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Instagram releases real-time updates API

Popular iPhone photo-sharing app Instagram has just released a real-time updates API that allows developers to use Instagram photos, tags, and locations in their own apps. The announcement wasn't all theoretical either: you can already see the new API in action with apps including Foodspotting, Dropbox and Momento. Other trendy apps will be launching Instagram integration soon, Flipboard and...

TweetDeck User Streams preview brings real time Twitter to everyone

If you've been waiting to check out the latest version of TweetDeck, which displays Twitter streams in real time, now's your chance. Although the first sneak-peek was only available to a handful of people, the TweetDeck User Streams preview has now opened to everyone. Twitter has apparently decided that the new Users Streams API is stable enough and the Twitter servers are ready to handle the...

Google tests real-time as-you-type search results (video)

Watch the video! Pretty awesome, eh? The problem is, as TechCrunch says, what about the advertising? Does every page refresh count as an ad impression? Will slower typists incur more screen refreshes? By the same rationale, surely real-time results like that must chew through the bandwidth, especially as search results become more interactive and media-rich. Chances are, though, we won't...

DLS Review: Add real-time chat to your website with Olark

I have been wanting to add visitor chat to my company's website for a while now. I think that when you have a fairly small site (for a small company), chat is a great way to get to know your customers and make them feel at home. An added bonus of using visitor chat is that it gives you a bit of real-time tracking data; you (the operator) can see approximately how many visitors are on your site at...

How to collaborate on a Ruby file (or any other code) in real-time

The other day I asked about real-time collaborative Ruby editing. I mean, I found Amy Editor, but it just wasn't good enough. It was too slow and wonky, and didn't work well. Well, I still needed a tool for coding collaboratively over the net, so I kept hunting and searching. And what do you know – it turns out Notepad++ has a plug-in that does exactly what I need. Notepad++ is an awesome...

Bing says "Hey, we have Twitter search too!"

With Google recently introducing its powerful new Twitter timeline search, Microsoft Bing's new real-time search features have been lost in all the hype. Bing's social search, announced last year, just got rolled into the main Bing.com product this week. Bing's social search doesn't have a cool timeline view like Google's, but it does work pretty well to see what's going on right now. On top...

Internet Explorer -- GPU-accelerated HTML5/Interwebs; ALL apps hardware accelerated

You thought GPU-accelerated fonts in Firefox were cool...? Well, Internet Explorer 9 will go one HUGE step further: GPU-accelerated HTML5. Websites will, at long last, be hardware accelerated -- as long as you're using IE9 anyway. I have no idea why we've had to wait quite this long for DirectX utilization in the browser. Zooming, scrolling, physics -- all REALLY fast, really smooth. They...

Microsoft reveals translating phone that works in almost-real-time

Not only will the next version of Microsoft Exchange transcribe telephone calls, it'll go one step further: Microsoft is also trying to translate telephone calls in real time. You're speaking English, she's speaking Russian -- but you can both understand each other! HOW COOL IS THAT? It was only a matter of time, of course -- and Google's also working on the same tech -- but still, watch the...

Google Reader goes realtime with PubSubHubBub support

RSS readers are a fantastic way to get news, but what if RSS just isn't fast enough for you? Well, Speed Racer, you'll love PubSubHubBub, the protocol that pushed new blog posts out to your reader, instead of waiting for your reader to come looking for them. The result: you get new posts from PubSub-enabled blogs in real time. "But," you wonder, "what if my reader doesn't support PubSub?" If...

OpenFire and Spark offer secure private chat and collaboration tools

If you're looking to implement a secure, private chat environment in your company, have a look at what's going on at Ignite Realtime with their OpenFire real time collaboration server and Spark cross-platform IM client. Being that they are open source, both OpenFire and Spark are free; that makes it easy to convince management to give it a try. But the open source nature of the products also...

Microsoft's Mobicast stitches mobile video streams together in real time

As we start to get more of our news and event coverage from eyewitnesses with cellphone cameras, it makes sense to look at ways to get more information out of existing technology. That's what Microsoft Labs in Egypt has done with Mobicast, a system for stitching together multiple mobile video streams together in real time. Because the frame rate on most mobile video is very low, it's possible to...

Tumblr starts pushing real-time updates via PubSubHubbub

Tumblr, the fast-growing lightweight blogging platform, is constantly adding new features. Tumblr's latest move is to start pushing users' blog updates in real time, using PubSubHubbub (try saying that 10 times fast). Tumblr's real-time will be powered by Superfeedr, which is the same service used by Tumblr competitor Posterous. This is more of a step for the future than a right-now sort of...

Google takes on the realtime web with realtime search

At Google's big Search Event today, realtime search took center stage. After announcing partnerships with Twitter and Facebook a little over month ago, Google has put together a system that delivers relevant results from the realtime web. Some users can already test it for themselves by picking "latest" in the "show options panel" on Google.com. Realtime search draws from Twitter, Facebook,...

It's not just Bing - Google makes Twitter search deal, too

When Microsoft partnered with Twitter to allow its Bing search engine to index tweets in real time, it looked like they had finally gotten the jump on Google at something. Just hours later, Google VP Marissa Mayer announced that the big G had made a Twitter deal, too. Although Bing's Twitter product is out today, Google's won't be too far behind. It looks like Google intends to use tweets to...

Bing makes search deals with Facebook and Twitter

With so much hype about real-time as the future of search, it makes sense that the major players in search would make moves to partner up with real-time networks like Facebook and Twitter. What's surprising is that the first big move is coming from Microsoft Bing, and not from Google. At today's Web 2.0 summit, Bing announced deals with Twitter and Facebook, which will allow Bing to start...