Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Facebook & Microsoft Deal : Why not a advertising platform for local and mid-size advertisers instead ?

The Facebook platform have been at this place in the top place in the Web since few months in America for two reasons :

  1. A developers platform . Great viral effect and massive new applications developed since end of may.
  2. The switch of the primary focus clientele from colleges to everyone.

But where is the money ! For now, more than half seem to come from insignificant ads from Microsoft. And now, they will sell 5% to MSFT ?

After seen the possible with MSFT, I was wondering why the Facebook team are so dependant of Microsoft for their revenues ? They got a huge community divide in a lot of cities network with a lot of open profile. Why they not start their own advertising platform instead ?

You got the answer ? Please comment on it down here.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Google and Baidu stocks are going very well

After Apple, it's Baidu (China leader search engine) who go very well in the last year, is stock growing from around 80 to $300 while Google goes with new all-time high.

For the search engine market shares of China, Baidu still have the lead by far :

Monday, September 24, 2007

Google Web2Print new tool

A new tool to compose your Ad for the Google's print network (225 of U.S.-based newspapers) have been quietly released last week. Here how it's look like.

Nice acquisition for Google

The guy behind one of the best latest project of Yahoo who surprized me a lot and the only one I use everyday have been hired by Google. Hope will seen that kind of RSS aggregator going out as a new service at Google.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Google Shared Stuff

A good article with the best and worst of this new service launched a bit to soon in my opinion.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

New York Times goes free and open up their archives

Finally another one catch-it up ! I laughed a bit specially reading this part of the article :
“What wasn’t anticipated was the explosion in how much of our traffic would be generated by Google, by Yahoo and some others,” Ms. Schiller said.
They will be suprised a lot in a few month if I compare this to a small newspaper from Montreal who I managed to make their archives really easy to crawl with a bit of SEO. The traffic from Google grew from 4,000 UV/month to around 600,000/month !

Monday, September 17, 2007

Facebook launching a new business model

Interesting concept to promote a platform. I think it was time to make a clean-up and to try to manage the thousands of all kind of sometimes stupid application in there !

Friday, September 14, 2007

Panoramio photos now in Google Maps

After Google Earth it's now the turn of Google Maps to embed photos from Panoramio. You'll have to check the Panoramio box on the left side column to display it.

PS: A got one here, the orange sunset.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Lenovo goes really green

Lenovo, who acquire IBM’s Personal Computing Division less than 3 year ago, is one of the first company producing electronic devices to go really in the green manufacturing.

Not only his new desktop use only 45 watts of power, it also can be use with a solar panel to provide energy input and also contains up to 90% of reusable and recyclable materials and 90% recyclable packaging.

Wow ! The others will have to follow soon !

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Google Drive up for the ninth's birthday of Google ?

Seem to be soon and the 27 september seem a good date where Google will turn nine !

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Google Reader add finally the search feature

Great!!!! The new search functions allow you to search in :
  • All your items
  • The starred items
  • The sharred items
  • The sub-category generated by your tag
  • The individual RSS feed
  • The use of classical search operator ( OR |, " ", -)
Very nice. Here a few other thing they should add in it :

  • A vacation button to stop the aggregator with a calendar option
  • A way to classify the post on the same subject with your historical click preference to sort the most click at the top and gray out the bottom one automatically
  • A RSS feed at the end of a query in Reader. With that, you can extract some nice data from multiple or single feed and share those results for users who don't use google Reader.