The Windows Live team have announced a beta called Windows Live WiFi Center, says Dare Obasanjo aka Carnage4Life.
The product will allow you to search for WiFi spots around the world, manage a favourites list and comes complete with a free VPN solution. And, the team says, there’s more to come. Currently on limited beta, but opening up soon….
Matt Cutts, the Google blogger who mostly focusses on search engine optimisation, takes a break with this post which asks: What’s your fave Web 2.0 company?
In the first example of its kind that I have noticed, the AOP reports: “Online publisher Magicalia, an affiliate member of AOP, has bought specialist magazine publisher Encanta Media for £2.72m million.
Magicalia acquires Encanta from Endless, the Leeds-based £100m buyout and turnaround fund, which purchased the company in January this year following the collapse of Highbury House Communications.
Magicalia operates 40-plus websites, and will initially concentrate on building web communities around Encanta’s nine specialist interest magazines in woodworking, gardening and patchwork.”
Google is taking aim at Microsoft with Google Apps for Your Domain a productivity suite aimed at business. It currently comprises Gmail, Google Talk, Google Calendar and Google Page Creator, but there is bound to be more on the way.
Flickr has added geo-tagging capabilities to its photo sharing site. Using Yahoo! maps snappers can now add location to the other bits of info surrounding their master works. Via Wired.
Wired is writing a story about wikis – as a wiki. The story will be read/write so that readers can contribute as well as read it. As Wired says: “If you don’t participate you can’t complain about the results.”
A start up from Sweden called Silobreaker could give the premium current awareness vendors a run for their money. The site indexes web content and adds a lot of tags – and then adds on some Web 2.0 interface stuff which makes for a nice-looking service. And at $398 a year it’s quite a bit cheaper than Nexis or Factiva. Of course, it doesn’t have the depth or breadth of those two, but then I’m always reminded of the Innovator’s Dillema.
Bloggers have been analysing pictures released to show Castro is in good health. They don’t believe them.
Wired’s Monkey Bites blog details improvements to Blogger’s interface which have gone into beta. At present these are only open to people who open new accounts, or a select few existing bloggers. The main changes are support for tags and for multi-user blogs.