Welcome to the latest monthly collection of 5 weblinks that you shouldn’t miss, put together by the Digital Leadership Group at Engine. Thanks to everyone who contributed suggestions this month.
Rapportive: integrating social media with email http://bit.ly/h7n3RJ
Integrating information from different social networks both with each other and with your email is one of the hot topics at the moment –and this free Gmail add-on is one of the hottest start-ups of the moment. Now when you are reading an email from someone, you can see their latest social network activity, whether you are connected with them on different networks, and more. It’s like services such as Xobni, only better.
CurrencyFair: cutting out foreign exchange dealers http://bit.ly/fk94st
Another attempt to use the internet to cut-out the middle man, this time by matching up people who want to buy and sell foreign currency. No middleman. (Err, … except for the website.)
Google eyes the UK movie streaming market http://bit.ly/gEGwlP
Rumours abound that Google is looking to pilot a movie streaming service on YouTube in the UK before rolling it out in the United States.
(Note: if the mention of seeing a film makes you sing, “Butterkist, Butterkist, ra ra ra” you are old. Official. And if you also know that the jingle was written by Tony Hawks in his pre-fridge days you are scary.)
The Internet Wishlist http://bit.ly/fW7Fr2
A suggestion box for the future of technology, sitting there waiting for you to pick the collective wisdom.
It used to be the case that a computer promising to remember everything was an ominous warning, now it’s an online promise of goodness. This note taking service lets you collate text, video, pictures, web clippings and more into one digital scrapbook.