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Tuesday: September 15, 2009

Google pulls the curtain back on new method for reading online news.Google pulls the curtain back on new method for reading online news.

From a UI point of view that sure is a lot of visual information to take in at once. Also, it's interesting that the links don't end up back to the source publication but rather a larger screenshot on Google - most of the time without advertising (source article is now two clicks away).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:56 AM | Tags (8) | ads | fastflip | google | interface | news | reading | screenshots | ui |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 25 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: September 14, 2009

Google shows how Street View works in the cutest way possible.Google shows how Street View works in the cutest way possible.

Awww, it's so cute when they remove potential personal information from captured images!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 2:55 PM | Tags (6) | cute | google | japan | overload | privacy | streetview |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 31 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 11, 2009

Some alternative ways to access your GMail when GMail happens to be down.Some alternative ways to access your GMail when GMail happens to be down.

A great writeup for those of us who use GMail quite extensively and cried during the last outage.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:56 AM | Tags (8) | gmail | outage | alternative | methods | mail | email | google | lifehacker |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 43 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 10, 2009

Google would really like to start receiving micropayments from you for select content.Google would really like to start receiving micropayments from you for select content.

The system could allow consumers to buy a package subscription to several publications and then pay for other stories on an a la carte basis.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 4:04 PM | Tags (9) | alacarte | checkout | google | micropayments | news | packages | publications | service | subscriptions |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Seventeen ways that search engines judge the value of a link.Seventeen ways that search engines judge the value of a link.

A fun read for all my fellow developers out there who have to deal with SEO headaches.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 10:42 AM | Tags (6) | search | engines | google | value | links | development |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 17 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google looking into new type of mirror for cheaper solar energy.Google looking into new type of mirror for cheaper solar energy.

Google hopes to have a viable technology to show internally in a couple of months, Weihl said. It will need to do accelerated testing to show the impact of decades of wear on the new mirrors in desert conditions.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 10:25 AM | Tags (5) | google | solar | mirrors | energy | cheaper |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 8, 2009

Monopoly + Google Maps = Monopoly City StreetsMonopoly + Google Maps = Monopoly City Streets

A live worldwide game of MONOPOLY using Google Maps as the game board. The goal is simple. Play to beat your friends and the world to become the richest property magnate in existence.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Fun @ 7:24 AM | Tags (8) | boardwalk | games | google | maps | monopoly | parkplace | property | realestate |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: September 4, 2009

Amazon not a big fan of Google's book settlement plans.Amazon not a big fan of Google's book settlement plans.

More worrisome, in Amazon's view, is that the Registry will bring disparate publishers and rightsholders together under a single umbrella, essentially forming a pricing cartel.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 8:02 AM | Tags (7) | amazon | books | deals | google | plan | copyright | publishers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: September 3, 2009

How twenty popular websites actually looked when they were first launched.How twenty popular websites actually looked when they were first launched.

Welcome to Thefacebook. Hey, remember when Google referred to itself with an exclamation point at the end?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:42 AM | Tags (5) | facebook | google | launch | look | websites |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 97 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 1, 2009

Google adds suggest functionality to their news portal.Google adds suggest functionality to their news portal.

It functions exactly how would you'd expect it to work. Neato.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 10:15 AM | Tags (4) | google | news | portal | suggest |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 31, 2009

Ten tips for using Google Chrome that you may not have previously known about.Ten tips for using Google Chrome that you may not have previously known about.

Covers a variety of fun Chrome tips and tricks ranging from tab and window restoration to searching specific sites using the 'omnibox' (which is actually kinda cool).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 2:53 PM | Tags (5) | chrome | google | tips | tricks | eweek |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 20, 2009

Want to know what the kids are Googling these days?Want to know what the kids are Googling these days?

Better turn on those parental controls quick.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 7:51 AM | Tags (4) | google | search | kids | children |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 56 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 19, 2009

Google Adsense to finally let you choose different font faces for ads.Google Adsense to finally let you choose different font faces for ads.

You'll now be able to choose from Verdana, Times New Roman AND Arial. Goodie!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 10:11 AM | Tags (5) | ads | adsense | design | fonts | google |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 18, 2009

Find out which search engine you really prefer with a blind taste test.Find out which search engine you really prefer with a blind taste test.

An neat experiment to see happens when you remove branding from popular search engines.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:19 AM | Tags (5) | bing | blind | google | test | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 45 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: August 12, 2009

Everything you want to know about Google Caffeine.Everything you want to know about Google Caffeine.

Yes, there's even a link to try out the new Google which happens to look a lot like the old Google.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:38 AM | Tags (5) | caffeine | search | redesign | retool | google |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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