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Virus risk as Apple iPhone goes Web 2.0


For all of the talk of “Walled Gardens” and proprietary development for the iPhone, the news of Apple making the iPhone a full-blown Web 2.0 citizen of the ‘Net just got breezed over for the most part. Well I have a theory about that… Some of the comments I read, scattered hither & thither around […]


Search to get a social Sproose up?


If I had more time, I’d have written a similar web application to Sproose myself. It’s that next logical step, and it’s got that immediate it’s-about-damn-time factor about it. What am I talkin’ about? I’m talkin’ about search with a splash of democracy about it, that’s what… I happened upon Sproose, the user-powered search engine […]


Google Maps finds AdSense


There was this talk of people painting their company logos and contact details onto the roofs of their premises when Google announced Google Maps way back when. More recently, Google released Google MyMaps, giving us the tools to create outlines of the land and property we own, or where we live, or maybe the route […]


Microsoft Surface will suffice


It’s a brave company that steps out of their comfort zone and pitches an entirely new class of product at an unsuspecting market. A brave company indeed, but Microsoft don’t qualify. First of all, I’ll qualify that statement: Microsoft, much like any huge slab of a multinational business empire, don’t do things on a whim. […]


Netvibes Universe, Box.net embedded


Looks like Netvibes are planning something major, spaciously entitled “Netvibes Universe” which conjures up all kinds of notions. To celebrate this event, they’re inviting ‘600 of their closest friends’, which also conjures up all kinds of notions, specifically, beyond 100 friends, close or otherwise, could you name them all? Anyway, despite my previous glowing review […]