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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Google Content Blocker

“Google" releases the Content Blocker (this will have you laughing):

“Google’s mission is to organize the world’s advertising for maximum exposure to Web users. Unfortunately, annoying Web content often overwhelms the page, causing many users to become distracted and overlook the ads.

That’s where Google Content Blocker comes in. It effectively blocks all Web site content, leaving only the advertisements.”

Huffington Post Word Usage

A little screen-scraping of the new HuffPo Blog reveals over 30% of the posts mention “Bush”, but all ignore “China.”

Yahoo News Tag Soup

A very nice idea: this tag cloud covering Yahoo News is automatically created by tapping Yahoo’s Content Analysis/ Term Extraction web service. This approach should work on a lot of other sites too. John Herren says he coded this in just some hours – the power of REST web services and PHP. [Via Waxy.]

"Google Mail" Only in Germany

According to Heise, only in Germany is Gmail now called Google Mail (I previously reported on this, and I’m in Germany). This is due to Daniel Giersch possessing the rights to “G-Mail” in Germany. According to Google, the emails “” will stay the same in any case. [Thanks Markus.]

Negative Sites collects domains they suggest you block from your Google AdWords campaign... because they’re search engine spam. [Via InsideGoogle.]

Google Local Mobile UK

Google Local now has a mobile version up for the UK.


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