It’s True: Microsoft Acquires Tellme

Microsoft announced today that it has agreed to acquire Tellme, a Mountain View, California-based voice search provider. Yesterday, Microsoft and Tellme briefed The Kelsey Group about the pending acquisition. Neither…

Jigsaw Brings UGC to Professional Networking

Yesterday I had the chance to talk to Jigsaw CEO Jim Fowler. Part LinkedIn, part Wikipedia and part Hoovers, Jigsaw compiles user-generated contact information for business professionals. These data are…

Social Networking News Aplenty

Here is a roundup of news from around the social networking world this week:— The San Jose Mercury News reports on the various services that surround MySpace and have ridden…

Mobile News Aplenty

Google announced earlier this week that it will infuse live traffic data in its mapping application that can be accessed from Web-enabled mobile devices. Live traffic data is available on…

Ether Goes Live

Tomorrow, Ingenio's intellectual capital monetization machine — or Ether as Ingenio named it — goes live. Ingenio was once Keen.com — an early entrant to the peer-to-peer connectivity space. Ether…

Midweek News Roundup

A few news bits from the interactive media world this week:—Online search and contextual advertising firm Marchex announced yesterday that it will buy Open List. Open List has a vertical…

Spotback Launches

A new personalized news site called Spotback launched yesterday that will customize news based on the aggregate tracking of an individual user's behavior. This will involve tracking how users manually…

Google Finance Launches

Google Finance, an impressive collection of tools, news and resources, was supposed to launch at 12:01 a.m. ET on Tuesday. However, it's 12:27 and the site isn't yet up. Because…