Posts Tagged ‘google’
Google this week launched a significant change in search algorithm intended to push down low-quality, SEO'd-out-the-ass content farms in favor of less spammy sites with more useful information. NYT article here, and the original Google announcement is here. Google says the change "noticeably impacts 11.8% of our queries." So far, it's US-only, [...]
Over the weekend, engineers from Google, Twitter and SayNow (a recent Google acquisition) built a phone-to-Twitter bridge to allow Egyptians to transmit and receive #jan25-related tweets without accessing the Internet: We worked with a small team of engineers from Twitter, Google and SayNow, a company we acquired last week, to make this idea [...]
You had to know something interesting would come out of the quarter million diplomatic cables that WikiLeaks just, well, leaked late on Sunday, and the New York Times has picked out a doozie for us. As it turns out, that big brouhaha in China surrounding the hacking of Gmail accounts was actually a state-authorized attack. Such was the report from [...]
Oh no, Facebook's hosting another event? The invite to this new shindig is adorned with some pretty obvious visual hints at mail and messaging, which (along with a few well placed sources) has led the industry to speculate that Zuckerberg and crew are about to unveil their Project Titan email client. Rumored to have been in the works since at [...]
Information designer Jess Bachman tackles the history of Google, and the ever-frequently asked question: is Google a monopoly? Google has a dominate market share of a very important gateway; internet search. Can they stay impartial when they have their own products to pitch? Whether or not they are a monopoly is up to the government and the [...]
Amazon has Die Hard Bluray Collection for $33 and free shipping. Next lowest on Google Products is $42. Nice deal for all 4 Blu-rays. Die Hard is the movie franchise that made a movie star out of TV star Bruce Willis, and created an entire action-movie genre of its own. In the original 1988 film, Willis plays wisecracking New York cop John [...]
Ugh, Google, it's so hard to hate you when you're being all... cute... and stuff.
Amazon.com is selling TomTom XXL 540S 5-Inch Widescreen Portable GPS Navigator for $89.95 (normally $199) + free shipping as part of their Gold Box deal which is good for another 5hrs! Next lowest on Google Products is $140. Amazing deal on a GPS unit!