Facebook Acquires FriendFeed

From Techcrunch Facebook has acquired FriendFeed, we’ve learned. We’re gathering details now. At this point details on the acquisition are still very sparse, but it’s clearly a good match. Over the last year or so, Facebook has “borrowed” quite a few of features that FriendFeed popularized, including… [read more]. [ retin-a 0.025% cream in 20g […]

Bank to allow check deposit via iPhone app

From MacWorld The iPhone’s about to weasel its way into one more part of my life. According to The New York Times , private bank and insurance company USAA will be updating their iPhone app to allow you to deposit checks from the device. Speaking as a USAA customer, this is …[read more]. [ anafranil […]

Tr.im’s Demise: The Death of a Non-Product

From PCWorld URL-shorteners are a feature, not a product. So the death of tr.im is hardly surprising. If it’s hard for Twitter and Facebook to make money, what hope do these utilities have? In searching out profitable niches, entrepreneurs regularly stumble upon ideas that seem valuable–like tools for shortening long URLs so they work with Twitter, […]

Serious Twitter Outage Ongoing, Denial Of Service Attack Updated

From Techchrunch Twitter has been down for about 40 minutes now (since about 6 am California time), and counting. No word on their status blog about the outage at all (Update: they now say“Site is down – We are determining the cause and will provide an update shortly.”). See additional updates… [read more] [ herbolax […]

The One Character Block Comment

When debugging, I often find that I have to comment and un-comment a block of code several times during the process of trying to find out what’s going on. That used to mean typing and deleting comment block characters repetitively, but not anymore. Here’s a simple solution to that problem: Comment or un-comment an entire […]

Amazon’s Bezos: Color Kindle Is Years Away

From ChannelWeb Direct from the Kindle King’s mouth: there’ll be no public Kindle sales data to chew on, and a color Kindle is years away. That’s the word from Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, who, although reportedly bullish on the Kindle at Amazon’s annual shareholder meeting Thursday, told investors at a question-and-answer session that Amazon will keep […]

Google Wave Developer Blog: Introducing the Google Wave APIs

From GoogleBlog Welcome to the Google Wave Developer Blog. This is a new blog where you can learn about the technical aspects of Google Wave, especially the Google Wave APIs and the Google Wave Federation Protocol. In this first post, we’ll walk you through the Google Wave APIs that have just been announced as part of the Google […]

Google, Destroyer of Markets

From CNET Is Google a source of creative destruction, or just plain destruction? I’d argue the former, although to companies whose industries are getting undercut by the Google juggernaut, the “creative” side of Google’s market-changing activities may appear out of reach. Google is steadily implementing a strategy, across many markets, of building services that sit right in front […]

Microsoft adds touch screen, Web browser to Zune

From BusinessWeek Microsoft Corp. says the next generation of its Zune music player due out in the fall will have a touch screen, Wi-Fi Internet access and high-definition radio receiver. The new device, called the Zune HD, will carry a full Web browser and a high-definition video output that will allow users to play files […]

Eucalyptus for iPhone Review

From Macworld The Eucalyptus reader for the iPhone and iPod touch would have been a hit even if Apple hadn’t made its boneheaded initial decision to bar the e-book reader due to “sexually explicit content.” Apple came to its senses, and serious readers can rejoice in that decision. Eucalyptus is really, really good. It looks and […]