New Web 2.0 Services to Try Out Now
Mashups and More
Intel's Mash Maker is a browser extension (for either Firefox or Internet Explorer) that lets you combine data from diverse Web sites on a single page, even if you're not technically adept. For example, you can match up Google Maps with any site that lists addresses--say, OpenTable.com's restaurant listings.
Here's my news story prior to Mash Maker's beta launch--and here's
Tungle is an Outlook add-on dedicated to simplifying the process of negotiating a mutually agreeable time for a meeting. It performs this task
Triggit is a niche application for sites that struggle to manage and display ads from Google and other online ad services. Once you've signed up, a small line of Triggit code placed anywhere on your site creates a button that launches the app, which has a
Triggit is not to be confused with TripIt, an online travel planning aide. Once you've set up your TripIt account, you can forward your travel confirmation e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. In response,
We've saved one of the best for the last. Drop.io, an all-purpose file-sharing and communications service, delivers instant gratification. No registration is required: Just go to the site and type in a name (or a random collection of letters and numbers) to create a "drop"--in effect,
You can also type notes or add URLs. Drop.io catalogs everything neatly, by content type. You can then share the drop URL (it will be something like 'www.drop.io/dennypcw') with friends or colleagues, who can grab the content.
But there's more. You can send text messages from a mobile phone to your Drop.io e-mail address. Your friends can leave you voice mail by calling a phone number listed on the drop. And you can set up a teleconference, again by referring to a number shown on your drop. People can even send you a fax by using a provided cover sheet.
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