Kojima is unleashing some small and sleak home furnishings line to match the other accessaries in your own. No you can get home furnishing to match you sleek looking new MacBookPro. Its about time peole start thinking about the uptight people like me who quadruple check to make sure our socks match in the morning.
Web Advertising is going to start getting a little more interesting. Atleast that’s my prediction. With Microsoft looking to push their way into the online advertising market more with the launch of a new Ad program. And the news of
An advertising program that will help bring online advertising to the big screen. Spotrunner offers a little customization and is a pretty nice little system. It also allows blogs, and other smaller technology companies a shot at advertising. What I’m really waiting for is the ability to upload your own commercials. That would be really nice. Think if you could also tag TV, and could do contextual advertising based on these results.
This could revolutionize the way we think about advertising on TV too. Let’s take Chris P’s Idea for a minute. Cable TV, and TV in general needs to change. Especially with more and more vCasters going online it all could change and if I was a play er like Yahoo I would move in buy TiVo and begin forcing it to change. Think about it. Plugin your Tivo to the web download todays programs via ITunes and customize your own channels,programming and the whole works. Interact that with custom contextual advertising and what you get is TV 2.0.
Let’s move beyond Advertising into Infomercial spots. Think of being able to upload your VCast directily onto late night TV. Now that would SpotRunner 2.0.
Using an appearance with Justin Timberlake, the Microsoft chairman debuted a new music service, Urge, to directly compete with the iTunes music store and interface. Urge launches with over 2 million tracks for purchase or as part of an all-you-can eat subscription, an option the iTunes music store doesn’t have. The offering will include exclusive material from MTV, though it will not be compatible with iPods, which are currently the most popular MP3 player.
Clearly this is a sign that Microsoft is moving more towards entertainment and gaming and away from chartered/update software such as Office or Outlook. And while I think its always good for cusomters to have a choice. I will be interested to see Urge and how it works. So far Itunes has changed the entire entertainment industry. Microsoft has a big competitor to catch up to. Let the fun begin.
Here’s a list of the uber cool people that are there on top of this, or blogging about it.
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It’s because of products like this that I lose sleep at night. I can’t wait to sign up with their Golden package that fetches old bones. I am sure the Flock Sucks Mob will be all over this like shit on flies. This is getting out of hand. I am so sick of these crappy products that really truly serve no uselful purpose. Apparently because its ajaxian and flashy the people that designed this product believe its worthy. You know what makes me sicker than all of it? That Michael Arrington reported it. He must have finally ran out of other useless Web 2.0 companies to report on.
A Report coming from the LA Times reported that Google intends to market a fully functioning PC running a Google OS and pricing out at 200 dollars. While it could be everyone inside Google is denying it.
While I think it would be awesome if Google release a PC that even the poor could afford. I doubt that they have been working on this project. mostly because they have stayed away from consumer hardware to this date. While it is possible they could really take a huge cut out of just about everyone’s pie if they jumped into the PC market. It could lead to widespread panic that AOL would come prepackaged. And we all know how great an experience that is.
So no there will be no Google PC. But good idea LA Times.
AllPeers is a simple, persistent buddy list in the browser. Initially, interaction with those buddies will be limited to discovering and sharing files – If you choose to, you can share any file on your network with one or more of your friends. They will be able to see what files you choose to share (even getting an RSS feed of new files you include), and with a single click download it to their own hard drive.
AllPeers will work even when the sharer is offline – AllPeers is a bittorent client, and will allow files to be pulled from multiple sources. When downloading, the file may be grabbed partially or fully from others you have shared it with (or who shared it with you). So a user just clicks on a file, and waits for it to eventually download. Screen shots can be viewed here.
via Michael Arrington
I see a lot of commercial room in building awesome api’s for Firefox. Here’s a simple idea that a podcasting network should do.
Make a firefox plugin that lumps together all of its podcasts into a ajaxian window that allows you to grab your favorites and listen to them at your leisure. Without ever having to visit the site. I know you can do this in many different platform. But often times for me the time I want to listen to a podcast is when I am browsing. I could open another tab and have an automated podcasting plugin that grabs my favorites and starts playing the ones I havent listened to automatically.
As far as AllPeers goes. It seem like a great product. How can we use it in the corporate setting. Can we use it for corporate file sharing like Groove?. It looks like it. So I would like to see a company grab AllPeers and use it for corporate datasharing. Like a portable you could take anywhere. Similar to what PortableApps has done. This would be a great Web 3.0 product in my opinion.
Michael Arrington lists some web companies that he cant live without. There are quite a few good ones. Let’s take a quick peak into one of them and merge it with another. And create an even better tool.
Memeorandum meets Digg.
Memeorandum was created by Gabe Rivera
Gabe created something as big as the New York Times without having to have to employ 10000 workers in order to do it.
Develop a great program to keep track of conversations on the internet. The potential for this program truly is endless. In fact it could be used along side Digg in a corporate environment to track important issues that are important to employees and customers.
Thats if they ever open up the API’s to these great tools. The first thing I would do is create a great way to track conversation that is important to the people that keep the business afloat.
So if you could merge a few good tools what would it be?
Delicious and Memeorandum to track your most frequented conversations on the internet. I have such a hard time keep track of my pingbacks, comments and all this would be a great tool, and business to anyone who is on the web as much as me.
Matt just had a great post about essential tools for Apples. To bad I don’t use one.
I don’t have an apple, so here is my list of 6 Essential Technologies I use and I am cheap so I don’t want to actually pay anything. Because well I am starting a company for a quarter.
1. Text Editing: Notepad. Never had any problems with this one. It’s a oldie but a goodie. There are plenty of alternatives out there but this just works.
2. Browsing: The Performancing Flock
Yes thats right. I use Flock and I use Performancing’s plugin. It works great for all my browser and blogging needs. I am developing my own blogging plugin that allows me to score hot chicks and get girls numbers. But until I release that, this is going to have to cut it. Thanks Performancing and Flock.
3. Web Publishing: WordPress
WordPress is a great free tool. Yes Its’ Free. And its extremely powerful. I even run it on my desktop and use it to take notes and write my new book. So it absolutely does everything I want it to.
4. Word Processing: Writely and OpenOffice
Open Office is the powerful desktop alternative to Microsoft Office. It works great and allows me to create PDFs on the fly.Im happy. Often times I am unaway from home and so I have an idea and I don’t have access to word processing. So why not use a web based service like Writely. It works so well and does everything I need it to. So why buy Office. It’s fading fast any how. And its not free.
5. Web Server: WAMP
I run WAMP on my computer because it just works. Plus it allows me to run some great programs like WordPress right on my desktop. In fact I have a real time real look backup of all my blogs right on my laptop. Just in case I lose my entire blog network. Ala Paul Short.