Google Adds More Social


It has been a busy week for Google, with a social network, some cool search tools, a new look for their pages, author attribution in search and a labs project for converting flash to HTML5 have all been announced one way or another. Unsurprisingly, it is their launch of Google+ that has received the most attention. Continue reading

Building a Social Microsoft Network


On the same day as Google’s I/O began with the announcement of a music service in the cloud, Microsoft bought Skype. Microsoft paid $8.5 billion for one of the most ubiquitous messaging services outside of MSN and Facebook messaging. It probably wasn’t an accident that Microsoft announced their biggest acquisition since 2007 on the same day as Google’s biggest event for the year. Continue reading