Friday, March 12, 2010

Buy it now, pick up later

Google updated its mobile product search so it alerts you if something you’re looking for suddenly appears on a store shelf near you.

imagine if they can sync this feature with eBay’s Buy It Now feature or Amazon Marketplace. Wait, can I patent that?

Thursday, March 11, 2010

CNET: How to live without Google

As if. Tom Merritt of CNET also suggests using Yahoo Calendar.  Have you seen that thing? The new version?  It’s terrible. It looks like it was designed by a third-grader. Sorry, Yahoo. (And this comes from a fan.) I mean, he suggests Yahoo for mail, Bing for search, Zoho for docs, Flickr for Picasa and Picasaweb, and Daily Motion for videos. Why have so many locations to go to- when it’s all in one place? I look at the top of iGoogle, and I see a link for calendar, mail, photos, docs, reader, all in one spot. And honestly, it’s about the UI. I like it. Plus, it’s all about integration. (Or so I thought.)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


Google is testing a new television programming search service along with Dish Network. This new deal would run on TV set-top boxes that have Google software. It would then allow users to find shows on Dish and video from Web sites like YouTube.

Top 10 funniest Google searches

That auto-suggest feature is great, but sometimes it takes a left turn on you. Check out The Presurfer.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

You can’t tell the players without a scorecard

See if you can follow this.  This info c/o Search Engine Land.  They report that Yahoo is going to be the default search on AT&T’s first Android handset, the Motorola Backflip. So you have an Android device, and Android is Google’s deal, with Yahoo search.  Someone’s likely to get a terse memo on that.  Also, T-Mobile has dumped Yahoo as default search on their portal, and replacing them with Google.  My head hurts- does yours?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Google buys Flickr’s photo editor

In an interesting twist, Google has purchased Picnik, which just happens to be the default photo editor for Flickr, which is owned by…Yahoo. For its part, Yahoo has no comment. Picnik’s tech could get morphed into the totally kewl Picasa software.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Life before Google

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Google Super Bowl commercial parody (Get a Mac version)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Google by the numbers

Discovered this great graphic after getting a Tweet from Guy Kawasaki.  The man is insatiable for knowledge. Get your infographic super-sized here.

Monday, February 22, 2010

US closing in on Chinese Google hackers

It appears that US officials are very close to nailing the person(s) responsible for hacking Google’s Gmail service. According to the BBC, the “alleged hacker is a Chinese ‘freelance security consultant in his 30s’ who had published extracts of the attack code on the web.”

The clock is ticking, pal. You can run, but you can’t hide.