Josiah Cole

Web design, development and general tech.

TripAdvisor Acquires Where I’ve Been; Are They Crazy?

Trip Advisor is reportedly paying $3,000,000 for a free application, that runs on another free application (at the pleasure of the latter app). Are they crazy or does this make business sense? Hmmm, they now own the #1 and #2 apps in this category on Facebook and are displaying a new trend in tech spending. Read More

FEEDJIT: The 10 Hour Internet Startup

Via the *new* Hacker News I found FEEDJIT, a widget sort of thing that displays incoming and outgoing traffic including destination. The more important story here however was that this ‘jit was created in only 10 hours. I could roll a startup out in less time than that, but it would have to include less Read More

Bebo Social Network Top in UK … For Now

I tend to think Steve isn’t going out on a limb much here in predicting that Facebook will overtake both MySpace and Bebo to take the UK Social Networking crown. Bebo (design wise) looks very much like YouTube, and not knowing the history here I can’t comment as to why. clipped from Steve O’Hear Read More

Shopify Marketplace; All Your Products Are Belong to Us

I’ve always like Shopify’s business model, and their product (although I’ve never used it). Mashable has the info on their new marketplace which I think is genius. Genius mostly because it’s a similar idea I’ve had for one of the projects I’m currently working on. It’s not a shopping cart product but a similar model Read More

Pibb is Now Embeddable

I’m on the fence when it comes to Pibb, but they are in the right area (and led by some smart people) with their new embeddable chat/thread code for WordPress blogs. I don’t think I have enough audience to warrant using Pibb for my posts, but it would be a viable replacement for commenting. I Read More