Cambodia, Olympics, Wikimedia, More: Thursday Morning Buzz, January 30, 2014

The National Museum of Cambodia now has an online database. “After nine years of locating works, cross-checking records, photographing and finally cataloguing, the National Museum has unveiled its online database, which features more than 16,000 entries ranging from ancient statues to paintings and manuscripts.”

Google has redesigned its stock quotes widget. “One thing users will notice … is that the company removed the links to its competitors Yahoo Finance and MSN Money that had been prominently featured at the bottom of each widget. Those were always featured on Google’s search results pages – even in early versions of the widget.”

Are you rooting for the Seattle Seahawks to win the Super Bowl? According to Bing Search, you are not alone. As always, I am rooting for the Chicago Cubs.

2014 Winter Olympics, the Google Autocomplete version. Stop hating on curling.

The Web’s new top-level domains are now active. More to come. I don’t think these are particularly dynamic yet … the google search site:guru provides only one result.

CNN has an article, Is Time Running Out for Marissa Mayer? I don’t understand the vision she’s trying to put in place. Not that she’s obligated to explain anything to me of course…

Security issue discovered in MediaWiki, fixed within an hour. “Check Point says if the vulnerability hadn’t been discovered and fixed, an attacker could have been able to control the Wikipedia.org web server or any other “wiki” site running on MediaWiki, and potentially inject and serve malware-infecting code to users visiting those sites.”

Lenovo has purchased Motorola from Google. “Google paid $12.5 billion for Motorola in 2012. Under this deal the search giant will keep the majority of Motorola’s mobile patents, considered its prize assets.”

Scribd has launched a new reading app for Kindle Fire. (Press release.)

6 Alternatives to Google Alerts. Mention is pretty good. Good morning, Internet…

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About Tara Calishain

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

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