Zip Codes, Google, YouTube, Malware, More: Morning Buzz, September 25, 2012

The USGS is making alerts about flooding and draught available to the public. “These alerts are official, yet informal notices that describe flood, drought, or water quality conditions across the country, as well as how USGS field crews are responding to the event…. While the USGS has used ProjectAlert to send e-mail notifications about extreme hydrologic events to selected officials for years, now they are available to the public.”

USADATA has released a set of zip code power tools. I’ve seen maps that showed you zip code ditribution in a certain area, but I like how fast USADATA’s is. Nice tool for generating zip code lists by city, too.

Feedburner’s API will be shut down. Sigh. Remember when Feedburner was awesome?

Google has launched Google for Entreprenurs. “… the umbrella for our several dozen programs and partnerships around the world that support startups and entrepreneurs.”

Nice trick: using Google Autocomplete to find alternative products. Bonus tip: gather the products together and search for them all at once to find lists.

Larry Ferlazzo and another one of his great (but kind of short in this case) lists: The Best Web Applications That Lets Multiple People Upload Their Photos To One Place (don’t let the date fool you — he’s been updating it.)

The NYT sale of About Group to IAC: all done. “The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT) announced today the closing of the sale of its About Group, which includes the Web sites of About.com, ConsumerSearch.com and CalorieCount.com, to IAC (NASDAQ: IACI) for $300 million in cash, plus adjustments for working capital.”

Craigslist accused of violating antitrust laws.

YouTube now has a video translator for over 300 languages.

Another day, another Facebook/Twitter malware warning. Good morning, Internet…

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