ajchat – AJax Instant Messaging on the Fly

I’ve been testing out ajchat tonight with Brian Benzinger (a fellow web 2.0 workgroup member). Like Meebo, Gtalk and e-messenger.net, ajchat is an ajax instant messaging on the fly, that allows

Web 2.0 WorkGroup Expands to 25 Members

The Web 2.0 WorkGroup continues its expansion with the addition of three awesome new bloggers – Ben Barren, Stowe Boyd and Steve Rubel. Robert Scoble joined last week. It’s becoming an inc

BubbleShare – Best Photo Service Yet?

Toronto-based online photo sharing BubbleShare is just wonderful, and ridiculously easy to use. Their interface team deserves a gold star or something, because I don’t think I’ve ever used

Automattic, Home of WordPress, Launches

Matt Mullenweg and Ryan Boren have launched the Automattic site, which organizes their various WordPress and other projects. Matt Marshall at Silicon Beat has the details. Also, and as predicted by Da

Three Cheers For Bloglines

I have to admit, I was hoping for the best but feared the worst as Bloglines moved over to a new data center last night. Their regular outages have enraged me in the past, although their stellar custo

V4S – Voicemail for Skype

I read about Orb’s V4S product on Scobelizer and Skype Journal. V4S is a good, free tool for sending voicemails to Skype and Outlook contacts. V4S joins a whole bunch of products attacking the s

Microsoft Wallop in User Trials

I’ve been hearing a bit about Microsoft’s Wallop project from users (apparently its at least two years old). Microsoft describes Wallop as a place to ” share photos, blog, and intera

Indeed's Launches IM Interface

Check this out: add “IndeedJobs” as a friend on Google Talk and say “hello”. You’ll get a nice (and fast) interface to the Indeed job search engine. Nice tool.

Edge Of Network Reviews – KritX

KritX is very raw, but they are on to something big – aggregation of reviews from blogs (the edge of the network). I wrote in a recent post (no. 9) that I’d like to see someting like this

Canadians Sure Do Love Beer

This mashup certainly caught my eye – The Beer Hunter. Unlike California, where you can buy alcohol just about anywhere until 2 am, parts of Canada have very restrictive alcohol laws – its

Riya Goes it Alone

Riya, the celebrated facial recognition company that has allowed in a few lucky alpha testers over the last few months, was the subject of significant acquisition rumors a few weeks ago. “Source

Yep, One More Ajax Desktop – Pageflakes

I recently wrote that the Ajax desktop space was getting crazy-crowded. That was before Google released their desktop widget API and favoor launched. And now we have a developer release of a new ajax

Oodle to Add Events

Oodle a vertical search engine for classified ads, is set to add events as a category in the next week or so. Oodle’s current categories include For Sale, Cars, Housing, Jobs and Services. With

Google Taunts Skype, Releases GTalk API

Google has just released a set of components called Libjingle that allow third party applications to interact with Google Talk. The components, which include some source code, are being released under

Podtranscript to Transcribe Podcasts

I’ve received dozens of follow up emails to a post I wrote last month called Companies I’d like to Profile (but don’t exist). Today I saw another one, from Joe Mendoza, announcing th

Meebo Confirms Sequoia Funding

Meebo confirmed the rumor that they have received funding from Sequoia Capital on their blog. Congratulations to everyone involved. No real details yet, but I’m hearing that the pre-money valuat

MusicStrands Does Music Search, Too.

If Google Music Search isn’t for you, check out MusicStrands, a young company that relaunched its site yesterday. The company is based in Corvallis, OR (where is that?) and Barcelona, Spain. Mus

Google Music Search

It certainly isn’t the much anticipated Google Music Store, but today Google started to incorporate music information into normal google search results in the same way they incorporate movie and

Meebo Funded by Sequoia?

I just got back from back-to-back (to back) holiday parties and the rumors are flying that Meebo, which I wrote about a couple of days ago noting their stellar growth, has closed funding from Sequoia

Google's Ajax Desktop is Now Extensible

I swore to myself that I wouldn’t write about Ajax desktops for a while (and held steady even though this launched), but today I’m breaking that promise, because Google just did something
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