Archives / 2007 / May

Google Gears Takes The Web Offline

Google held their Developer Day today, and took the opportunity to release Google Gears. Gears is a cross-platform, cross-browser plugin that allows web applications to function while offline.
Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, had the following statement regarding Gears:

“With Google Gears, we’re tackling the key limitation of the browser in order to make it a [...]

YouTube Coming Soon to Apple TV

At D5, during a conversation with Walt Mossberg, Steve Jobs unveiled a new feature coming to Apple TV. The device will soon be able to play videos from YouTube, the leader in online video.
During the interview, Jobs referred to Apple TV as a hobby, as opposed to a core business, for Apple.

The reason I [...]

CBS Acquires Last.fm

CBS announced today that they have acquired Last.fm for $280 million. It is an interesting move by CBS, a company long established in the television and radio broadcasting industry.
Last.fm is a social network centered around music. In a technique known as “scrobbling,” songs played in iTunes are monitored and a record is kept. [...]

Facebook Launches Platform

Facebook is getting and giving a lot of attention this week, with the launch of Facebook Platform. It was announced Thursday night during a keynote given by Mark Zuckerberg at Facebook’s f8 event in the San Francisco Design Center.
Facebook Platform enables third-party companies and people to build applications that integrate directly into Facebook. [...]

2007 Motobecane Messenger

I now own a new bicycle, a 2007 Motobecane Messenger. This is the first fixed-gear bicycle I’ve owned, and, even though I’m still adjusting to the different style of riding, I am truly enjoying it.
A fixed-gear bicycle is a single-speed bike without a freewheel. Whenever the bike is in motion, the pedals will [...]