MSN’s The Podium 08 – Built On Silverlight

MSN just launched The Podium ’08 as part of their 2008 US Presidential election coverage.  The Podium ’08 brings together data on presidential candidates for voters and election followers to explore by topic and compare candidates head to head on specific issues. What’s interesting about The Podium is that the content is not canned editorial material.  When you…

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Where Have We Heard That Before?

Yesterday the Seattle Times ran an article about Penny Arcade and the overnight success of the Penny Arcade Expo.  I had to laugh a little when the article used the words “imploded” and “E3” in the same sentence.  I used pretty much the same pairing of words back in my January 2007 Events Calendar post. The…

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Windows Live SkyDrive

Windows Live SkyDrive (formerly known as Folders) is now in beta, enabling end users to store arbitrary data on the web under password access control.  Files can be accessed over http(s) from web pages and from stand-alone client applications (thanks to the http file handler add-on in XPSP2).  Files can be private to your Windows…

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New In The Windows Live Contacts Control: Incremental Search!

Another month, another release!  This month we’ve added incremental search to the contacts and presence controls to make it easier to find a particular contact in your haystack of hundreds of family, friends, and coworkers.  Just type in a few letters of the name or word you’re looking for, and the control will reduce the…

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Black Pixels Cost Less?

I was recently introduced to a Google search wrapper called www.blackle.com.  It’s sole claim to fame is that it displays a Google-like search page, but with a background color of black.  Why?  Blackle.com claims that black pixels require less energy to display than white pixels, so if everyone who uses Google were to see a…

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