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TechCrunch Releases New Version of CrunchBase

If there’s anything important or interesting going on in technology, then you’ll probably find it on TechCrunch. TechCrunch has become the source for technology industry news and they spend much of their time obsessively profiling and reviewing new Internet products and companies. They’ve actually taken … Read More

Control Your Identity With bigsight.org

While Facebook and LinkedIn duke it out to be your main profile on the Internet, a new player, bigsight.org, is creeping into their space with a completely different approach. Unlike the closed off nature of Facebook and LinkedIn, bigsight.org keeps all user information completely public … Read More

MyBlogLog WordPress Plugin

Skip all the talk and get the plugin! Here at Sitening, we have had the privilege of being granted access to the new MyBlogLog API while in its beta stage. As a developer primarily working with PHP, I first created a PHP wrapper class to … Read More

February is “International Tumblr Month”

Tumblr is a fun new site for posting little tidbits of information, including text, photos, audio, video, quotes and chat transcripts. It’s designed as a low overhead blog, similar to Twitter in a lot of respects, but its multimedia support and richer feature set make … Read More

How to Extend Your Blog and Promote Your Members with the MyBlogLog API

We were lucky enough to get access to the MyBlogLog API (Web Service), which is currently part of an invite only beta. The API allows you to pull public information associated with your blog visitors and members and then integrate that data into a custom … Read More

Quintura Effectively Combines Horizontal And Vertical Search Into One Interface

Yesterday I wrote about the threat of vertical search engines to horizontal search engines like Google. I created a simple mockup of how Google could easily update their steadfast and simple homepage to accommodate vertical search. Marios Alexandrou mentioned in the comments of that blog … Read More

Microsoft Gives Away Early (or Late) Christmas Present to Web Designers

It is no secret that Microsoft’s Internet Explorer version 6 (and anything before it) is the bane of all Web Designers’ existence. If you’re a Web Designer and you don’t agree with that statement, then you are most certainly delusional and you probably hate Web … Read More

DriveSavers Now Supports Data Recovery for iPhones

My favorite company for recovering hard drives, DriveSavers, now supports data recovery for the iPhone. I first wrote about DriveSavers back in May, 2006. They did an amazing job recovering my Macintosh hard drive after going through a horrible ordeal with another hard drive recovery … Read More

A Third (Smaller) Option for Embedding Flash Using JavaScript

In January (2007), I wrote a howto for embedding Flash using JavaScript. The examples I gave were for SWFObject and Unobtrusive Flash Objects (UFO) — the howto was for UFO. Now there’s a third viable option for embedding Flash using JavaScript. It’s called FlashReplace and … Read More

sIFR 3 Beta is Getting Closer to its Final Release

Mark Wubben announced on Wednesday (December 26, 2007) that sIFR was getting closer to its final release. In a message to all of the developers and beta testers, he said: Good news, I’m running out of bugs to fix. Pretty much the only thing left … Read More