Posted by bordalix Fri, 02 Jun 2006 11:10:00 GMT
Posted by bordalix Mon, 06 Mar 2006 16:22:00 GMT
After Microsoft implementation of a new design for their webpage, it seems Yahoo and Google are also testing for new layouts:
You can read what other people think in the comments section of the posts mentioned above.
Update 7/Mar/2006: Google is testing date ranges in the search box, see it for yourself in this ego centric url.
Posted by bordalix Wed, 15 Feb 2006 16:06:00 GMTFrom my RSS feed, things worth notice:
Posted by bordalix Wed, 18 Jan 2006 16:18:00 GMTToday's bloglines reading gave me a lot of interesting stories about possible technical, social and political trends. Here are a few, rescued from my last browser crash:
- Yahoo seems to be experimenting a new way of online ads: in Yahoo Movies, search for a movie (I used Vatel), go to the bottom of the page, and in the Sponsored Links box notice the links for different ad types. Click one and you will see ads only about the tag you just selected. Nice move, gives you less visibility, but targeted ads with higher levels of attention;
- Still in the advertising market, it looks like the marketing guys are getting there: The New York Times as a story about marketers getting really excited with three second messages in phone displays, all powered up by GPS positioning and location target adverstising;
- An interesting post on why Yahoo Music is better than iTunes for home entertainment. I admit I will think about this, really;
- A beautiful idea, sharing broadband to increase speed, is becoming a business case: two companies, Mushroom Networks and WiBoost Inc., are about to launch their new products. It looks like good sense is prevailing, take a peak at the article;
- Lawrence Lessig wrote an interesting post about the need for regulation on the "net neutrality" issue. If you want to know more on this subject, try the Wikipedia definition.
Posted by bordalix Wed, 28 Dec 2005 16:06:00 GMTEverybody is trying to make a list of important things for 2005. Well, I was to, but decided to simply label it the "2.0 year". New business models are building from the peer-to-peer social model found in the net, and from the ability to explore the long tail of the market. In the first, digg became bigger then Slashdot, del.icio.us was bought by Yahoo, and wikipedia and folksonomy became part of our lexical.
On the second, iTunes Music Store proved to be a huge business success, eBay paid several billions to have Skype, and everyone is trying to take a piece of the AdSense pie. Maybe the best presentation summarizing all this, was made by Brandon Schauer, check is sources (in the PDF) for further reading.
Well, 2005 was a good year, hope 2006 be even better to everyone.
Posted by bordalix Mon, 12 Dec 2005 16:04:00 GMTBack to work, just to find out that I have +1600 feeds and +400 mails to read. Meanwhile, some news are to important to be kept unnoticed. Please the forgive me the lack of opinions, I'm running against the clock here:
- Yahoo bought del.icio.us, and is experimenting with behavioral ads;
- Skype launched is version 2.0 (now with video);
- Dion released is "The Best Web 2.0 software of 2005" list;
- Still in the Web 2.0 context, ZDNet has writes about new services and business models;
- And finally, after all the work I had with my calendar solution, Rui points out Chandler.