Will Google buy feedburner and rull the world ? Scoble has a nice roundup of posts for you to consider !
(title of this post inspired by I Can Haz Cheesburger)
Sit back, grab some popcorn and enjoy the blogging war between Scoble and his ex-coworkers at Microsoft. Seems that Scoble is a bit full of himself, if you see comments like this (about 1/3 into the page, a really sad comment about reading 12000 articles a day on his google reader).
Nice article on Webcitynews
Just found this on Podtech’s Scoble show and tried it myself and it looks pretty good :). Very nice way to create your own portal at pageflakes.com. Though it does resemble the google personalised homepage a lot.
The new embedded player on the podtech.net pages is very nice btw. Looks a lot better than that YouTube thingy.
Was a bit surprised to find this (in my gmail box no less):
We’re writing to let you know that Google has acquired JotSpot. We believe this is great news for our users. More importantly, we want to reassure you that you’ll continue to have uninterrupted access to your account.
It’s starting to become obvious that Google is trying to assemble a complete ‘online office’ solution. They now have offer email, spreadsheets, a wordproccessor, agenda and with jotspot, another great online collaboration tool.
I had been trying Jotspot for a new software project for work and it seem to work wonderfully. You can put documentation, spreadsheets, an agenda etc. all in one place (a wiki), and give rights to people on the project that need it (read only, write access etc). It wasnt free though, and it looks like that will be changed now, which is even more an incentive to start using it for this particular project. Though it might have some google adsense ads added to it.
Will paying customers still be charged?
We will no longer be billing customers for the use of the service. Although you will still have use of the product at your current pricing plan, we won’t charge you anymore when your current billing cycle expires.
Quotes are from Jotspot’s email to existing customers.
Nice extensive article on Primordial Blog found through the channel9 forums. If this is true, it’s rather sad :(. And I wonder what they gain if they were doing stuff like this. It also makes you wonder what else they might be blocking out !
ps. this is my first post using windows live writer :).
Scoble is going to check it out 😉