"The techies in attendance were starry-eyed for all things mobile, picking Nitobi’sPhoneGap, an open-source tool for building mobile apps, as the People’s Choice winner. Life-tracking site zeaLOG was a close second."
Features to make GMail even more helpful such as Goggles, which makes you solve math to make sure you are still awake or sober before you send mail ; the addict feature forces you to take a 15 minute break by blocking your screen; and still others useful such as the recent addition of texting from a chat session.
But the emphasis is on experimental - as Google says these features are experimental and:
They may break at any time.
Similarly, they may disappear temporarily or permanently.
They may work so well that they graduate and become regular features.
"How good is the system? Good enough that the New York Jets signed an
exclusive contract with the company that prohibits any other team in
the AFC East from signing up to use it this year. The software passed
an unexpected test when Brett Favre was traded to the Jets right before
training camp and needed a crash course in the Jets offense. The team
credited Huddle with getting the legend up to date. The Cornhuskers,
and a handful of high school teams, are also using the system.
At the heart of Huddle is the ability to watch game footage from the
comfort of one's couch. Teams capture and log their video using their
standard methods; Huddle seamlessly, and immediately, offers the video
on its shared site. Just like the Blackberry freed the businessman from
the cube, Huddle lets players leave the video room. Coaches can log
into their accounts and tag video with telestrations,
voice, and text. They can then send those clips to players for their
review or even create tests, to check just how well a player knows the
playbook or realizes his in-game mistakes. Diagrams can be created
using Xbox-like technology and then linked to video examples."
"While e-commerce sites tend to derive recommendations from a mix of information
about users' browsing and purchasing habits and information about the items for
sale, Digg's system, much like the site itself, places its trust in the wisdom
The Big Daddy event kicked off today in San Francisco. While people are still arguing about what exactly Web 2.0 is, it is also time to celebrate the hundreds of creative companies launched in the lat few years.