Items tagged with buzz

Terrible news for everyone (i.e., almost no one, apparently) that used Buzz, Code Search, Google Labs, Jaiku, iGoogle’s social features, and the University Research Program for Google Search: Google is killing them off, and it’s also merging Boutiques.com and Like.com into Google Product Search, per a Google blog post. Google has been experimenting with social for a while now, and Google+ seems to be the final fruit of its labors, so it makes sense to clean house regarding its previous (failed) social networking-type applications in Buzz, Jaiku, and iGoogle. It also makes a lot of sense... Read more...
Here it is folks, the first ever third-party application for Google Buzz, now available through the iTunes App Store. It's called Buzzie, and for the next few days, you can snag it for 33 percent off as part of a special introductory price.If you're a fan of Google's newest social networking tool and can't imagine owning a smartphone other than the iPhone, then this is probably the best news ever. But you don't have to be a Buzz user to check it out. Non-Gmail users who want to see what all the fuss is about can play the part of mobile voyeur and read through local Buzz conversations without ever... Read more...
Google has been an innovator for years now. They fundamentally changed the way we searched for items on the Internet, and for many, they have changed how one perceives email. Gmail and Google (search engine) are both best-in-class tools, and the Android operating system is seriously challenging iPhone OS and webOS. Needless to say, the world pays attention when Google makes a move, and it's making a huge move this morning in the social networking space.During a press conference today at the company's Mountain View headquarters, Google Buzz was introduced. This is the first web-based tech to be... Read more...
Yahoo! launched its Buzz Social News site in beta form in February.  It differs from other Social News sites as being invitation-only, but despite that: it's already given Digg's traffic a buzz-cut.Yahoo Buzz had an explosive first few months, showing that it could generate 90% of the traffic that three-year old Digg could in only a matter of weeks. Furthermore, users of Buzz have been found to be more likely to comment on Buzzed stories.The comScore report for April 2008 showed an astounding 74% month-over-month growth in unique visitors to Buzz, and a steady increase in minutes spent on... Read more...
You know you need your daily buzz and we're just the folks to give it to you - HH style that is.  This is the first shot of HH Forum HOT Threads goodness that we'll be serving up to you here, sort of like Isaac your bar tender but different. As we noted recently, we've upgraded the HH Forum software and things are looking pretty spiffy now with lots of new functionality.  So if you haven't been by yet, check-in and poke around.  We think you'll like what you see.  If you're new to the forum, registration is quick and painless and we promise not to sell your information to a band of internet... Read more...
The world of doing your word processing on the 'net is officially here, no doubt about it. But how do developers make the programs that people are using these days? While the traditional CD or DVD based (or even large download) software is often written with some variant of the tried and true C programming language, this approach may not be the most suitable to bringing web-based applications to life. So what did Buzzword developer, Virtual Ubiquity, chose? Flash of course. Adobe themselves have been expanding into web-based apps, and it so it would seem very likely that future versions of... Read more...