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Hype & FUD. OOZAA. The new billion-dollar opportunity: real-time-web curation - sco. Official Google Mobile Blog: Google Custom Search for mobile. Google aims to "connect" users with shared interests - Ars Techn. Google is improving its service aimed at providing websites with social networking features by making it easier for users with shared interests to connect with one another.

Google aims to "connect" users with shared interests - Ars Techn

The company has announced a number of new features for its Google Friend Connect that center on collecting and utilizing information about a site users' interests. The new features start off with a several ways to poll users for information about their particular interests. From your Friend Connect account, you can create a poll to ask your users site-relevant questions about what they are into.

Then, you can have users answer the poll when they sign in to your site, via a poll gadget embedded in the site, or using the Friend Connect API. These interests are linked to users' profiles, and other users can use the information to find those with similar interests to, well, connect. Are any of these the Web's next big thing?

Internet start-up ventures ply their wares at LeWeb conference in ParisEntrepreneurs hope their innovations can match success of Twitter or FacebookInventions range from Wi-Fi bathroom scales to 3D instant messengers Paris, France (CNN) -- With more than 2,000 Internet movers and shakers, the LeWeb conference in Paris is an ideal spot for start-up ventures to hoping to attract the investment and attention that will propel them to Twitter or Facebook-style success.

Are any of these the Web's next big thing?

Petit oiseau devient gourmand ? (à propos des nouvelles conditio. Jeudi dernier 10 septembre, Twitter a annoncé qu’il opérait une modification unilatérale des conditions d’utilisation du service (TOS – Terms of Service).

Petit oiseau devient gourmand ? (à propos des nouvelles conditio

La firme en avait le droit et nous étions prévenus : les précédentes conditions indiquaient expressément que de tels changement pouvaient intervenir ("We reserve the right to alter these Terms of Use at any time …). Les premiers commentateurs ont immédiatement relevé qu’une porte était à présent ouverte en matière de publicité, aspect important qui fait évoluer le modèle économique de Twitter en réponse aux débats sempiternels sur la viabilité de ce service de plus en plus utilisé, sans être pour autant rentable.

Identity Wars: Google & Yahoo! Bow to Facebook & Twitter. Yahoo!

Identity Wars: Google & Yahoo! Bow to Facebook & Twitter

Announced this morning that it is adding Facebook Connect across many of its properties. This afternoon Google Friend Connect announced the inclusion of Twitter as a top-level log-in option. Google, Twitter, WordPress & Facebook: Publish/Subscribe Matrix. A storm of news points to a future of frictionless publishing and subscription, across platforms.

Google, Twitter, WordPress & Facebook: Publish/Subscribe Matrix

Google just announced that its FeedBurner RSS publishing service now supports automatic publishing to a Twitter account. If you're among the many people who use the service Twitterfeed (like CNN, the WhiteHouse, ReadWriteWeb, etc.) then you may very well find that startup expendable starting now. That's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to this and a series of related announcements over the past few days.

The new feature looks relatively sophisticated and will use a new URL shortener, FeedBurner has not proven the most reliable service in recent years and is now part of the ad network AdSense, but the little startup Twitterfeed isn't always reliable either. Twitter Starts Testing Features for Businesses. We know that Twitter believes that businesses are central to helping grow and monetize the microblogging service; recent integrations with Citysearch and LinkedIn have foretold its interest in the space.

Twitter Starts Testing Features for Businesses

Today though, Twitter has begun to take its biggest steps in providing new features to businesses and monetizing those features. In a blog post, the company announced that it has begun beta testing its first feature made specifically for businesses: "Contributors. " An Explanation of the Contributors Feature Contributors is a feature that focuses on creating more authentic engagement for business accounts.

With Contributors, a business account with multiple contributors (say, for example, the @Twitter feed) can add the specific user that tweeted on behalf of the business to the byline. Business Information and News: Track, Connect and Share - Tracke. Google Dashboard. Google Dumps Gears for HTML5. It's official: Google is ditching its homegrown Gears offline web app API in favor of backing HTML5 for the win.

Google Dumps Gears for HTML5

Now that the Chrome browser is becoming available for Mac, and the Snow Leopard OS doesn't play nicely with Gears, a Google rep confirmed the company has decided to trash the whole works and wait for HTML5, even though the spec isn't yet ready and isn't supported by commercially available browsers. Oh, the humanity... or rather, the machinery. In the mists of time, back when Gears first launched, we wrote, "We've written many times before about the need for offline web app access... What is Pivot? Getting To The SuperTweet: Classifies The Real Time We. Keith Teare was hanging around the Real-Time CrunchUp today showing off his newest project –

Getting To The SuperTweet: Classifies The Real Time We

What does do? One thing, very well and at scale. takes a piece of content, or grabs the content from a URL, and analyzes it. It does this very fast and it outputs some key data. tells you the language of the content, categorizes it (topics, keywords), and additional metadata.


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