Voeh Blocks International Users
dembot: I just found a breaking news story that has not yet made the Techmeme, or Google news rounds: Veoh turns off international service. The company which has received over $25M in financing is apparently, as of today, blocking out many international countries. I found this info via Wikirage where I noticed the wikipage for Veoh has been under constant edits today. A look at Google blogs...
May 31, 2008
Vorby is a movie quote website that let’s you look for popular quotations from films and movies. You have the option to search for quotes by movie title or search for key words. Once you log in and get the results for a search you can rate them. The fuzzy little animal is the symbol of the rating system. They are kind of like stars, but instead of giving the quote five stars you give it...
May 31, 2008
Poykpac is “an evil comedy syndicate based in Brooklyn, New York.” POYKPAC is written, directed, produced, edited and performed by Ryan Hall, Ryan Hunter, Taige Jensen, Jenn Lyon and Maggie Ross. They invited a bunch of their friends from the NY community to come film a video with them. I took a full day off work to join in on the fun. I am sure glad I did too because I got to play a...
May 30, 2008
When everyone knows who you are online chances are they are talking about you too. Keeping a solid reputation is key and personal branding is essential. Keeping up with a public image isn’t easy. It takes an effort to track what is being said about you across the web and participate in the conversation. Bloggers and internet personalities often track mention of their name, blog or company...
May 30, 2008
Tweet Cube makes twitter like Pownce. You just sign in with your twitter screen name and password to upload and post files to twitter with one click. It’s that easy. You can type in a description and instantly share it with your friends. This is nice from your desktop, but not ideal if you twitter mobile.
hunsonisgroovy: What’s an emo? Dangerous cult or nice kids that do their homework? You must have seen them, often clad in black, some in skinny jeans and converses, some in make-up - boys and girls alike. These are emos, a gloomy if essentially non-violent youth tribe who revel in ...
Multi-touch in Windows 7 coming in a little over a year.
Facebook issued this statement today: “We’re working on an open-source initiative that is meant to help application developers better understand Facebook Platform and more easily build applications, whether it’s by running their own test servers, building tools, or optimizing their applications. As Facebook Platform continues to mature, open-sourcing the infrastructure behind it is a natural step...
May 25, 2008
I just watched the mission to Mars land successfully live on Ustream and NASA. Ustream says, this mission to Mars cost around 380 million dollars! The Phoenix Lander has been in transit for ten months! There hasn’t been a successful power landing on Mars since 1976. There is a 20 minute delay in communications between us and the Phoenix Lander. The Phoenix Lander was sent to the martian...
A baby was put up for sale on Ebay in Germany. You have to question what the ramifications of this action will be as the child grows older. The parents could face up to 5 years in prison.
A Brief History of Star Wars Kid →
Andy Baio from Waxy.org published a thorough analysis of his traffic and referral stats from 2003, when he broke Star Wars Kid Ghyslain Raza and the Internet went apeshit.
May 22, 2008
Today marks the first day that the weekly Pop17 live show on Mogulus was syndicated to Justin.tv. We had a great turn out with 130 live viewers at one point. I’m looking forward to syndicating the show to other platforms like Yahoo soon.
Via LA Times: CNN.com’s Anne Hammock has a piece, now getting attention on Digg, that opens: “The Internet is setting a new standard for celebrity. Fame is no longer about getting ‘15 minutes’; it’s about becoming famous to 15 people.” It’s probably not fair to be too snarky. After all, Hammock is trying to bring a new idea to a broad audience....
I went to The East Coast Venture Challenge at Columbia Business School with Participating DFJ Network Firms: Draper Fisher Jurvetson and DFJ Gotham Ventures. The DFJ pannel of judge’s included Josh Stein, Emily Melton, RossGoldstein, Danny Schultz, Jed Katz, Jennifer Fonstad, Thatcher Bell and Mark Davis. The panel of judge’s included, Jennifer Fonstad, a woman that is on the...
May 20, 2008
Stony Stevenson writes, “IT staff are ‘overwhelmingly’ happy to recommend their profession to their children, a survey has found. Three-quarters of nearly 1,000 IT professionals surveyed said that they would ‘definitely recommend’ a career in the business to their offspring. Around 70 percent also felt that their jobs are secure, and that they are expecting a salary...
Microsoft: we listen to broadcasters, not... →
Live show on Thursday, May 15th, 2008
Richard Blakeley was a guest on the Pop17 Live show. It runs every Thursday at 3pm from the Mogulus studio in New York City. He talked about Boinkology’s beta testing with Tumblr today and did some commentary on other stories too. David Karp’s Tumblr will soon launch a feature that let’s anyone publish blog posts to other tumblr blogs that enable the feature. This could be the...
Via Boing Boing: Josh Levin of Slate writes about the world’s strange obsession with computer solitaire. The game’s continued pre-eminence is a remarkable feat—it’s something akin to living in a universe in which Pong were the most-popular title for PlayStation 3. One reason solitaire endures is its predictability. The gameplay and aesthetic have remained remarkably stable; a...
The video blogging meet up was a blast! Jake and Amir gave a presentation about their website and how they got going.
You guys probably already visit Waxy links daily since it’s one of the best link blogs out there. That’s where I found this short film that’s being hosted on Vimeo and distributed with a Creative Commons license. Visit Blublu for more information.
BloggerBoard tracks top posts on TechMeme and... →
Boing Boing TV does an interview titled, Speed Racer’s “photo-anime” hyperreality: John Gaeta interview. There are two parts. It’s a must see!