Digital Textbooks, Google, Texas, Flight Search, More: Morning Buzz, September 30, 2012

Digital textbooks will come online in California next year, thanks to a bill signed by Jerry Brown on Thursday: “The first bill requires textbooks and course materials for 50 of the most popular lower-division courses to be provided in a digital format, which students can access using their computers or mobile devices, according to Mark Hedlund, a spokesman for Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, D-Sacramento, who authored the bills.”

Apple CEO is “extremely sorry” about Apple Maps. Along with everyone else.

Tnooz has an interesting write up on a search engine that allows you to find cheap flights with natural language queries.

Wow, seriously? Instagram getting more daily mobile traffic than Twitter? Wow wow wow…

Joyce Valenza has put together an extensive page of election resources for students and teachers.

More scientific crowdsourcing: identifying cyclone images.

The Raffles Museum has announced a new online archive for naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace.

Not what I expected to see in this series: How journalists are using SoundCloud.

Explore higher education institutions in Texas with this new resource. “The Texas Tribune Higher Education Explorer captures data on all 148 public and private colleges and universities in the state. Combining key academic, enrollment and financial records, this database collects and presents statistics about Texas’ institutions of higher learning…”

The Brown University Library has launched a new blog about the imaging of rare and unusual items. It’s called curio.

Cool: street art that steals back from Google Maps.

Hey! Google movie search now includes trailers. This’ll come in handy for me, since I never know what movies are playing. Good morning, Internet…

About Tara Calishain

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

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