Love Those Banned Apps

I’ll admit it, I’m an Apple fanboy. But the last couple of moves make me angry. At first, I was really cheesed about what Amazon did concerning removing books from the Kindle. But their apology is a demonstration that they have taken responsibility for their actions and learned a little something along the way. A few months ago, the GV…

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What's the 411, Google?

In an effort to bring goodness and sunshine to the entire world, Google has its own version of the traditional 411 information service. But, in the Google spirit, it is free. From any phone, simply dial 1-800-GOOG-411 (1-800-466-4411). It is all voice activated and the couple of samples that I tried worked perfectly. Here is a little video from the…

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Google Maps Shows Real Estate Listings

Oh, Google Maps, you sneaky dude. Did you just start showing real estate listings on your maps? Head on over to maps.google.com and do a search for your area. Then click the “Show search options” link next to the “Search Maps” button. From the drop-down menu, you will see “Real Estate.” Click that and you will see houses for sale…

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Bouncing Clicks

Let’s say you just searched for “Bounce Rate” in Google. Perhaps you had been reviewing your site statistics with Google Analytics and wondered, perhaps out loud… “Why are so many people that click on the link to my site, bouncing?” But first, A little definition is in order. What is bounce rate? According to Google’s definition in Analytics… Bounce Rate…

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Workplace Experiments at 37signals

Jason Fried of 37signals offers the following post: Workplace Experiments What I especially like are the 4-day work weeks. It is a similar concept to Google giving you one day per week to work on your own projects, except the project is actually about making sure that you are fully rested and refreshed. It is too easy to simply work…

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Become a Google Guru with Google Guide

Google is possibly one of the most powerful tools on the Internet, if you know how to fully leverage its power. The Google Guide has great information for novices and advanced users alike to get some amazing results from the search goliath. There is even a cheat sheet for power users. Even if you only learn one thing from this…

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Common Craft video about Google Apps + Salesforce.com

[youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pqe2eCtY4Pg] As usual, the Common Craft show (this time for hire) comes through with a nice high level description. And, Salesforce.com has launched a new blog for this integration. And as a follow-up from today’s webcast, visit http://www.salesforce.com/googleapps/ for complete information.

Salesforce.com and Google Apps Officially Mashed-Up

If you are a Salesforce.com customer, consider yourself officially blessed with Google Apps right in your Salesforce.com world. What does this mean in simple terms? If I were in Microsoft land right now, I’d be a bit worried. Okay, really worried. Here is a video tour from Salesforce.com. Putting Google Docs into Salesforce.com means seriously convenient document collaboration. A better…

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Ebay to Google… Skype + GrandCentral * Android = :-)

Webware posts this interesting article about the possibility of Ebay partnering or selling Skype to Google. Without getting into all of the plumbing or technical implications, this seems like a home run for both. Ebay gets some needed cash, but Google gets a seriously amazing product which fits into Google Talk/Chat, it’s Android platform and the GrandCentral product. These together…

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Invitation to GrandCentral

So after a very long wait, I received my invitation to GrandCentral back in the fall. The service is still in closed beta. GrandCentral, now owned by Google, is a service that gives you a single phone number which rings a collection of other numbers that you define for schedules, people, groups and such. I’ve played with other versions of…

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