Category Archives: search

What did you look for


Google have released their Zeitgeist 2007 to get a glimpse, as Google puts it, of what’s been on our collective consciousness this past year.


The sky is not the limit for Google

The Google earth and maps team have launched more features for thier mapping services.

Sky in Google Earth. You can now explore the universe from the comfort of your chair.
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Adding a map to your website or blog is now as easy as embedding a YouTube video with the addition of a new “Link to this page” feature on Google Maps.
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Book search in Google earth…Now when you turn on the “Google Book Search” layer in Google Earth (found in the “Featured Content” folder in the “Layers” menu), you’ll see small book icons scattered around the globe. When you click on one of the book icons, a pop-up balloon will display a snippet of text from one of Book Search’s public domain books that references that location. You’ll also find links to the Google Book Search page for that snippet so that you can learn more about what it has to say about the city or town.

Your warts and all online

Google’s plans to enable you to store your medical records online took a step forward with the release of some screen shots showing how the latest Google offering might look.

more from Google Blogoscoped >> 

also The New York Times examines Google and Microsoft’s thinly disguised push for health-related advertising and services

Visualise your search

SearchCrystal is a search visualization tool that enables you to compare, remix and share results from the best web, image, video, blog, tagging, news engines, Flickr images or RSS feeds. Only drawback is it’s a little slow

Google launch 3D “Streetview” photographs

“This morning Google added Street View, an all new way to browse Google Maps. Launching with five major cities, Street View joins satellite and traffic maps as new ways to view geography. When in an area with a Street View, users can toggle the mode to navigate within a 3-D photograph using their mouse or keyboard shortcuts. Users get their own “person” that shows which direction you’re looking at.You can also just click and drag them to new locations”.
from Webware

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On line Lyrics….free and legal

Yahoo and Gracenote have teamed up to launch a free, legal online lyrics service. So no more guessing the words….should resolve a few arguments!

from Cnet >>Yahoo, Gracenote launch lyrics service

Google – Top searches for 2006

Google have published the top 10 searches for 2006. The results for 2005 are still available for comparison. Weekly trends and archives can be found via their Zeitgeist home page