May 2011 Archives
Thursday, 26th May 2011
During today's roundtable, I opened with a question that was going to be a key topic of discussion at the end of the show: Why do large sites like Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc. make so little use of the affiliate business model for monetization purposes? This is a question I would like to address to you guys as well. Please use the comments…
Crowdsourcing Project Will Help Identify and Recover Lost Films
Do you know this man? The folks at Lost Films hope that you do and that you can identify the name of the film from which the still was taken. Archivists know it's a German film, and they believe it was made in the 1930s. And they're asking for anyone with more information to help.
SOAP is Not Dead - It's Undead, a Zombie in the Enterprise
SOAP is dead. No it's not. SOAP is undead. And the undead still inhabit the enterprise... in a big way. I'm at Gluecon, the kind of event where passionate developers gather. These are people who for the most part never use SOAP. They work with REST - undoubtedly the king of all APIs.
Glmps: A Social Photo App, With a New Dimension
When serial inventor, pro candle maker and very early YouTube star Paul "Renetto" Robinett called me on the phone six months ago and told me he and a team were creating a new video service, I was interested. When I got to see the service on Robinett's phone in the lobby of the Driskill Hotel at SXSW, I was downright excited. This was my…
Altly: Another Privacy-Focused Facebook Alternative
It was just last week when the privacy-focused Facebook alternative Diaspora posted an update on its development status, promising to "go faster." It may need to do just that not only to please its community and woo new users, but to help stave off the competition from yet another startup that's just announced its plans to also provide a…