Congrats NASA

I read that the Space Shuttle made it back to earth today in California and that everyone was safe and on the ground. Was happy that everything turned out well for the crew aboard Atlantis and the Space agency after several problems were reported before the shuttle was schuelded to return to earth.

Shotcodes

Shotcode

Offline weblinks. The circular sequence of black and white blocks represents a url, any url you want, for example to your products website or a point of sale. The ShotCode reader understands this code and connects the end users mobile phone to your location in three clicks or less! Aloowing for example people to buy tickets to a concert from a poster. Alot like QR Codes but instead of the coding being in a box they are circle.

1-800-GOOG-411

Google Voice Local Search
Search for local businesses using your voice, from any phone, for free.
Dial 1-800-GOOG-411

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.

Free storage Billionaires

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.

hAccessibility

hAccessibility

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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