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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


Google decides to acquire yet another advertising company.Google decides to acquire yet another advertising company.

Teracent claims to be able to tweak adverts according to computer analysis of early reaction to different elements of the banner. It also offers analytics software to crunch the numbers produced by the ads.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:32 AM | Tags (8) | acquisition | advertising | adverts | analytics | banners | company | google | teracent |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: November 20, 2009

Banned Xbox Live users decide to file class action lawsuit against Microsoft.Banned Xbox Live users decide to file class action lawsuit against Microsoft.

Abington are looking to get a class action lawsuit together, believing Microsoft's actions to be both heavy-handed and suspiciously convenient giving the proximity of the bannings to the release of Modern Warfare 2.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:14 AM | Tags (9) | action | bannings | class | kotaku | lawsuit | live | microsoft | silly | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: November 19, 2009

Ten of the coolest train stations around the world for your viewing pleasure.Ten of the coolest train stations around the world for your viewing pleasure.

The recently remodeled Southern Cross Station has a distinctive wavy roof that looks like a mix between metal ant hills and rolling waves. The roof is both distinctive and oddly beautiful, and even has the practical function of dispelling fumes from the tracks bellow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Travel @ 4:13 PM | Tags (5) | trains | stations | travel | nileguide | neat |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 41 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 16, 2009

Details of all possible achievements for upcoming season of 1 vs. 100 surface online.Details of all possible achievements for upcoming season of 1 vs. 100 surface online.

I consider myself to be a bit of an Xbox achievement addict so this is a much-welcomed addition to the world of 1 vs. 100. Remember kids, season two starts up again on November 19th - and I will pwn your trivia skills. Pwned, I say!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 4:41 PM | Tags (9) | 1vs100 | 360 | achievements | endsights | gaming | microsoft | quiz | videogames | xbox |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


The dos and don'ts for buying refurbished electronics.The dos and don'ts for buying refurbished electronics.

Some quick tips on whether or not purchasing a refurbished (in some cases slightly used) product is right for you. I'm also of the theory that sticking with a major brand (ie Best Buy, Apple) is a safe bet to make in this case.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 7:45 AM | Tags (5) | abcnews | gadgets | guide | helpful | refurbished |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 32 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 11, 2009

Modern ruins through the non-ancient eye of Photoshop.Modern ruins through the non-ancient eye of Photoshop.

I've always thought that those monolith objects near the EPCOT entrance / Spaceship Earth looked quite morbid. The first entry in this Photoshop contest just confirms it all the more.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:41 AM | Tags (10) | ancient | disney | epcot | manipulation | modern | monoliths | morbid | photoshop | ruins | worth1000 |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 150 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google acquires AdMob to further dominate advertising on mobile devices.Google acquires AdMob to further dominate advertising on mobile devices.

The purchase of AdMob compliments Google's full-steam-ahead push into mobile phones, namely by growing the number of phones that use its Android open operating system platform.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:29 AM | Tags (7) | acquisition | admob | ads | advertising | google | mobile | users |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 9, 2009

Season two of 1 vs. 100 for Xbox 360 to kick off on November 19th.Season two of 1 vs. 100 for Xbox 360 to kick off on November 19th.

Microsoft is teasing some brand new functionality as well as a makeover to some of the existing features from the first season. Aaside from the weekly MS points giveaways, the prizes seem to be of a bigger scale as well (HDTVs, laptops, etc).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:30 PM | Tags (9) | gaming | videogames | quiz | xboxlive | xbox360 | 1vs100 | season | november | prizes |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 3, 2009

New Hampshire is now home to the world's largest meatball.New Hampshire is now home to the world's largest meatball.

Matthew Mitnitsky, owner of Nonni's Italian Eatery in Concord, said Sunday that a 222.5-pound meatball was authenticated as the world's largest after being weighed by state weights and measures officials.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 7:47 AM | Tags (6) | guiness | meat | meatball | newhampshire | official | records |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

The world's largest cruise liner has just set sail out of Finland.The world's largest cruise liner has just set sail out of Finland.

The liner has four swimming pools, volleyball and basketball courts, and a youth zone with theme parks and nurseries for children. There is also an ice rink that seats 780 spectators and a small-scale golf course.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 4:59 PM | Tags (13) | cruise | ship | titanic | golf | course | scary | largest | abcnews | finland | voyage | maiden | sail | liner |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 28, 2009

Google pulls the curtain back on GPS system for Android 2.0 devices.Google pulls the curtain back on GPS system for Android 2.0 devices.

This bit of Google software might be just the reason why Apple decided to recently acquire their own little map company. Also, this can't be good news for the folks over at TomTom.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:34 PM | Tags (12) | android | automatic | directions | google | gps | guidance | mobile | navigation | routing | tomtom | turns | voice |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Liquid assets through the watery eye of Photoshop.Liquid assets through the watery eye of Photoshop.

There are some amazing displays of Photoshop effects used in this particular Worth1000 contest.  Some of the entries may cause a strong desire to go watch The Abyss again but maybe that's just me.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Photoshop @ 7:44 AM | Tags (5) | liquid | assets | photoshop | worth1000 | manipulation |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 27, 2009

Johnny Five is alive, Short Circuit remake actually in the works.Johnny Five is alive, Short Circuit remake actually in the works.

Didn't we say everything we needed to say with the last two Short Circuit movies? Must we bring Johnny 5 to this generation? That space has already been occupied by a cuter robot named WALL-E.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Movies @ 1:11 PM | Tags (11) | dissassemble | hollywood | johnny5 | movies | nextgen | reboot | remake | robots | scifi | shortcircuit | silly |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 21, 2009

New Zealand stockbroker manages to tap his way into the record books.New Zealand stockbroker manages to tap his way into the record books.

The gentleman in question can tap 1,056 times a minute which is about seventeen taps a second on average. However, he can beat that average easily and is able to tap a whopping twenty-three times per second.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 8:29 PM | Tags (8) | abc | dance | guiness | newzealand | records | stockbroker | stocks | tap |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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