Photo of the Week: Happy Memorial Day! Have a cupcake. Photo credit: Megan.
Google Health Launches
Google Health launches to make it easier to keep all your medical records in one place. While this might be helpful it is making some like Google might just know too much about us.
Can We Live In Public?
Fred Wilson has written a good post for anyone engaging in social media activities. Basically, you might want to keep some of your actions private. I do. :)
FriendFeed Adds Rooms
FriendFeed (the social news streamer run by a team of by now seven ex-Google employees) got a new tab on top to create rooms. A room is a public or private area for discussions circling around one topic, group or need.
AOL- Bebo: $850M Deal Closes
It's official - AOL now owns Bebo, closing the $850 million acquisition roughly two months. AOL is combining Bebo, AIM, ICQ and its other community platforms into a new business unit known as the People Networks with some 80 million unduplicated users. I will be moving over to the People Networks group as well.
Microsoft And Yahoo Talking Again
TechDirt reports that Microsoft has submitted another proposal to Yahoo and it could be about taking over the Yahoo search advertising business and thus blocking the business from potentially going to Google.
Twitter Database Crashes
Seems Twitter is a victim of its own popularity. The Twitter blog dishes the details on how it had too many connections.
Scientists Develop Low-Cost Version of Carbon Capture & Storage
Some scientists are proposing pumping CO2 into the ground to let us keep burning fossil fuels without releasing greenhouse gases it is called Carbon Dioxide Capture & Storage or CCS. Apparently scientists have figured out a low-cost way to do it.
Ruby on Rails expert: Rails scales; Twitter shouldn’t taint Ruby
An interesting look at Ruby on Rails as it explains how Twitter's performance issues are tainting the Ruby name.
Yahoo Stronger Without Search? Learning From AOL Model
Loren Baker takes a look at Yahoo and AOL and their varying strategic moves around search.
How to Make Facebook Useful Again
Sarah Perez offers up some perspective on how Facebook could make changes to be more useful.