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Thursday, January 13, 2005

Baby Yahoo

“A Romanian couple has named their son Yahoo as a sign of gratitude for meeting over the Internet.”
– Reuters, Romanian couple name their son Yahoo, Jan 13, 2005 [Via SEW.]

Update: this is a hoax.

Google Usability

There are some very interesting notes on Google usability and design by Google’s Marissa Mayer.

Strange MSN Map

According to Microsoft’s directions system, the quickest way from Haugesund, Norway, to Trondheim, Norway, goes all the way through Germany, the UK, and a bunch of other countries. [Thanks Markus R.]

Stereoscopic ASCII Vision

A cool idea by WebReference which I simplified and copied here: sterescopic ASCII vision, created with JavaScript. [Via Waxy.]

Google Mini

“Google’s Enterprise Group announced a major software update for the Search Appliance to corporations and introduced the “Google mini"*, a scaled down version of the search server.”
– Wolfgang Gruener, Google’s search appliance goes ’mini’, January 13, 2005

*It’s $27,000 cheaper than its big brother.

Google Baby

A lot of different babies lately are wearing Google.

Google Fake News

Google releases Google Fake News (OK, so it’s a joke). [Via InsideGoogle.]


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