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from June 28, 2006 to March 26, 2006

Staying connected with the news and information that matters to you the most has never been easier for mobile phone users worldwide thanks to the latest announcement from Google, which has just made available several mobile services which further facilitate access to Google-based information services while ... read more

Robin Good - June 28, 2006

IM is the fastest growing communications channel ever. It is growing faster than the use of telephone and mobile use, faster than e-mail usage. Although people tend to associate it with teen-agers use, instant messaging is increasingly well entrenched in the enterprise as an efficient collaboration ... read more

Robin Good - June 23, 2006

Google has released a new, experimental AJAX-based search API that allows you to embed a dynamic search module into your web pages and enables your visitors to perform searches within Google and other sources directly from your web site. The Google AJAX Search API, which is ... read more

Robin Good - June 16, 2006

Skype add-on that allows you to record your calls and auto answers to them when you are away Web-based photo search and facial recognition system Create chapters within your video and audio file to help your audience Access to your IM networks and your RSS feeds directly ... read more


Connect two phones via a web-based interface and call people around the world for very competitive fees Search engine for images enables you to find similar photos within Flickr database Share your photos, edit them and create online slideshows with music Web-based images editor enables you to edit ... read more


The latest Microsoft Instant Messenger, Windows Live Messenger 8, is an all-round instant messenger, with advanced voice and video communication abilities, integrated collaboration tools, and several more truly advanced features including PC-to-phone, SMSing and more. The highly promising new instant messaging platform from Microsoft, integrates everything ... read more

Robin Good - Kolabora - May 31, 2006

While flashy iPods hog the billboards and street posters in may urban centers, the quiet revolution is not in proprietary mobile devices but in the rise of pervasive memory sticks that are affordable and increasingly roomy. Why lock your library of premium content into one expensive ... read more

John Blossom - Shore - May 26, 2006

The latest tool from Google is an online application that enables users to explore Google database of search queries and news headlines. It is possible to find out and compare the latest trends in Google searches and immediately see how or when the online news media ... read more


"In reaching the conclusion that the coverage of Google relates primarily to the company’s corporate fortunes, one wonders if trust placed in the company may be based on the wrong qualities. If profitability is the foundation of trust, then Enron looked like a stalwart of twenty–first century ... read more

Lee Shaker - May 22, 2006

"A Google jockey is a participant in a presentation or class session who surfs the Internet for terms, ideas, or Web sites mentioned by the presenter or related to the topic at hand. A screen displays the jockey’s searches for all participants to see." Scenario Dr. Chen ... read more


This paper considers information safety and accuracy in the digital age using Google as an entry point. In doing so, it explores the role media play in shaping the relationship of information, privacy, and trust between Google and the public. This inquiry is undertaken using framing ... read more

Lee Shaker - May 15, 2006

This week annual press day at Google saw the debut of a number of interesting new services. A new beta version of Google Desktop offers enhanced desktop "widget" software that can be dragged to a PC desktop or in some instances dragged from a Google personal ... read more

John Blossom - Shore - May 13, 2006

Advertising search allows consumers to voluntarily seek and access personally selected commercial information (ads) on product and services they are interested in. TiVo, the company that pioneered a brand new category of television-ads skipping products with the development of the first commercially available digital video recorder ... read more

Robin Good - May 9, 2006
"This past month, on April 5, the House Telecom Subcommittee approved by 27-4 vote legislation allowing telephone companies into the cable business on a national franchise basis. The bill also allows the Federal Communications Commission to enforce its net neutrality principles. The bill was amended to ... read more

Alex Curtis - Public Knowledge - May 1, 2006

Remote access to your PC from anywhere via mobile phone Podcast search engine allows creation and sharing of channels Server monitoring service makes it easy and free to track server status Desktop music player tracks and reports your music preferences Map creation service allows personal life events documentation Spreadsheet hosting editing ... read more


Is optimizing site navigation become more important than search engine optimization? Does the increased use of major search engines affect the way we should design the content and navigation of our web pages? Prentice Hall Professional, in an article of last October entitled "The Search Lurch: Have ... read more

Robin Good - Prentice Hall Professional - April 20, 2006

A new, Microsoft-based, online search engine focused on academic subjects is now live. Called Windows Live Academic, it currently indexes content related to computer science, physics, electrical engineering, and related topics (with more than 6 million records from approximately 4300 journals and 2000 conferences) providing direct ... read more

John Blossom - Shore - April 17, 2006

Searching the web while being offline is now possible thanks to a new service that allows portable PCs and handhelds to carry within themselves a miniature copy of the web that counts for them. Mobile offline search is therefore becoming a reality as Webaroo, launched this week, ... read more

John Blossom - Shore - April 14, 2006

New media, Web 2.0, online applications, web-based services, mobile applications and online collaboration tools are all part of this new basket full of gems I have prepared for you for another great technology-rich Sharewood Picnic. The Sharewood Picnic is my weekly collection of the best, most ... read more


Here is a new basket full of new media gems for another great technology-rich Sharewood Picnic The Sharewood Picnic is my weekly collection of the best, most interesting new media tools, resources and pointers I have run into during my daily research and online explorations. These ... read more

Robin Good - March 26, 2006

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