Photo of the Week: The San Diego, California Harbor taken during DEMOfall 2007 earlier this week.
Somewhat Frank Weekly Tidbits: 09.30.2007
Microsoft Looking to Buy 5% of Facebook
The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Microsoft is looking to acquire a 5% stake in Facebook for $300-500 million which would put Facebook at a $10 billion valuation.
Amazon MP3 vs. Apple iTunes: Where Should You Shop?
Amazon (AMZN) announced that the beta version of its MP3 download store is live. The company claims it has 2 million DRM free songs, and are priced from 89 cents to 99 cents. More than 1 million of the 2 million songs are priced at 89 cents.
A brief widget history
Niall Kennedy has pulled together a nifty little visual timeline of widget history and a brief summary of how some of today's widget sectors got their start. Niall is hosting the Widget Summit on October 15-16 in San Francisco.
YouTube Offers Publishers Adsense Video Player
Problogger explains how YouTube has rolled out the ability to embed a YouTube video and make money off of Google Adsense advertisements. I think other embeddable video player applications will need to do this pronto!
18 Exceptionally Useful Photoshop Shortcuts
Working with Photoshop can be quite time consuming for both beginners and advanced users. Here are some tips for all user levels.
Fuser: Manage All Your Email and Social Networking Messages in One Place
Give Fuser access to your email and social networking accounts, and the website will organize all of the messages from those accounts in one place so you don’t have to bounce back and forth between multiple interfaces to handle them.
RelevantMind’s New Social Search for Product Reviews
RelevantMind, which is launching at DEMO this week, is offering a new way to leverage existing social networks for finding product reviews and information.
LiveMocha uses social networks to teach you languages online
The company mainly focuses on teaching you a new language using the do-it-yourself immersion methods of the popular Rosetta Stone software, but it has blended in a social network to enrich the experience.
MuseStorm Launches Widget Syndication & Analytics Platform
The new platform offers one-click options for adding widgets to various web pages, social networks and blogs. In an approach that hasn’t become standard yet, MuseStorm will also be offering enterprise solutions for publishers to track and optimize their widgets.
What Type of Social Networker Are You?
There are seven types of social network profiles. Which one are you?
Live Video Gets More Social
Emotional needs are being met because of new social web tools. Life casters or commenter’s share their experiences and are building communities and culture. Sarah Meyers explains reflects on live casting or live video.
CSS TOOLBOX: 20+ Tools For Working With CSS
collection of CSS-related links should be a good start - from basic tutorials to advanced tools, it’s all here.