Its a rather rainy Thursday in San Francisco. I am busy finishing up a story rewrite, so perhaps won’t get to the big stuff (BellSouth comments, cable ala carte debacle and e911) stuff till much later. However, for your amusement some latest developments that can be summed up in a few links, and fewer words.
* Skype 1.4 for Mac is available for download as well. Interesting feature: “Pausing of iTunes when a call comes in.” In response to previous Skype post, Ben Metcalfe left a great comment earlier: “If you don’t want others to provide true value-added services that could potentially eclipse your own base-product, than perhaps you shouldn’t provide an API. ”
* In a video chat, John Doerr sizes the Web 2.0 boom. and well its not the “greatest money making opportunity ever” but instead he quasi trashes bloggers by saying – there are more bloggers than blog readers. Err isn’t that the point! Paul Kedrosky says, “I would have expected Doerr to skip the easy putdown and dig deeper.”
* Google Talk has its own blog. Yeah, but do they have anything new to talk about?
* Did you know that more than Linux, tabbed browsing is a threat to Microsoft. “… takes away user attention from the taskbar, to the browser tabs. This makes users do more on the internet via the browser.” Good point Venkatesh! Check out this extension for Firefox (it like Expose for your firefox) and you realize that it all makes sense.