December 2007 Archives
Wednesday, 19th December 2007
This is a guest post by by Zach Beauvais. Talis is a bit different than most web 2.0 startups we hear about. It is a 40 year-old technology company with a significant presence in the UK - nearly a quarter of British academic and public libraries make use of its software. Although the Web is a prominent feature of the organization, their primary…
Email Standards Project: Yahoo! Signs on 100%, GMail Bad
Yahoo! representatives have agreed to adhere to 100% of the recommendations for email clients made by the Email Standards Project, according to the group. The Email Standards Project (ESP) is a campaign working to bring all the major email clients into compliance with a subset of HTML standards so that HTML emails will render appropriately…
Google Hires People for Feedback on Search Results - Is Anyone Surprised?
TechnologyReview has published an interview with Google's Director of Research, Peter Norvig, where it's acknowledged that the search giant hires individuals to look at search results pages and provide their judgment about the quality of the results.
New York Times to Run Amateur News Videos
The New York Times is planning to begin running "citizen" videos about the US presidential primary elections on the paper's web site later this week, reports Beet.TV. The videos will feature non-professional journalists and will run on the Op-Ed section of the site until February 5, so-called "Super Tuesday" when a large number of US states hold…
Facebook Launches Friend Lists - Still Not Ready for Business
Facebook finally rolled out their long awaited friend lists feature today. The feature allows users to create groups of friends and has been seen as a necessary step for Facebook to be able to compete with professional networks like LinkedIn, but Facebook's implementation seems incomplete.