Build a Platform or an Experience

January 22, 2007

Some interesting thoughts from Scott Karp at Pubishing 2.0

Platforms Vs. Experiences » Publishing 2.0


Widgets… All the Buzz

January 22, 2007

(Scott Kirshner, New York Times) “On his Web log, Pastor Hyatt, the leader of the Evergreen Community in Portland, Ore., has woven in widgets, or mini-applications, that show a selection of book covers from his personal library, present the most recent posts from some of his favorite blogs, and serve up random quotes from the television show “Arrested Development.”“You start small, and it’s kind of like an addiction,” said Pastor Hyatt (his blog is at bobhyatt.typepad.com). “TypePad has a whole section of widgets, and they’re adding more all the time,” he continued, referring to a popular blog-hosting service…”

Some Bling for Your Blog – New York Times


Flash Based Zune for Xmas This Year

January 22, 2007

(Ryan Block, engadget) “It looks like the same discussion with Chris Stephenson that yielded that 2007 European Zune launch figure also gave up a few more details about the Zune line: apparently we can expect a flash-based Zune for the holiday season later this year (damn they’re taking their dear sweet time on that) and apparently Stephenson also hinted at “a truly WiFi-enabled device” at some point in the future, according to Digital Music News…”

Flash-based Zune due in Q407, better WiFi soon – Engadget


Everyone’s Excited about Adobe’s Apollo – Even Ebay

January 5, 2007

It’s all about the universal desktop…

(Ryan Stewart, ZDNet.com) “…eBay has been experimenting with different technologies to make it easier for their users to buy and sell things on eBay. One of these experiments is the “San Dimas” project.

The most excellent San Dimas project (name courtesy of Bill & Ted) is a child of the eBay Developers Program and EffectiveUI. Alan Lewis, the technical evangelist of the program answered some of my questions about San Dimas and how they are using Apollo. As far as I know, eBay is the only large company that has looked into Apollo. Alan made sure to stress that right now they have no plans to release San Dimas but they are still working on it, so read into that what you will…”

» How eBay is developing with Adobe’s Apollo project | The Universal Desktop | ZDNet.com


The Wii Browser

December 22, 2006

Opera? Check out the first looks from Engadget…

Wii browser hands-on – Engadget
…or go right to the image gallery for the screenshots


Taking iPod Minimalism to a Better Place

December 22, 2006

A new mp3 player from European disk/memory/USB drive maker TrekStor is bringing moving parts back into fashion. This is a beatuiful new take on the basic iPod style of interaction design – and it solves the problems associated with the synaptic touch pad wheel.

TrekStor – vibez


Digg Gets an Update…

December 22, 2006

Read more at centernetworks…

Digg updates site with new options – story gets dugg – CenterNetworks – News, Reviews, Insights and Interviews