Beginning from today, the iWeb blog is going to publish a regular feature entitled “iWeb Tech News Highlights“, with links and short snippets of web development, web design, system administration, open source software and web marketing news, relevant to iWeb customers. The goal is to provide readers the essential tech news for the day, amidst all the blog posts, news articles, forum posts and social media content published on the web. For today, here are the Tech News Highlights:
- “Maxim Indelicato”, a CTO architect, has published a reference post about distributed systems and achieve high scalability, with links about php, mysql, sharding, reliability, web operations, etc.
- An article at the New York Times about niche web sites and blogs now under the AOL banner. The article reveals that AOL’s “magazines” strategy, targeting niche audiences, is working very well, something to think about if you have a blog or publishing content,
- Google announced that Chrome for Linux and Mac are targeted to be released in the first half of 2009. They also announced a highly-wanted feature: extensions, akin to Firefox’s,
- The beta version of the next Windows, known as Windows 7, has been available for public download last Friday. However, Microsoft’s servers were not robust to handle the traffic, and the deadline has been extended to Jan 24th
- the iPod Touch is now the #2 mobile device with a 4.7% share. The iPod Touch’s usage exploded last Christmas, according to the AdMob network
- Facebooks vs local homegrown versions, an interesting article at BusinessWeek, on how entrepreneurs outside Silicon Valley can win a local market, even when competing with giants like Myspace of Facebook
- There was a fuss this weekend about the “pollution costs” of web servers and queries. The Google blog discusses the details.
Do leave a comment below if I’ve missed something