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Monday, May 22, 2006

World Cup Browser Extension

You can track the coming FIFA soccer world cup on Firefox using the FootieFox extension. What’s supposed to happen is that you’ll see the score of games being played in the status bar, real-time. The page is in German but you can see the extension link and also some screenshots. [Thanks Frank Fuchs.]

Google Base Germany, UK

Google Base Germany and UK are live, as Thomas Bindl notes. I’m not sure how recent these localizations are...

SEO Crossword

The SEO Crossword Puzzle covers all things related to search engine optimization and web development. [Thanks Alek.]

Towel Day Is Near

Coming Thursday, May 25th, is Towel Day. To celebrate Douglas Adams and the Hitchhiker’s Guide, please carry a towel with you all throughout the day. Germans actually don’t have to go to work this Thursday... (OK, that’s due to another holiday).

Google’s Sherlock Holmes Logo

Google today honors the birtdhay of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, author of the Sherlock Holmes novels, with a special logo. The top result of the logo search (a biography) still holds up, so far... above the top organic result there are semi-organic onebox results though (one is Google Book Search, the other is Google Q&A). [Thanks, Mary Ann S.]


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