Entries tagged with 'google'

Search the New Yorker archives with Google

I made a pleasant discovery yesterday while looking up the word salmagundi ("A dish composed of chopped meat, anchovies, eggs, onions with oil and condiments", and by analogy any assorted mixture). The full archives of the magazine, while accessible only...

Google Maps for all, please

Two sites that could really benefit from massive Google Maps mashups are TripAdvisor and MenuPages. Menupages is a pretty great site for finding a restaurant. You can tell a lot from the restaurant's menu (no more having to deal with...

Two Software Gripes, Pt. 2: iGoogle

I've been using the tragically named iGoogle service for a while now, though I had never used a personalized home page service before it. Those clever bastards have a way of getting you to use their new services by insinuating...

Digging into Google's search algorithms

I read with interest the Times's recent article digging further into Google's search algorithms and their search quality team. I was most suprised at the number (about 200) and specificity of tweaking factors they use in finding and ordering search...

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