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Wednesday: June 24, 2009

Some handy GMail tips you may not have previously known about.Some handy GMail tips you may not have previously known about.

Yes, you too can become a GMail ninja. Very cute, Google.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:22 AM | Tags (3) | gmail | tips | ninja |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 59 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 23, 2009

Google to help give Mexico an archaeological tourism boost.Google to help give Mexico an archaeological tourism boost.

The plan uses several elements of the Google platform, including placing maps of archaeological sites and directions to them on Google Earth.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 12:23 PM | Tags (3) | google | mexico | tourism |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Saturday: June 20, 2009

Google tricycle camera might be coming to a college campus near you.Google tricycle camera might be coming to a college campus near you.

Now no area will be safe from Google Street View! Mwa ha ha!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 11:05 AM | Tags (5) | campus | college | privacy | streetview | tricycle |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 19, 2009

Seven huge declarations of love as seen on Google Maps.Seven huge declarations of love as seen on Google Maps.

Aww, how sweet.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 8:55 AM | Tags (4) | google | love | maps | declarations |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 17, 2009

Google considering a request to boost privacy.Google considering a request to boost privacy.

Not only do many people not understand the privacy risks in using unencrypted services, but they don't know that they have the HTTPS default option and finding the settings to change isn't that easy, the letter says. Users can access Gmail, Docs, Calendar and other apps via HTTPS by simply changing the 'http://' in the URL address to 'https://,' but many don't know about that option, either.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:55 AM | Tags (4) | google | security | https | privacy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

Google Voice may use number portability so you can keep your existing phone numbers.Google Voice may use number portability so you can keep your existing phone numbers.

Google isn't going to be your wireless carrier just yet; you'll still have to have some sort of account with a carrier to deliver your calls, texts, and e-mails.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 9:42 PM | Tags (6) | google | voice | phone | portability | wireless | carrier |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Is Google a little scared of Microsoft's new search engine?Is Google a little scared of Microsoft's new search engine?

Bing has been warmly greeted by analysts, critics and users alike who seem to largely welcome Microsoft's new approach to the everyday business of searching the Internet. Early statistics show Bing increasing Microsoft's market share by two percentage points, to about 11 percent -- but that the gains largely didn't come from Google or Yahoo!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 10:07 AM | Tags (4) | bing | google | microsoft | yahoo |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: May 6, 2009

Recent Google book  settlement has librarians worried.Recent Google book settlement has librarians worried.

But resistance to the deal has been growing, as a variety of parties are realizing that the settlement gives both Google and the Book Rights Registry created by the deal enormous power over the dissemination of the scanned material.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 9:45 AM | Tags (4) | librarians | rights | power | google |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 108 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: May 5, 2009

Survey shows only three federal websites outdo Google on satisfaction.Survey shows only three federal websites outdo Google on satisfaction.

And of those three websites, all of them are run by the Social Security Administration. That's at least somewhat comforting.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 8:43 AM | Tags (4) | satisifcation | federal | google | ratings |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 84 Clicks | Posted by Vin


New Google patent reveals possible book-scanning advantage.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 8:43 AM |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 517 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 4, 2009

Google employs goats too.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:31 AM |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 550 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: May 1, 2009

New web tool that might be as important as Google being shown to public.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:35 AM |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 395 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: April 29, 2009

Federal court decides to delay Google's book settlement hearing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:32 AM |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 112 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google pulls the curtain back on analytics for specific search terms. Neat.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:32 AM |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 54 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 27, 2009

A Google map to help keep track all of the swine flu outbreaks.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:31 AM |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 109 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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