MySpace.com’s search engine now shows a “powered by Google” logo, Ben Allen in the forum notes.
Update: For some reason, Google changed the icon and link. Now, a red ribbon points to a Google search for World AIDS Day.
Google-watcher Daniel Brandt claims Google hates his site Wikipedia Watch, and shows some ranking comparisons with other search engines. I’m getting a grayed-out PR for his site, indeed, though I don’t know why that’s the case – and searching Google for wikipedia watch does bring Daniel’s site up on top. Seth Finkelstein has more, and warns of “SEO superstition”... the attitude that something must be buggy with Google if your site doesn’t rank well in it.
I’ll start with: Froogle.
With GPSies (which uses the Google Maps API), you can find and download tracks – e.g. for running courses, or mountain-biking – recorded by a GPS device. The website is the brain-child of Klaus Bechtold, who wraps up behind-the-scenes infos in his German blog. He says there’s 601 tracks available for Germany at this time, and 810 worldwide.
[Via Google’s featured projects.]
Google released an API for their Spreadsheets program. Google makes this API part of their standardized GData program, which already allows you to access Google Calendar, Google Base, Blogger and Google Code Search. According to Google, with the Google Spreadsheets Data API you’ll be able to:
You can’t however (at this time) create new spreadsheets, or completely remove existing ones.
[Via Google’s blogs.]
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