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Sep
15th
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Nov
6th
Fri
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A new AdSense interface: now in beta

Google AdSense


Google announced “that a small group of publishers will begin testing a new AdSense interface in limited beta. Inspired by the feedback we’ve heard directly from you, the new interface includes features designed around your top three requests."

Google pretends that it will :
  • Provide insights to help you make more informed decisions about your sites.
  • Offer you more control over the ads that appear on your sites.
  • Help you manage your account more efficiently.

See below a screenshot :


(src: Google AdSence Blog)

Nov
5th
Thu
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What info does Google store about me?

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Since yesterday, when logged on Google.com and by clicking on Settings then Google Account Settings you should see a link saying Dashboard - View data stored with this account. (You can directly click here https://www.google.com/dashboard/)

You might be surprised how much Google knows in case you’ve already forgotten a service or two you’ve signed up with. One thing to watch out for on the page is a little blue icon meaning “this bit is public”. At the bottom of the page, Google disclaims that 32 more products haven’t yet been made part of Dashboard (and it’s probably worth noting that Google may also not intend to list every single bit, like log files containing your IP or so.)" (Philipp Lenssen from blogoscoped)

Is it another step from Google toward the data transparency concerns ?

Nov
4th
Wed
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Preview of the new MSN version

microsoft MSN
Want to see how the next MSN version will render ? See it in preview right here : http://www.msn.com/preview.aspx.

See a screenshot below :
new microsoft MSN




Oct
30th
Fri
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Outlook 2007 Best Practices

microsoft outlook


Since few hours, Microsoft offers a tool that can be downloaded on the Microsoft Download Center and which is intended to provide users of Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 guidance on how to best use the product.

Direct link : Microsoft Outlook 2007 Best Practices
Oct
27th
Tue
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Google announces Google Wave Apps Store

Google Wave


It’s official, Google Wave will have his app store with more than just applications. A lot of developpers were aware of the Google Wave API which allows to everyone to make some bots or widgets to include in the Waves.

Google realised quickly that the API offered wasn’t enough to touch people, they decided consequently to announce a Google Wave Application Store at the Google GTUG yesterday. No informations were announced about a date of delivery but, knowing the growing of the Android Market Place, the Apple App Store must be frightened.

See below Twitter and Friendfeed speaking about it :

Oct
26th
Mon
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Migrate from Microsoft Exchange to Microsoft Online Services

microsoft exchange server


Since few hours, Microsoft offers a tool that can be downloaded on the Microsoft Download Center and which permits migration from Microsoft Exchange to Microsoft Online Services. It can be very useful for those who want to use the Business Productivity Online Suite from now.

Two versions are available for download :
Oct
24th
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Mozilla announce the Google Wave killer : Raindrop

Mozilla Raindrop

Whereas the Google Wave “BOOM” is not yet finished, Mozilla unleashes Raindrop : “an exploration in messaging innovation being led by the team responsible for Thunderbird, to explore new ways to use Open Web technologies to create useful, compelling messaging experiences”.

Raindrop also wants to pull in messages from Twitter (Twitter), Facebook (Facebook), IM, and eventually any other communication platform with an API. Direct messages and @replies would be seen as more important and therefore foregrounded over regular not specifically to you messages. The idea is to make a people-centric communication tool that brings your various services together in one interface, instead of constantly playing a game of “find that browser tab” when you want to check up on a particular conversation or thread." (Barb Dybwad from Mashable)

See a video below

Raindrop UX Design and Demo from Mozilla Messaging on Vimeo.

Oct
23rd
Fri
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Netvibes is down

netvibes

Today, starting few minutes before 1:00pm GMT Netvibes has go down.

Our sources indicate that something went wrong with the latest upgrade of Netvibes. An error has occured during the deployement of the latest featureset.

We’ll keep you updated as soon as we get more news.

update: Netvibes back up 1:15pm GMT
Oct
19th
Mon
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Facebook Facelift ! New gorgeous user interface for Facebook

Just take a look to the video below to see how Facebook can look like with just some tweaks to activate (some screenshots underneath the video).



Screenshots

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Oct
18th
Sun
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Google Page Rank officially Dead


google page rank

Whereas the PageRank indicator remains in the Google Webmaster Tools.

Actually, SEO experts know that PageRank is no more than 1% of the signals that can affect how your site is indexed. I see you asking “So why Google does not remove it from the toolbar ?”. I will answer “Maybe because PageRank is a lot of their branding ?”.

Susan Moskwa, Google Webmaster Trends Analyst, said :

We’ve been telling people for a long time that they shouldn’t focus on PageRank so much; many site owners seem to think it’s the most important metric for them to track, which is simply not true. We removed it because we felt it was silly to tell people not to think about it, but then to show them the data, implying that they should look at it. " (source : http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Webmasters/thread?tid=6a1d6250e26e9e48&hl=en)

And now Andy Beal (experts in online reputation management) :

This really leads you to conclude that role of PageRank has been reduced to nothing more than a comfort blanket for SEO noobs."

Great. Now we can all get on with our lives. Just brilliant.
Sep
30th
Wed
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Basic things to do in order to get a Google Wave Invitation


Google Wave

You want a Google Wave invitation ? All of the 100 000 promised by Google have already been sent. Each lucky guy among these 100 000 has 8 invitations (or recommendations) to send. Everything will be viral, these people will invite their friends, who will invite their friends too, etc etc. You just have to wait for invitations in your seat, they will reach you.

The basic thing to do is to browse big social networks like Twitter and FriendFeed. See below a little embed help.