Ordering pizza in 2010

Source Title: adcritic Source Url: http://www.adcritic.com/interactive/view.php?id=5927 Story Text:

For a look at what ordering pizza in the year 2010 will be like.


New Rules in China Affect "Internet News"

Source Title: China sets new rules on Internet news Source Url: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/25/AR2005092500310.html Story Text:

More heartwarming news China: China sets new rules on Internet news, is a story in the Washington Post that has these small snippets of what the "new rules" for internet news mean:

Why Can't Search Engines do SEO?

Source Title: What Does This Say About Yahoo's index? Source Url: http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=Weather&vs=ysearchblog.com Story Text:

It's time to hire an SEO... I'll file this one under: Search Marketer’s, What Will They Think of Next - :) I was on the Yahoo Search Blog doing a "search in this blog" for Weather. And the first listing that comes up is a listing for this rss feed:

EU Will Not Regulate Internet

Source Title: EU Insists It Won't Regulate the Internet Source Url: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/09/22/AR2005092200900.html Story Text:

And i'll bet they were glad to take THAT decision! How on earth could the EU, or anyone regulate the internet effectively? I know (suspect) it's possible but it must be neigh on impossible in reality right? Viviane Reding, EU Information Society Commissioner said "I have no intention to 'regulate the Internet" when she spoke about new broadcasting rules to be put in place later this year.

The Fine Art of Delegation

Source Title: Those new to SEO - Learn who to listen to Source Url: http://www.stuntdubl.com/2005/09/20/seo-101/ Story Text:

In a post otherwise intended for those new to internet marketing, Todd gives some advice on delegation where necessary. I'll have to admit to have only really learnt to do this quite recently, so it's a subject I think very worthwhile. Just know your strengths, and more importantly, your weaknesses...

Don't Buy Junk

Source Title: Junk For Sale Source Url: http://www.gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/index.php#junk-for-sale-126251 Story Text:

We don't often cover shopping sites here, but DontBuyJunk.com is a little bit special. Gizmodo, who sourced from DMThoughts said "The site’s “TotalRank” system calculates advice based on natural adjustment factors used to “normalize” different types of opinions." but that's not even half the story. Check it out, it has some very neat (and quite innovative) features and looks worth the look if only for inspiration...

GMail goes Home Page

Source Title: Google's Now Promoting Gmail on Google Home Page Source Url: http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/blog/050919-124704 Story Text:

Super sleuth Gary Price says GMail is now homepaged at Google. He has a screenshot here. If you can't read it, it says "Email can be as easy as search. Gmail"

The .Cat's Out of the Bag

Source Title: ICANN approves the .cat (Catalan) domain. What’s next? Source Url: http://www.multilingual-search.com/icann-approves-the-cat-catalan-domains-what%e2%80%99s-next/16/09/2005/en/ Story Text:

Marina Zaliznyak reports on a small storm brewing over the fact that ICANN have approved the .cat tld for catalonian websites. The Tld represents the web's first cultural and linguistic definition, and is causing some bad blood amongst similar Spanish regions.

Why Clients Don't Care About Accessibility

Source Title: 10 Reasons Clients Don't Care About Accessibility Source Url: http://www.digital-web.com/articles/ten_reasons_clients_dont_care_about_accessibility/ Story Text:

Back when I did client work, there were several occasions where the clients eyes would just start to glaze over, the smile would become fixed, then strained. One of the triggers that bought on this painful reaction during a meeting was talk of accessibility. DigitalWeb's Christian Heilmann looks at 10 reasons clients just don't care about accessibility and if you've ever tried to sell the advantages of accessible design, you'll recognize what he's talking about.

Google Launch Search Service for Katrina

Source Title: Two new Katrina search tools Source Url: http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2005/09/two-new-katrina-search-tools.html Story Text:

A new Google search dedicated to Hurricane Katrina has been announced at the Google Blog: Google Hurricane Katrina

Catching Up with Media & Tech Links Vol 2

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Carrying on from Vol 1, that dealt with Search and Tech Links that I'd missed out on whilst in Edinburgh, here are some more!

Catching Up with Search & Tech Links Vol 1

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So, as many of you know, i was away from Thursday last week at the Edinburgh SEORoadShow - I'll never catch up with all the news, and certainly not if i try to write up everything interesting that's happened! So here are the bits I think were important over the last few days, feel free to add to them in the comments!

The desirability of totally anonymity ?

Source Title: The cost of online anonymity Source Url: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/4227578.stm Story Text:

The BBC Click-online section is running a story on the pros and cons of anonymity on the web. Currently Anonymizer has two million active users. But here is some censorship. Anonymizer does not support anonymous uploading to the web, and it blocks access to material that would be illegal under US law. Now Freenet allows anonymous uploading of any material, encrypts all files and farms them out around the web to hide their source.

Happy Birthday Google - 7yrs Old Today

Source Title: Biz Stone goes to Odeo Source Url: http://google-blog.dirson.com/post.new/0280/ Story Text:

Google is 7yrs old today, happy Birthday boys and girls!

Phew, only 7yrs old eh? It's been an interesting ride, and will only become more so as time goes by. We've seen Google evolve from a techie/geek search tool into an enormous ad agency - with so many different products and services that much of the tech world has no idea where they're headed.

Yahoo! Domains Now $1.99

Source Title: Yahoo domains now for $1.99 Source Url: http://timyang.com/2005/09/yahoo-domains-now-for-199/ Story Text:

Now that's quite a price drop - Yahoo! domains at $1.99

A List Apart 4.0

Source Title: A List Apart 4.0 hits the deck Source Url: http://www.zeldman.com/daily/0805c.shtml Story Text:

Congratulations to Jeff & Co. on the launch of A List Apart 4.0 "New design, new structure, new server. New publishing system powered by Ruby on Rails. Broadened scope and more keenly honed editorial policies"

GMail Invites via SMS?

Source Title: Text Google for a free email account... Source Url: http://www.google.com/press/pressrel/talk.html Story Text:

Off the back of the Google Talk launch you can now get a free Gmail account (US only) via mobile phone. Even though there is still no sign up option on the Gmail site, most people who want an account have probably been able to find an invite, either from friends/relatives or from the Gmail Invite Spooler (sadly no more). Those without an account can fill their mobile number in on the Gmail site and recieve an invite via text message.

150 UK web addresses registered every hour

Source Title: UK's internet industry 'thriving' Source Url: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4158742.stm Story Text:

Nominet said that the rapid rise in take-up of broadband net had boosted the number of registered .uk sites. Since .uk domains don't seem to suffer as much of the 'party poker' type spam rubbish it's fair to assume that this rise is genuine.

Aol employee jailed for selling email addresses

Source Title: Ex-AOL man jailed for e-mail scam Source Url: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/4162320.stm Story Text:

"A former AOL employee has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for selling members' details to spammers. Jason Smathers, 25, said he turned into a "cyberspace outlaw" after selling the database of 92 million screen names and e-mail addresses."

Cop out by London cops

Source Title: BBC News, shot man was not even running Source Url: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4157892.stm Story Text:

As new facts emerge about the London shooting it's interesting to revisit our previous thread on the issue: http://www.threadwatch.org/node/3240