These are my links for July 2nd through July 8th:
- Official Gmail Blog: Gmail leaves beta, launches "Back to Beta" Labs feature – Google Gmail is out of Beta but if you're sad to see that beta sign go you can get it back in the labs! Haha very funny
- Official Google Blog: Introducing the Google Chrome OS – Google Chrome OS is an open source, lightweight operating system that will initially be targeted at netbooks. Later this year we will open-source its code, and netbooks running Google Chrome OS will be available for consumers in the second half of 2010. Because we're already talking to partners about the project, and we'll soon be working with the open source community, we wanted to share our vision now so everyone understands what we are trying to achieve.
- Socialtext: Products & Services: Free 50 Offer – A free, hosted Socialtext account for up to 50 people from your company. It is private between co-workers. You and your colleagues get private, “Twitter?like” micro?blogging, social networking, and a shared wiki workspace. And you each get your own personal home page. If a collaboration network already exists for your company, you will be added to it. If not, one will be created.
- Google Voice’s Secret Weapon: Number Portability – Today you are issued a new phone number when you sign up for Google Voice. But we’ve confirmed that a very small number of people have ported their existing numbers to Google (Google uses Level3 to handle phone numbers). In the U.S. it’s possible to port any phone number to another service provider – even a mobile number to a voip provider like Level3.
Google is only testing the service for now, but we’ve heard from a source inside Google that they plan to roll out number portability as a general feature later this year. Once that happens, users will be able to move the phone number they’ve had forever to Google, and avoid the switching costs.
- Tweet Reel for iPhone: The TwitPic of Video? – Since the iPhone 3GS became available to people across the land, there has been no shortage of mobile video recording and sharing apps hitting the market. A week ago, Mashable (Mashable)’s Jennifer Van Grove highlighted three great ways to post video to Twitter from the iPhone 3GS. One interesting app that she mentioned was the Tweet Reel iPhone App.
- Master List (A Wiki of Social Media Marketing Examples) –
- In defense of web developers – Jeffrey Zeldman Presents The Daily Report – xHTML isn't bad, but some are trashing the standards-driven coding language because there is a new sheriff in town. Zeldman discusses the debate. Great comments too!
- YouTube To Broadly Release Call-To-Action Overlays, Allow Linking Off-Site – Tomorrow, YouTube is going to release a very important addition to its suite of advertising products, and it has the potential to have a huge impact for politicians, brands, and charities alike. The funny thing is, you probably thought it was already out there.
- FriendFeed Makes Its Search Results Real-Time Too – Ever since its redesign a few months ago, FriendFeed has been one of the standard-bearers of the real-time web. That’s because while a lot of sites claim to be real-time, FriendFeed is one of the few that actually updates continuously as data comes in. Starting today, any search you do will also get that same real-time treatment.
- Change Feedburner Email Subject Lines – Website Magazine – Website Magazine – That changes today as some new capabilities have been brought to the Email Branding section of FeedBurner's Email Subscriptions feature.