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Friday: August 21, 2009

New study finds that smaller online ads perform better than giant skyscraper ads.New study finds that smaller online ads perform better than giant skyscraper ads.

Don't you just love those ridiculous animated mortgage ads? The folks over at Miramax seem to as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 8:05 AM | Tags (6) | ads | advertising | animated | performance | research | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Turns out that walking in circles is a natural thing.Turns out that walking in circles is a natural thing.

Researchers tested the popular notion and found that not only do people walk in circles if they have no guidance, but they do not favor left-handed circles, a common myth spurred from the fact that a heart leans to a person's left.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 7:56 AM | Tags (7) | study | research | science | walking | circles | left | guidance |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 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

Astronomers stumble upon new type of 'death star'. No, not that one.Astronomers stumble upon new type of 'death star'. No, not that one.

According to Filipovic, it's important to understand how super planetary nebulae form, particularly as they represent the fate of our Sun. 'This is something that will happen to us in about five billion years from now,' he says.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Space @ 7:48 AM | Tags (4) | astronomy | death | research | star |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Want to be nicer? Play more cricket.Want to be nicer? Play more cricket.

Research suggests makes for better behavior and more cooperative as well. Jolly good show.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 7:29 AM | Tags (6) | cricket | nicer | sports | research | behavior | cooperative |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 5 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: August 13, 2009

Five key ingredients in the search for happiness.Five key ingredients in the search for happiness.

To find happiness is a lofty goal and takes a dedication that most of us aren’t willing to give, even though it’s in our own best interests. Instead, we continue to try to shape the world outside us, rather than trying to fix the inside.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Life @ 2:36 PM | Tags (4) | ingredients | happiness | search | life |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 42 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


Thursday: August 6, 2009

Microsoft decides to bring on 400 people over from Yahoo.Microsoft decides to bring on 400 people over from Yahoo.

This little tidbit was part of their recent partnership. Good news for Yahoo employees, I guess.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:35 AM | Tags (6) | yahoo | microsoft | partnership | deal | search | alliance |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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


Thursday: July 30, 2009

Twitter pulls the curtain back on homepage redesign.Twitter pulls the curtain back on homepage redesign.

There's a big Twitter Search button to 'see what people are saying about' a given topic, putting the service's utility front and center. Then there is a roster of trending topics by the hour, day, and week.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Design @ 7:55 AM | Tags (4) | twitter | redesign | search | update |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: July 29, 2009

Details of new Microsoft Yahoo partnership to be announced in the near future.Details of new Microsoft Yahoo partnership to be announced in the near future.

According to the article, Yahoo keeps it's advertisers but their search engine might be powered by Bing.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 7:46 AM | Tags (6) | yahoo | microsoft | partnership | search | ads | advertising |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: July 16, 2009

Yahoo still number one in some areas that aren't search engine related.Yahoo still number one in some areas that aren't search engine related.

Good for them. There are also some interesting usage stats in the article as well.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 2:07 PM | Tags (5) | competition | engine | news | search | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 13 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


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

New study regarding peeling stickers may pave the road for stretchier electronics.New study regarding peeling stickers may pave the road for stretchier electronics.

The research team did not have stretchable electronics in mind when they started, but launched the project as an analysis of the wrinkling and delamination of stickers. The small blisters that appear in stickers attached to car windows are a common example of such delamination.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 1:24 PM | Tags (6) | delamination | electronics | research | science | stretchy | study |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 7 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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