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Hello world!

I’m glad to announce that I’m currently working on bringing Archaeology and Tech Network 3.0 to you all!

It is once again time for change and this is the biggest ever!

First version was launched at the summer in 2009 it growed a bit had about 10 page views a day which at that time felt quite nice to see people interested at all and also was a good first test.

But in February in 2010 the homepage was paused due to lack of time keeping it running.

In July 2010 it was time for a major re-launch and now on a broad front! The homepage got a new WordPress theme. Twitter was done archaeologytech, a Facebook group was created Archaeology and Tech as well as a Youtube channel Archaeologyandtech (check them out!). The previously blog was recreated as a homepage with a news section and a lot of pages with a lot of different subjects. The visitors numbers continued to grow and the ARATNE became known at Google and Bing.

Now the homepage increased a lot with a total of 359 page views one day as maximum so far… But soon the limitations came with using free WordPress. Understand me correctly free WordPress is really great and have been a blast but for developing this homepage something more was needed…

So now I’ve currently made the transition to a paid webhotel. Currently I’m waiting for all the details like the domain name getting registered correctly so it will take a few more days to get everything running and I’ll continue posting here in the meanwhile!

By being on a paid webhotel I can decide a lot more about my homepage and develop it the way I want to and I can make it grow easier as well. I will continue to use WordPress 3 at the new site since it is a great platform and still works for my coming plans.

So much will happen in the near future and leave feedback on what you would like to see on the new site!

A few days ago Google Inc bought the company Social Deck. Social Deck is a producer of social games and also works with platform technology for mobile devices. Social Deck have released several titles for Facebook, Blackberry and the Iphone.

A week or two ago Google also bought the company Angstro working with news relevant to professional networks and Google also bought the company Slide who is working on developing social-network software.

So the rumors that Google is working on social platforms probably coming competitor to Facebook seems most likely. It will be very interesting to follow and see what happens with Google’s development as well as if Facebook will do some drastic changes to keep up.

You can read more about Google looking into social-networking here

Media reports say that last week, Google acquired Angstro, which the company’s website says enables the “ability to [home] in on highly focused, relevant news across professional networks.” And Google recently bought Slide, a developer of social-networking software

The co-founder of Microsoft Paul Allen have started suing different companies for Interval Licensing LLC.This  lists violations of four patents for technology that appear to be important parts  of the companies—and that of e-commerce and Internet search companies in general. The suit seeks damages but doesn’t specify an amount.

The companies that have been sued is not small ones… It is Google, eBay, Facebook, Apple, Yahoo Inc, AOL Inc, Netflix, Office Dept, Office Max, Staples Inc and Youtube!

He hasn’t sued Microsoft or Amazon in which he owns or have interest in the companies. EBay will have an enormous defense as well as Facebook says that they will fight hard.

It is possible that the companies have used some technology belonging to Paul Allen but it will probably not fall in his patent. The companies lawyers should have made sure that they don’t violate anything so it will probably be pointless. But it will be interesting to follow and see what happens. Microsoft itself really started buying software developed by others and developed it a bit so no original ip from Microsoft there….

In the end I think the loser will be Paul Allen and the winners be the lawyers around the world getting some job to do…

The app for realtime communication and working together have now been shutdown by Google. The idea behind it seemed very good but it required an invitation in the beginning which greatly limited the number of users.

I don’t think that Google Wave was very known to the broad public either which made in the end that the application had quite few users. Google should have brought it to every company in the world because could they have launched it at the companies on a broad front it should have been much more successful. The public knew too little about Google Wave as well as if you more or less didn’t know any people irl using wave it was often quite pointless to try it out.

But Google have announced that they will bring the ideas and probably some of the software behind Wave to some of their other apps. And as Wave could have been a social platform you could think that Google now has a little chance of getting into the social platforming on the Internet. But as a matter of fact it is the opposite.

There are rumors about Google developing something called Google Games as well as Google Me. With this  it is quite likely that Google are aiming for platforms like Facebook. Google have bought a part of Zynga games the company behind Farmville and other famous and well-known casual games at Facebook and believe me there is money to be made in that industry. The question is though if Google can handle going in to the social networking aspects on the Internet?

It is a shame that Google wave stops as it had been very useful for archaeologists in the field during excavations communicating with  people back at the office or other specialists you need to be connected with. But I hope and believe that Google can bring some new good software to the people, archaeologist and tech-people around world.

In the future I’ll write more about this Google entering social media as well as casual gaming and also look into software that is useful for archaeologists and technicians so stay tuned for more interesting posts.

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