Morning Buzz — May 25, 2010

Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz knows how to lob an f-bomb, and I can understand her frustration after being questioned by Michael Arrington. But the cuss words can’t detract from the weakness of her response. “First Carol complained that the media is expecting too much from Yahoo so soon after she joined. She said that it took Apple 7 years to grow its market cap after Steve Jobs returned.” Dear Ms. Bartz: THIS IS THE INTERNET AND IT’S 2010. NOBODY gets seven years anymore. Not even Steve Jobs.

Google, arbiter of measurement. The search engine is already recognizing the proposed “hellameter” designation for 10 to the 27th power. For example search Google for 32597362375712412 meters to hellameters.

TechCrunch has a list of startups launching at TechCrunch disrupt.

Nokia and Yahoo team up. From the press release: “Building on more than five years of collaboration, Nokia and Yahoo! (R) will leverage each others’ strengths in e-mail, instant messaging and maps and navigation services, to provide consumers with access to world-class experiences on both PC and mobile devices.”

An app to help you decide which movies you want to watch: HelloMovies.

More Carol Bartz from Search Engine Land: “Bartz: ‘Google Is 90% Search, That’s A Fact’ – Except It’s Not”

Technologizer has a history of AOL via its old press releases.

From the Rinn Law Library Blog: “Through an award from the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI) , the Western Illinois University Libraries and Illinois State Library have digitized many volumes of the Laws of Illinois…”

Wolfram|Alpha adds more world health care data.

Fun stuff: mashing up WorldCat data with NYT movie reviews.

Nice. Google’s now offering advanced sorting rules in Google Spreadsheets. What I really want: more chart options.

Knowlege@Wharton talks to Seval Oz Ozveren from Cuil.

How awesome is this? A Web tool just for making stripes: http://www.stripemania.com/. Good morning, Internet…

About Tara Calishain

Covering the world of search engines, databases, and other online information collections since 1996.

Posted on May 25, 2010, in morningbuzz, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. You wrote: I tried to go a little further afield with the more general question How do you cure a cold? I had mixed results with this one. On one hand I got questions like “How Do You Get Rid of a Cold,” which is great, but then I got “How to Treat a Dog with a Cold” and the completely perplexing “How Do You Season a Cast Iron Skillet”. Um, what?

    Some say you season a skillet, others say you “cure” the skillet. So the machine put a different spin on the term “cure.” Maybe some of the process should be done with the skillet is cold?

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