Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Google Earth Goes Free

The Keyhole program, named Google Earth, is now free. Really amazing zooming and panning.

Goog over $305

The future G-Wallet mix with the Google Video should bring it even higher !

IMHO they release Google Video a bit to soon. It's look like a MSN release, need more polish and functionalities.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

MSN goes Local Maps and Aerial picture

The Local listing work for US only, but the Canada road maps are there. The user experience is far away from Google Maps. The aerial pictures are not os bad, but the maps is really to small.

Mamma launch www.MammaHealth.com

With the help of CloserLook Search Services, Mamma open MammaHealth, a metasearch engine who crawl different source like MedicineNet.com, MedlinePlus and eMedicine Health. A good move, specialy after reading this and that.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Google Maps UK have also their hacks

Very nice uses of Google Maps and multiple datasets (travel news, local news, weather, webcams, flickr, SpeedCam, etc).

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Google getting agressive with bundles softwares

Not really like thoses tactics of distribution !

Yahoo going in the VoIP

Yahoo has acquired Dialpad! Hope Google will make the same move with Hello + another VoIP partner or acquisition soon.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Ads Program Comparison

Nice work of Shawn Campbell to compare Google Adwords and Yahoo Search Marketing programs.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Google Maps and the WallPapers Takedown

I saw the Wallpapers site when it's came online a few day ago, and I never put it in my Google Maps Timelime because, IMHO, it's was a simple script who merge only pictures and was not putting another layer of new information over G-MAPS, unlike the Paul Rademacher's style hacks who give a real FREE benefit and a plus value to users.

The Gmerge Hacks can also been easily use to print maps on T-Shirt or any shit like that.

The Google Maps deserve more than, may be with that first takedown, we will see a Google Map's API coming soon !

Interface Design : Google vs Yahoo

Nice post on comparison of functionality of the Yahoo and Google services.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Google in the dark side of.... Answers.com

Funny fact reveal by Jean Veronis !
Note if you enter a capitalyze Google, like it should be, it's a bit better !

Monday, June 06, 2005

A Must Read Before Contacting Me

It was like that a few years ago ! Now only two or three of thoses by year. Educating is the key element !

Saturday, June 04, 2005

Google make a step in the Creative Commons with Sitemaps

Nice move ! I whope the next step will be API for Google Maps with the same overture !

Friday, June 03, 2005

GMapTracks : Create easily your own Google Maps

Very cool new tool to easily build your own Google Maps !

Double Trust : A replacement after the closing of Jux2

Nice new site who query Google and Yahoo for the first 40 results and give the intersection's sites and the orphans of both.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Piggy-Bank : A promosing MIT project for semantic and Web 2

The Piggy-Back project will help you to choose diffents sources of information on the Web like RDF and XML/RSS feeds, or even scraping normal web pages, and merge and share thoses differents sources with taxonomy (tags) over the Google Maps !
I will follow this Piggy-Bank project closely and give you some news on it soon ! May be a day to remember ?!?

Why Google is worth that much ?

It is a second techno-bubble ? I don't think so!

There are two main points where Google have clearly the lead over their competitors.


With is formula of 80/20 rule of time spent on personnal project, thoses are legion and only a few like WebAccelerator and Autolink, have been criticized . Also the fast move on Adwords and AdSense over Goto have made Google a highly profitable business.


Google, as I know, is the biggest network of "cheap" Web servers on the planet. The also have developed their own OS, based on Open Software, and create a bright system to handle the failure of the system.

If you compare this with the vision and the technology of Microsoft, you're smiling !

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Google Reach the 80 billion Capitalization Mark

Wow ! When I saw this, I was thinking : Are we back in 2000 just before the bubble blast ?