Somewhat Frank Weekly Tidbits: 04.01.07
TechCrunch Has Acquired F*ckedCompany.com
Playing a little April Fools joke? Will Mike Arrington come back with a follow-up post that says something similar to the lyrics of a Marshall Mathers song? Something like:
"Hahaha, I'm just playin' ladies. You know I love you."
In all honesty, it actually would make sense for TechCrunch to take on some other brands to expand its reach.
Apple Announces Unlimited iTunes Subscription Service
iTunes will launch an all-you-can-eat subscription service in June, according to sources at Apple Inc. The service, which will cost around $100 a month, will offer unlimited downloads of videos and music tracks from iTunes’ extensive catalog.
Dave Winer’s Scripting News Celebrates 10th Anniversary
One of the oldest blogs in existence, Scripting News, run by software and web pioneer Dave Winer, is celebrating its 10th anniversary on April 1, 2007. Congrats to Dave Winer for keeping it real for so long.
The 9 Essential Posts that Every Blogger Should Know
Do you ever get blogger fog (similar to writers block)? It could happen and this article addresses 9 post ideas you could fall-back options.
Love Doesn’t Equal Loyalty: Online Dating in February 2007
I recently became single again after a couple of year relationship so I figure it best I find out what is going on with the online dating scene since I just don't have the time to go out and find people to date these days - I hardly have time to get ample sleep.
Best New Mashups: Diversions
ProgrammableWeb has posted some interesting mashups that are worth checking out if you have some free time.
BlogRovr Fetches Content From Your Favorite Blogs
BlogRovr is an interesting new way of getting blog information, on the go while you're surfing the Web. It is a download plugin for Firefox 2.0, which works cross-platform on Windows, Mac and Linux. There is currently no IE plugin, but plans to support for IE6 and IE 7 soon.
TailRank Opens Service As A Platform
TailRank, a popular blog news organizer that competes with TechMeme and Megite, has opened up its back end and will provide the service as a platform called Spinn3r for application developers who would like to add a blog index and ranking service. Spinn3r is said to have a 1 million blog index.