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Tuesday: July 14, 2009

Microsoft to put lightweight versions of Office 2010 apps online for free.Microsoft to put lightweight versions of Office 2010 apps online for free.

Microsoft's announcement is being seen as the latest move in a tit-for-tat rivalry between two tech giants as it and Google increasingly make efforts to encroach on one another's turf.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:26 AM | Tags (7) | 2010 | competition | free | google | microsoft | office | online |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 13, 2009

You too can take a historic trip to the moon... online.You too can take a historic trip to the moon... online.

Convenient and educational at the same time.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:47 PM | Tags (6) | apollo | historic | moon | online | rerun | space |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 10, 2009

Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Silverlight 3.Microsoft pulls the curtain back on Silverlight 3.

Microsoft's answer to Flash gets an upgrade. Now with HD streaming!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:17 PM | Tags (6) | competitor | flash | interactive | internet | microsoft | silverlight |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


State of New York suing social-networking site for spamming sixty million people.State of New York suing social-networking site for spamming sixty million people.

Tagged, which has been around for five years, would then illegally get access to those new users' e-mail address books and send out more messages without those users' knowledge. Tagged will be sued for deceptive e-mail marketing practices and invasion of privacy, the office said.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:10 PM | Tags (9) | email | fraud | lawsuit | networking | newyork | privacy | security | social | spam |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


New report shows that 20% of online video fans watch less television.New report shows that 20% of online video fans watch less television.

For most of these users, video viewing was additive to the traditional TV experience, but 20 percent of those who watch online video regularly said they watch less TV as a result, with males between 12 and 34 making up the largest chunk of this group.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:52 AM | Tags (8) | video | online | report | ars | television | habits | viewing | percentage |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

Believe it or not, Bing can one up Google in some areas.Believe it or not, Bing can one up Google in some areas.

The name, presumably, is supposed to evoke the sound of a winning game-show bell. The cynics online, however, joke that Bing is an acronym for “But It’s Not Google.” Here’s the shocker, though: in many ways, Bing is better.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:55 PM | Tags (6) | bing | engine | google | microsoft | pogue | search |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: July 6, 2009

Hulu gets some content from Disney in limited arrangements.Hulu gets some content from Disney in limited arrangements.

CBS is the last of the big players still not riding the Hulu wave.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:08 PM | Tags (6) | abc | content | disney | hulu | limited | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Japan orders Amazon.com to pay up on back taxes.Japan orders Amazon.com to pay up on back taxes.

There goes about fourteen billion yen ($119 million).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 12:15 PM | Tags (3) | amazon | japan | taxes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 2, 2009

Algorithm changes to Facebook's friend suggestions leave some inappropriate results.Algorithm changes to Facebook's friend suggestions leave some inappropriate results.

Now, instead of just those inappropriate ads offering to help you with that “muffin top”  or “Christian Singles” for your agnostic self, you’re also getting friend suggestions from someone’s long forgotten e-mail contacts — whether you’re still friends with that person or not.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:41 PM | Tags (5) | algorithm | facebook | internet | social | suggestions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 268 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Microsoft's Bing now captures Twitter data in an effort have more real-time data.Microsoft's Bing now captures Twitter data in an effort have more real-time data.

They are only indexing important Twitterers for this round. Important Twitterers include Al Gore and Ryan Seacrest.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:07 PM | Tags (7) | bing | twitter | realtime | index | algore | ryanseacrest | important |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Yes, it is quite possible to buy some Twitter followers.Yes, it is quite possible to buy some Twitter followers.

Prices start at just $87 bucks for a block of a hundred people.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 11:07 AM | Tags (5) | bought | fake | followers | social | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Jay Leno claims victory over pesky domain name squatter.Jay Leno claims victory over pesky domain name squatter.

In a ruling issued on Thursday, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) said Leno had common law trademark rights to his name after a 30-year career in entertainment, even though Guadalupe Zambrano registered the site in 2004.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 10:51 AM | Tags (5) | domain | jayleno | ruling | squatting | victory |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 1, 2009

Some cool search engines that don't happen to be Google.Some cool search engines that don't happen to be Google.

So they do exist!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 11:53 AM | Tags (4) | search | google | alternatives | cool |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


You can now get your twittering done via Flickr.You can now get your twittering done via Flickr.

If I used either of these services I guess this feature would be pretty cool.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:41 AM | Tags (4) | flickr | twitter | feature | integrated |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


YouTube channel redesign coming in the near future?YouTube channel redesign coming in the near future?

YouTube members have left 316 pages with tens of thousands of comments, most of them negative, on a recent official blog posting in which Google announced that all channel pages will be switched over to the new design on July 15.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:39 AM | Tags (6) | youtube | channels | redesign | complaints | internet | video |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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