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Year: 2010 will not be shut down

There has been rumours swirling around after slides of a Yahoo! meeting was exposed, suggesting that, a very well-known bookmarking service will be shut down. Naturally I was worried about the issue as I myself am an active user as well. However, since the news was not officially from Yahoo! I decided to sit back and await an official confirmation. As it turns out, I was not disappointed. Yahoo! has finally come out with an official statement saying that they are not planning to shut down, but will consider selling it instead.

No real reason for me to panic, after all. I will still continue using until further notice.


Afraid of the competition?

A local blog aggregator once touted as the “PPS Killer” (I am not going to name it, since I don’t believe in bad-mouthing the “competitor”) has banned PPS’ feeds from their system. I wonder if they are afraid of the “competition”?

Frankly the only reason I added PPS’ feed to their aggregator is because I can. I don’t really think highly of their service, since it just republishes feeds automatically with no community participation attached to it. Not to mention that it loads really slow. But I consider it a compliment for PPS to be banned from their service. I think they must be afraid of the new PPS revamp. Truth be told, however, I never considered it to be a serious “competitor” to PPS, even when PPS was down for three months.


Ego-thumping PayPal?

These days, whenever I log into my PayPal account I tend to see this notice in the transition window.

Not sure whether this ego-thumping attempt from PayPal is supposed to flatter their users, but I for one am not. In fact it comes across to me as quite arrogant, considering the horror stories they tell about PayPal. Not that I have any problems with PayPal now….but c’mon, is this the impression you want to send out to your users?


SEO and Internet Marketing Forums

Finally I did what I’ve always wanted to do for a very long time: start my very own SEO and Internet Marketing Forums. There were previous attempts made by myself in the past to work on a forum, but it was either put off or lay dormant due to other commitments at the time. Well now the timing could not have come at a better time, since I’ve decided to stay away from other forums for the time being to focus on developing and managing my forum.

So I hope that you will come and take a look at the forum, for as the slogan goes, “We Make The Web!”.

53 Comments is now open to all

Google have now officially announced that they have opened their URL shortener as a public service to all users. Previously, the service was only used internally for Google-related links and can be generated only from the Google toolbar or any service from Google. Now that Google has opened up their service, this is yet a new addition to their range of online internet products.

Personally, I believe that this is a testament to the fact that URL shorteners are not going away anytime soon and Google recognises the fact that such a service is needed for users to share links in a more convenient and memorable way. As it is, I did start my own online URL shortener service sometime last year, and it is still going on strong. I probably can tap into the market further with more promotions, now that Google is making aware of the existence of URL shorteners.