Tag Archive: Google


Apple wants to hand internet control to private monopoly – Really trying our patents: Nero sues MPEG-LA for anti-trust | TechEye.

A follow up to my earlier post about Apples potential problems if they go after VP8 codec and Google

I can’t help but be concerned that Apple is setting itself up for some bad press akin to SCO attacking Linux. Apple has been championing open source and standards with HTML5 and attacking flash, but if they sue Google over vp8 video codec they will look like hypocrites who are only about their bottom line instead of truly caring about an open web. I sit in between Apple and Google. I love my MacBook, iPhone, AppleTV, but I use Gmail, picassa, and love to use Google’s Chrome browser. I would like to see the two companies compete peacefully and work together on other projects the way their engineers have been working on HTML5. I can kinda see how Jobs would be upset over Android, but this is America and it’s built on competition. Did Google overstep it’s trust with Apple with it’s executive on Apples board? Yes. But Americans want choices, if Android gives Apple the impetance to make iPhone better faster well I’m all for it. Cause as much as I love my iPhone I want more functionality from it and fast. I also want Googles goggles app on my phone. I’m hopeful that Apples purchase of Siri will improve iPhones functionality, but the iPhone is capable of so much more.

Pendule – Google Chrome extension gallery.

Why Web Developers Should Switch to Google Chrome – Nettuts+.

This is a great research piece and explains a great deal about what Google engineers have done with WebKit. It also lists some cool developer tool plugins for Chrome that Im sure I can find a use for.

YouTube – The Machine is Us/ing Us Final Version.

“We have to rethink Everything”

Google Releases API for Cool Visualization of Data Mashups from Many Sources.

This is extremely cool and it reminds me of stuff mentioned on Star Trek. The ability to manage datasets that are huge and apply them to easy to read graphs is a huge boon for research and understanding. Enabling researchers access to tools like this make their lives easier because they dont have to have computer science degrees to make use of data from censuses or anything else, they simply plug in the spreadsheet of the relevant data and viola they have usable data.

YouTube HTML5 Demo.

http://html5demos.com/

http://9elements.com/io/?p=153

http://arstechnica.com/open-source/news/2009/07/decoding-the-html-5-video-codec-debate.ars

http://dev.w3.org/html5/spec/spec.html

http://diveintohtml5.org/

http://www.cmswire.com/cms/web-content/html-5-supersedes-web-forms-20-004054.php

http://www.slideshare.net/carsonified/the-future-of-html-5-by-bruce-lawson

http://html5gallery.com/2009/11/love-movie/

http://html5doctor.com/

https://developer.mozilla.org/en/Canvas_tutorial

Google is gearing up for an all-out assault on the mobile-phone market that will include a new, Google-branded handset and the first comprehensive Google phone service with unlimited free calls.

via The Googlephone: Google gears up for attack on mobile-phone market – Times Online.

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Labs/Ubiquity/Latest_Ubiquity_User_Tutorial

“Ubiquity is an experimental Firefox extension that gives you a powerful new way to interact with the Web. Ubiquity commands can do nearly anything. Ubiquity comes with a set of commands that make common Web tasks faster and easier. In this tutorial we’ll teach you how to use some of them. By the end of this tutorial you’ll be able to perform quick Wikipedia, Google, definition, and Yelp searches; add maps to your email; and translate a snippet of a web page, highlight a word, and then email it to a friend.”

Since we first announced captions in Google Video and YouTube, weve introduced multiple caption tracks, improved search functionality and even automatic translation. Each of these features has had great personal significance to me, not only because I helped to design them, but also because Im deaf. Today, Im in Washington, D.C. to announce what I consider the most important and exciting milestone yet: machine-generated automatic captions.

via Official Google Blog: Automatic captions in YouTube.

Over at the Chromium blog, Google has announced a project theyve been working on called SPeeDY. Its an updated transport protocol for the web which improves upon HTTP, reducing latency through network-fu like multiplexed streams, request prioritization, and header compression.

via Googles SPDY protocol will speed up the web – and Chrome OS, too.

Scathing review of new Droid phone

http://scobleizer.com/2009/11/08/droid-palm-pre-iphone-product-comparison/

http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/similar-images-graduates-from-google.html

 

Google Experimental Search

http://www.google.com/experimental/

I might recommend anyone who is a serious Google Search Addict try out these experiments which add to the functionality of your searches.

https://www.google.com/analytics/siteopt/splash

http://www.webmonkey.com/blog/Pack_Up_Your_Data_and_Leave_Whenever_You_Want__It_s_the_New_Rule_of_the_Cloud

This is an interesting development that will allow users to have total control over their data and how they move it from service to service based on preferences.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/15/business/smallbusiness/15adwords.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

Useful article for us web designers when setting up income producing websites

New Webmaster Tools from Google

http://googleonlinesecurity.blogspot.com/2009/10/show-me-malware.html

Google has set up an automated service that as their webspider crawls the web any website with malware in the code will have an email sent to the webmaster with a snippet of the bad code so that the webmaster can remove the offending code.

http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2009/10/proposal-for-making-ajax-crawlable.html

Making this content searchable is going to do much for bringing people the information they are seeking. Its obvious that content on flash and AJAX sites should be indexed, some really great creative sites are done in flash and AJAX, but one would never know about the content that may be extremely well written and invaluable.