Google, Mozilla, Flu, More: Morning Buzz, November 4th, 2014

Sunday and Monday were NOT good NaNo days! Getting back on track today.

Google has announced a new business-friendly feature of its Inbox app. “With a few lines of prescribed code, developers can mark up parts of their emails that they want users to be able to spot quickly, and these details appear as easy-to-view ‘chips’ right in the inbox.”

More Google: you can now be logged in to multiple Google accounts simultaneously. Because you need more reasons to be confused? I don’t know…

The California State Library is digitizing 3-D images… from the 19th century!

What’s behind the great podcast renaissance? Perhaps the fact that podcasts are awesome and a great way to keep up with the news. I listen to podcasts 1-2 hours a day during the week, usually the BBC and World Radio Japan. And there still isn’t a good search engine for podcasts.

The NIH (National Institutes of Health) has launched a Web site on international clinical research regulations. “Topic areas covered on the website include clinical trial lifecycle, competent authority oversight, ethics committee review, informed consent, investigational products, specimens, and sponsorship. The search countries currently include Brazil, China, India, Kenya, Malawi, Peru, South Africa, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The ClinRegs team plans to further expand its country list in alignment with NIAID research priorities, including incorporating regulations from Liberia and Sierra Leone in 2014.”

Mozilla is launching a new browser for developers next week.

Ever wonder how your Web site stacks up? check out this roundup of Web site graders.

From MIT Technology Review: How Wikipedia Data is Revolutionizing Flu Forecasting. “Epidemiologist want to forecast disease like meteorologists forecast rain. And the way people browse Wikipedia could be the key, they say.”

Do you want to try the Skype Translator? An early preview sign-up is available.

Google Calendar has a new app.

HongKiat has a roundup of over 100 Google Now Voice Commands.

The OHSU (Oregon Health & Science University) Library has received a grant to digitize public health data.

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