CNNMoney Implements LinkedIn Widget

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Let’s be honest: however content most people are with their jobs, Fortune’s "100 Best Companies to Work For" list can elicit envy.  So LinkedIn and CNNMoney may be onto something, as they’ve partnered to point people who read the list towards individuals who work at the top companies. This marks the first implementation of LinkedIn’s Company Insider widget, which would …

Watch: New Year's Celebration from Times Square Online

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If you want to watch tonight’s New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square live online, you’re in luck, because The Times Square Alliance and Countdown Entertainment have partnered with Livestream to stream the event.  The stream is scheduled to start at 5:50pm Eastern and run until 12:20. It will feature three co-hosts, hourly countdowns, a ball raising ceremony, and stage …

Twitter Launches Its Official Android App

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Just weeks after launching an official BlackBerry app and acquiring Tweetie (which will become Twitter for iPhone), Twitter is out with another mobile application built in-house, this time for Google Android. The app is available immediately in the Android Market. Twitter’s Leland Rechis describes it on the company’s official blog, writing, “Reading tweets is easy in a bunch of places …

Google Acquires Widget Creator LabPixies

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Another week, another Google acquisition. This time, it’s LabPixies, a company Google has worked with on creating many of the gadgets (or widgets, as everyone else besides Google calls them) for Google’s personalized portal iGoogle. LabPixies has been acquired for an undisclosed sum, and it will join the iGoogle team to help expand iGoogle across Europe, the Middle East, and …

Free Music Monday: 10 Completely Free Downloads

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Howdy, music fans! Welcome to this week’s edition of Free Music Monday, where we offer you 10 free tracks in honor of the #musicmonday tradition on Twitter. Read on, right-click and enjoy some eclectic free tunes we’ve collected this week. If there’s a genre you’d like to hear more of, drop us a line in the comments. And if you’d …

Tumblr Starts Offering Premium Themes

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Remember that little payment widget on Tumblr we talked about a couple of weeks ago? One of the things it’s used for are premium themes, which are (besides the fee for getting your blog featured in Tumblr’s blog directory) Tumblr’s first revenue generator. Although monetization on blogging and microblogging networks is often mystified to the point that everyone expects something …

Android Gets Official Google Buzz Widget

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Google has released the Google Buzz widget for Android, which will make updating your status or tagging your location easier. Google first launched Google Buzz for mobile about six weeks ago, and while the overall Buzz platform has undergone some changes and refinements, the mobile aspect of the service hasn’t really changed — until now. One of my favorite Android …

Phonebooth Free: An Alternative to Google Voice for Small Businesses

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In November, Phonebooth.com released the beta version of Phonebooth OnDemand, which is a full-featured phone service that lives in the cloud, but can communicate with both cellular phones and IP desk and conference phones. Today, that service — which costs $20 a month per user — is becoming generally available. Phonebooth.com is also leveraging its own private VoIP network to …

Tumblr Hits Major Milestones, Plans to Start Generating Revenue

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Tumblr, one of the simplest blogging platforms around, is doing really well. Situated between WordPress, which requires a bit more effort to create and organize content, and Twitter, which requires almost no effort but also doesn’t offer many features, Tumblr is the perfect tool for users who want to have a blog with photos, videos, and other content embedded, but …