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Thursday: December 10, 2009

Variety to start charging for their online news in the very near future.Variety to start charging for their online news in the very near future.

I'd like to consider myself a bit of a movie nerd so I'll check out Variety.com from time to time to see what's going on in tinsel town. I don't think I'll be handing over my credit card to them anytime soon to read their news though, sorry.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:58 PM | Tags (6) | creditcard | news | online | paywall | variety | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: December 9, 2009

Dell would like you to know they made $6.5 million in sales via Twitter.Dell would like you to know they made $6.5 million in sales via Twitter.

Dell now considers Twitter to be a 'significant new channel' in which to reach customers. If Twitter landed me a couple million in sales I'm guessing that I'd think it would be pretty significant as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:47 AM | Tags (9) | business | computers | dell | interwebs | microblogs | millions | sales | social | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 8, 2009

Ten of the most innovative viral advertisements of 2009 thus far.Ten of the most innovative viral advertisements of 2009 thus far.

You've probably seen more than a couple of these videos floating around the Interwebs at some point this year.  If you haven't seen wedding dance spoof that appeared on The Office please go ahead and watch it on YouTube.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:27 AM | Tags (9) | ads | viral | mashable | microsoft | advertising | youtube | office | wedding | dance |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 1, 2009

A glimpse into the evolution of web design just for you.A glimpse into the evolution of web design just for you.

The original table markup in HTML was meant for displaying tabular data, but designers quickly realized they could utilize it to give structure to their designs, and create more complicated, multi-column layouts than HTML was originally capable of.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:57 AM | Tags (6) | design | evolution | history | internet | tables | web |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Have a look at the top ten Bing searches of 2009.Have a look at the top ten Bing searches of 2009.

Here, I'll spoil it for you: Michael Jackson took the number one position still managing to break all kinds of records even after his untimely demise (insert signature MJ 'hee-hee' sound right here).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:36 AM | Tags (6) | microsoft | bing | search | terms | 2009 | abcnews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 30, 2009

Thirty-three tips for optimizing your beloved copy of Firefox.Thirty-three tips for optimizing your beloved copy of Firefox.

Covers a wide array of optimization tricks from blocking Flash to tweaking memory usage (of which I will take a deep look at as Firefox is a giant memory hog on my local machine).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:01 AM | Tags (7) | browser | faster | firefox | hacks | mozilla | optimize | tips |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Twitter would like you to know that they will start to make money in 2010.Twitter would like you to know that they will start to make money in 2010.

Revenue through non-traditional advertising will be key in 2010 according to Twitter founder, Biz Stone. Oh, and there may be some more acquisitions on the horizon as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:58 PM | Tags (9) | twitter | business | 2010 | reuters | money | acquisitions | revenue | ads | nontraditional |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 23, 2009

Always wondered just how heavy the entire Internet would actually be?Always wondered just how heavy the entire Internet would actually be?

The answer? About 498,438,559,990kgs according to CNET's UK site which would be about 1,098,868,920,000 pounds or roughly 549,434,460 short tons. That's heavy stuff, Doc.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:36 AM | Tags (6) | cnet | internet | kilograms | pounds | tons | weight |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

Microsoft spills some details to developers regarding Internet Explorer 9.Microsoft spills some details to developers regarding Internet Explorer 9.

We’re looking at the performance characteristics of all the browser sub-systems as real-world sites use them. Our goal is to deliver better performance across the board for real-world sites, not just benchmarks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:51 AM | Tags (7) | internet | explorer | microsoft | ie9 | developers | details | performance |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The top ten Internet moments of the decade according to the Webby Awards.The top ten Internet moments of the decade according to the Webby Awards.

A collection of Internet events that, if you're anything like me, will make you feel older than usual having actually lived through all ten of the events. Do you remember where you were and what you were doing when Napster fell? Do you?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:23 AM | Tags (7) | moments | cnn | webby | internet | interwebs | decade | napster |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 47 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

A list of the fifty most influential bloggers of 2009 thus far.A list of the fifty most influential bloggers of 2009 thus far.

I guess I should be reading more blogs because I've never heard of some of these names until reading this list just now. That's ok though, I'm willing to bet none of them have heard of me either - so it's a wash.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:19 PM | Tags (5) | blogs | influential | interwebs | bloggers | incomediary |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The grand history of the Internet, in a nutshell.The grand history of the Internet, in a nutshell.

While the complete history of the Internet could easily fill a few books, this article should familiarize you with key milestones and events related to the growth and evolution of the Internet between 1969 to 2009.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:03 AM | Tags (7) | aol | bbs | history | internet | nutshell | unix | worldwideweb |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 35 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 13, 2009

Full 1080p resolution playback coming to YouTube next week.Full 1080p resolution playback coming to YouTube next week.

Uploaded videos will still be subject to a ten minute maximum, but the maximum file size will almost certainly need to be increased from the current two GB.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:32 AM | Tags (9) | 1080p | files | hd | playback | sizes | tgdaily | uploads | videos | youtube |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 12, 2009

Microsoft partners up with Wolfram Alpha to provide results in Bing.Microsoft partners up with Wolfram Alpha to provide results in Bing.

You'll see these results when searching specific areas of Bing in areas like nutrition and math. The amount of new data Microsoft gets with this partnership is in the trillions along with a whole slew of neat algorithms as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:45 AM | Tags (8) | bing | computational | engine | interwebs | math | microsoft | search | wolframalpha |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 11, 2009

LinkedIn and Twitter join up for cross-pollination of services.LinkedIn and Twitter join up for cross-pollination of services.

Yes, you can now tweet your everyday happenings to your LinkedIn colleagues. On Twitter's side of things they hope that this crossing of services will make professional tweeters (copywriters) more successful.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:10 AM | Tags (6) | cross | interwebs | join | linkedin | services | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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