VideoTube of the Day – A Thriller of a Wedding

15 03 2007



VideoTube of the Day – Remove Logos From Your Cell Phone With Sugar

14 03 2007


VideoTube of the Day – Robotic Beer Launching Refrigerator

13 03 2007

VideoTube of the Day – The Facebook Song

12 03 2007

Netvibes Announces Universal API For Widgets

9 03 2007

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Netvibes just announced the release of their universal API that will allow widget builders to use the API for Netvibes, Google IG, Apple Dashboard and many more…

The Universal Widget API (UWA for short) is the name of the 1.0 release of the Netvibes API. With it come major changes and possibilities.

While previous version of the API only let you build modules for Netvibes, UWA makes it possible for you to see your widget be used not only on Netvibes or on personnal websites, but also on many other platforms, both online or on the desktop. For instance, it is already possible to install a UWA widget on Google IG, in Apple Dashboard, soon the Opera browser, and many more to come…

Thanks to its open-source JavaScript runtime, the Netvibes UWA can be easily ported to other platforms. As a developer, you can leverage your existing code on a large number of platforms. As a user, you can use all your favorite UWA widget on your favorite platform – it doesn’t have to be on Netvibes only.

The reliance on open content pushes for the availability of more and more web services, leading to a “Wall of APIs”. Netvibes UWA promotes the use of legal or personnal web APIs, thus leading to a blossoming of web services, all available to UWA widgets users and developers.

Related Links:

Google operating System blog

Netvibes Blog

Web 2.Obama

2 03 2007

Ever since former President Bill Clinton blew his sax on The Arsenio Hall Show and talked about his boxers on MTV, presidential hopefuls have attempted to reach out to their young constituents with mixed results. With more than 600 days until the election, the race is heating up not only in your town but in your MySpace. That is where comes in. has gathered all the information on how technology will play a role in this upcomming election. In what might be seen as the first running tally of how many babies a candidate has kissed, promises to cover the following topics:

A daily digest of fresh news clips, blog posts and campaign initiatives
Live from-the-campaign-trail photo feeds created by voters
Campaign website reviews
Links to campaign ads and websites (official and unofficial)
Charts showing who’s winning the most friends on MySpace and Facebook
Detailed tracking of incoming blog links showing who’s hot and why [to come]
Up-down voting on each candidate [to come]

A searchable repository of emails from each campaign [to come]

It remains to be seen if this is just another gauge of general popularity and not a snapshot of how a candidate turns new media into something concrete. Would an online faux pas affect a candidate in the real world? Just how many MySpace friends does it take to win an election? I guess we’ll see in ’08 or is it 2.0

YouTube, BBC Ink Deal

2 03 2007

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We knew this was coming but now it’s official. YouTube and BBC are in a non-exclusive aggreement that will see some of the BBC’s high quality content on YouTube for at least the next several years. In a twist, YouTube will offer three channels for the content: BBC, BBC Worldwide and BBC News. Click below to read the press release in its entirety.

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