Maryland. Yahoo, Evernote, More: Short Thursday Buzz, May 15, 2014
Must be the season for it: the state of Maryland has updated its Web site (PRESS RELEASE). “Maryland.gov’s Instant Search interface has been enhanced to provide more predictive and contextual search results. The search results are indexed from all state agency websites and have been organized into topics visitors care about such as Pages, Online Services, Publications, Maps, Tweets, Jobs, Counties, News and Open Data using the power of Google’s Site Search API and the most up-to-date algorithms to match Google Proper’s results.”
Because it’s easier now: 5 Cool Ways to Use Business Cards in Evernote.
Google+ will now convert DSLR panoramas into photo spheres via Auto-Awesome. “On Google’s social platform, you can now create an interactive Photo Sphere by uploading any 360-degree (horizontal) by 180-degree (vertical) equirectangular panorama. If you have Auto-Awesome enabled on your account, you’ll see a new Google+ notification for a Photo Sphere that can be viewed privately and shared on Google Maps and Views.”
The Google Sports Knowledge Graph… now with… video thumbnails?
Wired has an article called Why Yahoo Keeps Killing Everything It Buys, but I still don’t really understand…
Interesting from HBR: Why Twitter Needs India.
Another day, another update from FamilySearch: “Notable collection updates include the 2,571,405 indexed records and images from the new Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541–1910, collection; the 400,841 images from the Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books, 1809–1994, collection; and the 359,550 images from U.S., Georgia, Deaths, 1928–1940, collection.”
A new Chrome Experiment called Spell Up is now available. Spell Up is “a new word game and Chrome Experiment that helps you improve your English using your voice—and a modern browser, of course. It’s like a virtual spelling bee, with a twist. We worked with game designers and teachers to make Spell Up both fun and educational. The goal of the game is to correctly spell the words you hear and stack them to build the highest word tower you can—letter by letter, word by word.” Good morning, Internet…
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