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Jaiku micro-blogging client goes open source

Google has released the source code for micro-blogging service Jaiku. The company announced earlier this year that it would cease development of Jaiku. But instead of shutting Jaiku down altogether, Google has moved the project so that it now runs on Google App Engine. Meanwhile, now that JaikuEngine is avialable to the public, anyone can set up their own version of Jaiku. And developers can...

It's the end of Google Video, Notebook, and Jaiku as we know it

Google has announced plans to close, stop development of, or dramatically alter a number of services including Google Video, Google Notebook, Google Catalog Search, Jaiku, Dodgeball, and Google Mashup Editor. Some of the services will still be around for a while, but active development has stopped which means there won't be any new features for Google Notebook or Google Video. And in a few...

Posty: Adobe AIR client for Twitter, FriendFeed, Pownce, Jaiku, Tumblr

There's no shortage of desktop clients for Twitter and FriendFeed. But Posty goes a few steps beyond popular clients like Twhirl and Alert Thingy by adding support for Jaiku and Tumblr as well as Pownce. Posty's main window features a list of supported services with check boxes next to each. Just enter a status update and select the networks you want to send the update out to, and you can post...

Twitter down? Twitabit to the rescue!

It's no secret that Twitter goes down on occasion. But what are you gonna do if you just neeeeed to tweet? The great minds at betaworks pondered that question as well and developed twitabit. A simple website that stores your messages and forwards them once Twitter is back up and running. Simply enter your username, password and message and you're off. If you love Twitter so much that you haven't...

HelloTxt cross-platform microblogging site adds video, image support

If you have half a dozen social networks and microblogs that you like to update simultaneously, you probably need to go outside and get some fresh air. But before you do that, you can post an update to let all your friends know that you're going outside to get some fresh air using HelloTxt. Last time we looked on on the site, you could post messages to 10 different services including...

Ping.fm: Post to Twitter, Jaiku, Facebook, Tumblr and Pownce

Ping.fm is a new service that lets you update a bunch of social network/messaging sites all at once. Instead of logging into Twitter, Pownce, Jaiku, Facebook, and Tumblr and manually posting updates, you can just visit Ping.fm and write a single message which will be sent to each site. So far, it sounds a lot like HelloTXT, right? Well, it is, but Ping.fm has a few features that make it a lot...

Thwirl now lets you post to Twitter, Jaiku, and Pownce simultaneously

Twhirl 0.7.1 was released this week and the desktop Twitter client has some major new features. First, the new version runs on Adobe AIR 1.0, so you don't need to have the old beta version of AIR installed to run it. But we're much more excited about the other new features including the ability to cross-post to Pownce and Jaiku. If you provide your Pownce and Jaiku login information in the...

Update your Twitter, Facebook and other status messages simultaneously

HelloTxt makes it easy to make sure all of your friends know what you're up to all the time, no matter what social networking services they use. Actually, that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but HelloTxt does let you post messages simultaneously to a whole slew of social networking sites that allow you to frequently update your status. You don't need to register for an account to use...

Update numerous social services at once with new mult-submit toolbar from Mahalo

Mahalo, the human powered search engine, has announced a new add-on for Firefox that submits sites to many popular web services at once. How many times have you found a link that you want share with your friends and realize you have to submit it to more than one service such as del.icio.us, twitter, and so on? Mahalo's new add-on, called Mahalo Follow for Firefox solves this problem by...

Google buys Jaiku

Google seems to be intent on making waves. There's speculation that Google could launch a Facebook-rivaling service on November 5th. Today the company announced that they've acquired Jaiku - the 'what are you doing' and presence service based in Helsinki, Finland. Whilst there's no mention of how much Google paid (all the terms remain confidential), it's certainly something that's going to weigh...

Jaiku releases Nokia Series 60 client

Jaiku, the Finnish presence service, is turning up the heat on rivals such as Twitter today with the "ahead of schedule" final release of a dedicated Nokia Series 60 client for the service. The application, which runs all the time on compatible (switched on) handsets, has a pretty impressive feature list including: threaded conversations status updating a live updating buddy status list ...

TwitKu brings Twitter and Jaiku into one window

The "What Am I Doing" web-service arena has been pretty competitive, with comparatively-long-established Twitter seeing competition from Jaiku and Pownce. Off course, all the services have their own merits, however the decision on which network to use has been a hotly debated topic, with Leo Laporte (of This Week in Tech fame) famously leaving Twitter for rival Jaiku. Whilst Jaiku offers the...

Dev Chair : Safety first

Many years ago, car manufacturers emphasized only new features to entice new buyers. Then some time in the early 90's car safety became important and car manufacturers put safety features top of the selling points for new model. I feel that right now Web 2.0 service providers are operating like those car manufacturers before the shift to car safety. Ever since the infant days of the internet,...

Jaiku - feature-packed online presence service

If Twitter and all its buzz in the web community can be considered its own growing world of sorts, then Leo Laporte - one of the service's foremost users according to Twitterholic - just sent ripples through its oceans by announcing his decision to move to Jaiku, a similar service that seems to have longer legs and quite a few more features. Since this was the first we've heard about Jaiku, we...