Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Free Is The New Biz Model

Read this articles about why a recent trend in business models is to offer your core services for free and then charge a premium for some add-on services.

Saying You Can't Compete With Free Is Saying You Can't Compete Period

Free! by Chris Anderson

Monday, March 30, 2009

MagCloud: DIY Magazines

Now you can have a do-it-yourself magazine, thanks to a new technology by Hewlett Packard that makes it cost effective to print just one color copy of a magazine. It will charge 20 cents per page. It is testing the market to see if there is enough demand for this service.

NYT review

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

China's YouTube Equivalent

China's government is blocking access to YouTube.com because it may contain some politically incorrect videos. So what do Chinese people use? Enter Tudou.com. Apparently the government has more control of this Chinese provider.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Academic Earth: Hulu for Higher Ed

The Hulu.com equivalent of videos of higher education lecturers is now available. It is called Academic Earth, and all its content is free.

Check out TechCrunch's review.

Monday, March 23, 2009

HTML Purifier

Do you need to allow your users to be able to embed youtube videos into their pages? Do you want to prevent users from entering in malicious code (such as cross-site scripting)?

HTML Purifier can help.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Kogi: New Use for Twitter

The Taco Trucks Are Coming !!!

What an ingenious use of Twitter. The new Korean taco trucks are roaming around Los Angeles and twittering their followers to let them know where they are stationed at the moment.

Springwise Review

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

20 FREE PHP Components & Tutorials

Tricks of the trade tools for PHP.

20 FREE PHP Components and Tutorials

Microsoft's Vision of the Future

Very good ideas for the future coming from Microsoft. Now it is up to them to implement them. They have a very good chance of accomplishing it.

This is the Microsoft I want to see.

ScreenDash: Share any Screen Capture

Pretty neat tool, although there various comments point to other similar services.