Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Thursday, February 16, 2006

China Censorship : A Chinese View of the Situation

Sometimes it is good to see the other face perspective.

This is an article of China Tech News about all the censorship issue and globalization. The article is moderate - as usual -, but the end of this paragraph seem have not to be seen by the authorities :

America's response to technology companies operating in China is based on good intentions, but ignores the reality of a globalized world. Pressuring Yahoo to break Chinese laws is like being a conspirator to a crime. The Google logo hangs on the door of the company's Shanghai office, but the Chinese staff working inside would rather stay at the company than pound stones in a labor camp.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

First tought on Office Live

Ouch ! There will be an huge problem soon to find domain names. If anyone can have a domain name for free with the new Office Live, we gonna have difficulty to find good one's in an near future.

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Monday, February 13, 2006

RSS Tutorial Video

Cnet have put an small video to explain what are RSS. Click on Video Tutorial on that page.

They should put more examples of RSS feeds can be useful for other things than only news and blogs: (Jobs posting, Sweepstakes pages, new products watchlist, press releases, etc).

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Friday, February 03, 2006

Google Scoreboard

Here the Scoreboard from Forbes and my appreciation too :

Google Services Scoreboard
Google Services

Forbes Scores

My Scores
1. Search:A-A
2. Contextual Ads:C+B+
3. Local/Maps/Earth:B+ A-
4. Froogle:D+D
5. Gmail:CB-
6. Base:CD
7. Search Appliances:BC-
8. Google Pack:C-C
9. Video Store:CC-
10. Blogger:C-B
11. Google Talk::B-C

1- The share of Google is probably higher than Forbes think. Also Google get more and more traffic and gain part of the pie year after years.
2- Forbes say "Google doesn't break out revenue from AdSense, but most analysts believe it is a small part of the company's business." Wrong here guys. Adsense was for the 42% of Google revenue last Q4. I didn't put a higher mark because of the splogs affecting AdSense.
3- Google have start testing ads on the maps itself and also place some sponsored links in local results in Google Local.
4- No so competitive compare to other shopping engine
5- Getting better every year. Even in french a saw more ads more ads who don't bug me.
6- The worst product/service, even before Orkut. A huge potential waste !
7- A small niche.
8- An average package but a very smart installation process.
9- A badly and very too soon launch. Hope they will be soon a huge makeover à la Gmaps
10- It's time for some enhancement here. Categories first !
11- A lot of work to do here. The Trillian addition in Google Pack is also weird !

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Thursday, February 02, 2006

Google have topped Yahoo

According to Alexa, for the first time, Google have topped Yahoo on daily reach !

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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

New Google Shopping : Add Job to Cart

Google have placed a beta shopping cart to the human ressource section. After click the
(Beta - Add to job cart | View job cart) and you will direct to an online - not secure- form.

Via : Zorgloob

BTW: You're looking for a nice house in St-Jerome, Quebec ?

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