20 tips for searching more efficiently with Google, including how to use Google as a calculator, and how to search for types of information – music, videos etc.
Google, Microsoft, IBM, Intel and many other computer companies have joined together to form the Climate Savers Computing Iniative which aims to save 54 million tons of carbon dioxide a year – equivalent by 2010 to taking 11 million cars off the road.
Google has acquired five more internet start-ups, reports PaidContent. They are: Peakstream, a company which makes software for running powerful computers; Feedburner, the RSS metrics firm; Greenborder, an anti-malware firm; Marratech, which makes web video conferencing software; and Adscape Media, an in-game advertising firm. Maybe some clues as to what’s coming next?
OpenAds is a small UK startup which is offering free ad serving technology which is says is already in use with 20,000 publishers. Jeff Jarvis is excited about it as he sees this as the potential standard, free, standards-based system which could be used as the backbone to ad serving everywhere. The platform connects easily with existing platforms, says the company. Jeff says this is what is needed as a hedge against one of the big players dominating the space – see Google’s acquisition of Doubleclick; Yahoo’s investment in Rightmedia; and Microsoft’s acquisition of aQuantive.