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Om Malik, Dino Bones, World War I, Minnesota River Valley, More: Saturday Morning Bucket O’ Buzz, August 24, 2013

Google has launched an Analytics Metadata API.

More Google: it has beefed up its dictionary definitions for Google Search.

More More Google: I don’t know how Amit Agarwal finds so much time to be cool, but he does and we all benefit. He has a brief article about how to do case-sensitive searching in Google Chrome.

I don’t know how I feel about an e-mail killer, but a PowerPoint killer? Yes please.

Om Malik takes a reasonable, thoughtful look at Yahoo’s current situation and what its hopes for the future are. “And this is not about Marissa, who remains someone I admire deeply. It is about the company, its culture and its place on the modern web. It is about Yahoo loyalists and their inability to look beyond the esoteric and frankly worthless metric; the 700 million people who use Yahoo each month. That is a blivet full of 15 year old excrement.”

Bing wants you to know why its image search is better than Google.

Wow, YouTube has significantly increased its Data API limits.

To be digitized and put online: a collection of about 300 World War I posters.

Now available in beta! A digital archive of Indian cinema and arts. “The portal intends to be the world’s most comprehensive private textual and visual archive focusing on the Indian, Asian, and World Arts and Cinema. While the Arts are sub-divided into Ancient, Medieval, Modern and Contemporary Arts, the Antiquarian Books, Prints and Photography Collection contains rare 17-20th century Books, Engravings, Aquatints, Lithographs, Chromolithographs, Posters, Postcards, Advertisements, Calendars, Playing cards, Textile Labels, Maps on the Indian sub-continent.”

Also available: a database of dinosaur fossils found on The Isle of Wight. In 3-D, no less!

Oh, this is lovely. Two students are working to make a database of Minnesota River Valley historical sites: “The database will encompass sites along the Minnesota River, allowing users to search by both location and site to find more information. The Minnesota River Valley stretches from Big Stone Lake to the metro area — Thebault-Spieker and McDougald will work with sites throughout this area.” Good morning, Internet…

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