Archive for May, 2008

Google Earth API: Run Google Earth Applications in Browser
Wednesday, May 28th, 2008

Google have recently released a Google Earth plug-in and API. So now you can easily view Google Earth-based applications – with functionality defined by the developer of a site – in your (Windows) browser. It’s like a framework for Google Maps browser-only application. I’ve tried using it in Internet Explorer and it works like a [...]

Google Street View: Cars on Video
Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

Google Street View Car (video 1)

Google Street View Car (video 2)

As per the meta descriptions on YouTube, the first video is a Google Street View car in Seville, Spain, and the second is one around Palm Springs, California, US. These cars from the Google fleet have a camera mounted on top to photograph the panorama [...]

Baby on Auction in eBay: now in state custody
Monday, May 26th, 2008

Anyone who check outs eBay with regularity has probably gotten used to seeing the weird object up for sale every now on then. But last Saturday story of a German pair offering their 8-month-old for purchase on Ebay via auction may end up topping more than a few creepiest-ever-on-eBay lists.
A police spokesperson in the Bavarian [...]

Snackr RSS Ticker: Stay on Top of News
Sunday, May 25th, 2008

Lifehacker recently shared a freeware Adobe Air application called – Snackr which runs a news ticker of your all RSS feeds at the bottom or top of your monitor screen, or as a scrolling in your desktop sidebar. The application is very customizable, allowing you to add feeds individually or import an OPML file of [...]

SMX East Oct 2008: Registration is now Open!
Saturday, May 24th, 2008

New York City Search Marketing Expo show- SMX East Registration — is now open. The SMX East will be held on coming October 6-8, 2008 in the Jacob Javits Convention Center [see in Google Maps].
SMX East will offer programming for internet and search marketers of all skill levels. You should Register now for SMX East [...]

TV “white space” plan: pushed by Larry Page of Google
Friday, May 23rd, 2008

Google Inc co-founder Larry Page was in Washington on Thursday to promote Google’s proposal for a new generation of wireless devices to operate on television airwaves that are to be vacent soon.
Retuers reports that, Page was scheduled to meet with lawmakers in Congress and also the officials at the Federal Communications Commission hoping to convince [...]

Online Advertising: Can Boost Offline Sales
Friday, May 23rd, 2008

A recent study that has been published in the Harvard Business Review by Magrid Abraham of Comscore gave a clear indication of how display and search online advertising work as a team to boost revenue, and not only web site sales, but offline sales as well.
The studies demonstrate consistently positive results showing that online display [...]

Twitter Traffic Tracking: How To Track Twitter Traffic?
Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

Twitter has become a great platform to network, discuss, and share links, including your own blog posts! But how do you measure the traffic you are getting from your tweets, especially if people are using applications like Twhirl, or even say a mobile phone? Michael D Jensen of SoloSEO shared a special trick which is [...]

YouTomb: New Video Service by MIT Students
Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

YouTomb is a research project by the MIT “that tracks videos taken down from Google Owned YouTube for alleged copyright violation,” as the site explains.
YouTomb is a very interesting project as it constantly tracks YouTube videos that has been taken down because of copyright infringements.
When a video is removed, any information available in the [...]

Image Search Ads: by Google
Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Google has recently announced that they will be rolling out image ads in image search results soon. Google in an email told Google Blogoscoped, “This is an experiment that’s currently being run, so only a fraction of users may see this.”
In December 2005, Google Enginner Marissa Mayer told John Battelle that “with banner ads [...]