Search Tools and Technologies - Articles Archive
from August 19, 2007 to January 25, 2007

In this fourth part of this Video Publishing, Production and Technology Guide, the spotlight is on video search engines and services, on video collaboration tools allowing teams to work around video design, storyboarding or editing while at different locations, and on the increasingly in-demand video ... read more

Robin Good - August 19, 2007

Yes, I sang victory way too early. Nonetheless I had hoped to have come out of the terrible traffic loss that started last Friday, I instead discovered that Google has fully penalized Master New Media and dropped all of my articles out of Google search results. I ... read more

Robin Good - August 15, 2007

A few days ago I was to wake up to a pretty strange surprise. All of the traffic coming to MasterNewMedia from Google had suddenly disappeared. From over 14,000 visitors to 4,000 and less is a pretty big change from one day to the next. All ... read more

Robin Good - August 13, 2007

Mashups are an exciting genre of interactive Web applications that draw upon content retrieved from external data sources to create entirely new and innovative services. They are a hallmark of the second generation of Web applications informally known as Web 2.0. The combination of data ... read more

Duane Merrill - IBM - August 9, 2007

There are now a growing number of Internet video players and aggregators promising to bring the latest TV, movies and podcasts to your desktop. Most, however, rely on closed, proprietary technologies and place their viewers in a passive role. Not so with Miro, the newly re-branded ... read more

Michael Pick - July 23, 2007

Professional networking is part and parcel of the independent publisher's day-to-day work. If you ever want to go beyond regurgitating other people's news, sooner or later you will rely on your network of friends and contacts. But what if simply knowing the right person at the ... read more

Michael Pick - July 17, 2007
Less than a month ago a selected number of new European web 2.0 startups where chosen in Bilbao, Spain to showcase and compete among themselves to win a special award. These web 2.0 companies were representing some of the coolest ideas and most innovative web-based projects ... read more

Michael Pick - June 20, 2007
RSS News Feeds make it simple to cut through the millions of websites out there and access laser-targeted information the minute it is published. Even then, though, it can be very easy to amass so many website feeds that you start to suffer from information overload. ... read more

Michael Pick - June 6, 2007

Making use of a good RSS feed reader is essential to the daily routine of most bloggers. Feeds give you a way to quickly seek out the latest hot news for your niche audience from across the web. Wouldn't it be nice, though, to be able ... read more

Michael Pick - June 5, 2007

If you're looking for a high quality Internet TV service with full-screen playback, a host of premium content, and social networking tools built right into the interface, Joost is just what you've been waiting for. Brought to you by the people behind the hugely successful Skype and ... read more

Michael Pick - May 29, 2007

RSS newsfeeds have become part of the mainstay of the new web. But where do you go when you want to search through the thousands upon thousands on offer? A new project has set itself the ambitious target of gathering no less than one million feeds ... read more

Michael Pick - May 28, 2007

Bringing the latest video news releases to your readers can really liven up any article or blog post. Wouldn't it be great if you could seek out the latest news clips from a range of categories, and then get paid for syndicating them on your website? ... read more

Michael Pick - May 14, 2007

YouTube is nothing less than an online video phenomenon and if you aren't already using it as a tool to promote yourself or your online content, you should really give it some thought. Here's why: Having already served up over 1.73 billion video views and 45 terabytes ... read more

Michael Pick - May 3, 2007

Social news aggregators like the popular Digg service bring all of the latest news together, and have their users vote on which items are of most interest - with top items floating up to the site front page, and those of less interest disappearing from sight. ... read more

Michael Pick - March 12, 2007

The term search engine is for many of us synonymous with Google - if you're looking to quickly find something online, it usually seems like the easiest option to head on over to Google and see what you can find. But there are hundreds of search ... read more


myFeedz is a new service aimed at personalizing and adding a democratic, social dimension to the RSS feed reading experience. Here we have an interesting attempt to roll together the success of social news sites such as Digg, services that quickly learn your viewing preferences such ... read more

Robin Good and Michael Pick - February 27, 2007

Small Business Rejoyce! More Online Collaboration + Less Microsoft Office = Google Apps Premier Edition. As the leading alternative to Microsoft Office the new Google Apps Premier has the keys to open up the gates to organization-wide online collaboration. Google announced yesterday the release of new premier ... read more

Michael Pick - February 23, 2007
Everybody trusts Google - the name has become synonymous with web searches and contextual advertising, but mounting evidence leads some dissenters to ask the vital question 'are my privacy and security at risk when using Google services?' This is also the contention of a new short ... read more

Michael Pick - February 10, 2007

Yahoo! Pipes, is essentially a very powerful RSS feed remixer, which goes well and beyond the original newsmastering concept I described a few years ago. Potentially, Yahoo! Pipes is a highly disruptive visual programming environment that puts in the hands of many people the ... read more

Robin Good and Michael Pick - February 9, 2007

Video search engines and online video directories allow for the indexing, cataloguing and searching of as large a quantity (or as specific a theme - this is yet to come) of video and digital film material as it is possible for them to find on the ... read more

Robin Good and Livia Iacolare - January 25, 2007

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