Yahoo Pipes, Microformats and Extendability

I think Yahoo Pipes is really cool. The main attraction is its slick user interface and ease of use. I just created a pipe of all of the Recent Questions of Yedda translated using Babelfish to French and it took less than 5 minutes. I do have a couple of ideas that I think will make Yahoo Pipes into something very interesting: Accept Regular HTML pages Have a built-in Microformats parser Support for a more complex piping scripting (perhaps in the form of a JavaScript script) Support for state saving (or at least a limited way such as the ability to compare the previous version of the page/feed you are piping) **Accept Regular HTML pages [Read More]

Recursive Definitions

If you have a cool new startup that is going to launch and all you have to say about it to better describe it is “It’s Flickr+YouTube+Riya+[Enter a cool new startup with cool technology or hype here]” something is wrong with your pitch. If you can’t describe your startup in layman’s terms without using the name of your competitors (or, in this case, the war casualties after you kill them all and win the internet web 2. [Read More]