W. Caleb McDaniel: Turning Gmail into Google Reader.
DP Review: Photographer uses Google Drive to share full resolution images on Google+.
Why you’d want to risk your (likely) copyrighted works … well, that’s your business.
Youtube: Google Reader Closing - An Ode by Hit Reach.
Dreadful. Just so you know.
Guardian.UK: Google’s Eric Schmidt warns on China’s attempts to control the internet.
I’ll be interested to scan his book to see the evidence he presents.
Guardian.UK: Facebook users risk identity theft, says famous ex-conman.
Google Reader Replacement: The Old Reader.
Restores sharing and commenting, if everyone else is on this service. Whaddaya think?
Architects Zone: RSS Readers on Linux.
Google Reader replacement candidate: NewsBlur.
I’d forgotten about NewsBlur. And it restores the GR sharing features, with others on the service. Whaddaya think?
SERoundtable: Google’s Former Reader PM On Why Google Killed Google Reader.
“It turns out they decided to kill it anyway in 2010, even though most of the engineers opted against joining G+. Ironically, I think the reason Google always wanted to pull the Reader team off to build these other social products was that the Reader team actually understood social ...” My italic emphasis.
ZDNet: Google—Do what you want with Reader, but don’t kill CalDAV.
Elliot Jay Stocks: Beware the free, invisible service.
Hmmm. I think the biggest mistake here is that Google could simply monetize it tomorrow and make a fortune. Now all the bit players are going to split the hegemony, and Google will get nothing. Doesn’t make sense. If I were a Google investor, I’d have a bloody fit.
Marketing Land: Google To Close Google Reader On July 1.
CNet has some alternatives. Anyone actually used and liked any of these?
WebDeveloperJuice: 5 Best Five Alternatives to Feed Burner.
Linkbait site, but everyone needs to know options in case Feedburner disappears.
Gizmodo: Why Even Almighty Google Couldn’t Keep Track of the Flu.
“The flu, as many are unfortunately aware, hit especially hard this year, and Google’s Flu Trends map only confirmed and then heightened our mucus-coated fears. Or so we thought. As Nature points out, a comparison between Google Flu Trends (which bases its map off flu-related searches) and traditional surveillance data showed that our beloved search engine had grossly overestimated the extent of the flu epidemic.” My italicized emphasis. Never panic. It does no good.
SERoundtable: Google+ Helps Increase Your Google Rankings?
Search Engine Roundtable: Should You Sue Your SEO Company?
Anil Dash: All Dashboards Should be Feeds.
That’s a sore spot. ‘Twas what we had with the ‘old’ Google Reader, really. Now those of us who used to fire off all kinds of stuff, are dead in the water, floundering.
Jaxenter.com: AWS management app released for Android.
Of interest to EC2 users. “Last Friday, AWS launched an Android app for those needing to check in on their servers on the go, and at the same time gave the standard web console a tablet-friendly lick of paint.”
Macworld: What the end of Google Sync means to you.
“Even though Google supports such open standards such as IMAP, CalDAV, and CardDAV for its mail, calendaring, and contacts services, you might have opted to use Exchange ActiveSync instead for two main reasons. First, it offered one-step setup: You enter your credentials once, and your email, calendars, and contacts were all set up at once, with no further fuss. Second, Exchange ActiveSync offered push delivery of email; if you’re using IMAP to access Gmail on an iOS device, you’ve had to settle for fetching email either manually or on a schedule (every 15 minutes, say).” Check your iOS devices before January 30.
Google+ Christmas hangouts.
Introduced by … Wallace and Gromit.
vowe dot net: How to migrate from Gmail to Outlook.com
Handy. Stuffed into Evernote for future use.
Gmail: Always use a secure connection (SSL) when retrieving mail.
“As of December 2012, Gmail uses ‘strict’ SSL1 security. This means that we’ll always enforce that your other provider’s remote server has a valid SSL certificate.” Just a warning. If you’re relying on your server’s self-signed cert, Gmail’s gonna cut you off.
Bloomberg: Google Revenues Sheltered in No-Tax Bermuda Soar to $10 Billion.
“By legally funneling profits from overseas subsidiaries into Bermuda, which doesn’t have a corporate income tax, Google cut its overall tax rate almost in half. The amount moved to Bermuda is equivalent to about 80 percent of Google’s total pretax profit in 2011.” My emphasis; ‘legally’ is the byword here. Close the offshore tax haven loopholes.
TechSmog: Finding Large Attachments and Emails in Gmail.
Really, really handy. Halved my Gmail storage in minutes.
Time Lightbox: Street View and Beyond - Google’s Influence on Photography.
Is Google’s Street View “art”?