Archive | November 18th, 2010

Wanna Watch TV? Don’t Cut The Cord, Get Cable

Posted on 18 November 2010

Google TV is a mess. Apple TV is a joke. Using a Roku is about as exciting as cleaning my gutters

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Interview With Matt Galligan: What Does SimpleGeo Do? (TCTV)

Posted on 18 November 2010

We cornered SimpleGeo founder Matt Galligan yesterday and talked to him about SimpleGeo’s newest hire , Mike’s infamous  “What Is It You Do? The Need For Simplicity” post (which focused on the fact that it’s difficult to pinpoint what SimpleGeo actually does) and the difference between a location-based service vs

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Wilson Vs. Doerr. Bubble Vs. Boom. East Vs. West. Android Vs. iPhone. Facebook Vs. The Web (VIDEO)

Posted on 18 November 2010

With Web 2.0 Summit now over, looking back, in my mind, easily the best panel was the one entitled Point of Control: Finance.

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Meebo’s Sternberg: The “Widget Economy” Was a Big, Fat Lie (TCTV)

Posted on 18 November 2010

“Meebo did widgets super early. Guess what we learned? Don’t build stuff that sits in a box.” Better than a box?

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Yahoo Connected TV Expands Platform To Paid Apps; Will Launch Store In 2011

Posted on 18 November 2010

The Yahoo Connected TV service, which provides widgets and apps on TVs, is expanding its developer program today. Originally launched earlier this year, Yahoo’s API that allows developers to build app for connected TVs is now providing developers the opportunity to create Paid TV Widgets to be featured in the Yahoo Connected TV Store expected to launch in the Spring of 2011. The Yahoo Connected TV service allows users to access more than 80 Yahoo TV Widgets, including those for Twitter, Pandora, eBay, CBS, and USA Today, and thousands of content sources

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Facebook Credits Gift Cards Now Sold in UK Tesco and Game Stores

Posted on 18 November 2010

Facebook Credits gift cards are now on sale at grocery store chain Tesco and videogame retailer Game in the UK. The cards can be purchased with any payment option the physical stores accept, making them accessible to teens without credit cards. The cards can be redeemed by scratching off the back and entering the code on the Facebook Credits webpage.

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Interview With Mark Zuckerberg At Web 2.0 Summit (VIDEO)

Posted on 18 November 2010

This is seriously the best Mark Zuckerberg interview I’ve ever seen. Fresh off of the announcement of Facebook Messages (yes, that’s what the product is called) Facebook CEO Zuckerberg took the stage at Web 2.0 Summit to talk about the state of Facebook. Zuckerberg went into the recent scuffles with Google, how soon every major product will be rethought to be social, why Facebook’s been on a recent acquisition tear and more.

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Mozilla: $104 Million In Revenues, 400 Million Users, Google Deal Running Through 2011

Posted on 18 November 2010

Mozilla has just published their annual “ The State of Mozilla ” report. They do this once they’ve filed their audited financial statements for the previous year, so these numbers are for 2009. Still, they’re impressive numbers given how much competition their is in the market — particularly from their biggest benefactor: Google.

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Interview With Twitter’s Evan Williams At Web 2.0 Summit (VIDEO)

Posted on 18 November 2010

In case you missed it, here’s the video of yesterday’s Web 2.0 Summit interview with Evan Williams on Twitter’s relationship with Facebook, developers and the Twitter firehose, #newtwitter, the million ways Twitter will make eventually make money and Williams’ recently stepping down as a CEO. “It’s kind of a sucky job,” he said

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Yet Another Hot Startup Leaves A Gaping Security Hole In Its iPhone App

Posted on 18 November 2010

It’s no secret that most people are remarkably lax when it comes to online security. They’ll reuse the same password everywhere, and will connect to open Wi-Fi hotspots without a second thought as to who might be sniffing their traffic ( Firesheep, anyone

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