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IM Functionality On Twitter Suspended Indefinitely

IM Functionality On Twitter Suspended Indefinitely

It’s been a while since we last reported on Twitter. The service hasn’t been experiencing any of its previous turbulence and has begun to shed its spotty reputation for service uptime. While the site’s reliability has improved, one functionality has remained on the “things that are broken on Twitter” list: IM. Previously IM functionality was…

Are You Ready for Silverlight 2?

Are You Ready for Silverlight 2?

During the Olympics, Microsoft’s Silverlight technology was installed on over 20 million computers. Oprah uses Silverlight and Microsoft has partnered with HP to have Silverlight shipped on HP computers in the future. Microsoft seemed dedicated to spreading Silverlight 1 as far as possible this year.

Now rumors are swirling that Microsoft may be…

Layoffs Galore: The Tech Bubble Receives a Shake Up

Layoffs Galore: The Tech Bubble Receives a Shake Up

With all the talk of the financial turmoil that the U.S. economy is experiencing, some industries are hoping that they can escape the heat unscathed. In fact, a small portion of the tech industry practically bragged that they wouldn’t encounter the same damage as Wall Street by attempting to recruit jobless stock brokers for their start-ups…

StumbleUpon Offers New Options Beyond Their Toolbar

StumbleUpon Offers New Options Beyond Their Toolbar

This past weekend we asked for your help in predicting whether eBay would sell StumbleUpon. We hope that the rumors aren’t true. If they are, StumbleUpon isn’t rolling over and playing dead. It seems StumbleUpon may give eBay a reason to hold that thought. The service is looking to expand their offerings beyond their toolbar with two big new…

RWW Predictions: Will eBay Sell StumbleUpon?

RWW Predictions: Will eBay Sell StumbleUpon?

Last week rumors were swirling that eBay was looking to sell StumbleUpon. eBay purchased StumbleUpon in early 2007 for a bargain price of $75 million.

We’ve still yet to have these rumors confirmed, but what if eBay were to actually sell StumbleUpon? Help us predict whether eBay will sell the service by the end of this year and if so, the price…

Last.FM Releases Highly Anticipated iPhone App Update

Last.FM Releases Highly Anticipated iPhone App Update

Last.FM has finally released the highly anticipated update to their iPhone application. Initial App Store reviews for the debut of the Last.FM app weren’t very high. The app is currently rated at three stars, compared to its competitor Pandora’s five star app.

However, we think this update to the Last.FM app is incredible and will probably…

Pandora Lives a Little Longer, House Passes Webcaster Act

Pandora Lives a Little Longer, House Passes Webcaster Act

A ray of hope has been passed to Pandora and other web broadcasting services. Just yesterday, Pandor founder Tim Westergren issued a “call to arms” to its listeners. He pleaded with fans and supporters of the popular music-streaming service to urge their State Representative to vote for the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008. This Act would give web…

iTunes Attempts to Stop Fake App Store Reviews

iTunes Attempts to Stop Fake App Store Reviews

There are numerous complaints that customers have about Apple’s App Store. You can’t try an app before you buy it, no refunds on apps, false app reviews, and from a developer’s standpoint, too many restrictions and rules. Apple is now trying to fix at least one of those problems. The App Store now requires users to purchase an app before they…

Wal-Mart Gives Consumers Number 1 Reason DRM is Not the Answer

Wal-Mart Gives Consumers Number 1 Reason DRM is Not the Answer

The music industry is struggling to gain a foot-hold in the battle with online piracy. The options available for music lovers to grow their music collection digitally is tremendous and free. So much so that music companies and publishers have struck up agreements with some of biggest names offering digital music: iTunes, Last.FM., Amazon, Myspace…

Pandora Issues “Call to Arms” to its Listeners

Pandora Issues “Call to Arms” to its Listeners

Lately it seems that all the publicity in the world won’t do Pandora any good. Last month Pandora’s founder, Tim Westergren, talked about making a “pull-the-plug kind of decision” for the service. “The moment we think this problem in Washington is not going to get solved, we have to pull the plug because all we’re doing is wasting money…

Mobile Browser Skyfire Releases New Features

Mobile Browser Skyfire Releases New Features

With all the hype surrounding the iPhone and Google Android, users may have forgotten about one of the best mobile browsers available for Windows Mobile and Symbian owners. We’re talking about Skyfire, the award winning mobile browser that we can’t get enough of! Skyfire gives mobile users one of the best web browsing experiences to-date. It’s…

RWW Predictions: Google’s Android vs. Apple’s iPhone

RWW Predictions: Google’s Android vs. Apple’s iPhone

The tech and mobile industries are buzzing about the impending release of the first Google Android handset. We’ve been waiting since February to find out whether an official Android handset will see the light of day. But after numerous setbacks, a device that will carry Android is finally here. Better known as the HTC Dream or G1, the device is set…

Great iPhone App Updates: eBay, Pandora, Palringo, Snapture

Great iPhone App Updates: eBay, Pandora, Palringo, Snapture

iPhone users tend to get pretty excited when they see a number alert right over the App Store icon. This means that an app or two has been updated and is available for downloading. This week we’ve seen seen numerous great updates from some apps that we love.

Here are our picks of the top 4 app updates that brought great features and more…

Apple Releases New iPhone Configuration Utility for Enterprise

Apple Releases New iPhone Configuration Utility for Enterprise

Back in July Apple released a handful of tools for enterprises looking to deploy iPhones to their organization. One of the tools released was the Web Configuration Utility for Windows and Mac OS. This allows enterprises to easily create, sign and distribute configuration profiles using a web browser.

Now, Apple has released another tool to extend…

Smirk: Share Your Mood With a Video Emoticon

Smirk: Share Your Mood With a Video Emoticon

Video services are really taking off this year! Leaders in this arena include Seesmic, 12seconds.tv, Flixwagon, and Qik. Here at ReadWriteWeb we’re fans of these services and keep an eye on innovative services looking to enter this particular space. So it should come as no surprise that we thought this next service was pretty neat. If you’re a…

3 Quick Apps for Resizing Images on the Fly

3 Quick Apps for Resizing Images on the Fly

Cropping, editing, resizing, and adding text to images are various actions that bloggers and photographers constantly perform. The most popular tools used to perform these actions range from high-performance products like Adobe Photoshop to the free-for-all Paint.NET and GIMP applications. However, the start-up times for these products can waste…

Tweader: Yet Another Attempt at Tracking Twitter Conversations

Tweader: Yet Another Attempt at Tracking Twitter Conversations

We really wish Twitter would have implemented threaded replies into the service when it first launched. This would’ve made it much easier to track conversations across Twitter. Instead Twitter users have to rely on a host of conversation tracking services to fill the void that Twitter has left wide open. Summize, now Twitter Search, is one of…

RWW Predictions: Funding for Yammer

RWW Predictions: Funding for Yammer

This week’s prediction question focuses on the winner of TechCrunch50: Yammer. Yammer is a communications product that duplicates the functionality of Twitter, but with an enterprise twist. We certainly have our doubts about Yammer as an enterprise tool. However, we’d like your help in predicting the financial future of Yammer.

Will Yammer raise a…

SiteMeter Receives a Visual Makeover

SiteMeter Receives a Visual Makeover

If you’re a user of the analytics service SiteMeter, you will now see a better interface when you check your site’s statistics. The site redesign provides a host of new features for users that could cause users of Google Analytics to do a double-take. Here’s a closer look at what users can expect from the upgrades SiteMeter has made.

UPDATE: Turns…

Myspace Plays Catch Up: Allows Users to Record Videos From Webcam

Myspace Plays Catch Up: Allows Users to Record Videos From Webcam

While social networks can sometimes overlap in features, there are a selection of features that you can only find on one network or the other. This has been the case for Facebook and Myspace users for years. However, Myspace is looking to play catch-up this week. The popular social network has launched a new video feature that Facebook members have…