Moving from Blogspot to Typepad
The blogs main purpose will not change and will be the same. I will have daily postings on technology, media, sports etc.
Nokia announced today that it has started shipments of the Nokia N72, the sleek and stylish multimedia computer.
Moving a step ahead Ask.com has added a Blogs and Feed tab to its Internet search tools menu and to more thoroughly integrate its search engine with its online news aggregation site, Bloglines.
“The other guys are taking their eyes off the ball,” says Daniel Read, Ask.com’s VP of consumer products and user experience, referring to efforts by the major search engines to promote services unrelated to search. “We believe what we’ve come up with is truly industry leading search.”
“The reason we’re getting into blog search,” says Read, “is it’s the fastest growing content type on the Web.”
Ask Blog & Feed Search lets users query three distinct categories: blog posts, RSS feeds, and a selection of around 7,000 news sources. It allows queries to be sorted using additional criteria including date, popularity, or a combination of the two. This can be particularly useful for locating recent blog posts.
At the same time, Ask is adding features that may help drive more traffic to blogs. The addition of "Subscribe" and "Post To" links to Ask's search results page should encourage searchers to sign up for more RSS feeds and to contribute more links to news aggregation services like Bloglines, Digg, and Newsvine.
There's also a new list of top Blog & Feeds queries in the past hour, for those who have to know what other bloggers have on their minds.
VoIP company Skype managed to strike a deal with the top PC maker, Dell, that will see the PC manufacturer ship Skype software with a range of new laptops. The announcement comes as Dell unveils a new range of performance laptops carrying the XPS tag.
Best Buy which already started carrying Mac Mini's and iPods has started to promote and sell other Apple products such as the Intel-based Macs.
According to ZDNet -
Best Buy started carrying Mac Mini's last year in its retail outlets in order to promote Apple products.
News.com has posted a photo gallery of a Best Buy store that is stocking and prominantly displaying Apple's complete lineup.
While the DS Lite has been on sale in Japan for a while now, officially, us poor saps living in North America were told to wait until June 11th before we could get our hands on the smaller package with a brighter screen.
However, it seems that a few big box stores have ignored Nintendo's requests and have already started selling the DS Lite. According to several reports, you can waltz into certain Target and Walmart stores TODAY and grab the diet-sized, "touching is good" machine. A few comments on the Joystiq site have confirmed this rumour. Cries of joy have been heard 'round the country.
If you thought you heard someone scream out "Crikey!" from a distance, that might have been some of our Australian readers jumping up and down, because the DS Lite has been spotted for sale down under as well.
The folks over at Yahoo! Research have developed an interesting visual depiction of flickr’s growth.
Yahoo! has unveiled a newer Yahoo! Video, an upgrade from their previous version named “Yahoo Video Search”. It offers a mix of new features such as -
Now, I'm all for devices such as this, and I'm all for companies coming up with uses for AMD's chips, interconnect technology, and even its suggestion. What I don't get is this big push by Intel (with its VIIV) and AMD (with its LIVE) into this cross-product attempt. Why is it that AMD and Intel are doing this? I mean, the AMD press release reads like a "What's What" of how system designers should do a particular thing, regardless of what the consumers might actually want or be given a choice of having.
Read more in AMD's Press Release.
Virgin Mobile USA is announcing a program called SugarMama that will enable people to earn minutes of talking time by watching 30 seconds of commercials on a computer. Customers may opt to receive text messages on their phones instead of watching ads on the computer, and they will have to answer a set of questions to prove that they paid attention to these ads.