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Google’s New Video Ad Highlights How Content Farms Rule At The Search ...    
July 23, 2010, 12:30 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

So yesterday, I notice there’s a new article up on Google’s main blog, head on over there and see it’s merely a post featuring the latest video in the company’s Search Stories series, video ads which essentially aim to highlight how all kinds of people use Google Search. They’re nice and all, if pretty pointless in my book, but nothing particularly spectacular about them. But this latest one, labeled ‘Brother and Sister’, caught my attention because of something entirely different than...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »

Yahoo’s Style Guide For The Web Lands Next Week In Print, iPad And Kin...    
June 28, 2010, 12:25 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Yahoo wants to help people write effectively for the Web by publishing a custom style guide, as was announced last April. The stylebook, entitled “The Yahoo! Style Guide: The Ultimate Sourcebook for Writing, Editing, and Creating Content for the Digital World”, will be released on July 6 by St. Martin’s Griffin, and will be available in dead tree form in a variety of stores, but also – naturally – in digital form for Apple’s iPad and Amazon’s Kindle. The company’s core team of editors, led...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »

NYT Bans The Word Tweet “Outside Of Ornithological Contexts”    
June 10, 2010, 2:09 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Too funny. According to The Awl, The New York Times standards editor Phil Corbett yesterday reportedly sent out a memo (below) to NYT writers asking them to severely cut down on the use of the word ‘tweet’ outside of “ornithological contexts”. Corbett has been overseeing language issues for the paper’s newsroom since September 2009, and was previously in charge of revisions in the newsroom’s style manual as deputy news editor. Update: Dave Itzkoff, who blogs for the Times, tweets that...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »

StatCounter: IE6 Usage Falls Below 5% In The US, But IE8 Still On The ...    
June 1, 2010, 12:01 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Microsoft’s oft-lamented browser, Internet Explorer 6, may finally be put to rest. This will make many a Web developer happy – but also Microsoft itself. Web analytics company StatCounter claims its latest global data set shows IE6 usage in the US and Europe has fallen to 4.7 percent of the market from 11.5 percent a year ago. That said, IE8 usage in the US increased to 30.5 percent in May (up from 8.5 percent a year ago) while IE7 is currently at 16.6%, so it’s not all bad news...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »

7 Billion Scanned Photos Later, Face.com Opens Up To Developers    
May 3, 2010, 4:59 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Facial recognition technology startup Face.com publicly launched at last year’s Techonomy event in Tel Aviv, Israel. Today thus marks an excellent time for them to make some announcements, as it is the evening prior to Techonomy 2010, which I’m attending. The company is today publicly launching a developer community and open API, providing third-party developers access to their facial recognition technology, including the algorithm that powers their Facebook applications Photo Finder and...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »

Linus Torvalds: Google’s Nexus One First Mobile Phone I Don’t Hate    
February 7, 2010, 1:04 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Linus Torvalds, the inventor of the Linux kernel, has an absolute disdain for mobile phones. All of the ones he has purchased in the past, the man writes on his personal blog, ended up being “mostly used for playing Galaga and Solitaire on long flights” even though they were naturally all phones run on open source operating systems. Things have changed now, he adds, now that he has caved and bought Google’s Nexus One a couple of days ago. Torvalds has owned a number of phones before,...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »

PayPal Halts Personal Payment Transactions From And To India    
February 5, 2010, 3:09 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

PayPal isn’t working properly in India. eBay’s electronic payment juggernaut appears to be blocking personal transactions to or from accounts of India-based users. It is reversing personal transactions; transactions involving businesses are still allowed. A reader checked in with us yesterday to let us know PayPal notified him that the company had stopped allowing personal payments to be sent to or from India (full e-mail can be found below). This does not appear to be an isolated...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »

Amazon To Introduce New 70% Royalty Option For Kinde Digital Text Plat...    
January 20, 2010, 11:27 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Right off the heels of announcing an expansion of its Kindle Digital Text Platform to authors and publishers around the world, Amazon has announced that it will soon introduce a new 70 percent royalty option in the program that will allow them to to earn a larger share of revenue from each Kindle book they sell. For each Kindle book sold, authors and publishers who choose the new royalty option – will will not replace the existing DTP standard royalty option – will receive 70 percent of...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »

Apple’s New Tablet To Be Baptized iSlate? Let’s Dig A Little Deeper    
December 25, 2009, 11:20 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Nice scoop by MacRumors, which reportedly retrieved historical evidence that Apple has acquired the domain name islate.com back in 2007. Apparently, the Cupertino company registered the domain through brand protection firm Mark Monitor to conceal the fact that the domain name is theirs, as usual, but was briefly listed as the owner at some point in the past nonetheless. If correct, that means we can add a rumor to a rumor: that the unconfirmed, unannounced but most definitely coming...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »

Sergey Brin Donates $1 Million To Organization That Helped Him Migrate...    
October 25, 2009, 3:46 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Google co-founder Sergey Brin has donated $1 million to the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS), the organization that played a critical role in helping his family escape anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union and migrate to the States thirty years ago. The New York Times ran an article and interview with Brin about the donation this weekend, revealing that Sergey’s mother, scientist Eugenia Brin, is also a Director of the organization. In the interview, Sergey Brin notes that he and his wife,...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »

Does Anybody Still Use Second Life? And If So, How Much Is It Worth T...    
July 3, 2009, 5:48 am | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Analyst firm Next Up Research has published an extensive report on Linden Lab, the San Francisco company behind virtual world Second Life. The research is based on aggregate data and is available on SharesPost, a site set up to trade shares of privately held companies (if you register, you can download the report for free from that page, or you can find other valuation reports on companies like Facebook and LinkedIn). The report goes rather deep into the valuation of the Linden Lab, which...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »

Can You Spell “Barack Obama”?    
January 20, 2009, 4:03 pm | தலைப்புப் பக்கம்

Many Americans and others are still unable to spell Barack Obama’s first name correctly. At least that is the conclusion of the folks at GooseGrade, a service that allows readers to post corrections for grammar, spelling and factual errors on blogs and other online media outlets using a free widget. GooseGrade did some quick and dirty research and found at least 60 million pages on the Internet with Obama’s first name misspelled. “Barak” is the most common misspelling, followed in...தொடர்ந்து படிக்கவும் »