Fox plans to distribute their content on both their own website and also on some of their affiliates' sites. This will help Fox to keep a consistent experience on their own website, while also allowing them to easily push their … Read more
Is that rash on your leg the first stages of flesh-eating bacteria, or do you need to change your laundry detergent? WebMD might be able to save you a trip to the doctor's office or the emergency room. The service hosts a wide range of medical articles and diagnosis utilities. It also has a nifty, 3-D diagnosis checker that lets you choose where aches and pains are in order to help you figure out what's wrong.
The service is best known for its explanatory pages about medications, where users can quickly search for a drug by … Read more
YouTube has started testing a new beta interface on their site. This opt-in test lets users get a sneak peek at what YouTube's designers have been working on.
The new design features easier access to more films by the user that you are currently watching, as well as separate sections for Related Videos and Promoted Videos. According to Nathan Weinberg from InsideGoogle, the actual size of the video has also been upped to 480x395. The look and feel of the links below the video has also been improved and includes new, larger icons. The coolest improvement in this new … Read more
Yesterday was the second day of Alfresco's quarterly management meeting (and no, I don't like this one because there are no football matches during the summer, though I am going with Luis to see The Drowsy Chaperone tonight. During the meeting, we spent awhile talking through changes in enterprise software; or, rather, changes that should happen in enterprise software.
What's the biggest problem in enterprise software today? I mean, besides how expensive, complex, and clunky it is?It doesn't work the way the world works.
What do I mean? I mean that despite the fact that, as John Donne might write, "no corporation is an island, entire unto itself," most enterprise software treats corporations (and their denizens) exactly as islands. Little pools of creativity who share within the walls of their own corporation, if at all (and generally not at all). … Read more
NBC announced on Tuesday that they will be distributing an internet TV show through Netflix' new Watch Now system. In case you didn't catch the news about Watch Now, Netflix now lets subscribers watch select movies via a video player on the Netflix website instead of having to wait for them to come in the mail.
While it is cool that NBC is doing a web series for Netflix on classic movies, that really is not the important part of this news. This is not the first time that Netflix and NBC have worked together. In the past, NBC … Read more
BOSTON--eBay intends to expand into global e-commerce, in part by further integrating its Skype and PayPal acquisitions.
At its developer conference here on Wednesday, eBay hosted a talk with company founder and chairman Pierre Omidyar, investor and eBay director Robert Kagle, and eBay Markeplaces president John Donahoe.
Omidyar, who is now a philanthropist through the Omidyar Network, and Kagle, who made the initial venture investment in eBay, reflected on the events and ideas of online commerce and community that helped start the company.
All three executives said that eBay needs to extend its presence in different international markets and create … Read more
E-commerce company eBay relies heavily on outside developers--about one quarter of the commerce conducted on eBay happens through third-party tools.
The company on Monday kicked off its developers conference in Boston where it laid out the latest programs to entice developers to build add-ons and tools around the eBay auctioning site.
During the morning keynote speech, eBay announced new application programming interfaces to build eBay applications and tools to make widgets to embed eBay auctions in other Web sites.
Allow me to introduce myself. I'm Harrison Hoffman, a co-founder and writer for the Windows Live news site LiveSide.net and a current student at the University of Miami. I decided to take on this new project because I wanted to write about a wider variety of web services and talk about the whole picture instead of just a small part of it.
My goal with The Web Services Report is to provide news, opinion, and analysis on what's going on in the world of web services. I may be writing about the big players like Microsoft, Yahoo, … Read more
Steve Jobs's final "One Last Thing" announcement at the WWDC keynote today had to do with the iPhone. Instead of announcing a third-party developer kit like many thought he would, he encouraged the use of Web 2.0 and AJAX applications to be run entirely from the Safari browser (Which coincides nicely with the other announcement of a Windows version of Safari). Apple even demonstrated something called Apple Directory, a Safari Web application that lets you look up business contact cards. There's also a Google application that pulls up map and satellite imagery when a street … Read more