Monthly Archives: May 2007

Pandora radio goes wireless

Pandora’s Internet radio service is now available on Sprint’s wireless network. Pandora allows you to quickly set up personalized radio stations based on artists and songs you like. The service then plays music it thinks you might like. I’ve been … Continue reading

Posted in audio, consumer electronics, media, mp3, wireless, wireless data | 1 Comment

Search your neighborhood on Google Maps

You can now search Google Maps by neighborhood in 50 U.S. cities. Some sample searches: “bars in adams morgan dc” “museums upper east side, ny” “pizza portero hill sf“. I’ve long complained that ZIP codes are a terrible crutch used … Continue reading

Posted in google, local search, maps, yelp | 3 Comments

Recruiting in the 21st century

Saw this in the window of a vacant storefront. It’s the only indication of what is going into the space.

Posted in recruiting

Yahoo! markets oneSearch in TV ads

Caught this commercial for Yahoo!’s oneSearch today. The ad features hikers who stumble across flora including the ficticious “crimson maneater”. It’s mildly amusing, but fails to sell mobile search. The query term used is “flowers in oregon”. They should put … Continue reading

Posted in advertising, mobile, mobile search, wireless, yahoo | 1 Comment

Living in a fragmented media world

Jason Fry has a thoughtful piece on the fragmentation of media in the WSJ: A Reality Check for Newspapers (subscription required). He talks about fragmentation of television, music and newspapers. Some excerpts from the discussion on newspapers: Articles are emailed … Continue reading

Posted in blogs, media, newspapers, search | 1 Comment

The perfect camera?

One of the examples I frequently use when talking about search engine results and personalization is the query “digital camera”. There is no “right” answer for this query. The right answer depends as much on the needs of the person … Continue reading

Posted in consumer electronics, photography | 1 Comment

The power of bloggers

Two great stories this week that illustrate how the influence of bloggers equals and sometimes eclipses mainstream media: TechCrunch reports on an erroneous Engadget story that shaved $4 billion off the value of Apple. The story, based on a fake … Continue reading

Posted in blogs, media, newspapers | 1 Comment