News Roundup: UPS Delivery Intercept, YouTube Mobile, McCain's MySpace punk'd
Today's news around the Web for Tuesday, March 27, 2007.
- UPS re-direct service goes live. Ever missed a package because it got delivered to your house or apartment while you were at work? UPShas introduced a new service called Delivery Intercept that lets you redirect, hold, and return a package en route, avoiding such mishaps. (CNET News.com)
- YouTube to launch mobile site. The popular video-sharing site is readying a version of its site optimized for mobile viewers. The only reason there hasn't been one sooner is an exclusivity clause with Verizon, from a deal inked last November for Verizon's V Cast service. (via GigaOm)
- Google Pack expanded. Google Pack, the bundled group of Googleand partnered applications has a few new additions today. For security, Symantec's Norton Security Scan and PC Tools' Spyware Doctor Starter Edition have been added. For photo nuts, there's also a slick new photo screensaver that pulls in photos from RSS feeds from sites such as 23HQand Flickr.
- McCain's MySpace page pranked. Republican presidential candidate and United States Senator John McCain had his MySpace profile page pranked this morning for using a MySpace theme designed by NewsVine CEO and founder Mike Davidson without giving credit and hot-linking the images. Davidson was alerted to the fact and swapped out one of the hosted images with a political message about gay marriage. The image has since been pulled. (via TechCrunch)
- FoxyTunes Planet goes live.FoxyTunes Planet, the media-aggregation tool we profiled last month launched publicly this morning. The service allows users with the FoxyTunes toolbar installed on their browser (both IE and Firefox) to pull up various information about the song and artist they're currently listening to.