Computers, Technology

Yahoo! Pipes is great, isn’t it?

Yahoo! have launched a new service called Pipes. It allows you take user input, grab web feeds, do clever stuff to the result and output it either as RSS or JSON – all with a nice graphical interface. I had a quick play with it and decided there was loads of potential for this. Although I couldn’t really think of any specific examples…

But I’m sure people will start coming up with cool stuff eventually 🙂

Computers, Google, Technology

Yahoo and MSN getting jiggy with it

It was announced a while ago, but this morning MSN Messenger announced it to me personally (well it game me a popup)… MSN Messenger and Yahoo! Messenger users can now chat to each other using either’s client.

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This is presumably a way to try and stop the multi-network clients that are becoming more popular and taking advertising revenue from the two of them. Well sort of. It’s more likely an attempt to stop Google’s attempt to spread a free and open IM network.