Friday 16 October 2009

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Google CEO Schmidt: "Android adoption is about to explode"

Hyperbole aside, Android is clearly strategic enough for Google to aim for at least the #2 spot in the smartphone platform wars. But that's not the company's only target for the OS.

WeFollow acquired

Albeit "acquired" by another company run by the founder, Kevin Rose. WeFollow is a Twitter user directory.

Twitter opens beta test of "Lists" -- allows users to categorize the people they follow

Tuesday 13 October 2009

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Microsoft/Danger may be able to recover lost Sidekick data

Despite saying yesterday that the data are probably lost forever, Microsoft's Danger subsidiary seems to be changing its tune. T-Mobile will be hopeful that the feat can be pulled off.

ViVu raises $3 million for interactive video conferencing

Competes with WebEx and GoToMeeting.

Gist now offers free iPhone application

Gist merges data from email, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and more.

Google Docs now has shared folders

Most request new feature.

Monday 12 October 2009

Links for Oct 12, 2009

Death of email predicted (yet again)

This time it's the Wall Street Journal that's not thinking straight. Email is still good for what it's good at; what we're seeing is other applications that are better at doing things that email is unsuited for, but previously was the least-worse way of doing. Email was the hammer, so those tasks looked like nails.

Searchtastic: yet another 'real-time' Twitter search startup

Twitter denies rumors that it's adding video functionality

Death of Sidekick/Hiptop platform predicted, as Microsoft loses users' data

Microsoft has lost all users' personal information for the T-Mobile Sidekick service (aka Danger Hiptop). Little hope of recovery. Looks like there was a disk failure in its Danger subsidiary, and no working backups.