Lyrics Muse GOOG: Profile for GOOGLE Google Inc., a technology company, builds products and provides services to organize the information. The company offers Google Search, which provides information online; Knowledge Graph that allows to search for things, people, or places, as well as builds systems that recognize speech and understand natural language; Google Now, which provides information to users when they need it; and Product Listing Ads that offer product image, price, and merchant information. It also provides AdWords, an auction-based advertising program; AdSense, which enables Websites that are part of the Google Network to deliver ads; Google Display, a display advertising network; DoubleClick Ad Exchange, a marketplace for the trading display ad space; and YouTube that offers video, interactive, and other ad formats. Key Statistics
Ning Rolls Out Facebook App Builder: Embed Your Social Network In a Social Network Ning, the build-your-own social network startup, will be rolling out a new feature that allows users to create their own Facebook applications around their Ning networks later this evening. This won’t be a Ning app – rather, they are giving network operators (users who’ve created Ning social networks and other applications) the ability to easily create a branded Facebook application. The example screen shot (click for larger view) shows integration of Pumkins Central (a Ning social network) videos. Ning says that no programming knowledge is required to build the applications, and that they will be giving easy step by step instructions to users. Users will be able to add videos, music, podcasts, and photo slideshows to the application.
Forget addEvent, use Yahoo!’s Event Utility Wednesday Mar 1 2006 After spending a few hours getting comfortable with Yahoo!'s new Event utility that was recently released along with many other sweet tools via YUIBlog, I became convinced that it is the dopest, sweetest, most tight, most sexiest event utility on the planet. With a little crunching and some gZipping I was able to get this puppy down to meezily weezily 2k. Furthermore, when I say forget addEvent, I mean any and every version of addEvent you can think of. With all that said, not only is the Yahoo! Inserting the YUI Event util In my particular case after crunching and gZipping it, the filename changed to event.php and I inserted the following lines of code at the very top: gZipping it up <? Awesome, now that that's out of the way, lemme tell you just a few of it's slick features... It's Dope because... It's got Handler Attachment Deferral. It's Sweet because... It's got Automatic Scope Correction. this correction It's Tight because... Example of event abstraction Say What?
Google OpenSocial Now Live! We've been waiting all day for Google's OpenSocial site to start working, and it has finally happened. The site contains the official OpenSocial API documents, developers blog, featured community gadgets, and featured videos. Unless you're a developer dying to see the inner workings of the APIs, there isn't really much new information up there; everything's been extensively covered here at Mashable. The list of partners mentioned seemed to have grown a bit: Engage.com, Friendster, hi5, Hyves, imeem, LinkedIn, MySpace, Ning, Oracle, orkut, Plaxo, Salesforce.com, Six Apart, Tianji, Viadeo, and XING. Yes, that's MySpace there in the list; Facebook is, unsurprisingly, nowhere to be seen. Google has also included a couple of tutorial-style articles to get developers started.
The Rise Of Hyperlocal Information If you walk into any suburban Starbucks these days, you won't see people's faces, instead you'll see laptops. Moms and dads increasingly work from home; broadband took over the US and wireless is about to do the same. Digital cameras and cell phones have become the eye witnesses of local events. More and more people are connected to the grid from places previously untouched by technology. And as they plug into the Internet, they bring with them something that did not exist before - hyperlocal digital information. Information processing and information creation are what defines us as a species. The net effect of all of this is the increasing availability of fine-grained information about locales. User Generated Hyperlocal Content The picture at the top of this post is the view of my house produced by Google Maps. At the start of the social media movement people got excited about tagging their content. Admittedly some of the user generated hyperlocal content is of questionable utility.
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