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Monday, July 30, 2007
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Friday, July 27, 2007
Life without feeds would be one of sifting through thousands of endless stories and visiting website after website for content. Thanks to RSS, our lives have been ever so simplified.
OPML has been the typical approach to combining all RSS feeds into a single file that can be exported and imported into any feed reader. Then along comes RSS Mixer. This online tool lets users combine all favorite feeds into one. The drawback to using this is that you cannot simply upload an OPML file, you have to add multiple feeds. But if you have a few feeds that you wanted to follow no matter where you are, like via a mobile device like an iPhone or a widget embedded in your iGoogle homepage, this is a cool way to go. Users start off by giving a title to their 'Mix', then adding feed URL's into the Mix. When RSS Mixer is complete, users get the option to link to the mix, create an Apple Dashboard widget, create a Web Widget, get an RSS feed for the combined feeds, and launch an iPhone version of the mix.
It's a pretty impressive way to easily mix up RSS feeds, and stay on top of them no matter where you are. Our only wish, give us the chance to upload an OPML file.
Matez is a place for people to share their lives, commenting on, and viewing photos and videos.
With Matez, people can:
Upload, tag and share videos worldwide
Browse photos,videos uploaded by community members
Find, join and create video groups to connect with people who have similar interests
Customize the experience by subscribing to member videos, saving favorites, and creating playlists
Integrate Matez videos on websites using video embeds or APIs
Make videos public or private—users can elect to broadcast their videos publicly or share them privately with friends and family upon upload.
Matez is building a community that is highly motivated to watch and share videos. The service is free for everyone. We always encourage our users to contact us with thoughts, suggestions, feedback or otherwise random ramblings.
Tuesday, July 24, 2007
The Flipping Pad is a new social network for those involved in real estate, at pretty much every level of involvement.
Within this community are areas to post properties for sale or others that are of commercial interest in one way or another. You can also create a user profile, find other members to conduct business with, or join in a forums discussion to share thoughts about the industry. The listings seem to be the life blood of this site, and you can leave comments and ratings for each listing. The “pads” listed here have accompanying icons indicating if the property is a case study listing, if it’s looking for partners, if it’s a potential bargain, and if it’s actively for sale. As one would imagine, a large amount of the user interaction takes place around these listings.
User profiles will also display their listings as well as their forums comments, and in the forums, there is the ability to subscribe to a particular user’s thread if you’d like to keep up with them. There’s no way to send direct messages between users, or add them as friends.
Monday, July 23, 2007
About SEND6SEND6 is a professional service for fast and reliable file delivery on the Internet. SEND6 solves typical problems with sending large digital files online including:
- Size limitations when sending email attachments
- Size limitations when receiving email attachments
- Complicated FTP setup and account management
- Blocked transfers through Firewalls, Routers, or NATs
- No tracking to guarantee delivery of critical files
- Uploading large files to our secure servers
- Emailing your recipients with simple download links
- Hosting the download of your files on fast and reliable servers
- Providing detailed tracking information for each file
- Send up to 6 files at once
- No registration needed
- No software installation
- Free delivery notifications
- Free visit and download tracking
- Access your address book on Outlook, AOL, Hotmail, Gmail, and Yahoo
- Progress bar with percent complete, elapsed time, time left, and speed
- Servers secured by a managed firewall and intrusion detection system
- Professional file delivery for businesses
Thursday, July 19, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
The group, domiciled in Mauritius, is among a handful of emerging market specialists active in Africa and already runs three funds, dedicated to east, west and southern Africa, which total $140m.
The new pan-African fund is a significant strategic gamble because Aureos is betting on companies' ability to overcome regulatory and physical barriers that have long impeded trade among African countries. It plans to begin marketing the fund in the final quarter of this year and wants to secure commitments by the end of next year.
Saturday, July 14, 2007
Comeeko lets you take your photos and put them into our photo strips.
Ever had a great night out with a series of photos?
What about a funny comic strip idea?
Comeeko makes it as easy as toasting toat to create your own photo strip!
You can also post your comeeko in your myspace profile, in MySpace comments, or in MySpace bulletins.
CheckTonight is the secure international clearinghouse of sex-health information for prospective sexual partners.
Unfortunately, the use of condoms alone is not safe-sex! CheckTonight is an informational tool for additional protection, to promote awareness and to make it easier to discuss HIV/STDs with your partner.
ONLY those who test NEGATIVE qualify for CheckTonight membership. Our system ensures that positive results will never be uploaded into our database and will not be stored. This way there is no risk that you will mistakenly share positive results.
Testing is required every 6 months
1. Signup free in 30 seconds and Check your Date!
2. Order tests online or make an appointment with your family physician.
3. Print health info release form.
4. Visit your clinic or doctor's office
5. Securely access your confidential results online.
6. Share results via secure Internet or Mobile phone (coming soon!)
Friday, July 13, 2007
As Facebook marches towards a potential IPO, savvy (some might say shameless) entrepreneurs around the globe continue to develop foreign clones of the red-hot social network. Many of these have been around for years, and some have been very successful. Here is a look at 10 of the most profitable copycats so far.
A Facebook clone for the German market, the founders of StudiVZ have already sold the site for more than $100 million. StudiVZ is nearly identical to Facebook in terms of features, functionality, and interface.
The largest Facebook clone in China, Xiaonei sold to Oak Pacific Interactive, a Chinese Internet conglomerate, and was merged with another social network called 5Q.
The Russian Facebook makes no attempt to hide the fact that it’s a clone; Vkontakte.ru almost exactly resembles Facebook’s design. Russia is also home to rutube.ru, a popular YouTube clone. Maybe a sign that existing social networks aren’t releasing Russian versions fast enough?
This Facebook clone is designed for India, and prominently features familiar Facebook features such as profiles, friends, groups, and classifieds. Ironically, the site features an embedded YouTube video on the homepage.
Student Social Network is a Facebook clone available in four different countries – Turkey, Russia, Germany, and Great Britain. Its success appears to have been limited, however.
The name roughly translates to the “Pupil Register”, and Schuelerregister.de is another German attempt to copy Facebook. The site is said to be getting a little traction, at least according to Alexa where it has had a 5-digit rank recently.
This German clone appears to be more intended for the 50+ set, but is worth noting as it claims more than 100,000 users.
Schueler.cc (your “community center”) is yet another German attempt at cloning Facebook, claiming more than 30,000 schools as part of its network. They have changed the look and feel a bit, but it’s still built around academic and regional networks.
Drawing inspiration in both features and name, StudentFace is a social network for the Australian market. They have added a feature similar to Facebook’s News Feed, allowing you “to see which one of your friends have updated their profiles and/or added friends.”
Last but not least, this Turkish Facebook clone also targets student networks. Google Translate wasn’t much help on this one, but the design is clearly Facebook-inspired.
If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, Facebook must be blushing beat red. At this point, most of the clones will have trouble keeping up with Facebook’s rapid feature rollout, but that won’t stop them from trying to bring the basic model of collegiate and regional networks to their home countries. Those who do it well (Xiaonei, StudiVZ) have proven that a well-done copycat can not only be popular, but a viable means to getting rich quickly.
Thursday, July 12, 2007
It was inevitable really: Feedburner’s new owner Google has gone ahead and integrated the feed tracking service into its Blogspot/Blogger.com blog platform, enabling one click redirection of Blogger feeds to Feedburner.
In other words: if you want detailed stats on who is reading your Blogger blog, it’s now easy to do. The integration also works with blogger blogs not hosted on the Blogspot domain. Feedburner’s instructions: “log into your Blogger account, select Settings | Site Feed, enter your FeedBurner feed address and click “Save Settings.”
What we’re interested to see: will Feedburner ever be integrated into Google Analytics, creating a comprehensive stats package for blogs and news sites?
Youlicit is a social bookmarking service of sorts. It’s currently in a limited alpha beta.
With Youlicit, the hope is that you’ll easily find the information you need without having to actually search for it. To that end, it’s an ambitious goal for a bookmarking tool that’s just starting out. It’s got a few features that can help it move towards its goal, though. Taking a cue from Blogrovr and a few other bookmarking tools, Youlicit offers multiple Firefox broswer add-ons for easy access while you’re surfing the web. Stumble on a site, recommend it or find others like it. When performing a search on Youlicit’s site, you’re doing a search for a particular URL. Youlicit will return results that are related to the provided URL, and give you the option of doing a search on any of these results. You’ll also get a list of users that have been recently interested in the site you’re looking up, and viewing their profile will give you a tag cloud (or a list view) of terms they’ve found interesting in the past day, week or month.
Tuesday, July 10, 2007
Growth500.com is an investment portal for fastest growing small, medium, and large businesses in East Africa.
Growth500.com is an investment portal that seeks to fulfil this gap by providing essential business, industry, and market information collected from the fastest growing small, medium, and large businesses in East Africa. We want to make it simpler, quicker and more affordable for businesses, investors, and other stakeholders to find business and industry performance information.
Growth 500 will provide businesses, investors, and other stakeholders with the following benefits:
* Compare business performance with other fast growing businesses of similar size in the same industry both nationally and regionally.
* Attract strategic investors and venture capitalists to invest in fast growing businesses based in East Africa for possible mergers and acquisitions.
* Provide performance-related information to boost the buying and selling of shares to individual and institutional investors through private placements and/or IPOs.
Monday, July 9, 2007
SocialStream, as the project is called, would let you post content to and from social networks. There’s a demo video below, and the project aims to be user-centric, rather than network centric. It assumes that all services have APIs, however, which isn’t yet the case with the leader, MySpace. From the site:
Socialstream allows users to post content to any participating network. Because of this, it can inherit the ability to handle any type of content: photos, blogs, video, audio, events, and many forms of structured data. By consolidating the controls for publishing in one place, users are free to consider the content of their posts, and only as an afterthought specify the people who should see it and the sites that host it. By consolidating content in one place, Socialstream increases the benefit of commentary and referring posts, and lowers the barriers to participation.
“Google-sponsored” doesn’t necessarily mean “Google will launch this”, but it’s nonetheless interesting that such a project exists, and from the shots and description, it could be very impressive.
NowPos has been led by a mission of leading the way after having technologically created the next-generation Web Technologies, combining the power of voice and internet, be it new e-mailing paradigms; new approach to disseminate information and content, interact between web users and web sites, and many others, all build on proprietary technology, legally patented (Pending) for maximizing returns, which will impact the entire Internet using community, globally.
NowPos, led by its mission of transforming a large portion of the Web's Text into Voice, has created a unique approach to use voice in a seamless way that can impact, virtually, any and every website. The Company has built this technology into several segments, services and products to demonstrate its wide variety of usage, the potential and has started marketing and branding these services.
Saturday, July 7, 2007
YoYo Games is a community for game lovers and developers.
This site acts as a directory for games that have been created and uploaded by users. It doesn’t look like games are reviewed by YoYo Games prior to their being available on the site, which is somewhat surprising. You can search for games by tag word or genre, and viewing a game profile gives you the basic info about the game, related games, other games by the creator, ratings, reviews and comments. You can also take a game badge to embed on your blog, or social networking profile, like MySpace, hi5, Piczo, etc. Most importantly, you can download the game to play on your computer.
You cannot, however, play the game online. Unlike Kongregate, YoYo Games is a directory more than anything else. Adding the ability to upload a video along with the game description could help others know more about the game without having to download it first. It’s also done well to offer resources for the game developers, such as forums and downloadable software, to help users make their own games. In this sense, YoYo Games offers most of its value by way of game developers.
Friday, July 6, 2007
LiveEarth is a series of megaconcerts which will take place all over the world - USA, Europe, Japan, Australia, China - and feature some of the biggest music stars like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna, Beastie Boys, The Police, Dave Matthews Band, Pussycat Dolls and many others. The concerts should raise awareness about global warming and climate change, and it might even affect climate itself with all that gas-guzzling air-polluting cars gathering at the actual shows.
As far as live coverage goes, MSN has exclusive rights in 24 countries, and they’re working with ControlRoom, the organizers of Live 8, to make sure it all goes smoothly. The shows will be available live on LiveEarth website, and up to eight shows will be broadcasted simultaneously. That’s right, kids, you’ll be able to hear Enrique Iglesias and 7 other artists wailing about the state of global climate at the same time!
Online music has always been popular, and now social networks, peer recommendations and personalized radio stations are helping fans find bands faster than ever before. Here are more than 90 sites for musicians, fans, and everyone who enjoys music.
Last.FM - one of the most popular music communities around, with personalized radio stations, a stunning array of social networking features, RSS support and lots more.
Slacker - personalized Internet radio which offers a desktop version of the application and a hardware portable music player. Available only in the United States.
ShoutCast - A large directory of Internet radio stations, categorized by genre. Streams work in Winamp.
Live365 - A directory of web-based Internet radio stations - expect popups.
Yahoo! Music - listen to Internet radio and watch music videos on Yahoo’s music portal.
AOL Music - AOL’s take on internet radio. Offers music from XM as well.
Pandora - a very popular Internet radio/community which brings you new music based on stuff you like. Works only in the US & Canada at the moment.
Yottamusic - a huge music library boasting over 3.4 million songs, accessible from your web browser.
Music Discovery Tools
MusicMesh - browse through artists based on their similarities; find tracklists and reviews for albums.
Blogmusik - browse through top lists and listen to popular artists for free.
Musicovery - discover new music with this cool take on Internet radio.
See also: 12 of the Best Music Social Networks
iLike - a community that lets you discover new music based on you and your friends’ tastes.
PureVolume - a “MySpace for music”, albeit with a classier design.
ProjectPlaylist - popular site for sharing playlists and posting them to other social networks.
Imeem - another playlist-sharing community for artists and fans that also supports embedding of tracks on other social sites and blogs.
MP3.com - the famous music site is now a social network similar to MySpace Music.
iJigg - a place for indie bands and artists to post their music, which the users can download for free.
MOG - a place to share your music and video library and exchange thoughts on music with others.
Fuzz - discover new music; artists can sell their music, but there are also free songs to be found on the site.
eListeningPost - convert your tracks into preview files, then sell them and keep 94% of the profits.
ProjectOpus - Music community for indie bands, complete with widgets to post on MySpace and blogs.
Rapspace.tv - social networking for rap and hiphop.
Musocity - a music community with profiles for fans, artists, retailers and music venues.
Haystack - social networking, playlist sharing and band profiles.
Bandbuzz - find and rate music playlists in a Digg-like interface.
Midomi - find songs by humming or singing the tune. Then explore profile pages and network with others.
Buzznet - large pop culture community with news, videos, photos and member profiles.
JukeboxAlive - Upload music and share tracks with friends. Bands can sell their CDs, write a blog and post events to a calendar.
MusicHawk - track bands and see band-related news and reviews, as well as information on gigs and new releases.
ReverbNation - social network connecting bands, fans and venues.
MusicNation - find new music, watch music videos; if you’re an indie/unsigned artist, join for a chance to get exposure or even a record contract.
Grooveshark - an online service that rewards you for sharing, reviewing, and discovering new music (currently in private testing - enter you email address on the homepage to be notified of the launch).
Dopetracks - upload and share your tracks and beats, and record music online.
Funk Player - a music sharing community where authors can upload songs, while everyone can bookmark, select, listen and comment on them.
FIQL - social playlist sharing.
Soundflavor - create playlists and share them with other users; meet people with similar taste and discover new music.
FineTune - pick an artist and receive a custom playlist featuring music by that artists and other related artists.
MusicMobs - browse through playlists and create your own in a simple interface.
Music Sharing Applications and Widgets
uPlayMe - a downloadable application that lets you meet people with similar music tastes.
DotTunes - share your iTunes collection with friends through your web browser.
Audiozue - A Mac OSX application that posts your recently-played iTunes tracks to your MySpace page or blog.
Sonific - a music network where you can store the music you hold the rights to, and syndicate it to other sites with SongSpot widgets.
Mediamaster - upload your entire music collection and access it from anywhere in the world. You can also publish this music via widgets to any website.
BooMP3 - upload and share your MP3s; unlimited hosting.
Goombah - an application that scans your iTunes library and connects you with like minded users.
Maestro - upload your entire music library and access it from anywhere.
iTunes - Apple’s overwhelmingly popular music download store is a service that requires little in the way of introduction.
Amie Street - music market where music starts with free price, and the price increases as a track becomes more popular (the price never goes above 1 dollar).
Emusic - one of the most successful “indie” music stores, with over 100 million DRM-free tracks sold.
Bleep - high-quality MP3s with prices that are a bit high, but offering a great assortment of quality music.
MP3 Tunes - an online music store offering 30,000 albums and some 360,000 songs in its catalog.
Amazon - a soon-to-come music store which should have a huge assortment of music from big and indie labels alike.
PayPlay.FM - choose between over 1.4 million indie music tracks, and buy them in either MP3 or WMA format.
Beatport - a Flash-based music store with an embeddable player.
Audio Lunchbox - choose between 2 million DRM-free songs in MP3 or OGG format.
Indiepad - buy music from indie artists; if you’re an artist, sell music to people directly on the site.
Indistr - another audio marketplace that connects indie artists with the listeners.
Mtraks - an indie music marketplace with a very interesting and quite strong music collection in store.
MagnaTune - here you’ll find an assortment of music from various genres, ranging from electronica, rock and chillout to metal & punk.
Jamendo - an online music repository offering thousands of albums for free while still protecting the artists’ intellectual rights.
Musicane - buy and sell audio, video and ringtones.
Musiclovr - music search, recommendations and a store. Purchases are made via Amazon and iTunes.
MySpace Music / Snocap - through Snocap’s embedded music stores, bands on MySpace sell tunes to the social network’s huge audience. Bands can also sign up for Snocap independently and sell music elsewhere.
Ejamming - jam with other musicians and record music online.
Kompoz - compose music with other musicians. Record a track, then invite other musicians to add their own instruments.
Jamnow - a musical collaboration site where you can jam with other musicians. Jam sessions can be broadcast live.
Indaba - listen to completed music or works in progress and give your feedback; join in the music-making sessions or start your own.
JamJunky - have a song that’s not quite finished yet? Or, better yet, have a dozen? Organize them with JamJunky.
Jamglue - remix your music online and listen to other users’ mixes.
Splice - upload samples, remix them and post them for others to hear.
YourSpins - mix your own version of your favorite track, share it and post it to your blog or MySpace page.
Mobile Music Services
Flotones - a mobile social network which allows indie bands and artists to sell their content for use on mobiles.
Entertonement - a large directory of ringtones, with top lists and categorization for easier browsing.
Mercora - a social radio network that enables you to search and listen to over 3.5 million songs; offers an application for listening to music on your smartphone.
Billboard - home of the Billboard charts, with music videos and reviews.
MTV’s music charts - MTV charts and videos. Videos playable only in the US.
ChartU - a “Digg for music”: vote on tracks to boost them up the chart.
Allmusic - probably the most comprehensive music database on the Internet. If your favorite artists aren’t there, well, then you’re listening to some pretty unknown artists.
Pandora Backstage - artist profiles and discographies from the personalized streaming service. You can create a custom radio station straight from an artist’s page.
Music Search Engines
Qloud - Music search meets social networking. Currently back in private testing once, but Mashable has a review here. The service that launches next may be substantially different, however.
FindSounds - a search engine for sound effects and music instrument samples.
Musipedia - find and listen to songs based on keywords you provide.
Audio Conversion Tools
Zamzar - converts all sorts of file formats, including several audio formats.
Media Convert - a media converter with a huge amount of options.
MediaConverter - a media converter that can be slow and needs polishing, but can sometimes yield really good results.
Miscellaneous Music and Audio Tools
Bluegrind - converts text to audio.
BePopular - find gigs in UK and Ireland and get your tickets.
Getabuz - create voicemail and audio e-cards online.
iden.tify.us - can’t figure out where a certain melody comes from? Identify it with the help of this service.
Houndbite - share funny audio clips from your life with other users, with the possibility to earn prizes.