I just noticed Google has a new design for Search. I don’t know if they switched this design on for everyone, or if they are just somehow testing it with some users for now. So I filmed this video featuring the new Google Search design:
Marissa Mayer and her design teams must have been busy working on this the last few months.
Kevin Marks and JP Rangaswami are introducing RibbitVOIP platform and APIs that gives independent developers, ISVs, and global enterprises the tools and functionality to create new ways to communicate-with people, businesses, and software. Ribbit enables developers to combine the richness of voice calling with the interactivity of Web 2.0 experiences. More info at http://ribbit.com
I also ask them about how they think the telecom industry is reacting to VOIP as a threat to existing revenues and as an opportunity for creating new experiences around voice communications.
Kevin Marks is a Developer Advocate for OpenSocial at Google, bringing external developers and Google engineers together to make a better web. Over the last 20 years he’s alternated between giant companies and founding startups – BBC, The UK MultiMedia Corporation, Apple QuickTime, Technorati and now Google. The common thread has been working out how people, computers and media can complement each other, and solving the engineering and social problems where they meet. He is one of the driving forces behind microformats.org and advisor to the Open Rights group. He wants you to remember that URLs are people too, and his URL is http://epeus.blogspot.com. (description taken from here) This video was filmed at the Lift conference using the Sanyo HD1000 camcorder.