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A new feature on the Google toolbar — which is installed on millions of computers around the world — lets users comment about the content of any web page they visit; the comments are then visible to other toolbar owners when they visit that site (see screenshot to the left).
I've been playing all day with the new Threadsy, the new Seesmic desktop, the unreleased Brizzly, the new TweetDeck desktop, and the new PeopleBrowsr. It is very hard to tell these apart. That tells me there's a shakeout coming. Or, there's a billion-dollar opportunity none of them are seeing yet.
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. 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.
Internet start-up ventures ply their wares at LeWeb conference in Paris Entrepreneurs hope their innovations can match success of Twitter or Facebook Inventions 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. A series of stalls across the venue -- a giant arts complex converted from a disused morgue -- saw fresh-faced entrepreneurs demonstrating gadgets and applications they insisted will change the way we interface with the Internet. These might just be the inventions that everyone will be talking about next year or they could simply slip below the radar. Either way, all will face the same question still being leveled at today's household names -- can they make money?
A storm of news points to a future of frictionless publishing and subscription, across platforms.
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. 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.
Hm, on retrouve toujours les memes au meme endroit :-)) 1 croissant que'on voit arriver le wallen ici dès qu'il revient de vacances ! by Oct 22
It's official: Google is ditching its homegrown Gears offline web app API in favor of backing HTML5 for the win.
Keith Teare was hanging around the Real-Time CrunchUp today showing off his newest project – Speedi.ly .