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Google's Blogger platform adds five new HTML5 Dynamic Views

Google, as part of its ongoing and much-needed overhaul of its popular Blogger platform, has just enabled five dynamic, HTML5ish, AJAXy 'Dynamic Views'. There's a video introducing the new layouts after the break. The five new views provide fresh and interesting ways to explore your favorite Blogger blogs. The Mosaic view, for example, creates a wall of thumbnails -- click one, and it zooms...

Yahoo shuts down MyBlogLog, a $10 mil purchase you never heard of

In the grand scheme of things, $10 million isn't a ton of money for a big company like Yahoo! to spend acquiring another company. Still, for an embattled Yahoo!, shutting down MyBlogLog is another sad trombone in its symphony of missteps. MyBlogLog was a service which allowed bloggers to create a community for their sites. The shutdown was called out in the famous "sunsetting" slideshow in late...

CMP.ly offers disclosure badges to bloggers and advertisers

Since the FTC is now requiring bloggers and advertisers to clearly disclose in a conspicuous fashion when an author has received a payment for writing a post, bloggers have chosen to tackle the issue in various ways. Some sites (like Download Squad) are able to post a blanket policy because they don't accept any kind of payment in return for posting. Others take the opposite approach, offering a...

WordPress Exploit Scanner helps you keep your install clean

WordPress has become a victim of its own popularity. The blogging-based content management system powers a huge amount of websites, and has become a target for hackers. Site hacks have been around for a long time, but recently they seem to have evolved. In the past hackers would gain control of a site just to prove that could, then typically post a quasi-incoherent message on the site to prove...

Switchabit Multitasks Your Blogging For You

Maintaining your online presence can be such a giant pain in the ass nowadays since your followers are looking for constant updates on three hundred different web sites. It's especially annoying to try and publicize your new blog post manually after you've spent precious minutes of your morning typing and re-typing it. Thankfully, the folks at switchAbit have been gracious enough to develop a...

Army tells soldiers to stop blogging

New security orders from the U.S. Army direct soldiers to stop posting on personal blogs or sending email messages without the permission of a superior officer. Wired News has obtained a copy of the order, issued April 19th. The document states that "in recent years, the Internet has become an ever-greater source of open source information for adversaries of the U.S., websites in particular,...

ThinkFree launches a file Viewer for WordPress, and a Flickr for Docs

ThinkFree has launched a few different ways for people to startup their own little applications and mashups. We covered the company last year when it returned from the dead and began offering a web based application suite. ThinkFree now has a plugin available that was released yesterday that gives Wordpress bloggers the ability to drop in MS Office documents, spreadsheets and presentations that...

Welcome new Download Squad bloggers!

Not one, not two, but a bunch of 'em! Download Squad is proud to welcome several new additions to our roster. While we have retired a few of our smaller blogs, their loss is our gain. We're also welcoming a couple of new members to the Weblogs family. You may have noticed a few posts from them already, in fact. Here's the new lineup: Russell Shaw, formerly lead blogger at BBHub, will be...

Call for Bloggers: Download Squad wants you!

Do you love software and computing? I mean really love it? Do you love to use it, tweak it, master it, complain about it, fix it, and most importantly, talk about it? If your neck is sore from nodding in the affirmative through the previous sentence, we want you! Download Squad is now seeking talented writers and hardcore computer users to join its staff. Here's what we're looking for: Bloggers...

Blogs missing from Yahoo! News search results

It was almost a year ago when Yahoo! began including blogs as a subset of it's Y! News search results pages. Tonight I have notice that they are missing. There was a struggle as whether to include them within the News Search results or segregate them as was finally decided. I wonder if the battle with this decision is continuing. No clues anywhere about not including them in search results...

Want to write for Download Squad?

Download Squad is looking for some new blood to add to our team. If you have a passion for software and web services, enjoy installing new apps on a daily basis, go to great lengths to get the most out of your computing experience, and have impeccable grammar and spelling, you might be what we're looking for. To apply, send an e-mail with "DLSQ" and your full name in the subject line to...