Daily Tidbits: Coldplay is hot, Friendfeed is multilingual

In this edition of Daily Tidbits, we find out that Coldplay has taken top honors at Last.fm and Friendfeed is expanding its global presence.

Last.fm has released its list of the top 10 albums, artists, and tracks for 2008 based on number of listeners. Coldplay was the big winner this year, taking the top spot for album of the year. It also had a whopping six tracks (including the top two) featured in the year's top tracks listing. MGMT was the most popular artist of 2008.

Popular social service Friendfeed announced Monday that it has gone global with support for six more languages aside from English. The service now accommodates those who speak French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, and simplified Chinese.

The Digiteen Dream Team, a group of ninth graders who use Google's Lively for school projects, announced that they will be holding a protest Wednesday against Google's decision to close down Lively at the end of 2008. The students have formed a Lively protest room where others can join and show their support for the students' cause.

Slideshare, a company that offers users a way to upload, share, and embed presentations, announced that it will finally allow its users to upload Apple's Keynote files to the service. Slideshare also supports Office, OpenOffice, and Google Docs files.

Indie music store eMusic announced Friday that its service now boasts a recommendation engine powered by Mediaunbound. The site shows users a "Music You'll Love" pane to help them find songs that are similar to those they already enjoy, as well as a "Best Sellers" listing provided by the company's editorial staff.

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