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The news that Yahoo is planning on shutting its popular social bookmarking service Delicious is concerning, particularly if you’ve used it to store a large number of bookmarks. Fortunately, Delicious makes it really easy to make a backup of your bookmarks as an HTML file: Read more »

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According to a leaked presentation, Yahoo is planning on shutting down Delicious. That’s bad news for users of the social bookmarking tool, but fortunately there are several excellent alternatives. While none of them is an exact like-for-like replacement, they offer a selection of useful bookmarking features: Read more »

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Over the weekend, the servers of Gawker Media were hacked. Account data, including usernames and passwords of blog commenters, have been stolen. If you have an account on a Gawker blog and use the same password anywhere else, it’s imperative that you change those passwords immediately. Read more »

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Collaboration tools are reshaping organizations, John Hagel III and John Seely Brown of Deloitte Center for the Edge told attendees at GigaOM’s Net:Work conference in San Francisco. The edges of an enterprise — as opposed to its core — now have access to the power tools. Read more »

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WorkWyze is a team-based task management app that’s designed with the needs of team leaders in mind. It has a simple workflow that makes it easy to delegate, track and prioritize tasks, and makes it clear who owns each task and what its status is. Read more »

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Google has identified a bug in Website Optimizer, its website testing and optimization tool, which means that it is vulnerable to a cross-site scripting (XSS) attack. While the likelihood of such an attack is low, users need to update the code running on their sites. Read more »

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Gmail’s Priority Inbox feature — a smart feature that learns which of your emails are the most important and displays them in a separate inbox — now provides feedback on why it considers particular emails important and has a tweaked algorithm that should mean it learns faster. Read more »

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My favorite Mac clipboard management tool is Jumpcut, an open-source app that makes it easy to rapidly select previously copied items via the keyboard, but if you prefer a more visual, drag ‘n’ drop approach, you should check out Ayluro’s Corkboard. Read more »

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How much does it cost to rent a desk at a coworking space? Deskwanted, a online marketplace that connects “desk hunters” with coworking spaces, has carried out a global study to determine average coworking costs in the U.S., the UK and Europe. Read more »

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Meetzi is an app that helps make meetings more focused, actionable and on time. You can use it to build and distribute agendas; keep your meetings on track using its built-in timer tools; and then use it to share notes and after the meeting has finished. Read more »

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Congratulations to Phil Wolff, the winner of our Net:Work ticket giveaway from earlier this week. Don’t be too disappointed if you didn’t win, though, because I’ve managed to secure a special $100 discount for WWD readers. The event’s just one week away, so register today! Read more »

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Net:Work, our conference about the future of work, is happening in San Francisco next week, and I’ve got a ticket to give away to one lucky reader. Simply leave a comment below telling us what your favorite collaboration tool is and why. Read more »

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Shrib is a no-signup scratch pad for storing notes and jottings online. It’s dead simple to use: Type out your notes, give them a name and hit the “Save notes” button. You can then share your notes with anyone else by sending them your URL. Read more »

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Perch, an ultra-lightweight CMS, has just been updated with some nifty new features, including the ability to preview changes to pages before committing to them, and multi-level undo. These two new features, in particular, should be handy for sites being updated by less tech-savvy users. Read more »

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Aviary’s suite of nifty online Flash-based editing tools have been covered a few times here on WWD, but the company has now announced that its added an HTML5-based photo editor, codenamed Feather, to the lineup. That’s great news for people who can’t (or won’t) install Flash Read more »

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Last week, Facebook launched its Social Inbox feature. The unified messaging system pipes the online and mobile communication functions people use into a single inbox. Having just one place to communicate with everyone seems like a good idea, but is Social Inbox the future of email? Read more »

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Dooity is a free lightweight online task management app. It’s simple, written in HTML5 and is very fast. It also has a few neat features, like tagging, keyboard shortcuts, an API and offline access, that make it worth checking out. Read more »

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There’s been a lot of fuss generated about “social email” lately, particularly in the wake of Facebook’s Social Inbox announcement. harmon.ie is a family of products that aims to bring that kind of concept to the enterprise and drive user adoption of SharePoint and Google Docs. Read more »

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HP today announced it’s releasing a new line of high-definition videoconferencing products. These new Visual Collaboration products provide a solution that not only works via hardware installed in conference rooms, but can also be accessed on desktop and laptop computers. Read more »

Worldwide email volume. Data from Radicati Group.

If the rumors are to be believed, Facebook is about to unveil a new email service. It might just be part of the ongoing war between Facebook and Google, but what’s interesting about it is it will show how much potential there is in email still. Read more »

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If you like the idea of online scheduling tool Tom’s Planner but find that’s it’s a bit basic for your needs, you might like to check out Ganttic. It’s collaborative, has a similar Flash-based drag-and-drop interface and more robust project management features. Read more »

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The Pomodoro Technique is a productivity methodology that helps you to stay focused on a task by breaking up your day into 25-minute work stints followed by five-minute breaks. Here are a selection of free apps that can be used to time your pomodoros: Read more »

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