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Making Sense of Google Wave at Web 2.0 Expo Keynote Tomorrow

Making Sense of Google Wave at Web 2.0 Expo Keynote Tomorrow

I’m in wonderful New York City this week, getting ready to do a 15-minute keynote talk on Making Sense of Google Wave tomorrow, November 17th. It’ll be at 2:05pm Eastern time, and if you’re not at the conference, you can watch it live on the web, here . I’ve also started the first public Web 2.0 Expo wave; search for with:public tag:w2e to chime in or make your own. I’ll also have something good to announce about The Complete Guide to Google Wave . (It won’t be a surprise to anyone following @gwaveguide on Twitter .) More tomorrow!

Tweak MediaWiki to Co-Write a Book

Tweak MediaWiki to Co-Write a Book

My new book’s web site is powered by the same software the runs Wikipedia, the deeply-customizable MediaWiki . Over at Lifehacker this morning, I ran though how to make MediaWiki your own for any collaborative or just easy-to-update web site with a skins, extensions, permissions, and a few more helpful tweaks. Here’s how to customize MediaWiki for your next project .

Win a Google Wave Invite with Your Best Use Case

Win a Google Wave Invite with Your Best Use Case

Update: The contest is now over, and here are a few of the winners . Want an invitation to Google Wave ? Tell us what you’re going to use Google Wave for, and we’ll nominate the folks who describe the best use case. Google was kind enough to give us a few dozen extra Wave nominations, and we want to give them to people who will put Wave through its paces in real-world situations. We’re not going to ask you to write a haiku, but we are going to ask you to tell us how you’ll use your invite. Here’s how this will work.


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Fine, I’ll Say It: Snow Leopard Is Ultimately a Service Pack

Fine, I’ll Say It: Snow Leopard Is Ultimately a Service Pack

Merlin Mann’s tweet about Snow Leopard hits the nail on the head. Even though David Pogue says this is an “uninformed wisecrack,” I’m still calling Snow Leopard a service pack. “Snow Leopard Fixes Leopard’s Bugs” is not the headline you’re going to see in the NYT or WSJ. Instead the tech press told just the story Apple served them on a silver platter: that they did something noble and interesting and efficient by making their operating system smaller, faster, leaner, and even improved in a couple of “subtle” ways (a word I used ). And for only $30! It’s not a very original story. In the wake of a bloated Windows Vista, with netbooks and smartphones offering smaller but less powerful hardware, the “smaller/faster/leaner” sell is the marketing tact of the year, and everyone’s trotting it out. Look at Google Chrome (which is taking a piece of Firefox’s bloated pie) and Google Chrome OS and Windows 7. Don’t get me wrong, “smaller/faster/leaner” is exactly what Snow Leopard is, but it doesn’t deserve a +.1 version number increment. To end users, it’s just a faster Leopard. While we all swooned over Apple’s cheap-cheap pricing, on further thought, this is an upgrade I’d expect to see come down for free via Software Update.

Bing oppure Google? Entrambi!

Bing oppure Google?  Entrambi!

Google è il re indiscusso per quanto riguarda i motori di ricerca. Dall’entrata in campo però di Bing qualche fastidioso sassolino è entrato nelle scarpe del gigante di Mountain View. Se avete dubbi o volete semplicemente confrontare istantaneamente i risultati dei due motori di ricerca, potete utilizzare questi servizi nati apposta (e te pareva…) Bing & Google Bingle Bing Post correlati: Bing, But Is Not Google? O qualcosa di più? Motori di ricerca Dogpile, motore di ricerca furbo

MacityNet, concorso informati e vinci

MacityNet, concorso informati e vinci

Ricordiamo ai nostri carissimi schiaccialettori che sta per scadere il concorso “Informati e … Vinci” indetto da Macitynet e grazie al quale è possibile vincere Un Macbook Pro 13”, un Iphone 3GS ed un Ipod Touch. Questo per quello che riguarda il podio, ma leggendo il regolamento potrete notare come i premi in palio siano in realtà molti altri: dischi Lacie, software, accessori per ipod e molto altro. Per partecipare (e perchè no vincere) non dovrete far altro che iscrivervi, rispondere ad un questionario che vi porterà via 2 minuti e scegliere di ricevere la newsletter del sito, tra l’altro interessante e alle volte con appetitosi sconti ed offerte riservate. Affrettatevi perchè come dicevo il concorso è in scadenza per la mezzanotte del 30 Luglio. Beh che dire, il primo premio è sicuramente appetitoso…

Tech Goodies on Their Way

Tech Goodies on Their Way

From Google Wave to Windows 7 and this week’s Apple announcements, there are some really cool future-ready consumer products right on the horizon. Over at Lifehacker this morning, I gushed about what it all is, why it matters, and when we’ll have it in my feature article, Upcoming Tech That Will Rock Your World .