Monthly Archives: January 2007

On vacation

I’m on vacation next week and in Dublin the following week.

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Hillary Clinton asks Yahoo! for answers

Last week, we saw the media splash that Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama made by announcing their candidacies on their Web sites. This week, the Clinton camp asked Yahoo! Answers users “Based on your own family’s experience, what do you … Continue reading

Posted in search, social networking, yahoo | 2 Comments

Custom pictures come to credit cards

You can do a lot of things with your pictures these days – turn them into notecards, magnets, calendars, mugs, puzzles, stamps, T-shirts. With all the gimmicks credit card companies use to try to get you to pick their plastic … Continue reading

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Fare Guard – a (bad) option on low airfares

Farecast is one of my favorite sites for checking out airfares. It’s a data junkie’s dream – Farecast does for airfares what Zillow does for real estate data. You can slice and dice airfare data in a number of different … Continue reading

Posted in airlines, personal finance, travel | 3 Comments

Gmail and the geek set

I’ve noticed lately how many of my friends and colleagues have adopted Gmail addresses. Although Gmail is still a very distant 4th place (after Yahoo!, MSN and AOL) when it comes to the broad Internet audience, it seems to have … Continue reading

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World Explorer: A new way to look at the world

The folks at Yahoo! Research have used flickr’s APIs to create a new way to look at the world. The TagMaps take tags from flickr and plot them on Yahoo! maps. The current implementation is slow and the display of … Continue reading

Posted in city guides, flickr, geotagging, gps, local search, maps, travel | 3 Comments

Post on privacy

The Post’s Ellen Nakashima follows a real estate agent around for a day pointing out all of the times when she’s being tracked – whether it’s by a security camera, email server, electronic toll collector or search engine. (There’s no … Continue reading

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Netflix movies without the red envelope

Netflix is beginning to experiment with streaming movies and TV shows on demand to PCs. Customers will soon be able to watch movies and TV shows like “The Office” without having to wait for the red envelope to show up … Continue reading

Posted in movies, video | 1 Comment

Yahoo! Search knows what you mean

I was looking through the referrer data for this blog and noticed an entry from Yahoo search for “redisgn my screen on yahoo”. I tried the search to see why the blog would come up – it looks like Yahoo! … Continue reading

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Using the Web to shame

The WSJ has a fun story (subscription required) about using the Web to shame people who do bad things like cut you off in traffic, park in handicapped spots and talk too loudly on cell phones. The digital age allows … Continue reading

Posted in flickr, web 2.0, YouTube | 3 Comments