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Twitter loaded up with Cash

Posted by | September 24, 2009 .

Twitter is nearing a deal to close as much as $100 million of new funding, about twice as much as the messaging Web site was expected to collect in its latest round of fund-raising, from as many as seven investors. The investor group includes mutual fund giant T. Rowe Price and private-equity firm Insight Venture […]

Rounding Up A Week of Acquisitions

Posted by | September 21, 2009 .

Google’s justification for acquiring reCAPTCHA makes a lot more sense than Adobe’s for acquiring Omniture. However, Adobe’s announcement of the release of Adobe Flash Access throws a new light on the acquisition and it now appears that perhaps Omniture does fit in. Sarah Perez reported an example of what could go wrong with cloud services. […]

Redefining Reading With Flex

Posted by | September 17, 2009 .

Some carry the notion that the habit of reading, especially of books, has dwindled over the last decade. If the number of words or the kilobytes of text read by us online is tracked – text in email and IM, RSS feeds, occasional interesting links, online news, e-books and e-zines – it would far exceed […]

Resurrection of AIR App Nomee

Posted by | August 28, 2009 .

Nomee is an AIR app that attempts to be a one-stop-shop for all social networking. Similar to Skimmer, I initially thought. Back in April when it had entered public beta, I was unimpressed. The concept of Nomee cards was quite confusing and the need to explicitly share cards with friends soured the experience. Three months […]

Another Step Towards Deep Thought

Posted by | August 20, 2009 .

I have been reading about Wolfram|Alpha here and there every now and then but never gave it the attention it deserved until now. For the similarly uninitiated, what is Wolfram Alpha? Ask it yourself. Wolfram|Alpha is a self-aware computational knowledge engine, which is to say that it computes based on the knowledge it already has […]

Spinning Down the Web Squared

Posted by | August 14, 2009 .

Tim O’Reilly and John Battelle released a white paper called Web Squared: Web 2.0 Five Years On as a warm up before the Web 2.0 Summit which is to take place in October. The paper is a must read for all web savvy, and all those who care about the directions in which the world […]

Rounding Up The Microsoft-Yahoo! Week

Posted by | August 3, 2009 .

Adobe released a minor update of Adobe AIR, version 1.5.2, which includes some reliability, compatibility and security related bug fixes. Having had enough with the bullying, Aral Balkan is taking some serious steps to fight Sys-Con. A minor victory already. Bravo! He seeks our help and I request you on his behalf. I am reluctant […]

Ideal Mechanism to Communicate and Collaborate

Posted by | July 28, 2009 .

Joerg Beckert of Adobe Wave raised an interesting question in a comment: What is the ideal mechanism to communicate and collaborate? This is the million dollar question that a lot of people are trying to answer. Keeping technology aside and considering what the user wants, Joerg himself has a list and the keywords are: filter, […]

Didn’t Get Adobe Wave

Posted by | July 23, 2009 .

Joerg Beckert let us know that a public beta version of Adobe Wave is now available on Adobe Labs. I tried it and didn’t get the point. The FAQ on the home page says: Adobe Wave is an Adobe AIR application that lets you get notifications from the websites you care about. It displays a […]

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