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Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Will Google Hand Over the Search Data Soon?

From CNN:

“A federal judge said Tuesday he intends to require Google Inc. to turn over some information to the Department of Justice in its quest to revive a law making it harder for children to see online pornography.”

How this story began...

[Thanks Pd in the forum.]

Amazon S3

Amazon as part of their web services is launching S3, Simple Storage Service, a data storage system with a REST/ SOAP API for developers. The service costs $0.15 per GB-Month of storage used and $0.20 per GB of transferred data, with no minimum fee. Individual objects can be sized from 1 byte to 5 gigabytes each.

I received a payment error email trying to sign up for, so I suppose just as with their Mechanical Turk it’s US only.

[Via Waxy.]

Metrics Blog Stats

There’s a new statistics tool for bloggers called Performancing Metrics. Darren Rowse of ProBlogger, who alpha-tested Metrics, says it’s blog-centric and light-weight. (Disclaimer: I used to write for Performancing.)

Saw 2 on Google Video?

There’s a full version of Saw 2 on Google Video, the Digg crowd says. I like the first Saw movie, but wouldn’t want to watch a sequel in such low quality... [Via Mr. Weinberg.]

Earth Beta

The Google Store sells a Google Earth t-shirt which reads, “4.7 Billion Years... Still in Beta?” [Thanks Brinke Guthrie.]

Film Locations Google-mapped

Mark Allen used Google Earth to track down film locations of classics such as Blow Up, Harold and Maude, or Friday the 13th. [Via InsideGoogle.]


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