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Attendi offers a social twist on search

At DEMOfall 07 Attendi is introducing a search service with a "human" touch. Attendi touts itself as the "world’s first search engine to search real people—not experts or Web pages.

September 24, 2007 by Dan Farber


Microsoft reportedly eyeing Facebook stake

Microsoft is eyeing an investment in Facebook that would value the social networking company at about $10 billion.The investment, which was reported by The Wall Street Journal citing "people familiar with the matter, connects a few dots on the social networking landscape.

September 24, 2007 by


Banning facebook could lead to unnecessary deaths

Via David Stephenson, I found this article about Toronto public health officials using Facebook to find a woman who had been possibly infected with rabies. The ironic part is that the City of Toronto bans the use of Facebook, so she had to get special permission to use it.

September 24, 2007 by Phil Windley


SceneCaster: 3D media creation and sharing for the masses

At this point 3D hasn't been a mainstream part of the social Web, mostly confined to virtual reality environments like Second Life. SceneCaster, which will debut at DEMOfall 07 this week, takes the concept that Flickr and YouTube has done well--Web 2.

September 23, 2007 by Dan Farber


Dell pairs up with China retailer

Dell has confirmed plans to broaden its retailing footprint--this time with China's largest consumer electronics retailer, Gome. In a statement Monday, Dell confirmed published reports (Techmeme, Reuters) that it would sell its PCs through Gome.

September 23, 2007 by

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FeedHub brings a layer of intelligence to feeds

RSS and Atom have brought some order out of chaos. The information that you subscribe via those protocols magically arrives in your feed reader, but it's still overload when you track several hundred feeds.

September 23, 2007 by Dan Farber

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