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Social data portability: who benefits?

In 2006, a certain old-media tycoon reportedly asked Mark Zuckerberg, the 20-something founder of Facebook, “how can I build a social network like Facebook?” Zuckerberg replied “You can’t!” What Zuckerberg meant was that Facebook hadn’t set out to ‘build’ a … Continue reading

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SearchWiki + OpenSocial = mainstream social search?

Google today launched a rather massive change to its core search product. SearchWiki adds some innocuous buttons to your search results page, enabling Digg -style voting and Friendfeed -style commenting on each result. I think this feature might prove valuable … Continue reading

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so how did I get here?

Here’s a video interview recorded a few months ago with Sally and Steve from LaVolta, and brought to you by Viocorp. If I look younger, it’s because it was pre-Xumii! http://play.viostream.com/?play=7EF806B6-EDE1-441D-967B-0D8D20550D22

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iphone.hitching.net and m.hitching.net launch

Thanks to the wonderful MoFuse I have been able to launch two mobile websites while sitting in bed tonight; iphone.hitching.net if you are one of the 1,000,000 people who bought a shiny new iPhone 3G over the weekend, and m.hitching.net … Continue reading

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Live video streaming from your mobile phone

qik is live video streaming from your mobile phone; perhaps the next killer mobile app? Certainly the data charges would be near fatal in Australia, at 3Mb per minute for a 320 x 240 x 15 fps stream. Here’s looking … Continue reading

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Xumii private beta launch

Today we launched Xumii in private beta. Xumii is an open mobile social messaging platform. More soon..!

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Desirable gadgetry #8000ae4b: Logitech Harmony 1000

Here’s the Logitech Harmony 1000, a universal remote control with something for everyone: Rita will enjoy the usability which is task-centric, rather than being organised around different components. You tell it you want to watch a DVD in the rumpus, … Continue reading

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Social Graphing

For a while I’ve had a niggling problem with social networking sites. I’ve already set up my LinkedIn network and my Facebook friends, so why should I have to do it all again on every other site that has decided … Continue reading

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Desirable Gadgetry #213: Wi-Fi Picture Frame

Okay so we all know about digital photo frames by now. But this is the next gen. This wonderful thing includes a wi-fi connection so it can connect to your home or office network. Why would that be useful? So … Continue reading

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