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Thursday: July 2, 2009

A closer look at whether or not you'll actually have a need for Google Voice.A closer look at whether or not you'll actually have a need for Google Voice.

Handy overview for those thinking about taking the plunge when the service becomes available.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 1:17 PM | Tags (6) | communications | features | google | mobile | need | voice |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 19 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 1, 2009

Some cool search engines that don't happen to be Google.Some cool search engines that don't happen to be Google.

So they do exist!

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 11:53 AM | Tags (4) | search | google | alternatives | cool |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: June 30, 2009

A tutorial on how to program turn-by-turn directions using the Google Maps API.A tutorial on how to program turn-by-turn directions using the Google Maps API.

A well-written tutorial for the aspiring developer who may want to dive into the wide open world of Google Map development.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Programming @ 2:55 PM | Tags (5) | api | google | javascript | maps | tutorial |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 29, 2009

Google CEO would like you to know that the worst of the crisis is over.Google CEO would like you to know that the worst of the crisis is over.

Phew. Oh, and Google is also studying Bing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 11:06 AM | Tags (4) | crisis | financial | google | over |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: June 26, 2009

Plan your future sight-seeing trips with Google Maps.Plan your future sight-seeing trips with Google Maps.

Neat little project to come out of Labs, calculates routes and directions for major tourist attractions in a given city (only from the current available selections). Added bonus: lists off the operating hours of said major tourist attractions.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 3:55 PM | Tags (8) | city | directions | google | labs | routes | sights | tourists | tours |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Five reasons to use Google Voice and five reasons why you shouldn't.Five reasons to use Google Voice and five reasons why you shouldn't.

Some privacy advocates have expressed concerns that Google Voice may lead to 'increased profiling and tracking of users without safeguards.' Whether that's a problem is largely up to you, and how comfortable you feel with the situation.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 2:04 PM | Tags (4) | google | voice | privacy | security |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Google Voice now has an official waiting list.Google Voice now has an official waiting list.

Sign up to wait today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in GeekLikeMe / Site Related @ 7:26 AM | Tags (3) | google | voice | waitinglist |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 148 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


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


Thursday: June 18, 2009

A writeup on how search engines work to unscramble your search typos.A writeup on how search engines work to unscramble your search typos.

Swan flu, anyone?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 11:38 AM | Tags (4) | google | search | typos | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: June 17, 2009

Microsoft's Bing gains a little bit of search market share.Microsoft's Bing gains a little bit of search market share.

One week after its May 28 debut, Bing's market share rocketed past that of rival Yahoo, both in the U.S. and globally. Bing took second place behind Google, which has 71.47 percent of the U.S. market, and beat Yahoo's 10.22 percent with 16.28 percent, according to StatCounter, a New York daily Internet tracking company.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 5:18 PM | Tags (6) | bing | google | microsoft | search | share | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


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