FDR, Maps, Stocks, More: Short Wednesday Morning Buzz, December 18, 2013

From RedOrbit, an article about a new database tracking information on gene patents. “The open-sourced PatSeq registry, which is the subject of a paper published in last week’s edition of Nature Biotechnology, currently holds over 120 million DNA sequences and 10 million protein sequences extracted from global patents documents.” (Access is free.)

Lifehacker has a roundup of things that Bing does better than Google. I wrote something like this years ago, but it was about what Yahoo did better than Google. Times change.

I’d love to know how this works: a Twitter tool for identifying hot stocks and zeroing in on stock sentiment.

Just in case you don’t love GIMP as much as I do: Five Photoshop alternatives.

Franklin D. Roosevelt has a new online archive.

Twitter is testing a new feature to find nearby tweets. “According to the Wall Street Journal, Twitter is testing a new service called Nearby, which will display geographically local tweets to users, whether they are following the progenitor of the update or not.” It should be noted that you do have to explicitly allow Twitter to show your location. But this could be interesting – I can see where businesses would find it useful.

Check out the top visited sites of 2013. I am shocked that the Ask Search Network is on there.

From Mashable: 5 Google Maps Tips & Tricks. Confidential to Mashable: we do not all love Pegman.

As I mentioned recently, GMail is going to start auto-loading images in your messages. But you can turn that off if you want to.

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About Tara Calishain

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

Posted on December 18, 2013, in morningbuzz. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. How is it they put out a press release for the FDR archives online and don’t give you a link or even a URL??? Duh…

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