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Tuesday: December 18, 2012

Why Google's GMail outage may be a sign of things to come.Why Google's GMail outage may be a sign of things to come.

The answer is that most of the coders behind today’s popular websites and services are deploying their code when it’s ready—not at some pre-determined point when downtime may not be noticed. It’s called continuous code deployment, or some variation on that theme, and everyone from Facebook and Netflix to smaller services do it. While it may occasionally cause a few blips, those blips should be shorter and less catastrophic.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 12:52 PM | Tags (7) | google | gmail | outage | technology | coders | deployment | services |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 11, 2012

Yahoo pulls the curtain back on a brand new version of their mail client.Yahoo pulls the curtain back on a brand new version of their mail client.

Definetly looking forward to giving this a whirl as I'm starting to grow weary of the GMail interface these days. Microsoft Outlook, which I use for work, is moderately simple yet has power features for people (such as myself) who are little overboard in terms of organization. I'd also like to point that GMail's labels versus folders paradigm does absolutely nothing for me. GMail looks like a stream of people shouting at me. 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 2:19 PM | Tags (6) | alternatives | email | gmail | interwebs | mail | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 12, 2011

Netflix pulls the curtain back on separate plan changes for both streaming and DVDs by mail.Netflix pulls the curtain back on separate plan changes for both streaming and DVDs by mail.

...we didn’t anticipate offering DVD only plans. Since then we have realized that there is still a very large continuing demand for DVDs both from our existing members as well as non-members. Given the long life we think DVDs by mail will have, treating DVDs as a $2 add on to our unlimited streaming plan neither makes great financial sense nor satisfies people who just want DVDs.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 2:07 PM | Tags (8) | changes | dvds | mail | netflix | plans | separate | streaming | unlimited |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 18, 2010

Microsoft to give Hotmail service a makeover at some point this summer.Microsoft to give Hotmail service a makeover at some point this summer.

...users will encounter a first screen that’s on overview of new messages, sorted into categories, with e-mails from known contacts in the top heap, updates from services like Facebook and Twitter at the bottom, and a bar up top that lets you send a status message.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 12:39 PM | Tags (8) | competition | email | gmail | google | hotmail | microsoft | service | wired |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 11, 2010

Rumors swirling that Apple might make their MobileMe service free for all.Rumors swirling that Apple might make their MobileMe service free for all.

This is an interesting rumor and would certainly make a lot of sense given that most, if not all, of the current functionality of MobileMe can be done elsewhere - for free. If this happened, I'd drop some of current Google services I currently use in less than a minute.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 9:00 AM | Tags (14) | apple | apps | calendar | competition | contacts | email | linking | mail | mobileme | rumors | service | services | sync | syncing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: April 20, 2010

Facebook now accounts for 41% of all social media traffic according to comScore stats.Facebook now accounts for 41% of all social media traffic according to comScore stats.

As of March 2010, Facebook traffic made up 41% of all traffic on a list of popular social destinations. MySpace was in second place, capturing around 24% of traffic. Gmail had 15%, and Twitter had 8%.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 1:05 PM | Tags (11) | interwebs | facebook | myspace | mashable | traffic | comscore | stats | gmail | twitter | social | networking |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Want a new way to get your coffee fix on? Try inhaling it.Want a new way to get your coffee fix on? Try inhaling it.

First there was the chocolate aerosol that gave chocoholics all the flavour without the calories of their favourite snack. Now the same scientists have come up with the coffee spray that gives you as much caffeine as found in one single espresso.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Food @ 2:41 PM | Tags (8) | coffee | breath | whiff | caffeine | lewhif | lungs | dailymail | espresso |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 21 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 10, 2010

Google takes a big step into the social networking arena with new service.Google takes a big step into the social networking arena with new service.

Google Buzz is a new way to start conversations about the things you find interesting. It's built right into Gmail, so you don't have to peck out an entirely new set of friends from scratch — it just works. If you think about it, there's always been a big social network underlying Gmail.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 9:59 AM | Tags (12) | buzz | facebook | friends | geolocations | gmail | google | integration | networking | people | social | tagging | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: November 25, 2009

You can now send attachments offline courtesy of GMail.You can now send attachments offline courtesy of GMail.

If you have Offline Gmail enabled, you'll notice that all your mail now goes through the outbox, regardless of whether you're online or offline. This allows Gmail to capture all attachments, even if you suddenly get disconnected from network.

 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:00 AM | Tags (4) | attachments | gmail | google | offline |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: November 2, 2009

Turns out the real-life Harry Potter not that big a fan of Harry Potter series.Turns out the real-life Harry Potter not that big a fan of Harry Potter series.

After 12 years of it I couldn't count the amount of times I've heard 'You're a wizard Harry'. It does wear a bit thin after a while. And I've heard all the puns about my wand.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 7:49 AM | Tags (7) | franchise | harrypotter | mailonline | name | puns | silly | wands |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 30, 2009

Spam marketer ordered to pay Facebook a whopping $711 million.Spam marketer ordered to pay Facebook a whopping $711 million.

The company said the judgment marks the second-largest anti-spam award ever. In November 2008, Facebook won an $873 million judgment against Adam Guerbuez and his business, Atlantis Blue Capital, who bombarded users with sexually explicit spam messages.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:06 AM | Tags (9) | award | emails | facebook | judge | judgement | marketing | millions | order | spam |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: October 14, 2009

Google would like to make sure your emailing the right person with latest GMail feature.Google would like to make sure your emailing the right person with latest GMail feature.

Turn it on from the Labs tab under Gmail Settings, and based on the groups of people you email most often, Gmail will try to identify when you've accidentally included the wrong person — before it's too late.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:31 AM | Tags (7) | bob | email | error | feature | gmail | google | mistake |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: October 6, 2009

It might be time to think about changing your Hotmail password.It might be time to think about changing your Hotmail password.

A Microsoft spokeswoman confirmed that the company doesn't store passwords in the clear and said its security team has been investigating the leak since this weekend.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Security @ 8:01 AM | Tags (7) | phishing | password | hotmail | windowslive | security | leak | theregister |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: October 2, 2009

IBM now selling discount email service to compete with Google.IBM now selling discount email service to compete with Google.

IBM thinks the timing for its e-mail alternative is ideal, given that Google's service suffered a highly publicized outage that locked out corporate customers for nearly two hours last month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 8:05 AM | Tags (7) | ibm | google | email | services | discount | competition | cloud |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: September 30, 2009

Google Wave application to be handed out to beta testers today.Google Wave application to be handed out to beta testers today.

In Wave, e-mail-like communications can be edited by several users simultaneously. And users can chat about certain sections of Wave documents in real time, where all users see what a person is typing as it is typed.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:43 AM | Tags (7) | google | wave | application | email | social | testing | testers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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