April 2008 Archives
Friday, 18th April 2008
On Tuesday, the RSS aggregator service, ReadBurner, relaunched (our coverage) and brought with it a new look and many new features that improved upon the previous version of the site. Today, there comes even more news from the service: a launch of a mobilized version of the ReadBurner web site.
Twitpitch: The Elevator Pitch Hits Twitter
We've all heard of the elevator pitch: the brief overview of a product, service, or project that can be delivered in the time it takes to ride an elevator, usually around 30 seconds or so. Now here comes a new idea: the Twitpitch, and yes, it's just what you think - the same pitch narrowed down to 140 characters or less.
Five Wrong Ways to Pitch RWW and One Great Way
Here at ReadWriteWeb we get piles and piles of pitches for coverage from companies all day long and they almost always come in by email. You'll notice that only a tiny percentage of those pitches result in write-ups here. How can you increase your chances of getting written about here or on other tech blogs? In this post we'll discuss five…
Thursday, 17th April 2008
The Sheet Pulled Back on Microsoft "Albany"
A few weeks ago we wrote about a rumored Microsoft Office Live product codenamed "Albany" that was supposedly entering a private beta and wondered if this could be their latest jab at Google Docs. According to various reports Albany was anything from an online version of Microsoft's Works suite to a discounted software bundle of various Office and…
Pageflakes Acquired By LiveUniverse: Further Push Into Social Networking
AJAX start page provider Pageflakes officially announced today that it has been acquired by LiveUniverse. The deal is a combination of cash and stock, but the size of the acquisition was not disclosed. LiveUniverse, which was founded by MySpace founder Brad Greenspan, owns a number of social networking and video destinations, most notably…