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Poll: Which Personalized Homepage Do You Use?

Poll: Which Personalized Homepage Do You Use?

Update: Unfortunately we have had to re-set the poll, 12 hours after it went live, due to some suspicious voting behavior. We have now blocking repeat voters by Cookie and IP address (previously it was only cookie). We apologize for the inconvenience, but please cast your vote again.
With the release of Netvibes’ latest version, now is a good…

Caption Contest – Office 2.0 Ticket Giveaway

Caption Contest – Office 2.0 Ticket Giveaway

Read/WriteWeb has 1 free ticket to give away for the Under
The Radar Office 2.0 conference, to be held on March 23 at the Microsoft
Campus in Mountain View. More details at the Under
The Radar blog. The free ticket will be presented to the winner of this
caption contest. To enter, simply provide a witty caption for the photo below,
in the…

Adobe Launches Apollo, Alpha Version

Adobe Launches Apollo, Alpha Version

Adobe will launch the first public alpha version of its Apollo
platform later tonight – Ryan Stewart got the news out first. Apollo is the
code name for the much hyped Adobe cross-operating system. It allows developers to build
RIA (Rich Internet Applications) for the desktop, using the development platform of
their choice. A key value…

Techcrunch Gets a CEO – Blogs Big Business Now

Techcrunch Gets a CEO – Blogs Big Business Now

Well here I am joining a
Techmeme scrum 😉 The big news today is that Michael Arrington announced a CEO for
Techcrunch – Heather Harde, who is currently the SVP of Mergers and Acquisitions at
Fox Interactive Media. This really does prove that blogs can be big business – it’s a
heck of an achievement head-hunting a senior executive from Rupert…

Weekly Wrapups Email Newsletter and RSS Feed

Weekly Wrapups Email Newsletter and RSS Feed

Every Friday afternoon PST, Read/WriteWeb publishes a Weekly Wrapup of news,
reviews and analysis from the past week. I know a lot of people are too busy
with their jobs to
keep up with Web tech news on a daily basis, so the Weekly Wrapup is the perfect
opportunity for those people to catch up with the most relevant Web Tech news
from the…

Weekly Wrapup, 12-16 March 2007

Weekly Wrapup, 12-16 March 2007

Here is a summary of the week’s Web Tech action on Read/WriteWeb.
Analysis Posts

Google Interview

This week Read/WriteWeb finally got an interview with Google, something I’ve been
wanting for a long time. Matt Cutts, head of Google’s web spam operations,
talked to me on the topic of next-generation search. Unfortunately I published it
just as…

Summize: Enhancing Search With Heatmaps

Summize: Enhancing Search With Heatmaps

We wrote about Abdur Chowdhury in our recent
coverage of the Open Data 2007 Workshop. Until recently he was running AOL Search,
but left to start a new venture. Abdur is an impressive thinker and articulate speaker,
with a great track record in the industry. So we decided to take a look at what he is up
to! As it turns out, he is developing an…

Adobe Remix on Photobucket

Adobe Remix on Photobucket

Adobe recently announced they are to bring out
online versions of some of their desktop software suite, including Photoshop, within the
next 6 months. The first place we can get a glimpse of these offerings is on the popular
photo and video sharing site Photobucket. Since last month, pro users of Photobucket have been
able to access an Adobe online…

Rating the Memetrackers: Redux

Rating the Memetrackers: Redux

13 months ago Read/WriteWeb published a review post about the leading “meme
trackers” – i.e. sites that cluster and filter the latest tech news. My
conclusion at that time was that Techmeme
came out on top, closely followed by Tailrank
and Topix.net. My summary back then:

“All in all, Memeorandum still comes out trumps in terms…

PureVideo and The Rise of Online Video Portals

PureVideo and The Rise of Online Video Portals

With
the proliferation of online video (yes there is more than just YouTube out
there!), the opportunity has arisen for portal players that provide a ‘one stop
shop’ for online video. One such service is PureVideo,
which has just released some new features. In fact it almost has too many
features, because it’s hard to get a grip on what the site…

We Dig TV Brings Television Game Shows To The Web

We Dig TV Brings Television Game Shows To The Web

A new website called We Dig TV is transforming TV game shows and re-making
them for the internet. The site converts tv programs and formats into Internet tv shows,
making them interactive and a two-way Web experience. As of now they have adapted 4
classic TV game shows and optimised them for broadband use – with the user as the main
participant…

Poll: Why is there no advertising with YouTube videos?

Poll: Why is there no advertising with YouTube videos?

In yesterday’s
post about Google, a follow-up to this week’s interview with Matt Cutts, we wrote that Google is
still searching for a way to measure relevancy for video – and by extension a
way to automatically insert contextual advertising around its YouTube videos. We think that the lack of an
adequate “VideoRank” is the main reason…

Weird Search Engines II: Beam Me Up, Scotty

Weird Search Engines II: Beam Me Up, Scotty

Last Friday we posted about
weird search
engines. We got some good comments and found some new weird search engines to add to
our list. Note that we mean weird in a good way – as in something a bit different.

To remind you, here are the original ‘weird’ search…

Video PageRank: Google Searches for The Holy Grail

Video PageRank: Google Searches for The Holy Grail

In yesterday’s
interview with Matt Cutts from Google, on the topic of next-generation
search, we touched on how Google is tackling the issue of indexing (and advertising
around) online video. Matt implied that Google is looking for an equivalent to PageRank
for online video:

“…in the Web we have this notion of reputation – which is PageRank…

Yahoo! Personal Finance: A for Content, B for Personalization

Yahoo! Personal Finance: A for Content, B for Personalization

Yahoo! launched its Personal Finance site earlier this
year, on January 19, 2007. In this piece, we will analyze the site based on my Web 3.0
framework. 

Yahoo Personal Finance is a
part of Yahoo! Finance and has nine
sub-categories. The site provides financial information, tools, and advice on personal
financial management. The…

SXSW: Why Marketers Need To Work With People Media

SXSW: Why Marketers Need To Work With People Media

This is the final post from SXSW,
by Sean Ammirati of mSpoke. I’d like to thank Sean
for the excellent coverage of SXSW! Also, a disclaimer for this post: FM Publishing is
the main topic in the post and Read/WriteWeb is a part of this advertising
network.

Yesterday I attended a panel which I’ve
been thinking about constantly, ever since the…

Spanning Sync v1.0 Launches – Apple, Google Sync

Spanning Sync v1.0 Launches – Apple, Google Sync

Spanning Sync v1.0, an application that provides
two-way synchronization between Google Calendar and Apple iCal, has launched after seven
months of development – including a four-month beta period. As The
Unofficial Apple Weblog noted, Spanning Sync also syncs between multiple Macs and Google Calendar accounts,
with iSync-compatible devices like…

blinkx Launches Video Search Engine Optimization Wiki & Guidelines

blinkx Launches Video Search Engine Optimization Wiki & Guidelines

In Read/WriteWeb’s
interview with Matt Cutts of Google today, on the topic of next-generation search,
the very last question I asked him was how Google is going about indexing video. It’s a
big question, because with YouTube and other online video sites seemingly taking over the
Web (as far as consumer content goes), video search is a key issue…

Interview with Google’s Matt Cutts about Next-Generation Search

Interview with Google’s Matt Cutts about Next-Generation Search

Last week I had the pleasure
of interviewing the head of Google’s Webspam team, Matt Cutts. The topic of our conversation was
Next-Generation Search. In my pitch to get an interview with someone at Google, I
explained how Read/WriteWeb has
been
covering Next-Gen search a lot and so it
would (obviously) be great to get Google’s views on this…