Olympics, Digg, Food, Oregon, Government Sites, LOTS MORE: Morning Buzz, July 30, 2012
Enjoying the Olympics? FreeCast has a livestreaming guide. “The guide quickly links users to official Olympic provider streams within their specific country, a selection that spans over 150 countries on six continents.”
Ooo! I’m looking forward to the Digg relaunch. “When the social news tool Digg relaunches next week — Wednesday to be exact — it will get help from a new product called Realtime, a search engine that surfaces links being shared the most across the Web.”
Urbanspoon has launched a new tool to help you find places to eat: “Urbanspoon … launched Urbanspoon Guides, a new feature that allows diners to create personal lists of dining favorites, from the ‘Best Burger Joints’ in LA to ‘Restaurants You Can Paddle To’ in Seattle. The new Guides offer easily digestible content that helps diners quickly navigate restaurants in various cities while on the go.”
The New Museum has a new Web site with what sounds like intriguing archives: “The Digital Archive has a searchable database of over 4,000 artists, curators and organizations, plus around 8,000 written and visual records. …
Additionally, the site’s new Art Spaces Directory helps artsy travelers gain an insider’s knowledge of alternative art spaces in spots from Cameroon to Vietnam.”
The state of Oregon has launched a new portal for Oregon businesses. “The State of Oregon has just made it easier for business owners to interact with the state with the launch of Business Xpress, http://www.oregon.gov/business. This new site brings together varying state online services, forms, and information so that they may be accessible quickly and easily from a single website.”
Speaking of government Web sites, a new one provides immigration information in 22 languages: “Materials are available in up to 22 languages, covering information on USCIS application processes as well as frequently asked questions.”
MORE government stuff: the Census Bureau now has an API. Tasty!
There’s a new search engine for online environment information. “Called ONEMercury, the “one-stop” search engine can be used by environmental researchers who investigate climate change, invasive species, infectious diseases, and other data-intensive topics…”
The Pentagon has launched a military medals database.
There is a new database available to source food from Wyoming. “Wyoming MarketMaker, a partner of National Food MarketMaker, is Wyoming’s part of a network of 20 states that can connect Wyoming agribusiness producers and processors with consumers, schools, processors, caterers, chefs, food retailers and grocery stores across the nation.”
Media Decoder has a look at Ask.com’s new advertising campaign.
I think this is still in development, but this sounds like a good tool for teachers of special needs students. “The tool, Access for All Students: A Representative Sampling of Technologies Employed in K-12 Online Education, lists products that are frequently used in schools and identifies those for which accessibility information is readily available.”
Argh. Here’s your Twitter malware warning du jour. Good morning, Internet…