriate for business or that you can not “cc” anyone. Facebook will argue… Read More Facebook Messaging Will Change Everything
There is some interesting fighting going on recently regarding contact lists between Google and Facebook. Both services want to give users the ability to export some information, but neither service wants to populate the contact list of the other. Much of the argument seems to center around “data portability” or “openness”. However, the real fight is… Read More Facebook And Google Battle For Your Attention
Some applications have great general usage patterns, while other applications are very specific in nature. Bookmarking is one of those general usage applications, but lately people have mentioned that they don’t use it anymore. The discussion of bookmarking started a few weeks ago when XMarks announced they would be shutting down, and a few days… Read More Are Bookmark Services Dying?
There were two articles this week that caught my interest. Even though these are two mostly unrelated articles, they actually fit together in a way that is more interesting. The first post is from GigaOm about mobile apps being useless when not connected to the internet. Have you ever tried to use your mobile apps… Read More A Request To Unite Local Data, Multiple Devices And Cloud Storage
Unsurprisingly, the discussion of Google buying Twitter has come up again. This time, the conversation was started by Dave McClure and built upon by the Business Insider. People have been talking about this for what feels like forever, but the timing now is a little more interesting. Business Insider lists 7 reasons why Google should… Read More 7 Reasons Why Google Should Not Buy Twitter
Google is trying to ensure that you never leave GMail. Besides GMail being a fantastic email service, Google has continuously added features to keep you engaged. We have chat in GMail and various widgets like Google Calendar to add functionality. We also recently saw a cool revamp of the Contacts application which really did need… Read More Is Google Me Really GMail 2.0?
Recently, I have been looking at various APIs again. Social media sites like Digg, Twitter, Facebook, etc, add new features to their API all the time. Working with these APIs is fairly easy, especially when you are using a library to do much of the work. Because of this, I have a feeling that we,… Read More Developers, We Still Need To Pay Attention To HTTP Responses
I meant to post this yesterday, but time was not available to really complete it properly. So, you now have an Apple iPhone 4 post that is a day late. The reality is that it really does not matter because the announcements were generally underwhelming. First, let me say that the iPhone 4 is a… Read More Apple Positioning Itself For Battle With Google