Top 10 Most Exciting Web Apps or Services

first_img9. Wolfram|Alpha: Ever since Wolfram|Alpha’s admittedly much hyped launch in May, we’ve been tracking this innovative product closely. It’s a self-described “computational knowledge engine” and while it’s not quite the Google killer some predicted, it has many potential uses – which makes it an exciting app to follow for us.10. Pubsubhubbub: With a name harder to say that ‘ReadWriteWeb,’ this new Google Code project has excited the web development community. It’s not a product, but a protocol. The project page describes it as a “simple, open, server-to-server web-hook-based pubsub (publish/subscribe) protocol as an extension to Atom (and RSS).” In laymans terms, it delivers your RSS feeds to you much quicker – in near real time. To understand the context of Pubsubhubbub and similar exciting initiatives more, read Marshall Kirkpatrick’s fine analysis of Distributed Social Networking.There you have it, the top 10 most exciting web apps and services according to the ReadWriteWeb community! Let us know your further thoughts in the comments.Here is the full list, a snapshot taken when the original post had 66 comments (sans links, but Google – or Bing – any app that catches your eye).Twitter 25Gmail 17Google Reader 11Google Wave 11Facebook 6Blip.fm 4Dropbox 4Hootsuite 4Wolfram Alpha 4Pubsubhubbub 3Scribd 3Seesmic 3Spotify 3WordPress 3Apture 2Boxee 2Delicious 2Flickr 2foursquare 2getsatisfaction 2Google 2last.fm 2PixelPipe 2Posterous 2Skype 2TweetDeck 2Xmarks 2Appboy Bespin Bit.ly Bloom Brightkite Caspio chi.mp Cliqset Deezer Digg Dizzler Dopplr Edmodo Evernote Feedly FriendFeed Gmail chat GMX Mail Google Analytics Google Analytics API Google APIs Google Docs Google insight Google Maps Google Notebook Google Voice Hype Machine Instant XRay Instapaper iWantMyName JaJah JobTitled Jolicloud Jott justbought.it Know Thy Congressman kreeo Lala Layar LinkedIn metafilter mint MobileMe My Name is E Nanovor Newsmap.jp Pachube Parade Peoplebrowsr PocketSmith Ponoko PopUrls Prezi Primal Fusion Salesforce Shapeways SocialText SoundCloud Sweetcron Tarpipe TimeXchange.net Tracer Tumblr tweetworks Twitterfall urtak W3C QA Toolbox XCODE Youtube Cat pic: Mr.Thomas Tags:#Features#Lists#Product Reviews#web richard macmanus A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Yesterday we asked what 3 web apps or services you find the most exciting right now. Not your 3 most used or favorite, but the apps that currently make you tingly with excitement. We got some great responses in the comments, so in this post we pick out our top 10 from your choices.We’ve chosen the 10 in two batches. Firstly, the services that got the most number of mentions. As expected, these are well known apps that millions of people are using (or will use when it’s launched, in the case of Google Wave). We didn’t want this to be purely a popularity contest though, so we’ve also selected 5 lesser known web apps or services. Those apps all got multiple mentions and in our estimation they’re each worthy of being labeled ‘exciting.’ Note: we offer the full list of apps voted for at the bottom of this post. Top 5 Apps1. Twitter 25 votes2. Gmail 17 votes3. Google Reader 11 votes4. Google Wave 11 votes5. Facebook 6 votesThis was fairly predictable, with Twitter well out in front. There’s been such excitement and activity around Twitter this year, that nobody could really argue against Twitter being the most exciting web or service around in 2009.Twitter was followed by no less than 3 Google products, one of them as yet unreleased! (Google Wave). This shows that Google still has that aura of being ‘exciting,’ at least with ReadWriteWeb’s early adopter readers. Facebook slipped in at number 5, so it too seems to have kept up its reputation for being innovative.Top 5 Lesser Known Apps6. Spotify (RWW coverage): this Swedish online music app is about to launch in the U.S. and is highly anticipated by that market. It’s so exciting that we’ve predicted it may even threaten Apple’s near monopoly iTunes product. We’ll have to wait and see what happens on that front, but Spotify certainly has a lot of people salivating! Other online music services mentioned multiple times in our poll were Blip.fm and last.fm.7. Dropbox: this was listed as one of ReadWriteWeb’s 5 Favorite Online Storage Services in September last year. At the time it had only just opened to the public, but it has since gained many fans. Its integration with the desktop is perhaps the most exciting feature of this product. Other features we like are the sharing of folders and preservation of every revision of every file.8. Seesmic: A number of Twitter clients were mentioned, like Hootsuite and TweetDeck. But one which has impressed us a lot in recent months has been Seesmic. In July we reported that Seesmic, previously only a desktop client, had released a web-based version and a new version of the Seesmic desktop. The web-based version of Seesmic recreates most of the features that are currently available in the desktop application. Our own Frederic Lardinois listed Seesmic Web as one of his 3 most exciting apps.last_img read more

In tandem with Teng, Banal doing what it takes to help Flying V

first_imgWhat ‘missteps’? But Banal, who was the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 PBA Draft, said he’s only thinking about ways to contribute for his squad.“I’m willing to do whatever it takes to help my team win,” he said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Everyone is collapsing on Jeron and we all know that he’s a scoring machine. When he was passing the ball, it just so happened that I’m open, so I’m just lucky that I’m making those shots. I’m just grabbing rebounds and tip-ins just to help my team win.”Banal showed his dedication to be Flying V’s junkyard dog as he took responsibility of stopping the Couriers’ high-scoring Robbie Herndon in the second half. 4th PVL MVP award inspires Valdez to push herself more Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Gab Banal. PBA IMAGESThrough three games, Gab Banal is proving to be the perfect complement for Jeron Teng in Flying V.Displaying a no-nonsense grit to pair up with Teng’s flash, the 26-year-old forward churned out his best game to date on Tuesday, firing 29 points, 11 rebounds, and four assists in the Thunder’s 107-96 victory over Wangs Basketball.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’center_img World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage MOST READ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “He scored 20 in the first half. That’s Kobe Bryant-like. So someone has to make that effort to stop him and I knew I had to stop this guy. Fortunately, I was able to do that. I think he wasn’t able to score against me,” said Banal, who limited Herndon to just four points in the final two quarters.With the Thunder flying high in the tourney with an immaculate 3-0 record, Banal believes that the team must stay the course and focus on the gameplan laid out by coach Eric Altamirano going forward.“You know the saying, ‘Why fix it if it ain’t broke.’ I guess we just have to focus on ourselves and keep doing what we’re doing. If we’ll have adjustments, it’s coach Eric’s job to do that and we’ll just follow him and listen to him. So far, I think he’s doing a good job cause we’re 3-0.”ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

3 days agoTottenham due Lo Celso boost this week

first_imgTottenham due Lo Celso boost this weekby Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham will receive a boost this week with the return of midfielder Giovanni Lo Celso.The Argentine, signed from Real Betis this past summer, has been out for two months with a hip injury.But manager Mauricio Pochettino confirmed on Monday that Lo Celso will be available for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Red Star Belgrade.Spurs are yet to win collect a win from Group B so far this season. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Balanced attack leads Ohio State mens basketball to 7666 victory over Michigan

OSU Sophomore forward Jae’Sean Tate (1) dribbles the basketball during a game against the Michigan Wolverines on Feb. 16 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won 76-66. Photo Credit: William Kosileski | Lantern Photographer Just about any coach appreciates the service of a star player, one who can strike fear in the opponent and take over a game at any given moment. It’s something that can be a huge asset in winning basketball games, especially against a conference rival.However, as the Ohio State men’s basketball team proved Tuesday night at the Schottenstein Center against Michigan, the one-man wrecking machine is not the only means to that end.Despite its leading scorers only putting up 13 points, OSU (17-10, 9-5) used double-digit scoring performances from five players to take care of Michigan (19-8, 9-5) 76-66 in the Big Ten matchup.“This was a great team win,” OSU coach Thad Matta said. “Guys made big plays when we needed them down the stretch. Some of the best teams I’ve had had like five guys averaging close to double figures.”Junior forward Marc Loving had a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds while sophomore forward Jae’Sean Tate added 13 points of his own, as OSU shot 54 percent to Michigan’s 39 to grab just its second win this season against a team ranked in the top 50 of the RPI.“I thought Marc was really dialed in,” Matta said. “The biggest thing I liked tonight was the way he got rebounds. He was out of his area, getting boards.”In the first 12 minutes of the game, seven different OSU players scored, with only freshman point guard A.J. Harris and redshirt sophomore shooting guard Kam Williams connecting more than once. While the team knew it would need someone to pick up more of the scoring load at some point, it could not argue with the results, as it took a 21-16 lead into the under-eight-minute timeout.“We wanted to come out and prove to ourselves that we could play well from the beginning,” Loving said. “We got out to a great start, and it’s always a sense of pride beating the team up north.”The miniature takeover finally arrived for the Buckeyes in the waning minutes of the first half, in the form of Tate.The sophomore scored three inside shots in the final two minutes of the half, including an and-1 bucket with 14 seconds left to help OSU grab a 36-28 lead at the half.In addition to Tate’s nine points, OSU received a significant contribution from its bench, where it led Michigan in points 14-5 in the first half. That was led by Harris’ and Williams’ six points each.OSU shot 50 percent in the opening 20 minutes, including buckets from eight of the 10 players to see the court, while Michigan was held to 33 percent. The Wolverines were led by junior guard Zak Irvin’s six points and four rebounds. He shot just 1-of-6 in the opening 20 minutes, though.Sometimes when one team shoots very hot in one half and the other can’t buy a bucket, the extended rest from halftime and the change in hoops to defend, turns that trend around completely.That was not the case as the teams geared up for the second half on Tuesday.The first-half percentages held the same in the early minutes, with OSU making three of its first six shots and Michigan making two of six. That enabled the Buckeyes to take a 10-point lead and forced the Wolverines into a quick timeout.A 7-0 run by the Wolverines to cut OSU’s lead to seven points briefly quieted the Schottenstein Center crowd of 17,088, but a 3-pointer on the other end by Loving followed by a Michigan travel quickly reset the tone of the game in the home team’s favor.“My teammates and coaches encouraged me to keep shooting,” Loving said. “They have a lot of confidence in me, so I feel like I should have a lot of confidence in myself.”And that is how the second half continued to go, with Michigan simply unable to sustain the offense needed to stick around, while OSU received solid contributions across the board.“Our mindset was totally different, our togetherness, and it showed,” Tate said. “We stayed with it, we actually grew up today, we showed we can keep a lead.”Redshirt sophomore center Trevor Thompson was the star of the second half for the Buckeyes, scoring 10 second-half points, including a pair of alley-oop finishes. Much like the first half, he was one of seven Buckeyes to score. “I think it’s difficult to guard us because we have that team that can — any given night, a guy can give you 20,” Tate said. “So I think it’s hard for another team to guard us. Nights like this, I think everybody’s happy.”Junior forward Mark Donnal ended up being Michigan’s top scorer, finishing with 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting.A major deficiency that the Scarlet and Gray cleaned up on Tuesday was free-throw shooting. Coming into the game shooting just 65.7 percent from the line as a team, OSU was 16-of-23 (73.9 percent) against the Wolverines.Senior guard Caris LeVert, one of the top players for the Wolverines, was unable to play on Tuesday with a leg injury. He indicated he would be good to go the day before the game after returning from the injury in the game prior, but the game-time decision by Michigan coach John Beilein was to hold him out.At halftime, former OSU guard Evan Turner had a video package played on the jumbotron before his No. 21 was unveiled in the Schottenstein Center rafters. Turner, with tears gathering in his eyes, addressed the crowd with a speech. He gave credit to several of his OSU teammates and coaches, as well as his family, for getting him where he did.“I really do appreciate every nice thing my teammates did for me and the Ohio State University did for me, it really doesn’t go unnoticed,” Turner said.The 2009-10 national player of the year sat courtside with current Boston Celtics teammate and fellow OSU alumnus Jared Sullinger. Other players who played with Turner at OSU, including Greg Oden, Dallas Lauderdale and Mark Titus attended the game, while William Buford, Jon Diebler and Matta prepared video statements.The Buckeyes’ next contest is set to come on the road in Lincoln, Nebraska, on Saturday to duel with the Cornhuskers. Tipoff against Nebraska is scheduled for 7 p.m. read more

Commentary Gator Bowl doesnt matter

Maybe I’m a pessimist, but the TaxSlayer.com Gator Bowl doesn’t matter for the Ohio State football team. The Jan. 2 game against the University of Florida is just the season finale of a sub-par drama. You see, bowl games normally have some combination of three purposes at OSU: 1. They’re a celebration for a successful regular season and a chance to send the seniors out on a happy note. 2. They can give momentum to the players returning for the next season and build excitement for what’s to come the following year. 3. They bring notoriety to the program. For the Buckeyes, the Gator Bowl matchup doesn’t have any purpose. By normal OSU standards, the season was a failure. The team has already lost as many games (six) in the 2011-12 season than they have in the previous three years combined. For the first time since 2003, OSU lost to arch-rival Michigan. And, the season was riddled with scandals and suspensions. This season isn’t one to celebrate. It’s one to forget. Even if the Buckeyes win, any momentum the team builds will be about as useful as a refrigerator in the arctic as OSU prepares to enter the 2012-13 season with a postseason ban. And no offense to the Gator Bowl, but let’s call this game what it is. It’s a matchup between two normally elite programs going through a transition stage put together because of OSU’s recent hire of Florida’s former coach, Urban Meyer. Whichever school wins this game will shove the trophy in the back of its trophy case behind its BCS hardware. Fans are feeling the same way. Ticket sales have been sluggish for both teams, but multiple reports have claimed that travel packages for the bowl game are selling slower than at any time in recent memory. The fact is, fans don’t want to celebrate the season either. Most of them wish OSU had self-imposed a bowl ban this year so the program could have avoided a ban next year when the Meyer era began. I’m sure people will tune into the game, I’m sure the players will play hard and I’m sure many of the coaches going into their final game on staff will do their best to make the best out of a bad situation. But at the end of the day, the outcome and the game itself is meaningless. read more

Shaqiri expects fierce battle against Manchester City

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri insists he’s expecting a fierce battle when the club travel to the Etihad Stadium to face Manchester City on Thursday.Pep Guardiola’s men are one of only three teams to have stopped the Reds from winning in the league this season, and could even have taken all three points when they visited Anfield earlier in the season, with Riyad Mahrez missing a late penalty.The Premier League champions won 5-0 when both sides met at the Etihad in the league last season, but Liverpool won both fixtures when they faced off in the UEFA Champions League in April.“For us we don’t go there to take Man City out of the race, we go there for a Premier League game,” Shaqiri told reporters, as quoted by Goal.Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“We go there to make a good performance first of all and try to win games. That’s the only goal that we have. There are no other things in our minds at the moment. We just have to keep going, to work hard every day in training to win games. I’m sure when we keep going like this we are going to be very successful.”“We play very good football, very successful football and we are in a very good way to be very successful.”“Everything can happen this season but it’s a long way to go. We have closed this [Arsenal] game, and in a few days we have another one to go. We are going to go again.”last_img read more

One Stop Shop shut down new system and staff coming

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp PNP Administration denies more money to Helen Garlick SIPT Recommended for you Impressive opening for Long Bay High; PNP Administration breaks ground on Phase II Related Items:one stop shop, pnp administration, sammy been building Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 07 Aug 2015 – The one stop shop concept will be dismantled according to the PNP Administration and the government is prepared to hire more immigration workers to repair the reputation of the office beleaguered by customer complaints. During that press conference yesterday, it was explained by Premier Rufus Ewing that mounting complaints about slow service and lack of customer service have forced the break-down of the old immigration structure.Hon Ewing said an additional 8-10 staff will be hired, trained and staffed at the new Samuel Been Building on Airport Road which is currently undergoing retrofitting. New Passport process ready says Govt Use TCI passportlast_img read more

Hategroup fliers found on SDSU campus

first_img 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Days ahead of the start of classes at San Diego State University, fliers and stickers supporting a white nationalist hate group were found around campus on Thursday.The materials were posted at the Women’s Resource Center and the Pride Center. The university said they immediately began the process of taking the materials down.A statement from the university read in part: “Further, the university denounces white nationalist hate groups and any form of action or conduct that serves to incite hatred or intolerance, which are inconsistent with SDSU’s community values of diversity and inclusion. Our campus community is one that deeply values and respects diversity, difference and inclusion.”Similar flyers were also found on San Jose State University’s campus earlier this month. KUSI Newsroom, Hate-group fliers found on SDSU campus Posted: August 23, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom August 23, 2019last_img read more

College Fair To Offer Variety Of New Educational Institutions

first_imgKPBSD Erkeneff: “They walk around with their bag and they’ve gotten information and they’ll say ‘Oh my gosh, I want to do more of that, I’m excited about that.’ Or, ‘Wow, I really kind of thought I might want to do this but after asking questions and talking to somebody, I am ruling that out.’ So it’s both an opportunity to look at doors that might open and to eliminate some choices.” Pegge Erkeneff with the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District says the 9th annual college fair is free and open to any KPBSD students and their parents. KPBSD Erkeneff: “Juniors and seniors in KPBSD schools talk to their counsellors, and we’re bussing students in, they’ve got different schedules. And also, any students that are in Connections- our homeschool, IDEA, or Cook Inlet Academy are also welcome to come and sign in at the door.” Erekeneff said students can prepare for the college fair by thinking of questions they want to ask as well as checking out the list of educational institutions in case they want to plan their college fair visit. The College Fair will be Tuesday, October 16, from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in the Kenai Central High School gymnasium. She added that each year students often tell her that the fair is not only a great way to gain information but also to narrow down next level education options. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The ninth annual Kenai Peninsula College Fair will be held next week in Kenai and the School District has added a variety of educational institutions.last_img read more