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MG Siegler
More countries for iPhone
6 countries today - goal 12 countries, strech goal 25 - MG Siegler
how'd we do - MG Siegler
hey it's like risk :) - MG Siegler
It's a small world playing - MG Siegler
LOTS of countries - MG Siegler
people clapping along to song - MG Siegler
yes Latvia! - MG Siegler
is that the annoying small world song? - Frederic
I can has iPhone nao? - Andre Heinrichs
35 and counting - MG Siegler
44 - MG Siegler
50 - MG Siegler
Lalala. Something to hear... - Andre Heinrichs
everywhere? - Frederic
so many african countries - MG Siegler
can anyone see if Colombia is in the list? - felix
cheers for india australia - MG Siegler
Please, people don't scream that loud. - Andre Heinrichs
70 countries - huge - MG Siegler
@felix - I've already seen a bunch in Colombia :) - Frederic
I'm SOO waiting for September when this baby launches in India! - Parth Awasthi from twhirl
Did I hear 70 countries? - Andre Heinrichs
@Frederic, ahh nice! When I went last year wasn't so good... Glad it'll be better next time! Hopefully AT&T makes some deals with them. :) - felix
Crap, not yet in Israel... At least not here: - Eitan Burcat
@Subhasish Vodafone's press statement a couple of months back was generic w.r.t. SE Asia which was assumed to include India. Bharati made an official press release with Tim Cook that they will be launching in India in partnership. What puzzles me is the speeds that they will be able to support on their networks. popular high speed 3G technologies are CDMA based, UMTS & HSDPA: Though this was in the print edition of yesterdays BS, I can't find it online. - Parth Awasthi
Considering that I am a very frequent user even with crappy GPRS speeds on my crummy (for browsing) SE; I will appreciate anything that is even trivially better. - Parth Awasthi from twhirl
Eitan Burcat
Daily Todo Is a Simple To-Do Manager for Recurring Tasks [Todo] -
Genius! - Eitan Burcat
Eitan Burcat
Map Your Foursquare Check-Ins to Google Maps [Location] -
Amazing! - Eitan Burcat
Eitan Burcat
The Top Idea in Your Mind -
A Very good post. - Eitan Burcat
Eitan Burcat
The Top Idea in Your Mind -
A Very good post. Made me think. - Eitan Burcat
Eitan Burcat
GQueues Is a Google-Oriented Task Manager [Task Manager] -
I need my todos also when I'm off line, and to fire them up with no need for a browser... Nothing beats a text file IMO... - Eitan Burcat
Eitan Burcat
Artificially Limit Options to Make Choosing Pain Free [Shopping] -
Being a veggie quite helps in restaurants :) - Eitan Burcat
Eitan Burcat
Information Graphics Vinyl Stickers for the Home -
Great idea! I'd have some for workplaces, with directions to keep the air-conditioner temperature, close the lights, start the alarm, start conference calls. Using the coffee machine. Also: Instructions for separating food when throwing away. Loved it. - Eitan Burcat
Eitan Burcat
Waze Generates and Reports and Real-Time Traffic Data on Your Phone [Downloads] -
Nice to see an Israeli app going global, way to go! - Eitan Burcat
Eitan Burcat
Waze Generates and Reports and Real-Time Traffic Data on Your Phone [Downloads] -
Nice to see an Israeli app going global, way to go! - Eitan Burcat
Eitan Burcat
Web application testing system -
A great web application automation tool - Eitan Burcat
Eitan Burcat
Web application testing system -
A great web application automation tool - Eitan Burcat
Eitan Burcat
Web application testing system -
A great web application automation tool - Eitan Burcat
Eitan Burcat
The App Store Hype Gets A Dose Of Reality -
For a long time I didn't understand why people thought that iPhone application developers get lots of money. Well,... They don't. 20,000,000 phones aren't that much after all,... And people do buy only the top ones anyway... - Eitan Burcat
Eitan Burcat
Get Public Data Graphs from Google Searches [Data] -
Only works from a US proxy... - Eitan Burcat
Eitan Burcat
Taskfox Will Bring Ubiquity to a Future Firefox Release [Firefox] -
Very nice! Better integration than I imagined :) - Eitan Burcat
what's the best way to upload 500mb to amazon s3? My comcast connection can't handle it.
Bring it on a external disk to work, and upload from there :) - Bret Taylor
From the FriendFeed office. - Amit Patel
With CloudFront, but in reverse? - Eitan Burcat
FedEx your disk to Seattle. - no name
Wow, I never knew Pennsylvania had a downtown! - Steve and 4 other people
In case anyone is confused: PA == "Palo Alto, CA". Comcast == "slow internet uploads" - no name
Pennsylvania does (Walnut Street), Palo Alto not so much. Unless you count that nondescript suburban area with the nondescript A9 office building? - j1m
Bret Taylor
Official Gmail Blog: New in Labs: Offline Gmail -
"Today we're starting to roll out an experimental feature in Gmail Labs that should help fill in those gaps: offline Gmail. So even if you're offline, you can open your web browser, go to, and get to your mail just like you're used to." - Bret Taylor from Bookmarklet
This always irritates me a lot: "We're making offline Gmail available to everyone who uses Gmail in US or UK English over the next couple of days, so if you don't see it under the Labs tab yet, it should be there soon." You guys need to change your push process so things are available when they are announced or at a predictable time so I don't need to keep checking back for 48 hours... - Bret Taylor
Long time coming! Sweet. - Shawn Farner
Woo-hoo! Way cool. But yeah, very disappointing to not have it *right now*. - Richard Chen
@Bret are you suggesting that they roll it out silently, then tell people about it, then switch the feature on for everybody all at once? - Adewale Oshineye
Let's see if Bret still says that once there are 100 gazillion FriendFeed users each with 100 gazillion gigabytes of data. ; ) - DeWitt Clinton
Yes, more or less. (I think it should be available "imminently" or announced after it is actually available - that is what we did for most consumer products at Google). It is really weird to tell your users a feature has "launched" when it is not available to them, and there is no predictable path or timeline to use it. It seems like one could get the feature-turning-on process down below 30 mins or so. - Bret Taylor
DeWitt: I am not saying it is easy, just saying it is worthwhile. - Bret Taylor
I'm going to guess -- with no inside knowledge -- that flipping the bit on the accounts is easy compared with the scaling problem of having those millions of people all downloading all of their email at exactly the same time. But I could be wrong. - DeWitt Clinton
But more to the point: holy crap, offline gmail launched! - DeWitt Clinton
Has Google Reader always had offline support as well? Just noticed the little green online/offline toggle in the upper right menu... - Ken Sheppardson
@Ken: yah, Reader launched with Offline support the day we launched Gears at the fist Google developer conference a year and a half ago. - Bret Taylor
Bret: Nice. I completely missed that. Just installed Gears earlier today to use RTM offline, next thing you know... heh. - Ken Sheppardson
arf... still waiting for it in my labs. - Justin Hart
WARNING: Anyone with access to your computer will be able to read your offline emails, due to the lack of encryption in Gears databases - lautaro
lautaro, true but presumably you should put some kind of protection on your computer in general, lest someone be able to read/delete all the files on your computer. Only use Offline Gmail on computers you can secure or in trusted environments. Treat it like files on your computer. - Kevin Fox
I has it! Woo!! - Nick Humphries
Everyone should have it; if you don't, reload Gmail and it should appear. (That's generally true of everything we do for Labs, fwiw. The fact that you have to turn it on manually counts as a 'slow rollout'.) - Ryan Anderson
@Ryan Anderson Actually not the case. Neither refreshing nor logging out and logging back in again brings the offline feature into my labs choices. - Ben Greenberg
@Ben, sorry, I appear to have misread some mail earlier today, ignore me. - Ryan Anderson
@bret -- it's tough to manage a large number of users enabling offline simultaneously, each downloading thousands of messages/attachments on initial sync. We could do as you suggest, and only announce the feature after the rollout was complete, but that's problematic too (it still wouldn't do much to stagger the initial load, plus the press would break the news before we did, which is confusing for users...). Any ideas? :-) - Todd Jackson
@todd Boarding a long flight at 2pm EST tomorrow and hoping I get the tab to go offline before then. Hint... hint.... :) - Christopher Sacca
Todd: Re "Any ideas", absolutely... let users know when they can expect to have the functionality enabled on their account. You could either use the Cable Installer Method ("sometime between 8AM and Noon on Tuesday"), or the Rolling Blackout Method ("you're in block 4. We're on block 2 right now"), Alphabetical Order ("you're an M, we're on E")... Time Zones... State... whatever... - Ken Sheppardson
Also, maybe you could find out how many users actually use the Labs features and how frequently they use Gmail. These users would be the most likely to appreciate the new features. For instance, my roomate has the new feature and didn't even know about it, so he wouldn't have missed it. (I guess it's hard to determine who reads the Google Blog though :P) - Brandon Titus
What you *could* roll out to everbody is a little button in Gmail Labs so that a user could indicate they've heard about the feature and would like to be added to a queue such that if you explicitly ask to use the feature, it moves you up to the head of the line... or the tail of the list of other people who've specifically requested the feature. - Ken Sheppardson
I agree with Ken on this. I feel like people who aren't really interested get the feature first and this irritates me. - Brandon Titus
Anyone have any guesses as to how this will work if you have multiple Gmail accounts being used on a single computer? Or if I have a Gmail account and an App account that I’d like to have both run offline on the same computer? - Chris Stevenson
Good question Chris. Looks like there is a bug with using it with multiple accounts anyway (not exactly what you were looking for, but interesting. - Brandon Titus
Can't wait for it to work outside of the US & UK... - Eitan Burcat
Can't wait for it to actually get to my account...another friend of mine just got it. Too bad he uses Mail to manage his Gmail account instead of actually using the web interface. There needs to be a way to opt-in to get priority position on the role out. - Brandon Titus
Instead of these "offline web apps" I rather use real desktop apps, thank you... - Jemm
@Brandon Titus - Thanks for the link! Reads like I should avoid this if I have more than one account used on a computer to be safe. - Chris Stevenson
Options to limit the time for which messages are downloaded, the disk space used, and ESPECIALLY TO NOT DOWNLOAD LARGE ATTACHMENTS would be a plus. 500+ attachments were downloaded from my gmail account. No options to avoid it. - iSteeve
what's the difference between gmail off-line with thunderbird/outlook? I prefer thunderbird, which works both offiline and online. - xia
Take a bow Gmail. You have done a wonderful job. It was delayed but after using I know why it was delayed. :-) - Sidharth Dassani
Gmail Offline status after 12h of synch: "Finished downloading messages, 1463 attachments still to be downloaded" & 1.53GB less on my HD :( - Xavier Donat
Yogi – confessions of a MS Silverlight fan -
"the next thing I knew I was sitting in front of a keyboard fiddling with Silverlight." - Funny man,... I can sooo imagine this moment :P - Eitan Burcat
Great post Yogi - Tal Keinan
Eitan Burcat
לבנות את העולם מחדש מגובה הקרקע, החברה האזרחית מצמיחה שינוי עולם מאת: פול הוקן -
אופטימיות קוסמית - Eitan Burcat
Eitan Burcat
A new Ubiquity mashup with headup -
"Haha, I've just used ubiquity to headup Coldplay. Listening to Viva La Vida while writing this... (Through headup, of course...). Dugg this story with Ubiquity also... This is how the Internet was meant to work :)" - Eitan Burcat
Eitan Burcat
A new Ubiquity mashup with headup -
"Just to be clear, I'm a SemantiNet employee..." - Eitan Burcat
Bret Taylor
Yahoo Plans to Launch a Mail App Platform -
I gave up using Yahoo mail a few years back. - Ian May
I left them just because they didn't let me out. And GMail looked a bit better... - Eitan Burcat
I left Yahoo Mail because its spam system is CRAP. Totally worthless. - Clay Newton
@Clay I agree 100% - Ian May
Eitan Burcat
Google and Facebook Both Launch Friend Connect [Online Identity] -
Eran! You're in this video! How cool is that?? - Eitan Burcat
Goddman' those 15 minutes of fame was too quickly....arghhhhhhhh - Eran Lahav
Philipp Lenssen
Let Me Google That For You -
omg, i don't like it, i love it! daily i get people asking me questions that i answer with a google query... can't wait to use this haha - Dan Bedford
I need a ubiquity script for this :) - Eitan Burcat
Eitan Burcat
Pop!Tech 2008 - Malcolm Gladwell -
How well do we capitalize our human potential? A nice preview to "outliers". - Eitan Burcat
Eitan Burcat
Pop!Tech 2008 - Malcolm Gladwell -
How well do we capitalize our human potential? A nice preview to "outliers". - Eitan Burcat
Eitan Burcat
Pop!Tech 2008 - Malcolm Gladwell -
How well do we capitalize our human potential? A nice preview to "outliers". - Eitan Burcat
@eburcat I'm considering using 42tags. Can it store the documents db somewhere else besides my computer? Or atleast can it export backups?
re 42Tags - all is saved in one directory for easy backup. I use to backup all my important files off-site. Recommended. - Eitan Burcat
and of course - license is free for friends, just let me know if you want one... - Eitan Burcat
What do you think of Microsoft BizSpark program?
Would love to hear about this one... Let me know how your research went... - Eitan Burcat
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