Links for 2008.01.08

» Search Wikia has just been launched – but why?
It isn’t as good as Google but they are make their index freely available. And that’s cool.

» Blue-ray wins
Warner Bros would no longer support Toshiba’s HD DVD high-definition disc format, and would instead throw all its weight behind the rival Blu-ray

» Google, Facebook and Plaxo Join DataPortability.org [ReadWriteWeb]
Good bye customer lock-in, hello to new privacy challenges. If things go right, today could be a very important day in the history of the internet.