We've been using Web Trends 5.0 for the past two years to report our clients' monthly stats and will be moving on to the new and improved (sic) Web Trends Enterprise 7.0 - the big Kahuna....I've noticed that when comparing stats results between 5.0 and 7.0, the figures reported by 7.0 seem higher by anywhere between 3 and 14 percent.
I am impressed by this gizmo. Sony have launched a new Electronic Book Reader. They bill themselves as trying to do for e-books what Apple has done for downloadable digital music. They claim it will make reading copy as easy as reading directly off the printed page.
An RSS start up by the name of Attensa recently received 12 million dollars in funding, and promises to offer social recommending features and news clustering within their feed reader service. Here is a brief description:
Think Digg is cool? Want to make a similar site? Try Pligg, the free open source equivalent to Digg. I doubt the technology will scale well in many fields (can't imagine a weight loss Digg being full of anything but spam, for exampe) but the concept seems cool and I may have a play with it soon. Other than the potential of getting sued the user generated content and collaborative editing seems like a great idea, especially if you subscribe to hundreds of feeds.
A while ago we mentioned how Google thought people who viewed Google FireFox toolbar source code were scammers. Google, continuing to support open sourced software, recently launched a Firefox Blogger comments extension and made against the TOS to modify the code.
With receding federal spending university research labs are reaching out to more corporate sponsors. Bizarre to see Google and MicroSoft working together on distributed computing research, but apparently they are.