Archive for the ‘Google’ Category

October 21st, 2008

Google Feedproxy: Should You Switch?

Back at Ratified.org, I noticed a handful of blogs whose Feedburner statistics have stopped updating. I looked into it and saw that all of their feeds have switched to a somewhat peculiar URL: http://feedproxy.google.com/xxxxxxx. Because of that, their Awareness API, the place where Ratified.org grabs all the feed ...

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October 17th, 2008

Google Search Results with Discussion and Forum Data

Google now features metadata crawled from forums and discussion sites in its search results. These include the number of posts from the target page, the number of authors, and the date of last post. Here's a sample result I get when searching for Windows Vista Problems:

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May 3rd, 2008

Artsy iGoogle Artist Themes

Google introduces stylin' new themes for iGoogle done by famous artistic icons such as:

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February 26th, 2008

Yahoo! Coming to the Philippines

Expect a Yahoo! office in Manila by the second quarter of this year, says newly appointed general manager Jojo Anonuevo (of Mobius fame). Claiming to capture 85% of the 22 million-strong Filipino Internet population, Yahoo! is bent on dominating the online advertising market in the country, which it says ...

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February 5th, 2008

What if Google Bid on Yahoo!?

Let's try to hypothesize a scenario wherein Google tries to outbid Microsoft for online portal Yahoo! I think Yahoo! would take Google's offer in a heartbeat, knowing that they are more culturally similar and both, in their own seemingly quirky ways, are pushing the limits of innovation on the ...

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February 2nd, 2008

Google To Setup Shop in Malaysia?

There's buzz floating around that Google is going to build a data center in Malaysia. In a discussion I'm following on Slashdot, some commenters are posting why or why not they should consider the Philippines. Here's what they have to say (and comments thrown in by me): THE YESSES: 1. Filipinos speak ...

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January 16th, 2008

Are You Google Toolbar Suggested?

I couldn't resist it. I'm a bit vain that I google my name every once in a while. If you're like me, you can check the Google toolbar if it includes your name in its query suggestions. If you don't have the toolbar installed, get it from ...

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January 11th, 2008

Local News Gadgets for iGoogle

I noticed a lack of localized gadgets for us Filipinos using iGoogle, so I came up with a few Google Gadgets that deliver the freshest headlines from our top online newspapers. Click on each image to add them to your iGoogle page. Enjoy!

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December 14th, 2007

Google Knol

The Google blog revealed that they are currently beta testing a new Google service -- Google Knol, which appears to be a direct competitor to Wikipedia, About.com and the much-hyped Mahalo: Earlier this week, we started inviting a selected group of people to try a new, free tool that we are ...

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September 27th, 2007

Google Turns 9; Rewards Adsense Publishers

Google turned 9 years old yesterday, and what better way to celebrate it than to roll out the Western Union Quick Cash option for Adsense publishers! IMO, this is far more convenient and virtually worry-free compared to receiving it through mail. Knowing all the thefts going on in our corrupt ...

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