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Saturday, December 11, 2010

Monetize Your Blog : A New Pay-Per-Post Program

Every one wants to make money from blog ,and you must be heard that you can monetize your blog with posts  now i am going to say you about a new program which allow you to make money from posts !!

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Thursday, December 9, 2010

FoursqWAR turns Foursquare into a turf war

TNW Quick Look

FoursqWAR is a strategy battle game built on top of Foursquare’s API.


Imaginative use of the Foursquare API.Nicely presented.“Civvy” features let you use it for standard Foursquare checkins too.


Only works well when friends are playing.Finding occupied buildings to challenge can be tough.The details:

It’s great when developers build something a bit different with a popular API and FoursqWAR from Irish developers Project Zebra is one such example. This iPhone game sees players compete to reach the top of a leaderboard by ‘attacking’ and ‘defending’ different Foursquare locations.

Selecting a location from the map view, you can occupy it with troops if it’s empty or you can attack if it’s occupied by another player’s forces. Through winning battles and occupying more buildings you gain points thus nudging you up the leaderboard.

Although you start the game with a small number of infantry troops, you’re able to swap them for stronger forces like humvees, a mortar team, bomb technicians and even John Rambo himself. In-app purchases can be used to boost your squadron further if you want a further boost.

The game is nicely presented, with a fittingly smart, military look and Apple Gamer Center medals to earn as you gain experience. Handy ‘Civvy’ options allow you to check in and view normal Foursquare data for each location in addition to playing the game.

The only real problem with FoursqWAR is that if you’re in an area where there aren’t any other players, it’s not much fun. While testing the game I found one location that had already been occupied, and there’ currently no way of telling enemy occupied locations from vacant ones without tapping on each one manually.

That said, if it sounds like fun and you can get a few local friends involved, FoursqWAR could be great fun.

The game is currently available for free, although a charge will be applied soon. So, it’s worth grabbing quickly if you’d like to give it a go. [iTunes App Store link]


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Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested In London

Sky News has confirmed that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London.

Assange was arrested by the Metropolitan Police on a European Arrest Warrant, on behalf of the Swedish authorities over allegations he sexually assaulted two women in Sweden.

It is thought that the Wikileaks founder was arrested by appointment at 9:30am and is due to appear at City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court later today.

You can’t go minutes without hearing something regarding Wikileaks with today being no exception. The whistleblowing website has been subject to intense criticism from governments all over the world when it published confidential cables sent between senior US military officials just over a week ago.

The website then experienced minor downtime when EasyDNS pulled its DNS services that supported the site. Whilst the site remained available via direct IP addresses, Wikileaks immediately set about moving its operation to Switzerland, re-emerging with a new domain.

In an effort to keep its acquired information readily accessible even while under duress the site started accepting mass mirroring across domains around the world. The list of mirrors which you can be found here currently lists over 355 sites with a number of them including IPV6 protocol.

Assange must must appear before the Magistrates court before 12.30pm, unless a judge gives permission for a later hearing. It is thought that he is still not aware of the full allegations against him.

More as it happens.


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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Laughing out Loud in Asia: Why is the www so funny in Japan?

We’re all familiar with internet slang.  We’ve all LOLed with the rest of them at the latest online joke or witty tweet.  If it was really funny, we may even have ROFLMAOed as well. Then, when we disappear mid-chat most of us will send a simple BRB  to cover our absence, which TBH, is much better than telling the truth about our trip to the toilet.

But, these are all anglocentric acronyms and abbreviations, they’re based on the English language.

In Asia, as in Europe, the internet has much more fragmented than in, say North America.  English may still be dominant but, in the social networks and chat-rooms, local languages hold sway and all have their own unique abbreviations for commonly used phrases.

This short list will enable you to scan the forums and, at least, work out if what’s being discussed is funny or not.   Often, where western internet slang is based on abbreviations and acronyms based on the first letters of a phrase, Asian slang, because of the pictographic nature of the languages, is based on homonyms, i.e. the sound of a word. This especially so in China where a whole numerical chat language has developed based on the sounds of the numbers used.

So, in no particular order, here’s The Next Web’s guide on how to LOL in Asia.


www –  In Japanese, the word for laugh is warau so www is literally an abbreviation for laugh laugh laugh.orz – This is actually an emoticon.  The meaning is disappointment, failure or despair. The image, formed by the letters is of somebody bowing in despair (the o is the head, the r is the arms and the z is the legs).wktk – waku waku teka teka “just can’t wait” (for what’s happening next).ksk - kasoku, literally acceleration or hurry up.


^^ – LOL or happy face based on ^_^???  and ??? are usually used to indicate laughter. ‘?’,  represents a “k” sound, and ‘?’ represents an “h” sound.


555 - LOL, the sound of 5 in Thai is ‘ha’ so 555 is literally hahaha.


??? – LOL, like the Thai 555, this Chinese homonym sounds like hahaha.  However, if you see…555 – it means crying in China, literally wuwuwu.88 – Many Chinese chats end with 88, pronounced Ba Ba or Bye Bye.520 – Wu Er Ling, often used because it sounds like Wo Ai Ni, I Love you.  But be careful not to mix up the numbers because…250 – Means ‘idiot’ and could lead to a sudden 88.

I hope this short list has raised a smile.  If you have your own favourites from the region that you’d like me to add, get in touch via the comments below.  Are you in Singapore, Malaysia or Indonesia? I’d love to be able to add some internet slang from your countries too.

TTFN, 88.


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Sky Songs closes, service “unable to reach a large enough customer base”

BSkyB’s Sky Songs music subscription service is to close, just over a year after the service launched as another high-profile competitor to Apple’s dominant iTunes platform and popular streaming service Spotify.

Sky Songs launched as an ad-free service, offering 5 million tracks initially for a flat fee of £6.49 per month, with a second subscription available at £7.99. As the service faltered, BSkyB reduced its pricing, offering the service for as low as £4.99.

The company has admitted that the music service was “unable to reach a large enough customer base”, even with the backing of all the major music labels, EMI, Universal, Sony and Warner, something that Spotify, one of its main competitors has up to now failed to do. Whereas Spotify offered unlimited streaming of tracks, coupled with advertising, to non-paying customers, Sky Songs restricted users to 30 seconds, offering a download service should users want to listen to the entire song.

Virgin Media was said to be in talks with Spotify to deliver a streaming service for the UK company whilst it prepared to launch its own service. It is almost a matter of time until Apple moves its iTunes music service to the cloud, allowing users to take their downloaded music wherever they go. With its own service not penetrating the market BSkyB has seen the potential competition and decided it should exit the market before it loses too much revenue.

Sky Songs customers will no longer have any payments taken from their accounts, according to an email from the company, with the service closing on February 7.

A Sky spokesman said:

“We’ve taken the difficult decision to close Sky Songs. Although we are extremely proud of the service we built and the experience it offers, we just didn’t see the consumer demand we’d hoped for.

“As Sky Songs demonstrates, we’re a business that takes risks and innovates, but at the same time, we’re pragmatic and act decisively when a new venture isn’t working out.”


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Google Maps on Android to get dynamic and 3D building rendering, offline maps

Google’s head of Android development showed off a new version of Google Maps for Android that will be rolling out within the next few days that looks like a significant improvement.

The largest improvement will be the inclusion of dynamic rendering of the map – replacing the slower and jerkier tiles based maps. This will not only lead to much smoother zooming and swiping, but place titles, street names, etc will also be dynamically resized which will make reading easier as well.

The new Maps will also support tilting (using the phone’s accelerometer we’re assuming) so that maps can be viewed at a ‘bird’s-eye’ angle, and about 50 cities will also feature 3D buildings.

Another major feature will be the addition of offline maps, which will be stored on the phone. However, the app will only store maps for areas that you frequent (based on your location activity we’re assuming), and will be updated every time you visit that area, according to the New York Times report. Another added bonus: turn-by-turn navigation should continue to work even if you don’t have a wireless signal in an area you already have a stored map.

Yet another cool feature of the new interface will be the ability for the map to rotate based on the direction you are facing (using the compass of course) as well as being able to rotate around locations from different angles (like in Google Earth) on multi-touch enabled phones.

As we mentioned, this update is rolling out for Android first and will require more recent phones to enable all of the new features. Engadget was able to get a list from Google of all the phones that will support all of the new features, with the brand new Nexus S of course being one of them. They are the: Galaxy S; Droid; Droid X; Droid 2; Droid Incredible; Evo; Nexus S; and G2.

Frankly, we can’t wait to see this update in action.


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The ISBN for wines, AVIN hits the 30 million wine labels

30 million wine labels that include wine name, region and varietals, along with other data, on a QR code, from 150 different wine producers – that’s the milsetone recently hit by AVIN, an “ISBN for wines” cataloging system.

AVIN is a unique 13 digit number, acting like an open standard and used for tracking wine, for over 25,000 different wines from 7,500 wineries. It’s been sponsored and financially supported for over three years now by Adegga (a wine social network).

We had a recent talk with AndrĂ© Ribeirinho, AVIN founder, where he told us that AVIN is building up a board of wine producers people to assure that the project will be sustained in the future, along with the needed independence to run it. Also AndrĂ© thinks that the QR Code, one of the two ways to represent the AVIN,  will be a non issue on the near future due to the widespread use in Europe and USA.

AVIN was created due to the fact that the bar code, already present on every bottle, isn’t unique – since different years have the same bar code – and it couldn’t retain essential wine information neither it’s web friendly. So, with a smartphone you can scan and extract information from the wine label itself. Wineries will be able to create and change their own code database information, through the AVIN API which will be soon public.


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10 Canadian Startups You Should Know About

Canada is ripe with startups, but being a huge country it’s easy to miss some of the really cool ones that we should be keeping an eye on. With the help of some friends (David Crow and Jeremy Wright), I came up with a list of some of the startups we should all have on our radar. These aren’t all new startups, or “hot” startups, or “whatever” startups, but they all are doing something interesting that we should have our eyes on (in no particular order, btw):

1) ThoughtFarmer: Maybe Intranets aren’t sexy or really cool or getting huge headlines, but the fact of the matter is that lots of companies use them. Maybe “use” is too mild a word…rely might be better. ThoughtFarmer has been doing a lot of really, really cool things under the radar for years now. Recently they launched version 4.0 of their Intranet toolkit, which makes the things I wanted to do with an Intranet 10 years ago, child’s play. ThoughtFarmer’s focus is leveraging social media and social connections to make an Intranet stronger. ThoughtFarmer runs on the Microsoft suite of tools (.NET, SQLServer, Sharepoint, etc) and is a system well worth the look.

2) Roll your own microblogging server? Need I say more? There are two parts to this pretty interesting product. First is the hosted service, which can even be white labelled , you can run something like (which I do have, btw) to have a personal Twitter-like environment (that can connect and cross post to Twitter as well). Second is the install yourself option, which has become popular enough large hosts (like Dreamhost) are offering it as a “one-click” install. Why do we need this? Because while Twitter is great, if you wanted to build something private or custom, or even just more of your own you need the tools to do it. This is the tool. might also be our best hope for a decentralized, interconnected microblogging system independent of Twitter (like how email is today).

3) Shopify: So you want to sell stuff online. Like, dunno, Angry Birds stuffed toys, but you don’t want to mess with having to build the online store and such (eeewww code! Ewwww!) how might you do that? Well I’d Shopify is your answer. Shopify lets you quickly make a entire online store, complete with templates, and the connectors needed to receive payments. Yeah, I said templates. From the looks of things, it looks like most people could have a functioning store up in an evening (or maybe a weekend). Shopify is a hosted service, so you don’t need to know how things need to be set up to work, they are just supposed to work.

4) Geotoko: I profiled these folks for Launch Party 10 earlier in December. Their business is simple, help other businesses manage all the location claims, offers, and deals for the various location services (Foursquare, Facebook Places, Gowalla, and others) as well as provide metrics across all the services to see which ones work best for you, with which user segments. Location services might be fun for consumers, but they are starting to mean business to businesses. The problem is that the location service area is very fragmented without an overwhelming leader right now. It’s not like just using AdWords for online ads. Geotoko is trying to take the pain out of having your business be involved in location services buy just consolidating and managing it for you.

5) HootSuite: I know that I have a soft spot for HootSuite, but from the 20,000 foot level, looking at other Twitter apps out there, HootSuite is rolling out more features faster than anyone else. They are a busy shop, no doubt. HootSuite seems to be on a flight path for becoming a central social media dashboard for the social media junkie. They aren’t without their challenges. The recent move to the freemium model is ruffling more than a few feathers, but maybe this is just a bump in the road? Regardless HootSuite’s suite of tools are pretty hard to beat for cohesiveness and connectedness, I’m looking forward to what’s next from them.

6) Another startup I talked about recently, is selling things that people don’t often buy online— toiletries—and seem to be doing a darn good job of it. Maybe selling stuff that people need for a good price (and hello, free shipping in Canada!), isn’t sexy, but just ask Amazon how well it’s working out for them.

7) Freshbooks: I’ve a Freshbooks user for years. Freshbooks is pretty much the only thing that made sure I got paid regularly over the last three years (recurring invoices FTW). While they have expanded their project management tools and such, their core is still easy, painless invoicing.

8) CommunityLend: Working from the idea that sometimes people need a loan for lots of reasons and for lots of other reasons a bank won’t lend them the money. Maybe it’s to start a company or go to school or pay off some debts, but the factors that banks use to decide if a person should be lend money are strict (and for good reason). But what if other factors could be considered, some of the more human things? This is where CommunityLend comes in. CommunityLend is a peer-to-peer lending program (BC, ON, and QC only) where people are loaning to people. You still have to go through the credit check and such, but that isn’t the final word. Also, lenders compete to lend you money, so it isn’t a matter of “take or leave it” it becomes, what’s the best offer. It might not be the whole solution, but it certainly could be part of it.

9) Mobio: Have you noticed that QR codes are finally starting to crop up in North America? Yeah me too. Well Mobio is working on tools and apps to make QR codes more interesting, dynamic, oh and profitable. Mobio first started to get into interesting QR code waters with connecting QR codes to payments. Get your bill at a restaurant, scan the QR code and the credit card tied to your account is billed. That was the start, Mobio is making QR codes more dynamic by putting a server between the code and the destination letting one QR code go different places long after the code was created. Ah flexibility in QR, that’s handy.

10) Mobify: So have you used your smartphone to browse a website lately? Cool. Now, have you built a mobile-optimized version of a site? Yeah I didn’t think so. Right then, making a mobile version of a site can be a pain. Oh what about commerce on devices that don’t support Flash? Ah, the plot thickens. Mobify has these things under control. They have their own set of technologies to make sites mobile savvy, without you having to mess up your own site. Mobify got our attention in Vancouver by making the first mobile app for our transit system. They’ve seen how the market is changing and have expanded in the last year into mobile commerce. Not bad, not bad at all.

Now, there is no doubt in my mind that there are a lot more than 10 great startups out there. These are the ones I think are particularly cool. Have others? Please, post them in the comments!


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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

New Twitter Worm on the loose, don’t click suspicious links. Details here.

Updates at the foot of the post.

There’s a worm spreading rapidly across twitter. It appears to be a tweet with no text but just a URL. A twitter search highlights the extent of the problem.

The URL appears to be identical: on every tweet but it’s highly likely that it will alter itself at some point.

What we’ve been able to learn is that the worm seems to be either creating or using a number of spam/newer accounts – that said a few influentials have also tweeted the URL. The results of the search only go back about 6 hours, so it hasn’t been around that long and appears to stem from

More interesting is this screenshot from a tool that lets you check the full URLs behind short ones. It apparently redirects to Very odd.

Update: Nils Geylen posted the following in the comments section, highlighting that attackers look to have compromised a legitimate French furniture website and then loaded forwarding scripts to take users to a number of different malicious domains which look to serve malware: (without the extra m: oppement instead of oppmement) is a regular French site selling design furniture of some sort. The bit after the slash of course redirects to various exe or php files on several other domains (e.g. or then results in a 404 for that file. But at the source for that page and it’s empty. Tried this on a secondary Linux machine. Not sure what was supposed to happen.

Update 2: There are a number of tweets showing up in many users’ streams that are advertising the service Fllwrs, all links are cloaked using the domain shortener. If you see a tweet in your stream that says the following, its best to stay away from it:

Just found the easiest way to track who follows and unfollows you –

At the moment, we are not sure if the two links are related. If you have found yourself to be compromised by this service then you should head to and revoke access for Fllwrs. To do this, head into: Settings -> Connections -> Find Fllwrs and REVOKE ACCESS!


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Bebo fights back with Chatroulette-style ‘bChat’

Remember Bebo? It’s back and it wants to get you chatting to strangers.

Bebo used to be the default social network for schookids and those who hadn’t discovered Myspace yet. That is until Facebook turned up and the kids moved on. With dwindling traffic, previous owner AOL offloaded Bebo to London-based Criterion Capital Partners earlier this year and now it’s starting to fight back.

The first stage of the plan is the launch of a Chatroulette-style video chat service called bChat. The service is a branded version of vChatter, a ‘family friendly’ version of the ‘random video chat’ format which we covered recently.

Just like with the standard version of vChatter, bChat uses an “advanced matching process” to connect Bebo users to new people based on a number of characteristics, such as their social preferences, geography, age and interests.

Unlike ChatRoulette, where the ‘anything goes’ policy quickly turned it into a rather seedy place to visit, bChat promises to be much safer. In addition to being able to report abuse, vChatter’s platform makes random screening by moderators easy to do.

The move is part of a wider, rolling programme of changes to Bebo reported on today by The Telegraph. New Bebo CEO Adam Levin told the newspaper  that the site is now all about self-expression. “I think we can coexist really well with Facebook as Bebo is a platform now focused on self-expression. Not everyone wants to be on a platform where their Mum and Dad are members.”

Can Bebo turn its fortunes around? Myspace, another former success story looking to get back on top, recently launched a new design and integration with Facebook and yet we’re still not 100% certain what it actually wants to be. Bebo is going to need one compelling product if it’s going to lure its members back from the temptations of Facebook.


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