We know it’s been a rather jarring time of getting back to work, so we’ll ease you back into news highlights of the week. In this episode, we take a closer look at the slap in the Facebook Robert Scoble received earlier in the week. We ran rigorous tests on a new mobile feature from ChaCha (not really) and played around with the new Twitter Stats service from Brad Kellett. We might be checking into Twitter rehab later this year I’m afraid…
With the holidays fast approaching, we decided it would be fitting to give you something to help you get through all of the family gatherings. Enter HellishHolidays.com, a site that shows you it could be worse.
And speaking of the holiday, we thought it fitting to introduce you to TripIt, which is our latest travel obsession and soon to be yours too. TripIt allows you to take your gaggle of travel plans for the holidays and combine it into one simple itinerary. So, you can email all your flight, hotel and rental car info to email@example.com and get back a master plan with all your confirmation numbers and even some things you didn’t ask for, but that help while you’re on the road.
And attention Facebookers – soon you will no longer have that pesky “is” in your status updates! Finally, we urge you to check out Chris Brogan’s new daily video blog called Attention Upgrade. So run along and see what has Chris’ attention…after watching our video of course!
We had the pleasure of catching up with Steve Rosenbaum, CEO and Founder of Magnify.net, this week at Streaming Media West conference in San Jose.
Magnify.net is a peer-driven online video discovery and broadcast channel for people, groups and businesses. Watch here as Steve talks about what Magnify can do and how it’s perfect for blogs like Bub.blicio.us.
Bub.blicio.us was offered an exclusive video interview with FSJ and Guy Kawsaki and we, of course, accepted.
At what turned out to be a hilarious mixture of questions for the Fake Steve Jobs and Dan Lyons, Bub.blicio.us was there to catch all the action. Guy Kawasaki was right on point with plenty of jokes about Apple employees in the audience and NY Times reporter Brad Stone joined in on the fun to tell how he uncovered who really was behind the FSJ blog.
This week’s show highlights all things tech with important news, not-so-important news, rumors, horse races, you know…the usual.
You won’t want to miss our coverage of:
- Google acquiring Jaiku - Firefox‘s plans to go mobile - Miss America’s new browser for kids - MySpace’s new platform (**Oops we spoke too soon) - Freeing the avatars - Watch to find out who wins our award for the Quote of the Week!
**Update: Apparently, MySpace won’t be unveiling a Facebook-like platform next week. Their announcement is said to actually be something about MySpace IM. It’s ok, our story is still funny
And as always, although we’re not in affiliation with TechSoup.org, they are certainly worth checking out!