We are all likely familiar with the look of YouTube's embedded player. In fact, seeking an alternate design for the player might be what sends many developers to to one of the other 99 video APIs. But it doesn't need to: YouTube lets you add your own "chrome," the look of the player.
In an ever-connected age, there's still something solid about the telephone. Dial a number and you can be talking voice-to-voice in seconds, anywhere in the world. There's a new mashup that builds on top of that old network to record conversations to an MP3 file.