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Iminta – First Look

February 27, 2008 Leave a comment

As a note, I’ve been actively using FriendFeed for quite a little while now, so my impression of Iminta is probably colored by my experiences there.
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FriendFeed

February 27, 2008 1 comment

Lots of bloggers are writing stories about the launch of FriendFeed and their latest round of somewhat unneeded financing. I’ve been on the site for a while now (thanks to one of my favorite new subscriptions: LouisGray.com) and I really like it. I still hit Twitter religiously, but I find the different feeds available on FriendFeed. Their implementation of Amazon’s wishlists can’t find my wishlist and their GTalk implementation never tried to add to my contact list.

Other than that, it’s pretty slick. I like the ability to “like” the feed posts of other users. If you want, you can follow me at http://friendfeed.com/veverkap if you’re so inclined.

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Pikum.com

February 26, 2008 1 comment

As Sean says, we’ve got some really big news coming up soon. Things are getting very exciting here at work. Pikum.com is a really cool site that I know everyone is going to love. I am really proud to have been on board since the early stages. To work so hard for so long makes this last stretch really tough to go through. We’ve got a lot to do yet, but it’s very exciting.

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Are These Two Related?

February 15, 2008 Leave a comment

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Shouldn't You Play The Game First?

February 1, 2008 Leave a comment

While the Giants’ players have been making some bold predictions, the New England Patriots have raised the ante. This is probably a good move in terms of business, but I can’t help but read the anger from the Post in their story:

The arrogant New England team has already applied for trademarks on “19-0” and “19-0 The Perfect Season.” Three days before they beat the San Diego Chargers, and more than two weeks before Super Bowl XLII, the team egotistically filed paperwork with the US Patent and Trademark Office to cash in on sales of T-shirts, caps, posters and all kinds of Pats paraphernalia.

PAT-ENTLY SMUG & SNOOTY

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Yahoo and Microsoft, Sitting in a Tree

February 1, 2008 Leave a comment

Following Allen’s post over at CenterNetworks, I peeked onto Wikipedia (the home of the anal retentive list makers) and found this list of Yahoo properites. So, what does MS already do in this list?

(From the looks of it, it might have been simpler to do a replace on Yahoo for MSN.)

Yahoo! 360° – MS doesn’t already have a crappy social networking site, so this will come in handy
Yahoo! Advertising – AdCenter
Yahoo! Answers – MS already has all the answers, so this is superfluous (Actually, it’s called Windows Live QnA)
Yahoo! Assistant – WTF is this. A browser helper object? Interestingly enough, according to Wikipedia “it is regarded as spyware or malware by Microsoft AntiSpyware”
Yahoo! Briefcase – SkyDrive
Yahoo! Buzz Log – Don’t think they have this
Yahoo! Developer Network – MSDN anyone?
Yahoo! Directory – Don’t think they have this
Yahoo! Finance – MoneyCentral
Yahoo! Gallery – Spaces
Yahoo! Games – MSN Games
Yahoo! Geocities – Spaces probably
Yahoo! Groups – MSN Groups
Yahoo! HotJobs – MSN Careers
Yahoo! Kickstart – Don’t think they have this
Yahoo! Local – MSN CityGuides
Yahoo! Mail – Hotmail
Yahoo! Maps – Live Maps
Yahoo! Mash – Don’t think they have this
Yahoo! Messenger – Windows Messenger
Yahoo! Mobile – MSN Mobile
Yahoo! Movies – MSN Movies
Yahoo! Music – MSN Music
Yahoo! News – MSNBC
Yahoo! OMG – Don’t think they have this
Yahoo! Personals – MSN Dating & Personal
Yahoo! Photos – Don’t think they have this
Yahoo! Pipes – Don’t think they have this
Yahoo! Podcasts – Don’t think they have this
Yahoo! Publisher Network – Don’t think they have this
Yahoo! Real Estate – MSN Real Estate
Yahoo! Search – MSN Search
Yahoo! Search Marketing – AdCenter?
Yahoo! Shopping – MSN Shopping
Yahoo! Small Business – MS Office Live Small Business
Yahoo! Sports – MSN Sports
Yahoo! Tech – MSN Tech
Yahoo! Telemundo – No se
Yahoo! Travel – MSN Travel
Yahoo! TV – MSN TV
Yahoo! Video – MSN Video
Yahoo! Widgets – Don’t think they have this
Yahoo! Kids – MSN Kids
Bix – Don’t think they have this
Kelkoo – Don’t think they have this
del.icio.us – Don’t think they have this
blo.gs – Don’t think they have this
Dialpad – Don’t think they have this
Flickr – Don’t think they have this
upcoming.org – Don’t think they have this

UPDATE: Long Zheng has a pretty detailed comparison up as well.

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