Archive for the 'google' Category

Can’t solve your problem? Find another one and solve it instead!

Last week we were talking about how it is ‘impossible’ to make a blog analytic service work well (i.e. scale) with MySQL. The examples discussed were MeasureMap and BlogBeat. Evidently, it was thought that it was simply impossible to scale MySQL (a view we don’t necessarily agree with) to support MeasureMap and as […]

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Big in Japan released SocialMail

Big in Japan released SocialMail last week without much fanfare.  The latest powertool released by the Biggu team allows users to create email addresses that are accessible via RSS only.  Reading your email via RSS feeds is not unique, Google has allowed it for a while.  What is unique is that the addresses are casual, […]

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TalkCrunch on PodServe

Mike Arrington created a new podcast called TalkCrunch. He is using PodServe from Big in Japan to create and host TalkCrunch. Check out his first episode titled Google Calendar v. The Competition?
The podcast includes Ethan Stock (Zvents), Narendra Rocherolle (30 boxes), Nik Cubrilovic and Keith Teare (Edgeio).

Narendra talks about Webshots.com
We discuss […]

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Measure Map acquired by Google

I was part of the still on-going private beta for Measure Map (stats for blogs built in rails using Ajax - actually I think Flash’s version of Ajax). The service stopped working for me weeks ago so I uninstalled it. It was a surprise that Google acquired the tool from Adaptive Path today. Imagine, a […]

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Search, closed case?

I can recall when Alta Vista won the search engine wars (or was it some other company).  The out of no where Google became the 800 pound gorilla.  Would you believe that U.S. based venture capital firms have invested in 47 search outfits over the past twelve months?  According to Dow Jones VentureOne VC firms […]

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Death Penalty, Investigations? Sounds like the FBI. . .

Actually it is Google. Those were words used by the BBC to describe Google’s current investigation and sentencing of BMW. No trial, no jury - just death… Sorry guys!
Evidently Google has their secret police who are investigating you and the companies you use. Here is the quote from the BBC today:
Investigations by […]

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3Qs with Rada Mihalcea (Google Award Winner)

Back on October 24th I blogged about Rada Mihalcea, a University of North Texas professor, who was awarded over $100,000 by Google for her work in “finding important information in unstructured text.” Rada was kind enough to answer a few questions (more than 3 actually) that I decided to share here on my blog:
Q: […]

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