Wednesday, April 30, 2008
WordPress's Matt Mullenweg Speaks.
And who might make a bid for Slide, RockYou, LinkedIn, Meebo or imeem? (It might be smart for News Corp. [NWS] to double down in the social- networking space, if it can’t trade MySpace for a piece of Yahoo.)"
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
You now have that ability, thanks to the new MySpace Karaoke, to be launched Tuesday by the social networking site."
KidsWB.com, geared for children, debuted Monday, featuring animated characters from the Warner Bros. library, which includes Bugs Bunny, Scooby Doo and DC Comics heroes like Batman."
The tune 'Violet Hill' -- which has a harder, more experimental sound than previous Coldplay releases -- was made available at the band's site (http://www.coldplay.com) just after midday U.K. time (7 a.m. EDT)."
The service, offered on Web-capable phones at http://mobile.cinemanow.com, would let U.S. consumers immediately buy or rent a movie when they hear about a new offering while they are out with friends."
Jajah will connect the calls to and from users of Yahoo Messenger and handle billing and customer care, the startup said Tuesday. Terms of the deal where not announced. No employees are moving over to Jajah."
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Courtesy of YouTube.
San Francisco Technology Reporter Gabriel Slate looks at this new way to display video on air. Very cool display in mid air. Remember when Princess Leia sent her image via R2D2 in Star Wars? Same thing...so cool! The inventor is from the local South San Francisco area, too!
Saturday, April 26, 2008
'We are going to rewire the entire experience at Yahoo to make it social in every dimension,' Ari Balogh, Yahoo's chief technology officer, said Thursday at a 'Web 2.0' conference that drew a crowd of more than 1,000.
The more open platform copies a concept that already has been embraced by Internet search leader Google Inc. and a variety of online social hangouts, including Facebook Inc. and News Corp.'s MySpace.com."
Friday, April 25, 2008
And what parents might not know about MySpace is that it can actually help their kids. Bolstered by interviews of more than 1,000 parents and 2,500 teens, Rosen’s research shows that the oft-stigmatized site can foster adolescent pursuits of true identity, friendship — and validation."
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Sunday, April 20, 2008
Its users around the world are translating Facebook's visible framework into nearly two dozen languages — for free — aiding the company's aggressive expansion to better serve the 60 percent of its 69 million users who live outside the United States."
Saturday, April 19, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
For Teresa Munoz, Athlinks, population 34,000, is the place to be.
She uses the community devoted to competitive running, swimming and biking events to find training partners and get advice, including information about her first Ironman triathlon."
Organized 'coworking' -- the concept of working solo alongside like-minded independents -- has spread to dozens of cities."
The ubiquity of the personal computer was supposed to have freed us from the sea of paperwork washing over our desks every day, and yet all it seems to have done is open the floodgates further."
All-in-one memory-card readers help me get around this tangled mess, but I've been longing for the day when my digital photos would just magically appear on my hard drive.
With the $99 Eye-Fi card, that day has finally arrived."
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Best Week Ever � Blog Archive � BWE PRESENTS: The Top 15 Sexiest Nerd Boys: "Today, the results from an extremely scientific poll were revealed, ranking the Top 10 Hottest Hunks here on Planet Earth."
Monday, April 14, 2008
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Flickr expands into online video sharing - Internet- msnbc.com: "Yahoo Inc. will begin showing homemade videos on its online photo-sharing site, Flickr, in a long-anticipated move that may be too late to lure most people away from the Internet's dominant video channel, Google Inc.'s YouTube."
Major shareholder backs Yahoo in takeover - U.S. business- msnbc.com: "A major Yahoo Inc shareholder, Legg Mason, is ready to back Yahoo’s effort to stay independent if Microsoft Corp lowers its buyout offer, the Wall Street Journal said, citing an interview with portfolio manager Bill Miller."
Sunday, April 6, 2008
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Deutsche Telekom to Engadget: We Own The Color Magenta Gadget Lab from Wired.com: "Ryan Block of Engadget assures us that this is not an early April Fool gag. Deutsche Telekom, owners of T-Mobile in Germany, has sent a letter to the gadget blog demanding that it stop using the color magenta."
Samsung's 3G Instinct takes on the iPhone : Ben Patterson : Yahoo! Tech: "With its sleek design, flashy menus, haptic feedback, and full-on 3G access, this touchscreen delight for Sprint users looks to be one of the strongest iPhone competitors to date. Read on for my hands-on impressions."
Everyday Ecotech: Wasteful Tech Habits that Chap My Hide - GoodCleanTech: "It was bound to happen. Sooner or later, I was due to go Andy Rooney on you poor readers and vent about the tech habits that drive me crazy. My goal here is not just to wax cantankerous, but to tell you straight out: Don't do any of these things."
How To Win Your Case For Telecommuting: "With gas prices soaring toward $4 a gallon, a solution seems obvious: skip the commute. U.S. drivers travel an average of about 15 miles, one way, to work. Working from home a few days each week would be the quickest route to relief at the pump. It would ease pressure on clogged roadways, too. But telecommuting appears to be stalled in the driveway."
Courtesy of "gottabeandrew" on YouTube.
NOTE from NerdBoyTV: Andrew does a great job comparing these video share sites. Thanks, Andrew.
Andrew compares 4 video sharing websites. See how they fare against each other and see what Andrew thought of each one.
Video Share Sites:
Revver - http://revver.com
Vimeo - http://www.vimeo.com
Viddler - http://www.viddler.com
Veoh - http://www.veoh.com
Music - Kevin MacLeod (www.incompetech.com)
Courtesy of "geeknews" on YouTube.
Plantronics was not only the sponsor of the Blogger Lounge they also have a cool product called the Virtual Phone Booth that is one of the smallest and most effective headsets to use with Skype. The nice folks at Plantronics walk us around the booth and show us some of their very innovate products.
The virtual phone booth headset is perfect for the person on the go. I carry a set of these in a small pouch in my laptop bag. Very smart design.
If you want more information on Plantronics and info on future special offers please visit www.rawvoiceoffers.com and enter promo code "PLANTRONICS" or visit www.plantronics.com
Courtesy of "phonescoop" on YouTube.
Here is a demonstration of how PacketVideo streams mobile TV form a little device to a Wi-Fi equipped show.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Personal Technology News on Yahoo! News: "Yahoo Inc on Wednesday unveiled new features to make Web search easier and more relevant to mobile phone users, the latest step in its battle with Google Inc in the next frontier for Web use."
Comcast offers super-fast Internet speeds - Yahoo! News: "Comcast Corp. the largest U.S. cable television operator, said on Wednesday it has started offering a super-fast Internet service that allows customers to download a high-definition movie in 10 minutes."