Archive for the 'Google' Category

Yahoo! Maps Pranks Google

on Monday, November 7th, 2005

According to Silicon Valley Sleuth, Yahoo!’s new maps service (which I covered here) had a bogus local business listing for Google: “The Dude’s Fish Store”. The Sleuth’s web site has a screen shot, but I found more proof (and more irony) by Googling for “The Dude’s Fish Store”–it showed up in Yahoo! Local’s list of “Toys in Mountain View” (View image). It’s gone now, but I love that Google’s own index preserved the prank against them.

link

XUL

on Monday, October 3rd, 2005

XML User Interface Language (XUL) is one of the not wellknown treasures of the browsers who understands it. e.g.: Firefox.
Google recenty did an XUL interface. Looks pretty nice. Worths checking it with Firefox and view the source.

Google Purge

on Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Google Announces Plan To Destroy All Information It Can’t Index. Meaning first phase, executives will destroy all copyrighted materials that cannot be searched by Google, same goes for movies, art, and music.

Google Talk

on Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

I’ve set my mind not to post about Google Talk but this worths posting.

The first hack for Google Talk.
How to Broadcast MP3′s, Podcasts and other audio over Google Talk

Also the thing that I don’t plan to post about Google are:
- Google OS
- Google Wi-Fi
- Google Desktop
- Google Browser (why not?)

Alexa websearch powered by Google?

on Monday, July 25th, 2005

I saw something very strange a few days ago.
Alexa is an Amazon company, offering stats about websites. And on their page if you’d like to search the web, the web search is powered by Google.
Also A9 an Amazon company offering websearch.
So why use Google, if they are both Amazon company. Isn’t A9 is a competition for Google (or vice versa)? Why support competition instead of your own company’s search engine?
Simply non-sense.
Maybe an AdSense revenue trick?

Moon Map?

on Wednesday, July 20th, 2005

Google is now mapping the moon!

http://moon.google.com/

Google Maps Pedometer

on Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

A great application using Google Map APIs

http://sueandpaul.com/gmapPedometer/

Marketers See Opportunity as a Web Tool Gains Users

on Tuesday, July 5th, 2005

Really good article

THE fledgling R.S.S. business is starting to attract some attention from those catering to Internet advertisers.

Google, Pheedo, Feedster and Yahoo Search Marketing are all peddling advertising options for R.S.S., an increasingly popular way of having a personal computer automatically retrieve information from the Internet.

For example, R.S.S. users interested in local weather could view forecast updates on their computers without having to visit a particular Web site.

Some big companies, like Verizon, are starting to buy space in the R.S.S. information streams, which are selected anonymously and pulled from Web sites by a PC.

please read the rest of this article from NY Times

Yahoo Maps API

on Thursday, June 30th, 2005

Yahoo’s response to Google in Map APIs was quick…

http://developer.yahoo.net/maps/

Google Maps API

on Wednesday, June 29th, 2005

Google Maps API is released

from Google Blog : http://www.google.com/apis/maps/ and