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Gmail adds RSS “clips”…but mixes them with ads?!

Google recently added a new feature to their web-based email, Gmail, known as “Web Clips”. The ‘clips’ are actually RSS feeds, presented one item at a time at the top of your Gmail Inbox. It’s kind of a neat concept, but the part that strikes me as a bit questionable is the fact that interdispersed …

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WordPress hosted blog service goes public

WordPress.com, the hosted blog service developed by the WordPress team (the gears running this site), is now out of private beta and is public. I’ve been using the service for about two weeks now (but I’ve only posted to once so far, to my detriment). My reaction is split down the middle, as I stated …

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Brightcove: Please update your site!

New web-based video service enabler Brightcove, founded by one of my favorite web pioneers, Jeremy Allaire, is making a drastic mistake as it launches: for me atleast, its site’s main navigation is completely broken in my version of Firefox. Not to mention, the entire site is one big flash file. Yikes, but as much as …

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Weblogs, Inc. network abandons Technorati…one week after Jason Clarke, Inc. network!

I’ve been woefully remiss in following up on my posts last week regarding my switch from Technorati to IceRocket (if you missed it, CEO’s of both companies commented here last week). Now comes a post from that other Jason (hehe), Weblogs, Inc. network prez Jason Calacanis. He’s not only fed up with Technorati, he’s asked …

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