Monthly Archives: August 2006

Can you understand me now?

I was traveling a lot last week and ended up calling United frequently for flight information. They use a voice recognition system to provide that data. Horrible idea. In a previous job, I worked on speech recognition systems and know … Continue reading

Posted in airlines, customer service, travel | 5 Comments

Google adds saved locations to maps – a first step

In letting users redraw the map, I talked about letting users save personal points of interest. Google recently added saved locations to its mapping product to let people enter requests such as “pizza near home”. The interface is a little … Continue reading

Posted in google, local search, maps, mashups, web 2.0

Getting to AT&T/SBC/Pac Bell Park with local search

I was in San Francisco over the weekend and needed to get to the Giants game from Golden Gate Park. I tried entering “Pac Bell Park” into the GPS. No go. “SBC Park”. Nope. I ended up looking at my … Continue reading

Posted in gps, local search, maps, yahoo, yellow pages | 1 Comment

Delta answering questions before they’re asked

I was stuck at Laguardia yesterday and had the opportunity to stare at the flight information display at the Delta gate. The monitors show a rotating array of information, including: Arrival time and origin of the next flight to that … Continue reading

Posted in airlines, travel

Traveling to SES

I’ll be at Search Engine Strategies in San Jose next week. If you’d like to meet up, please send me an email: Apologies for the bad design in making you type out the email address.

Posted in rocky's travel | 1 Comment

Searching Google’s Mobile Web

As I’ve been traveling more lately, I’ve been making greater use of wireless search tools. Google’s Mobile Web search (currently in beta) is a welcome departure from other mobile search tools. Instead of searching all of the Web, Mobile Web … Continue reading

Posted in advertising, google, mobile, mobile search, wireless, wireless data

Comedy Central vs. YouTube

Last night, the Colbert Report, Stephen Colbert’s satire of Bill O’Reilly, aired a hilarious segment about Wikipedia and what Colbert termed “Wikiality”. It was so funny, I wanted to share it with some friends. I went to Comedy Central’s Web … Continue reading

Posted in video, web 2, web 2.0, wikipedia, YouTube | 3 Comments