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Twitter announces @anywhere, bringing Twitter integration to any site

To kick off his keynote at SXSW, Evan Williams, Twitter's CEO, announced the @anywhere platform. This platform will allow site owners to integrate Twitter information and features directly into their sites. For example, a blog with @anywhere integration would allow a user to hover over the...

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Beyond algorithms and the future of search at SXSW

"Beyond Algorithms: search and the semantic web" featured some heavy hitters in the search world talking about the future of search, including: Will Hunsinger, CEO of Evri and because of the recent aquisition, Twine Carla Thompson, Senior Analyst for the Guidewire Group Barak Berkowitz,...

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Silverlight beta to be on Symbian next week?

It appears that Microsoft's partnership with Nokia to port Silverlight to Symbian will soon bear fruit. Microsoft posted the developer tools and the beta version of the code on March 11th but then quickly pulled them down again. Mary Jo Foley thinks it may launch at Mix next week. Mobile...

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Windows Phone 7 Series at SXSW

With a large Windows Phone 7 Series sign calling me I set out to find an actual working example of a new Windows powered phone. With a little finagling was able to sweet talk my way into the Microsoft's blogger lounge at South by Southwest Interactive. While there seems to be only one example...

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French to vote on internet censorship bill next week

Next Tuesday French lawmakers will vote on a bill dubbed 'Loppsi 2' that will give the authorities the power to force ISPs to block access to any web address. The intention of the bill is to allow French authorities to block sites in order to prevent the distribution of child pornography, but...

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Siri wants to remind you to call your mom, be your personal assistant

"Call Mom." Seems like a simple thing to remember, but with 50 niggling little distractions running through my head including the sultry Australian voice of Yvonne Strahovski telling me, "Go get the Collectors," I tend to forget the simple things. Without recording them somewhere before my...

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Facebook working on a Gmail competitor

If you hate the Facebook inbox as much as I do, this will come as welcome news; according to TechCrunch, Facebook will soon be launching a full webmail client. Dubbed Project Titan it will be a full blown mail client similar to Gmail with full POP and IMAP support. According to Michael...

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Sikuli uses screen shots to run scripts, is amazing

If you ever find yourself doing repetitive task on your computer, pay attention. Sikuli is an important step toward removing the barrier between the average computer user and programming. Normally, to make a computer do a repetitive task, you'd need to understand a programming language like...

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WooRank summarizes your website in a few seconds

Competitive? Run a website? Curious to see how your favorite sites rank? I have just the thing. WooRank is a new service that summarizes your entire website in one decidedly useful shot. Highlights include: Traffic estimation numbers using Google data, Alexa & Compete rankings An...

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Google Launches Personalized Suggestions in Maps

Yesterday Google launched a personalized search suggestions technology for Google Maps. These suggestions are based on your previous Google web history. Using previous web as well as location searches, Google Maps attempts to find results tailored to you. An example from the Google Earth and...

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