Posts Tagged ‘Web 2.0’

Facebook held a special event at their headquarters in Palo Alto, CA today where they announced three significant new features (as well as an interface update) to enhance your Facebooking experience.

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So the Digg v4 was launched yesterday. A monster full of bugs as if no testing was done before it was made available to public on a busy day at a busy hour. Bugs weren’t the only thing which made me think that way, everything about new digg seems like it was never tested.

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The founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg has made it official !! As of today morning, the largest social networking site is now 500 million members strong and growing.

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Facebook is on a web ruling spree with their famous, yet somewhat controversial “Like” button. By now, you must have seen the “Like” button on many blogs and startups. And now Facebook is taking that “Like” button even further! You can now also “Like” comments on Facebook. The feature though is not live for everyone, and might take some time before complete roll-out.

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After the fantastic discovery of Water on the moon last week, here comes yet another astronomical event that shouldn’t be missed at any cost. The annual Leonid meteor shower will peak on the dawn of November 17th (or 18th in some places) and will be visible all over the world. According to NASA, the best time to view the Leonid meteor shower in United States is after 1:30 AM EST (Eastern Standard Time) on 17th.

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Microsoft today has released an update to its Software Development Kit (SDK) for the most popular social networking site, Facebook. With Microsoft SDK for Facebook Platform 3.0, developers can build rich Facebook applications using Silverlight, WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation), ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC and Windows Forms. The SDK contains samples, controls, templates, and help documentation for implementing a simple Facebook Connect functionality, to a fully functional desktop, mobile or a web application. According to a Microsoft spokesperson: “the goal is to enable .NET developers to quickly and easily leverage the various features of the Facebook Platform.”.

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Just got an email from Hohm team enlightening me about the beta availability of Microsoft Hohm.
Microsoft Hohm is a free online application that helps you save energy and money. With Microsoft Hohm you can better understand your home energy usage, get recommendations to conserve energy and start saving.

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Web Sandbox from Live Labs

By | October 26th, 2008

The genius guys over at Microsoft Live Labs have released a solution for web developers to secure their web application content from hackers through isolation.

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No doubt ! Web 2.0 has been a great turnaround in the history of web computing, technologies like AJAX, RIA, SOA, CSS, Silverlight, Mashups, Web Slices, RSS and XML have been the front runners for this newer version of web. Products and Services like Facebook, Flickr, iTunes, MapQuest, Windows Live, GoogleMaps, Virtual Earth, YouTube, Orkut etc have not been possible without the advent of Web 2.0.

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