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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Google and BearingPoint

Google is teaming up with management consulting firm BearingPoint. “BearingPoint announced a search practice based on Google’s enterprise products,” the official Google Enterprise Blog says. I’d love if some of the native English speakers (or anyone else who knows) could explain just what “search practice” means... [Thanks Pd.]

IE7 Commercial

This is probably official: an Internet Explorer 7 commercial [WMV]. [Thanks Nathan.]

Linux Picasa?

“Google and CodeWeavers Inc. are working together to bring Google’s popular Windows Picasa photo editing and sharing program to Linux,” Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols says. [Thanks Ludwik Trammer.]

Google China Blog

Google now has an official Chinese blog. [Thanks KenWong – who also blogs about Google in Chinese – and Cloudream.]

Remove Gmail Chat Popups

Garett Rogers saves the day by hacking up a Greasemonkey script which disables the annoying new “chat” popups in Gmail. These are small DHTML layers that appear in Talk-enabled Gmail accounts whenever you happen to hover over a person’s name... which happens a lot more than you might think. (I’m currently getting errors trying to install any Greasemonkey in Firefox so I can’t test this...)

In the meantime I hope the Gmail team disables this feature, or finds a better, less noisy way to integrate it.

Top 10 Programming Advice to Not Follow

Here are Kristian Dupont Knudsen “Top Ten of Programming Advice to NOT follow.” The Digg crowd begs to differ.

MSN Search and Win

You can now “Search & Win” at MSN. The prize list includes everything from digital cameras to gift certificates. Google should make this a permanent feature... [Via Barry Schwartz.]


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