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Leo Laporte
Live now: This Week In Google 21 with Jeff Jarvis, Gina Trapani, and Kevin Marks. Discuss here...
Glad Jeff gave credit to Adam Curry and Dave Winer. - Alex Howard
Perhaps Kevin could dial down his video quality - Ken Sheppardson
Hello Leo, Will you be talking about the new Nexus One Phone, listening and watching on UStream in Los Angeles, CA. Yes its 78 degress here. - George Mag
Doesn't a 10 second pre-roll before a 5 minute clip give the advertiser equivalent exposure? - Ken Sheppardson
It'd be great to start collecting that mark data now, even if the players and infrastructure don't yet support it. - Ken Sheppardson does a good job with deep links to video segments - Jim Posner
Isn't it possible to do automatic transcription on YouTube now? - Ken Sheppardson
Apparently you can embed a YouTube video and start at a specific point by appending the "start=xxx" parameter to the embed URL, where xxx is the start time in seconds... but you can't use that in a browser link - Ken Sheppardson
Way to work in the scifi reference, Kevin. Charlie Stross is awesome. - Alex Howard
The Economics of a Free Google Phone - - Ken Sheppardson
Google's Nexus One lacks multitouch - - Holger Eilhard
"P.S. We should probably clarify that while the Google Apps tested don't respond to multitouch, the OS and hardware are presumably multitouch capable. See our previous exhaustive analysis of this topic if you're wondering why." - Holger Eilhard
Gina makes a great point about photo search on Google. - Jim Connolly
We need a Voight-Kampff app. - Ken Sheppardson
All those publicly available images on Facebook will be fair game for corporate recruiters now. - George Mag
But Jeff already has an audience. Once you've established a community, they can rally around you, but some random, anonymous person? Not so much. - Ken Sheppardson
Oh come on. Leo. Of course people are using the Yellow Pages. All early adopters here, so no one is crying foul? That will change, but for offline folks, it's still true. There's still a business there, though not for long. - Alex Howard
We do know, Leo. It's called Dyn. - Alex Howard
"My Gmail Account and Google Apps Got Hacked" - - Holger Eilhard
That link was eye-opening, @Holger. Led to a great tip post on RWW: - Alex Howard
Alex: Especially to know all that stuff about your account that you probably never thought about... Should be a good source for a Lifehacker post, too. - Holger Eilhard
We do sorta see this already with all the different blogging APIs, no? MetaBlog, XML-RPC, Wordpress, etc. - Ken Sheppardson
I suspect we'll end up with a publicly accepted generic version of the API, with some group that slowly folds in features that Twitter rolls out, lagging by a few months. - Ken Sheppardson
... so developers will be able to support the "Production"/generic version, or track the "Developement" channel, which is whatever Twitter wants to throw in with no notice. - Ken Sheppardson
Leo what exactly is the Tri-Caster? - George Mag
I know this is way late to the game, but I was just listening on my Android... I use an app called DoggCatcher... it was the first app on the Android and it is by far the best... Please try it out. - Jeff Martin
Does the risk of a stalker identifying Gina outweight the benefit of Gina identifying a stalker? - Michal Tatarynowicz
good point Michal - Chris Heath
If Google is "an advertising company" (a great quote), then how does it make money with it's brilliant Gmail app for the Android (for example) where there are no ads? - David M
The free mobile app is simply a feature of the Gmail service that gives you a reason to pick Gmail over Hotmail, Yahoo mail, Outlook/Exchange, etc. They make their money displaying ads to you when you're at your PC reading mail via Gmail vs some other service. - Ken Sheppardson
Jeff Jarvis is not the father of podcasts. He is more like a rich step-father that came in and adopted a young, poor, kid that had lots of potential and put him into Harvard. - Ward Seward
I think any "father of podcasting" references you heard were RE Kevin Marks, Ward. Back in 2003 he worked on a tool to push RSS enclosures to the iPod (see - Ken Sheppardson
And notice Kevin's modesty as he refers to Winer, who's RSS enclosures made it possible - note that audio rss feeds were around before the term 'podcasting' - Kevin's tool was the first to get those feeds onto iPods and then naturally followed the term 'podcast' ... yadda yadda yadda - Chris Heath
I'm back to the "but if it's free..." problem. Android (or any 'smart-phone') apps that are sans-advertising are GREAT for information but horrible for money making. At some point, there is no more return-on-investment (e.g. the 'free netbook from Google' idea) without advertising OR Google return to old-school advertising where ubiquity is pursued without knowing if the investment _actually_ causes revenue... and that won't work so well in the Economy 2.0-and-beyond... me thinks. - David M
OK, think of it this way: free Gmail apps on your phone are like an ad for Gmail. They get you to start using the product that's generating revenue, which is the full-blown in-browser app. - Ken Sheppardson
I agree with Ken. The phone is a supplement to there real/desktop products (with ads of course). I could never do all my email, calendar, docs, contacts,... on just my phone. Give'm the razors for free. We'll make money off the blades! - Ward Seward
Also, Ken and Chris... I know who Kevin is and what he did (was listening to podcasts before they had the term podcasts). I just had a brain fart and typed the wrong name, because I had just read the show description. Anyway, I wasn't writing to say he didn't contribute greatly to podcasting... I was commenting on Leo's comment and Kevin's modesty/joking about Kevin being the father of podcasting. (AKA I was trying to be funny) - Ward Seward
Ward, gotcha... however, Leo's still right since the term podcasting wouldn't have come around if these audio netcasts via rss were never put onto iPods. - Chris Heath
also note, i'm not saying that it wouldn't have happened, just that it was Kevin who made it happen first (along with everyone else who came before him, winer etc, and those that helped him with that initial app) - Chris Heath
Here's a YouTube deep-linking example - Ken Morley