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Google has acquired five more internet start-ups, reports PaidContent. They are: Peakstream, a company which makes software for running powerful computers; Feedburner, the RSS metrics firm; Greenborder, an anti-malware firm; Marratech, which makes web video conferencing software; and Adscape Media, an in-game advertising firm. Maybe some clues as to what's coming next?
OpenAds is a small UK startup which is offering free ad serving technology which is says is already in use with 20,000 publishers. Jeff Jarvis is excited about it as he sees this as the potential standard, free, standards-based system which could be used as the backbone to ad serving everywhere. The platform connects easily with existing platforms, says the company. Jeff says this is what is needed as a hedge against one of the big players dominating the space - see Google's acquisition of Doubleclick; Yahoo's investment in Rightmedia; and Microsoft's acquisition of aQuantive.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
Jeff Jarvis again, this time on Facebook, the social networking phenomenon. After opening up to more than college students the site has been growing strongly and the latest innovation has been to allow others to create application to run on the platform. It's worth reading his account of why he thinks Facebook is going to be so important.
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Jeff Javis has an interesting perspective for media companies who he says should look to cultivate talent outside of the organisation. The flip side is his advice to budding journalists - get a beat, blog and you'll be sought after.
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Microsoft's R&D organisation have been working on "surface computing' for some years, but this year, apparently, the first product should start to ship. Techcrunch has the details - and an instructive video from Popular Mechanics.
Google is experimenting with different ways of viewing results. In addition to the usual list view, there are now also timeline and map views which respectively place results on a timeline (using the dates in the text) or a map (using the location information in the text).