Monthly Archives: January 2007

Google Starts Offering To Open Office Docs In Google Office Apps

Someone sent me an Excel spreadsheet today to my gmail account and google was kind enough to offer to open it in “google spreadsheet” which it did, flawlessly. Looks like Google needs some kind of Clippy type character that says things like “it looks like your trying to open a microsoft office document… screw those [...]

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Wiibot – Controlling a Robot Arm With A Wiimote

The decision Nintendo made to innovate around the control of video games and bow out of the 3d arms race continues to pay dividend, generating interest, and encouraging creativity. link for feedreaders

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YouTube To Start Sharing Ad Revenue With Users

Jeff Jarvis of Buzzmachine, Pete Cashmore at mashable, and the bbc are all reporting that Chad Hurley (one of YouTube’s founders) has hinted that YouTube will be rolling out a way for its users to share in ad revenue generated by their videos. (it’s worth noting that paidcontent.org is referring to this as “vaporshare”) Clearly [...]

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Very Funny Ads – TBS Creates Social Video Network

I just came across a site created by TBS, veryfunnyads.com that is essentially a social video network, kind of like YouTube but is 100% focused on funny commercials from around the world. Now if any company had created a general video sharing network I would have suggested they were out of their mind, but picking [...]

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Why I’m More Excited About The N95 Than The iPhone

No, not because I work for Nokia, but because the it’s as close to everything I need in one package as i’ve ever seen. My friend Paul has one (because he is so much better connected here than I), and the thing totally blows me away. Here’s a demo of the GPS tool that is [...]

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Crowdsourcing Your Wishes

The simplest way to describe the Robin Hood Fund is it’s kind of like Digg for wishes. You post a wish, and estimate how much it would cost to fulfill your wish, post it, and let the community vote on it and even contribute money toward the wish fund. At the end of the month [...]

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Time Follows Up Person Of The Year With Employee Of The Year

I guess this is one of the side effects of crowdsourcing. I bet Lou Dobbs will be coming out against co-creation next One thing that blows me away here though is that quite a few newspapers have successfully started to use blogs to stop the bleeding from their tree based business and it amazes me, [...]

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Zefrank is playing with his wii

This video is hysterical as Ze demonstrates how playing with yourself is more satisfying with a wii. Ze also describes some new games that are coming soon. On a side note, Ze has now got a talent agent and is heading to Hollywood, which probably means he’s going to end this year long daily video [...]

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links for 2007-01-20

FASTforward Enterprise 2.0 Conference – San Diago Looks like a fascinating conference with speakers like Chris Anderson (the long tail), John Battelle (the book about google), Tim Oreilly (you know) (tags: search social-media enterprise2.0) MobileCrunch » Nokia N800; A Real World Review After One Month’s Use Exclusive hands on review of the Nokia N800 Linux [...]

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links for 2007-01-19

Beyond Management: Considering Participatory Design and Governance in Player Culture (tags: co-creation)

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