Google allows you to suggest features for Gmail. Among the list of options are such things as...
[Thanks Keith of GSpy!]
Pingdom has measured the uptimes of various popular websites. It turns out that Google was down for 7 minutes this year so far, a downtime of 0.00540123332% according to Nathan Weinberg’s calculations. Pingdom says Yahoo fared better with a 0 minutes downtime, and MSN did worse at 2 hours 45 minutes. (Of course, this is just a single point of view: from Germany, you actually weren’t able to reach Google for some hours already this year due to a domain ownership change!) Legend tells that when Google is down for more than 10 minutes in a given year, the universe will implode and we’ll have to start over.
[Thanks David Hetfield!]
It’s no secret that sometimes, minimalist ads attract our attention far more effectively than crowded ads with a longer message. Above ad to the left doesn’t even have a “sales pitch,” but it still got the attention of Sean, who sent it along. The link points to pop-under infested TheStupidQuiz.com... I don’t know what they gain paying for these ads, but somehow the advertiser must feel it’s worth the investment!
[Crisis in Darfur] enables more than 200 million Google Earth mapping service users worldwide to visualize and better understand the genocide currently unfolding in Darfur. The Museum has assembled content – photographs, data and eyewitness testimony – from a number of sources
The AP cites a United Nations estimate by which “more than 200,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million displaced in four years of carnage” in Darfur.
TechCrunch’s Mike Arrington writes:
Multiple sources are confirming that the Chinese/Israeli startup behind the Maxthon Browser has sold a minority stake to Google. The total investment size is rumored to be around $1 million. We are also hearing that this investment is part of a “much larger strategic deal” between the two companies.
Maxthon has had over 80 million downloads of its browser, and over half of its users are in China. Maxthon-originated searches may account for up to 25% of total Baidu traffic, according to one source.
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