Friday 25 September 2009

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Microsoft's Ballmer apologises for poor Windows Mobile execution

Steve Ballmer speaks at his annual VC summit. Attendees leak his mea culpa via Twitter, reporting that he said Microsoft has revamped the WinMo7 team with new blood.

Thursday 24 September 2009

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Microsoft's Looking Glass approaches launch

Allows marketers to aggregate and monitor social media. Private beta in October.

Finally, BlackBerry has software for MacOS

MacOS users will soon be able to sync their BlackBerrys without using Windows.

More Gmail Outages

Significant issues today for users of Gmail and Google Apps. Centered around users' Contacts. Initial reports said it was for just some users, but it appears most or all were affected.

Wednesday 23 September 2009

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Google Wave in IE, via Chrome Frame

If you want to use the new Google Wave in Internet Exporer, you'll have to install the Google Chrome Frame addon first. This ingenious plugin replaces the entire rendering area of the browser with code plucked from Google's Chrome browser.

Google Sidewiki

Sidewiki is a universal commenting system for the Web. A new component of the Google Toolbar. Watch out: Digg, Stumbeupon, Reddit, et al.

Skype for SIP to Integrate with Industry-Standard VoIP Kit

Skype currently uses a proprietary voice-over-IP protocol. Integrating with the standard Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) should make it more attractive to businesses.

DateCheck Launched at DEMOfall09

DateCheck is an iPhone app that allows consumers perform background checks on prospective suitors. Its launch has prompted some comment as to privacy implications.

Tuesday 22 September 2009

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Gelato Comes Out of Stealth at DEMOfall09

Gelato is "stream dating" -- online dating for the Facebook generation. To help users decide if they have things in common, it integrates with your lifestreams from Facebook,, Twitter, Hulu, Netflix, Flickr, etc.

Foursquare Has Plans to Make Money; Raises Anonymity Concerns

Foursquare is a location-based social network. Allows people with similar tastes to meet up. Allows local business owners to build relationships with repeat customers.

Google's Gmail now Supports ActiveSync Push for iPhone and Windows Mobile

Also works for Google Apps email. It previously only supported ActiveSync for contacts and calendars: users had to use IMAP for email.