Geek Out: Link From Domain Search At MSFT

Brady spots and writes up Microsoft Live Search's "LinkfromDomain" macro. Yesterday, Live Search released a cool, new operator that allows you search based on links from a domain. This has a lot of power and is not available on Yahoo! or Google. It's good for finding content that has…

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Brady spots and writes up Microsoft Live Search’s “LinkfromDomain” macro.

Yesterday, Live Search released a cool, new operator that allows you search based on links from a domain. This has a lot of power and is not available on Yahoo! or Google. It’s good for finding content that has been linked to from a blogger or social site.

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Finance News

A little birdy has tipped me to some updates on Google Finance. There are now comparison charts, new chart settings and features, more market data, and the ability to import portfolios from other sites. I like where this is going, and Yahoo Finance also has added new features as…

A little birdy has tipped me to some updates on Google Finance. There are now comparison charts, new chart settings and features, more market data, and the ability to import portfolios from other sites. I like where this is going, and Yahoo Finance also has added new features as well…

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Finding Murphy and Quayle

Larry makes a good point – video is perhaps the most ephemeral of all media. Finding old clips is near impossible. I very much hope this will change….

Larry makes a good point – video is perhaps the most ephemeral of all media. Finding old clips is near impossible. I very much hope this will change.

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Data Switzerland?

If you're wealthy, you have options. You can put your money in a Swiss bank, for example, and your privacy and service levels increase significantly. Switzerland has set a level of regulations around financial transactions which protect the wealthy consumer from prying foreign governments, among other interested parties. Those…

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If you’re wealthy, you have options. You can put your money in a Swiss bank, for example, and your privacy and service levels increase significantly. Switzerland has set a level of regulations around financial transactions which protect the wealthy consumer from prying foreign governments, among other interested parties.

Those of you who’ve read this site for a while know I tend to go off from time to time on the issues implied by the Database of Intentions, and the clickstreams which comprise it. One of the trickiest issues if that of privacy and security: in my “Ephemeral to Eternal” riff I get into the implications of living online, and wonder when our culture will finally grapple with the implications of same.

In short, there’s an awful lot of data about each of us available to third parties, and we have precious little knowledge of it, much less control, editing privileges, ownership, or permissions control. Want some proof points? Look to the DOJ’s massive fishing expedition earlier this year, or AOL’s huge data breach. Tip of the iceberg….

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The CC effect: 22m searchable, sharable, photos

Mark Glaser takes an interesting snapshot, on MediaShift, looking at how traditional media makers are beginning to discover Creative Commons' affect on digital photography. According to Glaser, the combination of Flickr and the CC has made 22 million searchable and sharable photos available online– including print-ready grade photos. A…

Picture 6-5Mark Glaser takes an interesting snapshot, on MediaShift, looking at how traditional media makers are beginning to discover Creative Commons’ affect on digital photography. According to Glaser, the combination of Flickr and the CC has made 22 million searchable and sharable photos available online— including print-ready grade photos. A close-up on how that changes business and resources for professional photo editors, journalists, and bloggers. Flickr: Creative Commons

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AdWords Website Optimizer Tool

Google has a new tool out that allows AdWords advertisers to track and analyze experimental changes in their landing page designed to boost conversion and ROI. The Website Optimizer measures success of grouped or singular altered elements, like copy or images, and compares their conversion percentage changes. Participation in…

Google has a new tool out that allows AdWords advertisers to track and analyze experimental changes in their landing page designed to boost conversion and ROI. The Website Optimizer measures success of grouped or singular altered elements, like copy or images, and compares their conversion percentage changes. Participation in the limited beta testing has some requirements.

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Give Me Back My Google

This site automatically strips out a ton of affiliate spam from Google. The results are quite revealing. How does affiliate spam make it into Google in the first place? Well, not everyone thinks it's spam. Via Matt Haughey….

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This site automatically strips out a ton of affiliate spam from Google. The results are quite revealing.

How does affiliate spam make it into Google in the first place? Well, not everyone thinks it’s spam. Via Matt Haughey.

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