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Friday, August 26, 2011 The Emperor’s Garden The Emperor instructed the gardener to set up the new court’s garden. “I want you to plant five trees growing the Crataan fruit,” the Emperor said, “Because we asked people what fruit they like best, and most named the Crataan fruit!” The gardener replied, “Emperor, that is excellent thinking! But let me make some suggestions: First, how about we make one of the five trees bear the Muran fruit.

Suivez le geek Comment s’est déroulée la naissance du projet Les Sentinelles ? Julien Mokrani: Delcourt m’a envoyé la BD pendant que je finissais le court sur Welcome to Hoxford qu’ils éditent aussi en France. Dès les premières pages, ça a été immédiat : c’est une histoire qui est née pour être vue et vécue sur grand écran. J’ai alors commencé à travailler dessus et à faire beaucoup de recherche historique, iconographique.

Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO Recently I’ve seen several interesting conversations about ad blocking, and I wanted to remind people about a great offering called Google Contributor. With Google Contributor, you contribute a certain amount of money each month. That subscription means that you see fewer ads on the web, and you support the sites that you visit with your money.

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Apps Status Dashboard <div id="aad-nojs">Please enable javascript to see the table containing service performance information.</div> Apps <div id='aad-nojs'>Please enable JavaScript to see the table containing service performance information. Press Center: Zeitgeist zeit·geist | Pronunciation: 'tsIt-"gIst, 'zIt | Function: noun | Etymology: German, from Zeit (time) + Geist (spirit) | Date: 1884 | Meaning: the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era. "Zeitgeist" means "the spirit of the times", and Google reveals this spirit through the aggregation of millions of search queries we receive every day. We have several tools that give insight into global, regional, past and present search trends. These tools are available for you to play with, explore, and learn from.

gheat - heatmaps for Google Maps Google Maps gives you API for adding additional map layers. This software implements a map tile server for a heatmap layer. Gheat for ... Gheat for App Engine Gheat for Aspen (original version) Gheat for CGI (Apache, MongoDB) Chi's Sweet Home We all like cats, so I picked up this manga on the recommendation of a coworker (a Japanese staff woman) who said she'd been embarrassed to go into a store and buy a comic book... but, she said, she likes cats so she wanted to read it. Peeking at it, I saw it had (gasp) EASY JAPANESE that I could probably read! It's easy because the speaker is a cat. And it's so damn cute I had to scan and post it here. A Brief History of Google Places [Infographic] SEOs tend to work themselves into a frenzy over every minor news announcement that comes out of Mountain View–and one could probably say Local SEOs lie on the extreme end of the spectrum. In some respects, it's understandable. Our space is constantly evolving, and to ignore these announcements can put us at a significant disadvantage relative to peers who are paying closer attention. At the same time, this frenetic pace can lead to a bit of information overload, and an inability to see the bigger picture–both in terms of Google's algorithm itself, and more broadly in terms of where the company is headed as it tries to stay ahead of its many competitors.

Google Reader joins graveyard of dead Google products It’s hard to lose a loved one, especially if that loved one is a Google service. That’s why we’re opening the gates of the Google Graveyard, a virtual space for grieving. Buried in these hallowed grounds are some of Google’s ill-fated services. lapse: Landsat Satellite Images of Climate Change, via Google Earth Engine TIME and Space | By Jeffrey Kluger Spacecraft and telescopes are not built by people interested in what’s going on at home. Rockets fly in one direction: up. Telescopes point in one direction: out.

Time to back away from the cookie jar? Introducing nutrition info in search Figuring out how to make smart choices about some of our favorite foods can often be a cumbersome and daunting process. So we’re hoping we can make those choices a little bit easier: starting today you will be able to quickly and easily find extensive nutrition information for over 1,000 fruits, vegetables, meats and meals in search. From the basics of potatoes and carrots to more complex dishes like burritos and chow mein, you can simply ask, “How much protein is in a banana?”