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jethro's picture

I have had so much new stuff come over my desk the last few days I haven’t got time to try it or even review it properly. There is a lot of new innovative things going on at the moment on the web.

roundup2 Here is a randomly ordered selection of stuff that I thought was cool or useful.

Large File Sharing Services

(also added to my original large file sharing post)

Pando is free P2P software that makes downloading, streaming and sharing large media files fast, easy and fun. Need to email large attachments, IM a folder, or publish your downloadable videos to the Web? Maybe you'd just like to watch full-screen HD Internet TV. Meet Pando.

Microsoft Office Live Workspace Beta

Save your documents to the Web—for free!

Access files from anywhere
  • View documents from almost any computer with a Web browser
  • No more flash drives—files are there when and where you need them
  • Password-protected sharing; you control who views and edits your work
Work with programs you know
  • Save over 1,000 Microsoft Office documents in one online place
  • Open and save files from familiar programs like Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Synchronize contact, task, and event lists with Outlook
  • Free Photo Shop tutorials at Luxa

SkyScanner is a Flight Search site that works for other countries than US.

Liveside has a wrap up of a whole range of LiveMesh reviews, tutorials and interviews on this page. They also have a review of Live Mesh for Mobile. I cant wait to get my hands on this here in Australia once they release it. Will make taking photos with your phone a completely different experience. Imagine taking photos, and knowing that they will automatically synch with your desktop, and your friends and families as well. Without having to do anything other than set it up!

Lijit is awesome. Robin Good interviewed the CEO Todd Vernon. Lijit is a free solution that helps you increase page views and reader engagement on your own site. By placing a non-intrusive search box on the side of your web pages,Lijit scans your site and discretely suggests your readers for additional relevant content. I have installed this on this website and will be more fully integrating it as time goes on. Try the Lijit search box on the right hand side.

Microsoft’s WorldWide Telescope enables your computer to function as a virtual telescope, bringing together imagery from the best ground and space-based telescopes in the world. Experience narrated guided tours from astronomers and educators featuring interesting places in the sky.

This news article on Publishing 2.0 talks about the evolution of RSS to mainstream as the Guardian launches full RSS feeds. Interesting reading and another nail on the coffin of heritage media that refuses to welcome new technology and savvy readers. Here’s the original article on the Guardian website.

Microsoft Outlook Team Blog has a series they have started titled Living in Outlook. If like me you spend 23% of your time in Outlook (how do I know that?) then you will enjoy the tips and hints here to make you more productive.

Mostly Lisa has been doing some cool photography experiments lately. I liked the whole concept of the light paining techniques she tried recently. If you are a serious photographer then this is something to try!


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Tara Anderson's picture

Thanks for including us in

Thanks for including us in your round-up and for installing Lijit on your blog. We appreciate the support.

If your readers have questions or feedback about the widget's functionality, feel free to send it my way. I'm tara at lijit dot com.

jethro's picture

Thanks Tara - much

Thanks Tara - much appreciated

Barney Moran's picture

Part of allowed Search on

Part of allowed Search on blogs should also be the revenue the company is sharing with you, for the revenue driven ones the next step is getting transparency from companies like Lijit on their actual revenue vs. the % the Publisher may or may not get, and use of our content when we decide to use either. P.U.B. has a F.A.Q. on the Lijit issue on our
http://www.lijit.blogspot.com .

jethro's picture

thanks for the comment Barney

thanks for the comment Barney - looks interesting.
I will look forward to more info on PUB and lijit as well as that conversation continues.