Google, Historical Radio, Yelp, More: Afternoon Buzz, July 17, 2014

THIS IS POST TWO THOUSAND Y’ALL! Of course this incarnation of ResearchBuzz only goes back to 2006 and is very incomplete. Moving from FrontPage, to Movable Type, to self-hosted WordPress, to WordPress.com has made things a bit chaotic. I’ve been doing ResearchBuzz since 1998 (sixteen years!) and I still love it and I’m still crazy about search engines and I’m still so grateful you’re reading!

Historical radio site ReelRadio has been forced to gut much of its archive because of the RIAA.

All sessions from Google I/O 2014 are now available online.

Apparently if you use Windows, Chrome is rough on your laptop battery. Apparently Mac and Linux machines don’t have the problem.

More Google: Google is teaming up with Novartis to make “smart” contact lenses. Should be on the market within five years.

The “Rickmote” pranks people using Chromecast. Use your powers for silly.

This is a very Googly ResearchBuzz — Google is now cataloging Chromecast apps.

Yelp is opening up its API. “Yelp wants as many inroads and reminders for its service around the web as possible, so today it upped the limit on its API for pulling nearby places, ratings, and photos from 100 calls a day to 25,000 without the need for pre-approval.”

Microsoft has restored its security alert e-mail service. Here’s how to sign up.

Keeping this handy: How to install, remove, and manage fonts on Windows, Mac, and Linux. Good afternoon, Internet…

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Posted on July 17, 2014, in afternoonbuzz. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Bonnie Burkhardt

    Congratulations on your 2000 posts. That is a milestone for sure. Here is to a few thousand more.

  2. Hey, congratulations! I don’t know how long I’ve been reading your posts and the newsletter before them but it’s a *lot* of years, and I always look forward to them – you always find such interesting stuff. Keep up the good work!

  3. Been reading your blog since 1999-2000. Number one fan. Keep the good work.

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