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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Find Wikipedia Backlinks

Nice: Wikipedia has a special page where you can enter any domain (like “*”) to find Wikipedia pages linking to that domain. [Via Barry Schwartz.]

The Making of Google Calendar

Google’s Carl Sjogreen talked about how Google Calendar was developed, and Rakesh Agrawal was there to take notes. According to the notes, the original team consisted of 1 manager and 3 engineers. I was surprised to see they apparently used PHP+MySQL (definitely not your typical Google infrastructure).

Google Teams Up With Intuit

From a Google press release (edited for clarity):

Intuit Inc. and Google Inc. announced today a strategic alliance designed to help millions of small businesses promote themselves online using a variety of popular Google services built into most QuickBooks 2007 products. (...)

[S]mall businesses can use QuickBooks to market themselves online by listing their businesses on Google Maps, creating and managing advertising campaigns with Google AdWords and posting their products for sale on Google through Google Base (...) Integrated into QuickBooks 2007, available this fall, QuickBooks customers will have the ability to attract new customers using Google

[Thanks Zarah D., Colin C., Andrew G. and Kirby Witmer.]


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