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Monday: May 10, 2010

Video of Conan O'Brien at Google for those who haven't seen it already.Video of Conan O'Brien at Google for those who haven't seen it already.

...ribbing Google VP of Engineering Vic Gundotra about the company's infamous aloofness: 'You guys are so power mad here at Google, You're such entitled A-holes. Hey, Conan's in the area, make him come by... Do a dance.' 

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 6:33 AM | Tags (7) | google | conanobrien | talk | video | tour | visit | headquarters |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google just might be your new online travel agent thanks to potential new acquisitions.Google just might be your new online travel agent thanks to potential new acquisitions.

Google also is reportedly in talks to pay $1 billion to acquire ITA Software, which develops fare-shopping software for online travel agencies, airlines and fare-search-only sites, such as Bing Travel and Kayak.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:20 AM | Tags (10) | airlines | fares | google | interesting | kayak | online | shopping | software | travel | usatoday |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 12, 2010

Google already hard at work on an Apple iPad competitor device.Google already hard at work on an Apple iPad competitor device.

Well surprise, surprise - Google wants in on the tablet market as well. Actually, it's not much of a surprise at all but it'll be interesting to see how this all progresses in terms of the continued rivalry between Apple and Google.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:22 PM | Tags (11) | google | table | htc | slate | device | ipad | apple | competition | ereading | android | mashable |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google decides to acquire Plink, a visual search company.Google decides to acquire Plink, a visual search company.

The four month-old start-up provided visual search results based on artwork photography submitted to their PlinkArt application on your Android handset. The principle is simple: take a shot of a painting, run it through the Plink art database and get the details on the artwork and its author.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 1:32 PM | Tags (11) | acquisitions | android | app | database | engine | google | plink | register | results | search | visual |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 8, 2010

A quick look at the world's most innovative companies.A quick look at the world's most innovative companies.

Did you have any doubts as to which five companies are currently the world's most innovative? I'll admit four out of five were pretty easy to guess but I was not quite aware of the mystery guest behind door number five.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:07 AM | Tags (9) | innovation | companies | economics | visual | company | facebook | apple | google | amazon |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Nintendo and Google team up for brand new Wii game. Really?Nintendo and Google team up for brand new Wii game. Really?

How it works: Players compete by attempting to guess the popular web search terms. The player with the most correct guesses wins. The hook: It uses Google's search engine.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 7:01 AM | Tags (9) | engine | gaming | google | nintendo | pcworld | search | videogames | wii | yahoo |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: April 5, 2010

Google acquires Episodic, will be folded into YouTube in the near future.Google acquires Episodic, will be folded into YouTube in the near future.

Episodic, a San Francisco-based start-up founded by Noam Lovinsky and Matias Cudich, describes itself as a 'comprehensive platform for broadcasting live and on-demand video to the web or any web-enabled device.' Episodic announced the acquisition in a blog post Friday.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:04 AM | Tags (10) | pcworld | youtube | google | episodic | videos | acquisitions | business | device | broadcasting | broadcast |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: April 1, 2010

Google shall henceforth be known as Topeka. All hail Topeka.Google shall henceforth be known as Topeka. All hail Topeka.

Ah Google, you never fail to disappoint on April Fools day. Take a tour through some of your commonly used Google Topeka products and you'll see even more changes that you might not expect

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:04 AM | Tags (8) | google | aprilfools | joke | company | rebranding | topeka | translate | animals |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 25, 2010

A list of the world's most ethical companies according to a New York City think tank.A list of the world's most ethical companies according to a New York City think tank.

The 100 companies that made the final cut include first-time recipients Ford Motor Company, Adobe Systems and Campbell Soup. Google, Starbucks, General Electric and 33 other companies have appeared on the list for all four of its years.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in FYI @ 6:44 AM | Tags (10) | abcnews | business | debut | ethics | ford | google | nyc | starbucks | tank | think |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 18, 2010

Google teaming up with Sony and Intel to infiltrate your television.Google teaming up with Sony and Intel to infiltrate your television.

Google intends to open its TV platform, which is based on its Android operating system for smartphones, to software developers. The company hopes the move will spur the same outpouring of creativity that consumers have seen in applications for cellphones.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 9:42 AM | Tags (11) | android | applications | developers | google | intel | media | nytimes | platform | sony | television | tv |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 16 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 17, 2010

Google's Nexus One phone considered a flop due to lagging sales.Google's Nexus One phone considered a flop due to lagging sales.

Turns out that the Google has only moved about 135,000 of these units. This is staggering when you take into account that Apple had already sold a million iPhones by the same time in that product's life cycle.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:12 AM | Tags (10) | device | flop | google | insider | ipad | mobile | phone | preorders | sold | units |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: March 15, 2010

The ten drawbacks of naming your city, state, or country to 'Google'.The ten drawbacks of naming your city, state, or country to 'Google'.

2. Finding Pizza : Till date Google Search has enabled some awesome results when you search Pizza and your city name. For example – “Pizza in Jaipur“. For Topeka it will be now “Pizza in Google“

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Dumb @ 7:19 AM | Tags (7) | pizza | google | topeka | kansas | confusing | mapping | results |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 29 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: March 11, 2010

A list of ten useful website analytics tools for your analytical pleasure.A list of ten useful website analytics tools for your analytical pleasure.

You may not have known but Google isn't the only game in town for getting some decent web statistics. This post covers some of the non-Google tools you can try out to gauge performance of your beloved web site or web apps.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:08 AM | Tags (8) | interwebs | tracking | stats | analytics | google | website | development | internet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: March 10, 2010

Google pulls the curtain back on brand new app marketplace for business.Google pulls the curtain back on brand new app marketplace for business.

Yes folks, the Google App Store is officially open for business - specifically your business. And by business I really mean your enterprise business. There are apps of all shapes and colors ranging from customer management all the way over to workflow management.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:14 AM | Tags (7) | apps | google | enterprise | business | store | market | integration |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Cities across America continue to duke it out for Google's attention.Cities across America continue to duke it out for Google's attention.

Duluth, Minnesota's mayor Don Ness jumped into a 35 degree Lake Superior as a dual-purpose media event for Google Fiber and the Special Olympics; and 1,000 Morgantown, West Virginia residents last week held up signs saying 'We Want a Gig' at the WVU-Georgetown basketball game.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:37 AM | Tags (9) | google | cities | country | america | fight | fiber | gig | publicity | stunts |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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