• Ask Partners with Digg to Launch BigNews

    Ask Partners with Digg to Launch BigNews

    As we reported earlier today — being one of the first to predict its likeliness — the rumour that Ask and Digg are partnering together for a social news service has come true. Well, kind of. Ask launched BigNews this morning, a Google News/Techmeme/Newsvine-style news aggregating service that incorporates a Digg section showing top 5
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  • Facebook Opens People Search to Public

    Facebook Opens People Search to Public

    This morning Facebook announced that is opening up its people search feature to the public. Essentially, this means anyone — without having a Facebook account — will be able to go to Facebook’s homepage and search for a person’s name. While Facebook’s search feature has always been closed to the extent that it only reveals
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  • Powerset Launches Semantic Wikipedia Search to Public

    Powerset Launches Semantic Wikipedia Search to Public

    “Finally, something!” are the cheers in Silicon Valley this morning. Powerset, the mega-hyped underdog Google killer semantic play, has finally launched a working demo of its product. While the search engine has been in closed beta for some quite now, this is the first time it has unveiled any of its technology to the public.
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  • Gaiam Acquires World-Changing Social Network Zaadz

    Gaiam Acquires World-Changing Social Network Zaadz

    The environmentally friendly/world-changing social network, Zaadz just found themselves becoming a “child company” (avoiding the word ‘acquisition’) to the lifestyle media company Gaiam. No price was disclosed. According to the Zaadz founder, “I had a vision of creating the most inspiring and empowering community in the world: an online oasis where we could support one
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