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Google announced the launch of new apps for Docs, Sheets & Slides for iPhone and iPad. The Slides app for iOS is brand new, and the Docs and Sheets apps are getting significant updates. The apps enable users to work with any file from these devices. Any changes made from any device is saved automatically, and offline editing is built …
Piece o’ news number one: Google intends to make Encyclopedia Britannica, as well as Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and thesaurus, available in Google Docs. Piece o’ news number two: if you don’t feel like waiting on the Mountain View-based company, you can access those same resources right now.
What? I had more than one story about integrations and such, and that was easily the worst title I could think of. Who would have thought there was a way to include “stuff” in a title four times, and have it vaguely make sense?
Call it premature, a key indicator, or room for some great developer to still bust this space wide open, but Google is by far the undisputed champ of online collaborative productivity tools since October ’06 — five months ago.
According to Nielsen//NetRatings’ MegaPanel, Google Docs and Spreadsheet users, all 445,762 of them, represent 92 percent of online collaborative productivity tool users.
Google recently announced a change to their “Sitemaps” program. It went from a protocol meant for Python programmers and XML wizards to a much kinder, gentler (and friendlier to webmasters) program to help get all of your pages crawled and indexed. It’s called “Google Webmaster Central”.
Google has had a feature out for some time which allows webmasters to create a sitemap file to help Google’s crawlers find and index content.
You’d think the comment spammers would be a bit smarter, but apparently not. Over 80% of all attempted spam hits on my site provide no HTTP Referer data.
One search engine that really caught my attention at the search engine strategies conference in Chicago was Teoma. Teoma is the search engine that powers Ask Jeeves, also knows as the ask.com search site. Teoma has made several improvements to its engine over the past year or so that has drastically increased its index and the quality of results generated. They have a unique method of ranking sites that Teoma likes to call “authority”. In addition, they have a Teoma toolbar and many of the advanced search features that other search engine have.
Have you ever wanted to do research on a topic and didn’t feel like going to a specific search engine to do it? Well, you don’t have to. If you download a “search toolbar,” you can actually perform research from wherever you are online and do some other pretty cool things depending on which one you may be using.
It’s National Women’s History Month and this year’s theme is “Women Pioneering the Future”. Here are some ways to join the celebration:
Local online commerce is going to be huge. According to The
Kelsey Group, local advertising revenues are expected to
reach about $50 billion by 2006. Like all big trends, this one
has its own lingo. Here are a few of the buzzwords you may hear
in the coming months. All of them have the “geo” prefix, derived
from the word “geography” or “earth”. There’s very little written
on this subject, so please be aware that these definitions are
my OWN interpretations of various articles and resources.