November 2, 2006

Gmail goes native on cell phones

Permalink | November 2nd, 2006

Gmail on your cell phone

Not content with simply offering Gmail via a mobile friendly website, Google is now bringing your mail to your cell phone natively. This new Java app, which works with most Java enabled cell phones equipped with a data plan, was quietly released today. The company claims that their latest offering will close the gap between the classic way people get e-mail — sitting at a computer — and the slow-as-molasses reality of receiving e-mail on cell phones. But is it really faster?

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October 26, 2006

Every episode of The Office gone, but not lost

Permalink | October 26th, 2006

The Office

Yesterday a link to a page which featured every single episode of The Office (US) went mainstream and circled the web like wild fire. Less than 24 hours later that page, and the site, is nothing but a distant memory. While the site might be gone, it’s far from lost. If you still need your episode fix, here’s the list in all its former glory, courtesy of Google’s cache — you just gotta love Google. But get it quick, there’s no telling how soon before it expires…

Click here for The Office (US)

Update: A mirror of the original site, which features nearly every episode of all most of your favorite TV shows, has been set-up here and here. For up to the minute news on the resurrection of TV Links, check out their forums here.

October 24, 2006

George Bush talks about “The Google”

Permalink | October 24th, 2006

Maria Bartiromo: I’m curious, have you ever Googled anybody? Do you use Google?

George Bush: Ah, Occasionally. One of the things I’ve used on The Google is, ah, to pull up maps. And it’s, ah, very interesting to see — I’ve forgot the name of the program — but where you get the satellite, and you can — like, I kinda like to look at the ranch. It remind me of where I wanna be sometimes.


October 20, 2006

Print ads are officially endangered

Permalink | October 20th, 2006


The waning Fourth Estate…

E.W. Scripps Co. and McClatchy Co., two of the nation’s largest newspaper publishers, announced double-barreled declines and blam[ed] the weak ad market for the disappointing results. Scripps third quarter profits were down 11%.

The Sun-Times Media Co., which owns the Chicago Sun-Times, estimated that newspaper print advertising in the greater Chicago market had declined about 7.5% in the past quarter, with their third quarter revenue loss greater than previous quarters.

The Tribune Co. and The New York Times Co., both reported sluggish advertising revenue in the third quarter. Overall renuves dropped 3% and 2.4% respectively; with the Times reporting a paltry $14 million in advertising earnings.

Meanwhile Google has reported that its profits nearly doubled over the past year. In the third quarter Google’s online advertising business was responsible for generating a staggering $1.86 billion, up 84% from the same period last year.


October 17, 2006

Remembering EPIC 2014

Permalink | October 17th, 2006

After watching this mildly entertaining theory parody on the future of YouTube following its recent acquisition by Google, I was reminded of the very well polished video, EPIC 2014. Originally created back in 2004, EPIC 2014 attempted to predict and map Google’s rise to power over the next 10 years. Two years later it’s easy to say that the video isn’t accurate, but it’s not entirely off target either; and it’s definitely an interesting watch.

video (GoogleTube) | video (EPIC 2014)

October 10, 2006

Diddy TV

Permalink | October 10th, 2006

Diddy TV

YouTube is the new MySpace, at least that what Google is banking on as is music mogul Diddy. Check out Diddy’s very own channel here where you can watch him order up a Burger King whopper his way — cause you know, that’s cool.

October 9, 2006

Google hearts YouTube

Permalink | October 9th, 2006

Google Video

Barely one year old, and without having made any profit to date, video sharing phenomenon YouTube has reportedly received an offer from Google. The pricetag on one the internet’s hottest sites — a staggering $1.6 billion.

Update: Google has officially bought YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock.

September 27, 2006

Making cents with AdSense

Permalink | September 27th, 2006

Google AdSense

A click here, a view there, just how do those fractions of a cent add up when using Google’s AdSense? For some, they can add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars, if not millions. Topping out the list of The Internet’s Biggest Google Whores include:

– Markus Frind: $300,000 per month
– Kevin Rose: $250,000 per month
– Jeremy Shoemaker: $140,000 per month
– Jason Calacanis: $120,000 per month

The small print: These results aren’t typical … your actual mileage may will vary.


September 26, 2006

Riding in buses with Google

Permalink | September 26th, 2006

Google Transit

Google has formed a partnership with select transit authorities to create their latest offering, Google Transit. This new service shows people how to get around by walking and using public transportation. It also offers directions, schedules and estimated travel times. Users type in their origination point, destination and time they want to travel, and the program tells them how to get from one place to the other using the bus system.

Google Transit is currently available in Honolulu, Hawaii, Tampa, Florida, Eugene and Portland, Oregon, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Seattle, Washington.

Is there anything Google can’t do?

September 6, 2006

Google knows history

Permalink | September 6th, 2006

Google News

Google takes us back, way back — today the search giant announced they have made available over 200 years worth of news articles through their new News Archive Search feature. This latest addition allows users to search and explore newspaper articles and digests published as far back as the 1700s all the way up to recent online content. The goal here is to be able to explore history as it unfolded. Results are offered from both free and subscription websites based on relevance. A timeline is also offered allowing users to view key dates that are associated with a particular story.