Thursday, 30 July 2009
On the the other hand, why not call its Microsoft and be done with the 'hoo' bit?
Could be a win for advertisers though. Not everybody agrees that its a bad deal, at least for their own situation.
Heres a view from the searchers perspective.
And what about the issue of competition?
Previous postings: on, off, on, off.
UPDATE: an excellent blog posting by Jason Calacanis which has much to commend it. The bottom line, don't surrender (or commit suicide) - innovate!
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
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Thursday, 9 July 2009
More details of RuTube and YouKu are available.
Can't enter Russian or Chinese queries, so I tried some English ones.
I tried queries 'putin' and 'manchester united'. The former yielded this rather amusing video called 'Putin on the Ritz' further down the hitlist. Found lots of relevant stuff for the latter.
I tried queries 'Uighur' and 'manchester united' on YouKu, found more interesting stuff on the latter, music videos mostly on the former - the area being something of a sensitive subject at the moment.
Bottom line - English queries seem to work quite well on these systems, and its clear that the services have thought about cross language issues to some extent.
This is rather new to me - we're talking milliseconds here. This does not seem to have a long term future, just thing of the havoc created if they let loose intelligent agents on the problem.
(h/t: Tim Miller)
Monday, 6 July 2009
In a previous post, I suggested that "be a long time looking at this post if I had video for the full 24 hours!". Well I was wrong to a certain extent - I found that someone has actually posted videos in parts for all 24 hours of the race. Search was 'le man 2009 first hour part 1', after browsing youtube a couple of days ago.
It starts here:
Don't try and view it all at once!