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Rounding Up Last Week

Posted by Sravan | October 20, 2008 .

A bad start of the week. Just while I was happy that Yahoo! hasn’t been much in the news for troublesome matters in the recent past, I read about cost-cutting moves and layoffs (upto 3K jobs).

After last Friday’s JFXRacing, a very elementary JavaFX game, I surfed around a bit to see what JavaFX is capable of today. Again, something that is elementary enough for a layperson like me to understand. JavaFXpert James Weaver give just that, some perspective in JavaFX. (Note: The presentation, at least for now, can’t be launched.)

A couple of weeks ago, Aral had discovered that Yahoo! Pipes breaks for Flash when the pipe URLs are customized. Last week, he was updated by the Pipes folks with a how-to fixing the issue. (via)

Brightkite, yet another geo-aware social network, enters the Apple iPhone app competition. Jason Kincaid of TechCrunch gives us a sneak preview.

Here is a nice little article on the evolution of the Web, and the advertising systems weaved around it.

And, Britney is Twittering. Well, not exactly. But it is really her. Gary Vaynerchuk flips and lectures her theatrically in this hilarious video.

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