Tag Archives: video

links for 2009-02-08

8 Feb

The New Twhirl-Seesmic: Preview Release Invite

25 Jan

logoTwhirl is a desktop client for social software such as Twitter and  Friendfeed. Just this weekend, Loic Le Meur introduced a new preview version of Twhirl which includes Ping.fm and Seesmic video integration.It’s very cool. To get your beta invitation to this special preview, click here.

The following are a few of the new features of this new preview release:

Catch more tweets from people talking about you and then engage them:  your @username timeline displays all of the tweets that mention your username.

Post your messages from Twhirl to Facebook, MySpace, LinkedIn, WordPress and a other services: this is all done with Ping.fm integration; in addition you can now also send a video via Seesmic to all the social media nets you setup.

Record a video and reply to your friends straight from Twhirl: reply to any of your friends straight from Twhirl and follow the conversation–in real time.

Follow in near-real time any topic, brand or username with the new saved searches showing up in your main timeline: your friends tweets and saved searches appear in the same stream to make it all easy to follow.

Check out Robert Scoble’s interview with Loic — it’s an informative walk-through of Twhirl’s new features:

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Sources: Loic Le Meur, Robert Scoble

links for 2009-01-10

10 Jan

Joe the Plumber Goes to Gaza as a TV Reporter

8 Jan

Samuel “Joe” Wurzelbacher , the Ohio man who became famous during the U.S. presidential campaign after asking Barack Obama about his tax plan, is heading to Israel as a war correspondent for Pajamas TV Gaza Update.

“Joe” was held up by the McCain campaign as an example of an American worker who would be hurt economically by Obama’s election.

Wurzelbacher will spend 10 days covering the fighting and explaining why Israeli forces are mounting attacks against Hamas. He tells WNWO-TV in Toledo that he wants “go over there and let their ‘Average Joes’ share their story.”

Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin

links for 2009-01-07

7 Jan

New Wifi “Nanny Cam” Spy Cam from D-Link

7 Jan

D-Link today introduced the DCS-1130, a wifi video camera that enables remote monitoring of live streaming video from a web browser. With this new gadget, you can easily  monitor your babysitter, employees, dogwalker, etc. from anywhere in the world.

According to Steven Joe, president and CEO, D-Link Systems, Inc. in Fountain Valley, Calif:

Our new network camera offers an ideal solution for the home or small business, providing many features found in more costly surveillance systems, with powerful 802.11n Wi-Fi capability so customers have greater range and flexibility for installing cameras where coverage is needed,” said  “The cameras also offer a user experience unmatched in the industry, enabling customers to quickly view and manage their cameras from a standard web browser with Internet connectivity.

You can watch the live streams from your PC or even from your 3G phone!

Source: Company press release

Top Tech Predictions for 2009: Wall Street Speaks

6 Jan

J.P. Morgan and Barclays Capital both released top tech predictions lists for 2009. Here’s a look:

Imran Khan’s 2009 Tech Predictions (J.P. Morgan)

  1. Potential search deal likely between Yahoo! and Microsoft
  2. Net Neutrality should become an important mainstream issue
  3. Challenges in monetizing video advertising should persist
  4. Mobile usage should continue its strong growth momentum, but mobile
    advertising will likely be challenging this year
  5. Possible bankruptcies in brick-and-mortar retail should create opportunities
    for eCommerce companies
  6. M&A consolidation activities could potentially resume during 2H’09 (IPO market is dead until 2010)

Doug Anmuth’s 2009 Tech Predictions (Barclays Capital)

  1. Yahoo and eBay will make major strategic decisions
  2. Performance-based advertising will be more important than ever
  3. Increased Competition For Search Distribution Via Toolbars, OEM Deals, and Partnerships
  4. Proliferation of Smart Phones Will Drive The Mobile Internet
  5. Small Strategic Acquisitions Will Re-Emerge
  6. Ad Networks To Consolidate

Hat Tip: Erik Schoenfeld, TechCrunch