Google Voice Local Search
Search for local businesses using your voice, from any phone, for free.
Using this service, you can:
search for a local business by name or category.You can say “Giovanni’s Pizzeria” or just “pizza”.
get connected to the business, free of charge.
get the details by SMS if you are using a mobile phone. Just say “text message”.
And it’s free. Google doesnt charge you a thing for the call or for connecting you to the business. Regular phone charges may apply, based on your telephone service provider.
Found this new service in Google labs and thought it was worth a blog post.
Me and some friends had a great conversation about what makes a billion dollar company and we noted some recent companies that were all Billion dollar companies and all they did was give away free space. First example is delicious it let people have a place to store there text link bookmarks. Then Flickr which allowed people to store there photos freeley. Then YouTube which allows people to store videos freely. Myspace which allowed people to store all sorts of personal information. So all these sites have one thing in common for sure and that is they allow people to store information freely on there server. And my last example but favorite one is Google which stores a snap shot of everything on the internet that it can see, then sells ads on the sides of the information it sorts. All of these companies have another thing in common, they all got rich off others people stuff.
By James Craig of WaSP
Microformats are a great idea. They allow the embedding of parsable, semantic data (like contact information and event details) into regular pages. With the right plug-in, that information can be saved directly to your calendar program or address book. Like Microformats, a portion of web accessibility is about making pages more machine-readable, and by doing so, making them more usable to human beings.
Most of the time, Microformats and the principles of accessibility coexist harmoniously.
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Women Geeks is a new website me and some other girls have been working on around here to feature some of the internets most brightest and talented women in technology and science. We choose the name Women Geeks after about a entire night of searching for available domain names to buy. Then finding an affordable host was the next task, which we did the same night. Not wanting to deal with FTP issues and also wanting the website to be web standards compliant we went with server company that had fantastico pre installed so we could put a WordPress blog on the website so anyone could add information from where ever they were and whatever computer they were on as long as they had the login and pass. We have still not decided on a theme for the website and after much debate have decided to create our own theme instead of using a free theme or a paid theme from somewhere else. And that is where we are today or should I say tonight, designing the theme from the new Women Geeks website. We are going to go with a 4 column theme and plan on having it ready by the end of next week but for now we need to decide on the placemnt of the Header Footer Sidebar and Posts but we are also wanting to add Flickr or Photobucket slides and probably a YouTube or Google video slide as well. Anyways wanted to give everyone a heads up on the upcoming night, any questions leave them here.
Got many invites to alot of differnt parties this Spring but my favorite invite comes from my friends over seas to the 420 party every year in Amsterdam. Not to many moments in the world can compare to the one minute that happens in this great town and from what I hear all around the world on April 20th at 4:20 p.m of any year. Have not had much time to blog due to the unbelievable amount of work I have had to finish at the office but wanted to blog a little bit today to let everyone know I am still alive in kicking. I ve been selected to host the womens night this week and welcome all those ladies in our lclub to my home this weekend to check out some new gadgets and gizmos and my new flat screen television. Everyone that comes make sure to bring something a bag of chips or 12 pack of soda or whatevers clever. I will order a 6 foot sub from subway like last time and have plenty space for everyone to sit back and relax but make sure to bring your own laptops so we can all LAN. See you all there in Amsterdam