Today’s Web 2.0 Headlines. January 14, 2008

January 14th, 2008 at 12:00 am

I’ve been planning to do this kind of article since last year so I could keep up with more of the happenings and news from the internet industry.  Apparently last year I lacked the initiative and this year more and more feeds are coming in about the same story and writing a full blown article on each would be pointless.  So here’s how this is going to work.  TechJournal will select the stories that are the loudest on the feed and echo it back here so you wouldn’t need to read them all.


Google has released a new and improved iPhone-friendly site .  The search giant unveiled the new interface today.  Google’s mobile portal on the currently hottest mobile gadget the iPhone has dominated the market over the Symbian based gadgets.  According to Google’s VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra, queries from  iPhones have surpassed queries coming from Symbian based mobiles last Christmas season.  This just shows that the iPhone is the hottest mobile internet gadget. so far. Reports indicate that the new interface is "quicker, slicker user interface, more customization, iGoogle gadget integration, and more speed for all apps."

Read/Write Web reports :

"Last night, Facebook’s 23-year-old founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared on “60 Minutes,” the most watched TV news magazine the US."

The interview of Zuck was nothing of controversy.  Basically it was just a report on what we already know, beginnings, growth, Beacon, more growth, and projections.

From TechCrunch

"Widget distribution company Gigya has publicly launched a distribution service for branded widgets, a premium service for advertisers that complements WildFire, its free service for the distribution of non-branded widgets. "

Gigya reportedly will be going up against Google with this new ad network.  Using widgets and new automated tracking tools will be providing targeted audiences to better their ad deliveries. I’d consider this a long shot, simply because we;re talking about Google.


That;s it for today.