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SOPA, Google X & New Rebecca Black SOPA, Google X & New Rebecca Black

Today’s video round-up features the Vice President discussing SOPA, and Next Media Animation discussing Google X (Google’s top secret robot lab). And I know you’ve just been dying to see more Rebecca Black videos. View more daily video round-ups here. …

Rex Ryan, Robots & Reading Rainbow Rex Ryan, Robots & Reading Rainbow

Google has a top secret lab where it is doing top secret things with robots. Time will tell if this will lead to the extinction of the human race. In the meantime, here are some videos to enjoy for the …

Google X: What Kind of Robot Future Does Google Have Lined Up? Google X: What Kind of Robot Future Does Google Have Lined Up?

Google is working on top secret robot stuff, according to a report. The New York Times put out a piece about a “top secret lab in an undisclosed Bay Area location where robots run free”. It’s called Google X, and …

Anthropomorphic Robot Does Push-Ups, Sweats Anthropomorphic Robot Does Push-Ups, Sweats
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Folks, I gotta tell you – I’m feeling a bit emotionally perplexed. On one hand this extremely human-like robot, developed by Boston Dynamics, is jaw-dropping in its technological achievement. On the other hand it’s utterly frightening, as it’s the closest …

Siri Gets High, Foursquare Pee Integration & A Creepy Robot Siri Gets High, Foursquare Pee Integration & A Creepy Robot

We have quite the mix today. This includes a comical look at Siri, a new (yet old) way of checking in on Foursquare, and a machine that might very well be our undoing. View more daily video round-ups here. Check …

Siri on iPhone 4, More Siri & A Shampoo Robot Siri on iPhone 4, More Siri & A Shampoo Robot

Who says you have to have an iPhone 4S to use Siri? The first video shows it on an iPhone 4 (which has been reduced in price since the 4S was released). Check out the rest of the vids too. …

Facebook Timeline Parodied, UARS, Matt Cutts Q&A, Robots & Stuff That Will Just Blow Your Mind Facebook Timeline Parodied, UARS, Matt Cutts Q&A, Robots & Stuff That Will Just Blow Your Mind

We have some very interesting videos for you today. I won’t give away too many spoilers. Just peruse them at your leisure. View other daily video round-ups here. First off, the stuff that will blow your mind. UC Berkeley scientists …

iPhone 5 Concept Features, Stevie Wonder, Robots & the Evolution of Music iPhone 5 Concept Features, Stevie Wonder, Robots & the Evolution of Music

This week, we started a new series of articles where we look at some of the most interesting videos in tech and business that we come across in any given day. You can see yesterdays’ here. While it’s only day …

Google News Now Using Googlebot for Crawling Google News Now Using Googlebot for Crawling

Google announced today that it will no longer be using a separate crawler for Google News, and will now start using Googlebot. “Google News recently updated our infrastructure to crawl with Google’s primary user-agent,Googlebot. What does this mean? Very little …

Google’s Self Driving Car Involved in Accident Google’s Self Driving Car Involved in Accident
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Car blog Jalopnik broke a story about one of Google’s self-driving cars being involved in a fender bender with a Prius. Justin Hyde writes, “Sent in by a Jalopnik tipster, the photos were snapped earlier this week near Google’s Mountain …

The Robot Uprising Has Begun The Robot Uprising Has Begun
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In “isn’t this depressing” news, Japanese engineers have created a new robot that is likely the prototype for the future robots that overtake and enslave the human race. Using what they call a Self Replicating Neural Network (SOINN), the robot …

Angry Birds IPO To Come in Next Few Years Angry Birds IPO To Come in Next Few Years
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The Finnish company that brought us the joy of hurling exploding black bomb-birds into crowned green pigs says they are eyeing an initial public offering within the next 3 to 4 years. Chief Marketing Officer Peter Vesterbacka said that although …

On The Road With Google’s Self-Driving Car

Videos of Google’s self-driving vehicle have hit the tubes, and it’s pretty clear, the future is upon us. Does this mean flying cars and city-wide transport tubes are next? Though we’re still a few years away from breakthroughs of that …

How Many Spiders Does Google Have?
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Google has posted a short but interesting video to its Webmaster Central YouTube channel. A user asked the question, "How many bots/spiders does Google currently have crawling the web?" and Google’s Matt Cutts gave his answer.

Google Indexing Sites in 1 Day Again
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I created a new site on Friday, and by Saturday exactly 24 hours later it was in Google’s Index. I posted about this just over a month ago in my post, 7 Steps to Get Your New Site Indexed in 24 Hours.

I had a lot of comments about whether or not Adwords was necessary, so I thought I’d try it again without running Adwords this time. Here’s how it all played out:

How Meta Commands Can Help You Love Spiders
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Nearly all search engines utilize spiders (which are also known by their original name, robots) to go out and scour the web looking for web pages. These search engine spiders then bring the data back to be indexed by the engine.

Nofollow Outbound Links on Home & Category Pages

As you might have seen, I have now nofollowed all outbound links on my homepage and category pages.

Google Teaches Robots Tool About Sitemaps

The robots.txt analysis tool at Google Webmaster Central received some much-needed updating, and should be more effective for webmasters today.

Become a Business Referral Representative for Google

Keth of Gspy points us to the Google Business Referral Representative job application page. Your mission? To assemble information on local businesses, and to convince them to add their listing to Google Maps (and to pay for Google AdWords ads). From the program FAQ:

Google Flexes Robots Exclusion Protocol

Two new features added to the protocol will help webmasters govern when an item should stop showing up in Google’s web search, as well as providing some control over the indexing of other data types.

SES: Built By People, for People & Robots

Finally catching my breath from Search Engine Strategies Toronto 2007. As close to an unqualified success as I could have hoped. Many attendees including Pauline from HighRankings (who interviewed me for Jill’s newsletter) noticed that the freshness of the program spurred speakers into coming up with new, fresh, cutting-edge material.