April 2008 Archives
Wednesday, 30th April 2008
The mainstream media backed social news site Mixx announced today the availability of its new Application Programming Interface and the offering gives developers an opportunity to do things that no other social news site has done so far. The API will allow news items and media to be viewed, submitted and commented on from any other site around the…
ScrnShots is Flickr for Your Screenshots
Scrnshots, currently in private beta, is meant to serve as a community for designers to share their screenshots of interesting or beautiful designs. However, the service, which allows you to upload shots which others can use via an embed code, has the potential to be more than just a niche community for artistic types.
YouTube Planning a Third Presidential Debate
Last July's Democratic CNN-YouTube debate was mostly well received (though November's Republican follow up was met with less critical acclaim). This fall, Google and YouTube hope to replicate that success with a third presidential debate to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana. The "Presidential Forum" is sponsored by Louisiana's Republican…
Bookmarking Meets Lifestreaming with Lifestream.fm Acquisition
German social bookmarking startup Mister Wong yesterday afternoon announced the acquisition of Lifestream.fm, a lifestreaming start up that's something like Friend Feed without the interactivity and using Twitter's design. While "lifestreaming" still barely registers on Google searches according to Google Trends, it is one of the most talked about…
Tuesday, 29th April 2008
Nevermind The Recession, The Web Will Change The World!
Since the Web 2.0 Expo last week, two parallel questions are being asked about the current era of the Web: a) Are we about to enter into a recession, and if so does that mean an end to the current 'web 2.0' era of innovation in web technology?; b) Why aren't we (meaning startups) tackling the "big, hard problems" with web technologies?