In the ongoing quest to optimize, tweak and refresh pages, Yahoo is testing a new home page look (image captured on Yahoo's Flickr site). Having worked on many home page redesigns, the big questions boil down to little items and block moves.
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Rob Hof of BusinessWeek has the details on Edgeio, the formerly supersecret startup led by Keith Teare and Mike "TechCrunch" Arrington. The startup apparently plans to make the tag "listing" its backbone and RSS a core listing content delivery mechanism for moving into classifieds, which is currently pervaded by the likes of eBay and Craigslist.
Cameraman Vincent Tremblay and CNET's Rafe Needleman got video on some of the hottest products at Demo: From blog to book Eileen Gittins, CEO of Blurb, gives CNET's Rafe Needleman a first look at her blog-to-book application. With several templates to choose from, including travel and poetry, this soon to be released application has support for both Mac and PC.
Demo 2006: At the close of Demo, John Patrick led a discussion on the state of security with Partha Dasgupta, an associate professor at Arizona State University specializing in cryptography; Hillarie Orman, chief technology officer & VP of engineering, Shinkuro, Inc., and Charles Palmer of IBM Research.
Apparently, devotees of the C++ programming language are putting their feet down when it comes to the naming conventions for a project that's been underway at Ecma. Yes, the same Ecma consortium that will eventually be putting its imprimatur on Microsoft's XML-based file formats as a competing standard to the OpenDocument Format (the best thing about standards is that there's so many!
Demo 2006: NewsGator introduced a hosted solution that allows publishers to integrate an RSS reader into their Web sites. It's part of an effort to bring RSS to the masses, similar to efforts by Yahoo and others to make feeds out of everything consummable.
John Paczkowski at Good Morning Silicon Valley does a good job summarizing a scandalous $200 billion promise gone bad: ....during the buildup to the 1996 Telecommunications Reform Act, the major U.
I've been sitting next to Leslie Walker of the Washington Post the last two days. She's blogging lots of the consumer demos, as is the team from News.
Locamoda showed the latest version of its technology that allows any mobile phone to be used to interact with applications 'on the street." The phone works as a remote control to communicate with large screens in storefronts, cafes, city streets and other locations.
Demo 2006: Panoratio Database Images CEO Brett Kirkpatrick demoed a unique technology that allows huge databases to run in-memory on standard PCs will full fidelity--no data loss. He showed a 300 megabyte database of every plan and game in the NFL for a century that is transformed into 10 megabytes.