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Search Marketer Begs Google To Slow Down

Google’s white-hot pace of releasing and tweaking products has one marketing pro asking the company to ease up on the accelerator.

PubCon – CSS and HTML Coding
CSS today is almost synonymous with Web 2.0. We have come a very long way from the days of simply tweaking your links to remove the underline.

Panelists will discuss the cut corners, the non-underlined links, the freaky mouse-overs, and other code beautification techniques. HTML, on the other hand, has moved closer towards XML and feeds. Our panelists will discuss how to update your code to match what is evolving on the web.

“Freaky Outty” Microsoft Working On Bug Fix

New Zealand hacker Beau Butler pointed out an ancient (1999) computer bug still posed problems for web browsers all the way up to modern versions.

SEO Software Tips
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In this greedy world we live in, we always take advantage of anything that’s free. Everyone loves free stuff. It’s just the way we are. So, what better way to track your site than with the free SEO tracking software available?

Gartner: Software Licensing Costs to Decline

Andy McCue at Silicon.com points to a Gartner report that, in many ways, reiterates what we’ve all been seeing.

YouTube Announces Uploader Software

The YouTube blog has announced a useful piece of software, the YouTube Uploader.

Looking at Google Android, Developer Kit & Competition
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Google created a video showcasing Android, the Google-initiated, Linux-based open source mobile operating system being backed by the recently announced – and again Google-initiated – Open Handset Alliance.

BlogWorld: Matt Mullenweg Keynote

Matt Mullenweg is the man behind WordPress, Automattic, and the popular blog “Photo Matt.”  So as the keynote speaker at the BlogWorld & New Media Expo, he discussed blogging, Automattic, and WordPress.

Google Translate Using Home-Grown Software

Google has stopped using Systran for its translation services, switching over to an in-house translation system that it has been building for a long time. Google Translate, which translates words or phrases, whole web pages, and is used in the “Translate this page” link you’ll occasionally see by a foreign language search result, is now powered by Google’s own machine translation system.

Beta Urchin Software, New Google Analytics Features

At the eMetrics Summit in D.C., Google unveiled some new features for Google Analytics, as well as a new version of its Urchin hosted wed analytics software.

First up, what’s new for Google Analytics: Head into your Analytics profile and enable “Site Search” (which is not currently available in my account), and the Content section of Analytics will show you the keywords people are using to find your site.

Beauty of Editorial Review Sites
Once you have a trusted brand you can create low value white label brands that are given a free pass by search engine editors based on the trust of your core brand. These can feed back profits to your main site in many ways, including allowing you to:

Mozilla Arriving Late To The Mobile Party
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The Mozilla Foundation has big plans for mobile devices, but they will have to leapfrog Opera to make an impact.

Twitter & the Power of Micro-Blogging in Emergencies

As time goes by, and we get to read more and more on the various benefits from

eBay Buys Auction Management Software, Site

“German engineering” is often a selling point in and of itself.  And so I have to wonder how many times that phrase came up while eBay was in the process of acquiring ViA-Online GmbH, a German auction management software company.

Bank Of India Site Co-Opted By Malware

Although Alex Eckelberry of Sunbelt Software believes fully patched IE and Firefox systems should be safe from the corrupted Bank of India website, it’s probably best to avoid the site until a massive malware problem has been corrected.

Skype Outage Dials Up Conspiracy Theories

That 36-hour blank spot where Skype’s login and authentication systems used to be may have been down for reasons beyond the official party line…but you have to believe the *truth* is out there.

The Filter Tweaks Music Software

The Filter, a social music recommendation site has released a new version of its software that features an improved user interface that enables users to create playlists to fill their iPod, iPhone and Apple TV more quickly.

Avenue A | Razorfish Launches Link Crawler
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Interactive marketing and technology company Avenue A | Razorfish has launched Super-intelligent Link Crawler (SiLC), a tool that crawls Web sites to find errors such as broken links and "404 Error Messages" that inform users the Web page is not loading.

Google Gets Dell To Manufacture Search Appliance

With its market capitalization of over $160 billion, Google can probably do just about anything.  The search engine giant has chosen not to focus on manufacturing the Google Search Appliance, however – and instead handed over those duties to Dell.

Gmail Previews PowerPoint Files
Gmail added a new feature last week: a PowerPoint viewer. Now, if someone emails you a PowerPoint presentation (.PPT or .PPS file) as an email attachment, you can click a View As HTML or View As Slideshow link to view that file in your web browser.

Presumably, this takes advantage of features developed for Google Docs’ upcoming Google Presentations software, which is supposed to release sometime this summer, or even uses some of the tech acquired from Tonic Systems earlier this year.

Google Software Engineer on Google Images

I’ve asked Google some questions in regards to their image search engine. Here are the answers by Radhika Malpani, Senior Staff Software Engineer at Google.

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