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Why Google can’t out-open Facebook with XAuth – Why should Google be so worried about Facebook? It really boils down to an obvious truth. Facebook is about people, and Google is about the algorithm.
Adobe CEO: Flash coming to Android, WebOS and BlackBerry ‘smartphones and tablets’ in 2H 2010 – The blog of Adobe’s Lee Brimelow gives us a likely reason for the delay: Flash Player 10.1 for Android has just entered private beta, as has AIR 2.0, with public betas on the way.
Making AJAX Applications Crawlable – Google code always has interesting information, this one’s great for Ajax developers.
Facebook will this week launch ads based on user’s browser history – Useful hint as to what we might be hearing about at the f8 conference.
Google’s unorthodox press release raises questions – Google’s short statement wasn’t the only surprise on Thursday. Eric Schmidt, its chief executive, did not appear on the conference call with media and analysts, disappointing those looking for guidance from the top.
Innovation in emerging markets: The world turned upside down – Cheap hands rivals rich countries in innovation.
Chatroulette Founder: All Your Chats Are Belong To Me – Founder Andey wants his users to stay and chat on his app, rather than taking it to Facebook. Read more on what this boy genius is going to do with all the VC money he’s raised.
Twitter’s “Public Interest Graph” – John Battelle’s thoughts on f8, and the very powerful Google Concept – the public interest graph.
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XAuth: The Open Web Fires a Shot Against Facebook Connect – this is like facebook connect but for every other social network. Twitter and Facebook opt out of the consortium of companies including Google, Meebo, MySpace, and Yahoo.
The truth about Mac malware. It’s a joke – I have a new hobby. It’s slightly geeky but it shouldn’t take up too much of my time I have discovered. I like to catalogue Apple Mac malware.
2007 TechCrunch 40: Where Are They Now? – Cool info-graphic with stats on the Original Techcrunch 40 Startups. Some included: Mint; Flock; Zobni; DocStoc.