Amazon is slowly starting to open up the Kindle

Image by Getty Images via Daylife A few months back I wrote about the need for Amazon to begin ‘socializing’ the Kindle.  Another item of frustration that I forgot to mention in that post was the inability to pull my notes and highlights from the kindle via the web.  I As of this morning, however, …

TechCrunch calls for the Firefox Tablet

Image via Wikipedia Although I’ve tried several attempts by Nokia and others, I haven’t seen the perfect ‘Firefox computer’ that TechCrunch has just challenged it’s community to build: TechCrunchIT » Blog Archive » The Techcrunch Web Tablet Project Today at Techcrunch we announced that we are building our own web tablet hardware device. This all …

Quick update on SMSGupShup

Just a couple of days ago I wrote about SMSGupShup, a micro-blogging application that was developed for the Indian market. Techcrunch is reporting that the company has secured additional funding: Webaroo Raises A $10 Million Round For SMSGupShup webarooWebaroo Technology has raised a $10 million round of funding for their product SMSGupShup, an SMS-based community …

Gmail’s Mail Fetcher service now available to mere mortals

Last month there was a lot of buzz created around a new Gmail service that was about to roll out called Mail Fetcher. TechCruch’s Michael Arrington wrote about how this new ability for Gmail to poll, or fetch, email from pop3 accounts made Gmail “perfect”. Well, after all the hoopla, it seemed that Google was …