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Wednesday: August 5, 2009

Turns out that Yahoo has an escape clause from Microsoft deal.Turns out that Yahoo has an escape clause from Microsoft deal.

...Yahoo declined to comment on the exact number for revenue per search or market share that would trigger the escape clause. Microsoft is planning to guarantee Yahoo's revenue per search for 18 months following the completion of the deal...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:05 AM | Tags (6) | yahoo | microsoft | deal | escape | google | search |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: August 3, 2009

Google launches new ad campaign directed at Microsoft.Google launches new ad campaign directed at Microsoft.

The campaign, called “Going Google,” has a very clear target: Microsoft Office. A series of advertisements will begin touting how and why some 3,000 organizations are signing up to use Google apps each day.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:47 AM | Tags (6) | ads | advertising | apps | campaign. microsoft | google | office |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Want to avoid ads in your Gmail account? Try a little tragedy.Want to avoid ads in your Gmail account? Try a little tragedy.

Neat little trick, although obviously it might be a tad dark for some people.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Gadgets @ 3:33 PM | Tags (5) | ads | annoying | gmail | google | tragedy |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 88 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Fourteen tips and tricks to get more out of your beloved Gmail account.Fourteen tips and tricks to get more out of your beloved Gmail account.

A nice collection of tips ranging from offline reading to setting up multiple signatures.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:51 AM | Tags (5) | email | gmail | google | tips | tricks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 33 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 28, 2009

Ten computing tasks you probably won't be doing with Google's Chrome OS.Ten computing tasks you probably won't be doing with Google's Chrome OS.

You won't be leaving your desktop PC behind anytime soon, even after it's officially released.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 2:48 PM | Tags (6) | chrome | computing | google | os | system | tasks |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 37 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Behold! The top ten wonders of Google Earth.Behold! The top ten wonders of Google Earth.

Arizona's Schnepf Farms carves a maze with the outline of a famous person into its 10-acre cornfield each year around Halloween. Larry King, Jay Leno and Steve Nash are among the celebrities who have been recognized in this way.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:42 AM | Tags (5) | discoveries | earth | google | oprah | wonders |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 56 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple decides to reject official Google Voice iPhone application.Apple decides to reject official Google Voice iPhone application.

Surprise surprise.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 7:34 AM | Tags (5) | iphone | apps | google | voice | rejection |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 21, 2009

Google Maps now allows you to explore the moon.Google Maps now allows you to explore the moon.

Includes important reference points as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:52 AM | Tags (4) | google | moon | space | maps |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Five YouTube myths debunked courtesy of Google.Five YouTube myths debunked courtesy of Google.

Even though we're not drafting big rigs, or getting shot by 20,000 paintballs, we like to do a little myth busting as well. Too often, stories dredge up issues about YouTube products, metrics, or the state of our business that we thought were settled a long time ago

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:34 AM | Tags (4) | google | youtube | myths | debunked |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 44 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: July 17, 2009

Behold, the great Google doodle triforce conspiracy.Behold, the great Google doodle triforce conspiracy.

Several Doodles appear to have a symbol in it which looks very much like a Triforce – this could be an easter egg or an artist’s signature, and a hidden reference to the Nintendo Classic Zelda game, where the Triforce appeared.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:35 AM | Tags (6) | google | link | triforce | conspiracy | doodles | logo |  | Discuss (1) |  | facebook | twitter | 40 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 14, 2009

Microsoft to put lightweight versions of Office 2010 apps online for free.Microsoft to put lightweight versions of Office 2010 apps online for free.

Microsoft's announcement is being seen as the latest move in a tit-for-tat rivalry between two tech giants as it and Google increasingly make efforts to encroach on one another's turf.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:26 AM | Tags (7) | 2010 | competition | free | google | microsoft | office | online |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 8, 2009

Believe it or not, Bing can one up Google in some areas.Believe it or not, Bing can one up Google in some areas.

The name, presumably, is supposed to evoke the sound of a winning game-show bell. The cynics online, however, joke that Bing is an acronym for “But It’s Not Google.” Here’s the shocker, though: in many ways, Bing is better.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 4:55 PM | Tags (6) | bing | engine | google | microsoft | pogue | search |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 34 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Five things the new Google OS will do for your beloved netbook.Five things the new Google OS will do for your beloved netbook.

Some interesting things to consider for those curious about a netbook purchase.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 11:54 AM | Tags (6) | chrome | google | linux | netbook | os | system |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 22 Clicks | Posted by Vin


A new operating system from Google will be available in 2010.A new operating system from Google will be available in 2010.

Speed, simplicity and security are the key aspects of Google Chrome OS. We're designing the OS to be fast and lightweight, to start up and get you onto the web in a few seconds. The user interface is minimal to stay out of your way, and most of the user experience takes place on the web.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:46 AM | Tags (4) | chrome | google | opensource | os |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: July 7, 2009

Google would like you to know that they have improved their real estate search.Google would like you to know that they have improved their real estate search.

Wow, look at all the tiny dots.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 7:35 AM | Tags (4) | realestate | google | maps | improvement |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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