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Wednesday: November 11, 2009

LinkedIn and Twitter join up for cross-pollination of services.LinkedIn and Twitter join up for cross-pollination of services.

Yes, you can now tweet your everyday happenings to your LinkedIn colleagues. On Twitter's side of things they hope that this crossing of services will make professional tweeters (copywriters) more successful.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:10 AM | Tags (6) | cross | interwebs | join | linkedin | services | twitter |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 3, 2009

Apple trying to pitch iTunes subscriptions to television networks.Apple trying to pitch iTunes subscriptions to television networks.

...Apple is pitching a monthly subscription service to the TV networks, an iTunes-based alternative to cable packages that would cost about $30 per month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:38 AM | Tags (8) | apple | cable | itunes | networks | packages | service | subscription | television |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 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


Thursday: September 17, 2009

Google decides to up and acquire reCAPTCHA.Google decides to up and acquire reCAPTCHA.

When asked whether reCAPTCHA was being used for Google's book digitization efforts, von Ahn responded 'Not until now.' Still, it's a natural fit, given that Google will happily consume both services provided by reCAPTCHA.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:57 AM | Tags (8) | google | recaptcha | digitizaion | services | captcha | books | verification | ocr |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Twitter revises terms of service to make way for more advertising.Twitter revises terms of service to make way for more advertising.

Some analysts are skeptical that advertising will catch on in a meaningful way on social networks, arguing that companies are reluctant to juxtapose their brands with unpredictable, and potentially offensive, user-generated content.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:49 AM | Tags (8) | advertising | networks | offensive | service | social | terms | twitter | unpredicatable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Google would really like to start receiving micropayments from you for select content.Google would really like to start receiving micropayments from you for select content.

The system could allow consumers to buy a package subscription to several publications and then pay for other stories on an a la carte basis.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 4:04 PM | Tags (9) | alacarte | checkout | google | micropayments | news | packages | publications | service | subscriptions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 24, 2009

Twitter might be offering some premium services in the near future.Twitter might be offering some premium services in the near future.

Certified accounts, anayltics and some kind of 'commercial layer' can all be yours if you have the cash to pony up.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:41 AM | Tags (5) | twitter | premium | services | money | revenue |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 17, 2009

Quake Live might turn into a subscription-based service.Quake Live might turn into a subscription-based service.

Unfortunately, ad support alone is not enough to keep Quake Live up and running.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:37 AM | Tags (6) | carmack | gaming | quake | service | subscription | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 11, 2009

A list of the top eleven failed URL shortening services.A list of the top eleven failed URL shortening services.

7. youwereprobablylinkingtopornanyway.com

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:34 AM | Tags (6) | bbspot | url | shortening | service | failed | fail |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 14, 2009

A Microsoft-operated streaming music service might be coming to your Xbox 360 soon.A Microsoft-operated streaming music service might be coming to your Xbox 360 soon.

The company recently announced that Xbox Live Gold members will have access to the Last.fm streaming radio service later this year, with a paid trial for Silver members. This particular service, however, would be entirely Microsoft owned and operated, according to the Telegraph.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 11:57 AM | Tags (7) | gamasutra | microsoft | music | service | streaming | xbox | xboxlive |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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