Posts Tagged ‘google’

Google Goo

Google Is Killing the Economics of Content by Scott Karp, interesting on its own, turned me on to a great post by Seth Jayson (The Motley Fool) titled How Google is Killing the Internet that’s a must read for anybody interested in splogs, link farms, and scraper sites. Is Google killing the Internet?

Comment I left on Scott’s site >> go, join the conversation 

Micrsoft vs. Google – A Question of Relevance

Microsoft Monitor: A Question of Relevance Joe Wilcox, Microsoft Monitor, writes about the competition between Google and Microsoft. A great read – very much in-line with my opinion on the subject.

Google China

Google and their role in China took the stage this week. IMO – the Chinese are better off with limited access to Google than no access to Google. Keep letting them lick the surface of freedom and eventually they’ll demand a meal. More leaks in the Great Firewall.

Recommended reading:

Google will face Congressional hearings over China
Google: China decision painful but right
Google founder defends China portal
[Image] Google search results for "Tienanmien" on Google France (left) vs Google China (right)

News Cloud

Clicked into a cool tool today that helps you get a good perspective on what’s currently the hot topic in the news. NewZingo builds a "News Cloud" from the tags associated with Google News stories – the most popular tags come to the top and start to stand-out from the rest of the cloud. Pretty cool visual aid.

NewZingo – your map to Google News

Google Analytics

Google Analytics

Google launched Google Analytics today - a web-based stats program for slicing and dicing the traffic that visits your website. I registered with the service and added the appropriate scripts to my pages to get a 1st hand look at the service in action. I’ve been using Awstats, and it meets my fairly limited needs for this website, but the Google Analytics U.I. looks more user-friendly. Based on technology Google Purchased – specifically, Urchin Web Analytics.

BusinessWeekOnline – great summary
TechCrunch – Google Analytics Swings at MeasureMap

Sucks to be:
MeasureMap and other Web Analytics companies


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Google Speculation and My Two Cents


Lot’s of speculation in the blogosphere about what Google’s next move will be. See below.

Om Malic – Tis a Season to Copy

Jeremy Zawodny - Google is Building Yahoo 2.0

Tristan Louis - Reading the Google Tea Leaves

I.M.H.O. (I’m sure I’m not alone in this) it’s all about the Ad Network – at least for Google vision. Everything they do is about driving traffic through their Ad Network – cool technology happens along the way. Google’s next big move – Wi-fi everywhere and Geo-based advertising. They’ll start with the blue states and make their way into the red states when it’s safe.

Too much of a good thing …

I feel like the Web jumped into overdrive this quarter and I’m having a hard time keeping up.

The battle raging between the three giants - Microsoft, Google, and Yahoo! is responsible for most of the speed increase. Web 2.0 companies represent potential feature morsels for the giants – a few, if any, will ever evolve into real companies.

In a year we’ll be begging for a good old fashioned monopoly. Windows Vista might do better than everybody thinks. 

Google Mashups

Google Maps

It’s interesting; Google Maps ( is generating a whole new type of social computing. Google, by developing an easy-to-use API for their mapping technology, created the world of Google Maps Mashups. I’m just starting to explore this area but at 1st glance it’s interesting.
HotOrNot – HotOrNot + Google Maps = Hot People by Zip Code. HotOrNot is a great example of a social computing application of the technology.
GMap Pedometer – record your running or walking distance. Not what I’d call a social computing application of the technology – but still cool.
Google Maps Mania – An unofficial Google Maps blog tracking the websites, ideas and tools being influenced by Google Maps.

Google Blogger Fired

Mark Jen – the guy that Google fired for not being able to keep his mouth shut – lasted about three weeks on the job. It isn’t worth talking about too much but I thought I’d post a few links on the matter for those of you that want to know more about this story. It’s old news at this point but interesting for the curious.
Story 1
Story 2
Marks’s Blog

Google Video Search Launched

Google Video Search – how cool is that.

Desktop Search

New resolution – more frequent blogging ; )
I thought it would be interesting to test Google’s objectivity by sending it this query on the hot phrase for 2005 “desktop search.” Suprisingly Google returned a pretty intereresting result. Here’s the top-five results.
#1 – Google Desktop Search
#2 – About Google Desktop Search
#3 – Copernic: Software to search, find, and manage information
#4 – MSN Toolbar Suite Beta with MSN Desktop Search
#5 – Slashdot | Yahoo Release Desktop Search Tool Beta
Can’t blame them for #1 and #2, they’re obligated to their shareholders. #3 was nice to see becase right now the Copernic solution is my favorite – although I haven’t tried the MSN or Yahoo! options yet. The MSN search tool is next on my list to try and frankly I don’t think I’ll ever get around to trying Yahoo’s implementation – after all, they didn’t even really make it onto Google’s short-list ; )

Google Scholar

Wow, Google just keeps picking up their pace. The new Google Scholar search is one of their latest releases – in BETA and launched yesterday. The audience – scholars and the scientific community. I just love this company.

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