Morning Buzz, May 24, 2011
Flickr has welcomed Tyne & Wear Archives and Museums to the Flickr Commons. Who else thinks that one biscuit factory photo looks like Lucy and Ethel in the candy factory?
12+ years later, Google launches an official search blog. Huh?
Nice announcement from uiowa.edu: “Forty-four years after its first public performance, the Stradivari String Quartet now has audio recordings from 1963-1996 publicly available in the Iowa Digital Library at http://digital.lib.uiowa.edu/strad.”
“That’s not a patent! THIS is a patent!” News from Australia: “From the Hills hoist and Vegemite to the bionic eye and cervical cancer vaccine, more than 100 years of Australian patent applications appear on a new online database aunched this week.”
An interesting article on Yahoo’s Blake Irving. I hope Yahoo can pull its socks back up.
The Firefox 5 beta is now available.
The AP Stylebook has added some new words. So Tumblr makes it in, but it’s taken this long to get WAP?
Not sure where this article fits under “Do No Evil” — “Regulators and industry watchdog groups repeatedly warned Google that it was taking ads from rogue online pharmacies in violation of federal law, according to The Wall Street Journal.”
New offerings from English Heritage: “English Heritage has launched an online database of the country’s heritage assets to promote better understanding and protection of the historic environment.”
Want to get a good idea of the vastness of the Web? Check out the stats in this article. “Google: 34,000 searches per second (2 million per minute; 121 million per hour; 3 billion per day; 88 billion per month)” Yow! Good morning, Internet…