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Google Book Search Goes to Germany

The Bavarian State Library has decided to partake in Googles project to scan books from the world’s great collections.  As one of the largest libraries in the German-speaking world, the library has around nine million volumes and will make around one million books available to Google search. 

Second Life To Get 3D Voice Capability
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Linden Lab, creators of the Second Life online world, announced plans to enable residents to voice chat with one another in real time. This initiative is geared toward improving the collaborative efforts of educators, non-profits, and businesses that run their operations within the virtual environment.

To invoke a recurring motif from the Star Wars saga…

“I have a bad feeling about this.”

Landing Pages and the Customer’s State of Knowledge

I wrote before about creating landing pages completely focused on the use of words that your customers use.

The Top Linked-To Blog Posts In 2006
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Stephen Colbert, host of Comedy Central’s news analysis mockup, “The Colbert Report,” had a big year on the Internet. In addition to orchestrating a “wikiality” check for Wikipedia, Colbert attracted the second most number of links to a blog covering the White House correspondents’ dinner.

ASP.NET: HttpModule for Moving ViewState to Bottom
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There are two reasons why it is desirable to do so.

A Million-Attendee Event

This week, the Jamestown 400th Commemoration Commission hosted a webcast from Jamestown, Virginia. They worked with The History Channel to create a webcast aimed at school children to teach about the first permanent English settlement in America. The event was broadcast by satellite on television, but was also available over the Internet. According to news accounts, the audience was estimated at more than one million viewers.

Technorati Now Tracking 57 Million Blogs

Dave Sifry has released his quarterly State of the Blogosphere report which informs us that Technorati is now tracking 57 million blogs. With this report comes some fun blogging stats:

Google Just Now Owns AdSense.com

Three years after Google launched its AdSense service, the company finally owns the AdSense.com domain. Previously, the domain was owned by AdSense Consulting, who bought the domain in 1996.

VON: IM The State Of Presence

Instant messaging technology received a panel’s attention during pulvermedia’s Fall 2006 VON conference, as reps from the heavy Internet hitters discussed presence and its place at the core of IM with voice communications.

Backup / Restoration of Files for Disaster Recovery

Planning a backup and restoration of files is the most important step to protect data from accidental loss in the event of data deletion or a hard disk failure.

Blogging Report: The State of Blogs

The blogosphere is doubling in size every six months and is now 60 times larger than it was three years ago, according to the latest quarterly installment of David Sifry’s “State of the Blogosphere” report.

Blogosphere 100 Times Bigger than in 2003

David Sifry has updated his State of the Blogosphere and reveals what’s been happening in the past 3 months.

Kent State Sports Says No To Facebook

Student-athletes at Kent State University will have to remove their profiles from Facebook or risk losing their scholarships. The first question that comes to mind is “Why just student-athletes?”

Google Fills California Tax Coffers

All of that insider selling by Google insiders like Eric Schmidt, Larry Page, and Sergey Brin helped boost the state’s take in personal income tax. Tax collectors in California must have been shouting the state’s motto when counting up the receipts in April.

The State of the Podosphere

Feedburner says there are more than 1.6 million aggregate subscribers to FeedBurner-managed podcasts, and this number has more than doubled in the past six months.

State of the Blogosphere

Dave Sifry has posted his quarterly State of the Blogosphere with these results including the observation that technology product launches attract a significant amount of interest:

Blogosphere Continues to Grow

David Sifry updates his “State of the Blogosphere” with new numbers on the growth of blogging.

The State of Online Feed Readers – An Addendum

My pappy used to say, “You’ve got to crawl before you can walk.” Ok, I don’t have a pappy, I have a Dad. Truth be told, he never used to tell me that.

EU Domain Takes Off

Europeans have rushed to grab a virtual home in cyberspace, says the BBC.

State Department Schools Us on Blogs

The US Department of State hosted a webchat with David Kline. For those of you who might not know David, he wrote blog! how the newest media revolution is changing politics, business, and culture.

College Acceptance Podcasts Through iTunes

File this one under “maybe a little too soon”: a Massachusetts college plans to email students it accepts for admission a link to an acceptance podcast on iTunes.