News roundup: Martha 2.0, Xbox does IM, Salesforce buys Koral
News for April 10, 2007.
- Martha Stewart goes 2.0. Martha Stewart's Web site has undergone a massive overhaul, combining photos, videos, and user forums to give it more of a community draw. Site creators apparently went through 15 years of archived content to re-index it for searching. Also updated are recipe pages, which now give you both the recipe for a dish and a video demonstrating how to prepare it.
- Xbox Live and Windows Messenger buddies to merge. In next month's Xbox 360 system software update, Microsoft plans to add chat integration with Windows Live Messenger. It's the first real step in Microsoft's Live Anywhere platform, where PC users will be able to communicate and play cross-platform game titles with Xbox 360 users. More importantly it's a good excuse to sell Xbox 360 users another hardware peripheral.
- Salesforce.com buys Web content management firm. Salesforce has bought Koral, a Web content management service we covered last year. Salesforce has also launched ContentExchange and Apex Content, two tools for integrating documents into group collaboration.
All stories from CNET News.com.